Verizon Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Verizon has a total of 17966 patents globally, out of which 10932 have been granted. Of these 17966 patents, more than 62% patents are active. United States of America is where Verizon has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and China and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for Verizon is USA, it has generated an annual revenue of $128.3 billion in the year 2020. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Verizon.

Verizon was founded in the year 1983 by Verizon Communications and Vodafone Group. Company is doing business in voice, data and video services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control. As of December 2021, Verizon has a market cap of $209.03 Billion.

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

How many patents does Verizon have?

Verizon has a total of 17966 patents globally. These patents belong to 9447 unique patent families. Out of 17966 patents, 11203 patents are active.

How many Verizon patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Verizon Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

Verizon Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Verizon File Every Year?

Verizon 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 GrantVerizon Applications FiledVerizon Patents Granted
20111423468
20121226750
201311661068
201412311248
20158441126
20166201035
2017526948
2018679767
2019739752
2020460778
2021179684

How Many Patents did Verizon File in Different Countries?

Verizon Patent Portfolio Worldwide Filing Top 10 Countries

Countries in which Verizon Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America13307
Europe730
China507
Japan347
Australia325
Taiwan313
Korea (South)282
Canada207
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)198
Mexico61
Germany54
India52
Brazil33
Austria29
United Kingdom18
Spain13
Singapore11
Poland7
Russian Federation6
Denmark6
Israel6
Indonesia4
Chile4
New Zealand3
Ireland3
Argentina3
Hungary2
Portugal2
Turkey2
Cyprus2
Colombia2
South Africa2
Eurasia1
Viet Nam1
Norway1
Philippines1
Malaysia1
Sweden1
Slovenia1

Where are Research Centers of Verizon Patents Located?

Verizon R&D Centers

10 Best Verizon Patents

US6611740B2 is the most popular patent in the Verizon portfolio. It has received 687 citations so far from companies like General Motors, Midtronics and Audi.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Verizon:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6611740B2687
US6732031B1641
US6636790B1622
US7548915B2610
US7599935B2541
US20080005064A1533
US20080009268A1523
US20020049806A1478
US20090239552A1472
US6868074B1466

Which Companies are using Verizon 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 citing companies in the Verizon patent portfolio are Microsoft, Google and IBM.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Microsoft1404
Google1286
IBM1251
Samsung734
At&T Mobility609
Facebook440
Apple415
Sony380
Qualcomm330
Amazon298

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Verizon Patents

Verizon Patent Portfolio

Top Verizon Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20110258049A1201
US10002198B266
US9246613B257
US8019692B254
US8307392B250
US20090234711A150
US9323912B244
US7548915B243
US8086605B242
US20050027705A141

What Percentage of Verizon US Patent Applications were Granted?

Verizon (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 11480 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 9783 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 92.18%.

Below are the key stats of Verizon patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Verizon?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Verizon641389.23%
Verizon Legal Department88098.51%
Cooper Legal Group Llc45698.06%
Verizon Media Inc401100.00%
Verizon Hh39996.51%
Verizon Sclc38696.30%
Verizon Gt29799.63%
Oath Inc Finnegan27599.27%
Bookoff Mcandrews22198.09%
Verizon Bm13898.08%

Verizon is changing the way people, businesses, and technology interact, laying the groundwork for the next Industrial Revolution. Major areas of innovation includes:

  • Connectivity: 5G is the future of connectivity, one of the world’s fastest and most reliable technologies.
  • Broadband and fibre: Verizon was one of the first major U.S. carriers to offer fibre to the home services, which uses light pulses to carry data, providing superior internet, phone, and TV services to homes and businesses.
  • Multi Access Edge Computing (MEC): MEC is the next big thing in business, and it is helping huge companies harness the potential of this emerging technology.
  • Cyber Security: A more secure network is the first step toward a safer business. Its consumers can relax knowing that they are cyber-resilient.
  • Internet of Things: Construction sites, freighter fleets, and oil derricks are all part of the Internet of Things. In hostile circumstances, a reliable network is more than a convenience.
  • Smart city: Its intelligent solutions make communities safer and more responsive to inhabitants’ demands, from improved traffic flow to energy-efficient lighting to painless parking—and they’re coming to your city soon.
  • Fios TV & Entertainment: With a 100 percent fiber-optic network, 4K Ultra High Definition capability, multi-room DVR, and configurable channel lineups, Fios TV is unlike anything else on the market.
  • Mobile & Entertainment: Disney+, Discovery+, Sling, Apple Arcade, and more are among the mobile and entertainment options available.

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What are Verizon key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Verizon?

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

R&D FocusHow Verizon search focus changed over the years?

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Updated on December 9, 2021

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