Vulcan Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2023)

Vulcan has a total of 95 patents globally, out of which 37 have been granted. Of these 95 patents, more than 43% patents are active. United States of America is where Vulcan has filed the maximum number of patents. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Vulcan.

Vulcan was founded in the year 1986. The Company operates as an investment company. The Company invests in financial services, internet and technology, life sciences, media, transportation, retail, communications, education and consumers sectors.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Vulcan have?

The founder Paul Allen has 0 patent and Jody Allen has 0 patent and CEO Bill Hilf has 0 patent.

How many patents does Vulcan have?

Vulcan has a total of 95 patents globally. These patents belong to 35 unique patent families. Out of 95 patents, 41 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Vulcan File Every Year?

Vulcan 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 GrantVulcan Applications FiledVulcan Patents Granted
20231
20229
202110
202096
2019232
201881
20173
20161
20141
201322

How many Vulcan patents are Alive/Dead?

Vulcan Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Vulcan File in Different Countries?

All the Patents were filed by Vulcan in the United States of America.

Where are Research Centres of Vulcan Patents Located?

The Research Centre for all the Vulcan patents is the United States of America.

10 Best Vulcan Patents

US20060253874A1 is the most popular patent in the Vulcan portfolio. It has received 440 citations so far from companies like Lg Electronics, Microsoft Corporation and Apple.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20060253874A1440
US20060020962A1404
US20060075429A1387
US20060080408A1288
US20060253782A1282
US20060248557A1236
US20060041926A1225
US7792920B2198
US20060064720A1165
US7900228B2156

How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to Vulcan patents?

The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to Vulcan invention. They couldn’t because Vulcan had protected those before them.

Examiners at the USPTO referred 37 Vulcan patents in 622 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Vulcan patent portfolio are Sony Corporation, Samsung Electronics and At&T Intellectual Property.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Vulcan –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Vulcan PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Sony Corporation1547
Samsung Electronics1439
At&T Intellectual Property1229
Lg Electronics1127
Saturn Licensing1020
Microsoft Technology921
Google924
Apple817
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba512
Directv410

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Vulcan Patents

Top Vulcan Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20060253874A135
US7900228B220
US7941819B218
US20060041926A118
US7720844B215
US20060020962A114
US20060248557A113
US20060075429A113
US20090012955A112
US20060253782A111
US20070073704A110
US7792920B29
US20060031880A16
US20060053470A16
US20100318357A15

What are Vulcan key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Vulcan?

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

R&D Focus: How has Vulcan search focus changed over the years?

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