Under Armour Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Under Armour has a total of 793 patents globally, out of which 577 have been granted. Of these 793 patents, more than 84% patents are active. The USA is where Under Armour has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by China and European Countries, it has generated an annual revenue of $5.68 billion in the year 2021. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center of Under Armour.

Under Armour was founded in the year 1996 by Kevin Plank. The firm is a footwear, sports, and casual apparel manufacturer based in the United States. As of May 2022, Under Armour has a market cap of $4.92 Billion.

Under Armour has developed 3D-printed midsoles for maximum athlete performance, and the company continues to innovate to stand out in the highly competitive garment sector.

Do read about some of the most popular patents of Under Armour which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Under Armour’s patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Under Armour’s patent portfolio.

How many patents does Under Armour have?

Under Armour has a total of 793 patents globally. These patents belong to 400 unique patent families. Out of 793 patents, 668 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Under Armour File Every Year?

Under Armour Patent Filing Trend

Are you wondering why there is a drop in patent filing for the last two years? It is because a patent application can take up to 18 months to get published. Certainly, it doesn’t suggest a decrease in the patent filing.

Year of Patents Filing or GrantUnder Armour Applications FiledUnder Armour Patents Granted
2011322
20127815
20136062
20145534
20156131
201611361
201710764
20188071
20196587
20204470
20213843
202222

How many Under Armour patents are Alive/Dead?

Under Armour Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Under Armour File in Different Countries?

Under Armour Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Under Armour Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America596
China42
Europe35
Canada24
Japan21
Germany13
United Kingdom8
Brazil4
Mexico3
Ecuador2
Taiwan2
Viet Nam1
Korea (South)1

Where are Research Centers of Under Armour Patents Located?

Of the 400 R&D Centres, all of them are located in the United States of America.

10 Best Under Armour Patents

USD700440S1 is the most popular patent in the Under Armour portfolio. It has received 184 citations so far from companies like Cambria, Ninja Brand, and Caesarstone. It talks about Camouflage pattern.

Publication NumberCitation Count
USD700440S1184
US20100185398A1132
US20080098624A1102
USD802897S183
US20150272274A158
USD727609S155
USD814156S154
US8099880B253
US7748056B253
USD660553S152

Which Companies are using Under Armour Patents to Advance their Research?

If patents or patents from a particular technology area of a company receive a lot of citations, it implies that the technology is being followed and incrementally innovated by the citing companies. It also indicates that citing companies are working on similar and closely related technologies.

The top companies in the Under Armour patent portfolio are Nike, JPMorgan Chase bank and Adidas.

CompanyNumber of Patents
Nike48
JP Morgan Chase Bank12
Adidas7
Wells Fargo5
Puma4
Samsung Electronics3
Asics3
Bardy Diagnostics2
Fitbit2
Mizuno2

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Under Armour Patents

Under Armour Patents

Top Under Armour Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US9538798B214
US9629397B211
US20100185398A110
US7748056B29
US20150047227A18
US9700241B25
US8806663B25
US20160324269A15
US20150106992A14
US9320307B24
US8984775B24
US8453264B24
US8099880B24
US7306505B24
US10231511B23

What Percentage of Under Armour US Patent Applications were Granted?

Under Armour (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 382 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 250 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 80.91%.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Under Armour?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Maginot Moore & Beck Llp20092.12%
Edell Shapiro & Finnan Llc8666.67%
Under Armour Inc3550.00%
Plumsea Law Group Llc2693.75%
Harness Dickey Under Armour785.71%
Wang Hardoon P C Under Armour550.00%
Oblon Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt L L P4100.00%
Russell E Fowler Ii4100.00%
Sughrue Mion Pllc475.00%
Dave Marinelli2100.00%
David J Marinelli2100.00%
Maginot Moore & Beck1100.00%
Schmeiser Olsen & Watts Llp10.00%

Under Armour (UA) has grown to become the largest digital health and fitness company in the world, creating, marketing, and selling branded performance gear, footwear, and accessories.

The Architech collection, which uses 3D printed midsoles, was launched in 2016. Selected laser sintering i.e, SLS was used to make the midsoles.

SLS is one of the technologies used by today’s 3D printers. During SLS, tiny particles of plastic, ceramic or glass are fused together by heat from a high-power laser to form a solid, three-dimensional object.

Designers were able to create a lightweight, stable, and cushioned midsole with exceptional precision and minimum waste using the software. For example, adding durability, flexibility, or weight requirements to the software may generate the particular design needs, with any excess materials simply deleted. UA was the first to market with this sneaker among its competitors, and they were successful.

Under Armour’s mission: “TO PROMOTE ALL SPORTS BY PASSION, DESIGN AND INDIRECT STRIVING FOR INNOVATION”

The brand’s unique ethos and a teenage footballer’s risk-taking that altered the world of sports. Under Armour made it into several film productions, the Olympic Games, and finally the Super Bowl Stadium because of its temperature-regulating apparel. Under Armour positioned themselves for expansion through technology and big data analytics, believing that these would add value to consumers beyond what traditional clothes merchants could provide.

What are Under Armour‘s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Under Armour’s Patents?

The chart below distributes patents filed by Under Armour in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. It also represents the markets where Under Armour thinks it’s important to protect particular technology inventions.

R&D FocusHow has Under Armour research focus changed over the years?

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