Under Armour Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Under Armour was founded in 1996 by Kevin Plank and is doing business in manufacturing footwear, sports and casual apparel. As of November 2021, Under Armour has a market cap of $11.56 Billion.

Under Armour has a total of 850 patents globally, out of which 285 has been granted. Of these 850 patents, more than 84% patents are active. USA is where Under Armour has filed maximum number of patents, followed by China and Europe and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for Under Armour in the USA, it has generated an annual revenue of $4.23 billion in the year 2020. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Under Armour.

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 850 patents globally. These patents belong to 407 unique patent families. Out of 850 patents, 718 patents are active.

How many Under Armour patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Under Armour Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

Under Armour Patent Portfolio

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.

Years of Patent Filing or GrantUnder Armour Application FiledUnder Armour Patents Granted
202122101
202046130
201973130
201883119
2017124103
201612573
20156950
20146654
20136942
20128520
2011306

How Many Patents did Under Armour File in Different Countries?

Under Armour Patent Portfolio in top 10 countries

Countries in which Under Armour Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America639
China34
Europe30
Canada27
Japan13
Taiwan8
Brazil5
Korea (South)5
Spain4
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)4
Australia3
Portugal3
Mexico3
Eurasia2
Uruguay2
Argentina2
Costa Rica2
Colombia2
New Zealand2
Chile2
Peru2
Ecuador2
Poland1
Ukraine1
Morocco1
Singapore1
United Kingdom1
Slovenia1
Africa1
Israel1
Republic of Moldova1
Russia1

Where are Research Centers of Under Armour Patents Located?

Under Armour R&D Center

10 Best Under Armour Patents

USD700440S1 is the most popular patent in the Under Armour portfolio. It has received 179 citations so far from companies like Cambria Company, Dsm Ip Assets and Ninja Brand Incorporated.

Publication NumberCitation Count
USD700440S1179
WO2013159064A1134
US20100185398A1126
US20080098624A197
USD802897S177
USD814156S153
USD727609S153
US8099880B253
US7748056B253
USD660553S150

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 Wells Fargo.

CompanyNumber of Patents
Nike78
Jpmorgan Chase Bank22
Wells Fargo18
Adidas18
Samsung15
Microsoft7
Asics7
Silicon Valley Bank7
Curiouser Products6
Zephyr Technology6

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

Under Armour Patent Portfolio

Top Under Armour Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejecting Applications
US7748056B213
US9538798B212
US9629397B211
US20100185398A110
US20150047227A18
US10021188B26
US8475045B26
US8099880B25
US9848802B25
US9700241B24

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’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?

Interested in knowing about the areas of innovation that are being protected by Under Armour?

Updated on December 3, 2021

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