Wayfair Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Wayfair has a total of 75 patents globally, out of which 63 have been granted. Of these 75 patents, more than 93% patents are active. The United States of America is where Wayfair has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Canada. Parallelly, the United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Wayfair.

Wayfair was founded in the year 2002. Home items are sold via Wayfair. The company sells furniture for the bedroom, living room, dining room, home office, game room, bar, terrace, hallway and bathroom. As of April 2023, Wayfair has a market cap of $3.94 Billion.

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

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

The founder Niraj Shah (Also CEO), Steve Conine have 52, 0 patents.

How many patents does Wayfair have?

Wayfair has a total of 75 patents globally. These patents belong to 41 unique patent families. Out of 75 patents, 70 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Wayfair File Every Year?

Wayfair 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 GrantWayfair Applications FiledWayfair Patents Granted
20231
202235
202167
2020710
2019612
201879
2017108
2016134
201510
201452
201312
20121
20111

How many Wayfair patents are Alive/Dead?

Wayfair Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Wayfair File in Different Countries?

Wayfair Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Wayfair Filed Patents

CountryPatent
United States Of America70
Canada1

Where are Research Centres of Wayfair Patents Located?

R&D Centers of Wayfair

10 Best Wayfair Patents

US8451266B2 is the most popular patent in the Wayfair portfolio. It has received 53 citations so far from companies like Fujitsu, Wal-Mart and Orbit Technology.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US8451266B253
US9424494B134
US7653702B229
US8364718B212
US20180357670A111
US9619735B111
US8650066B211
US20160353406A19
US9495399B19
US9858790B17

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 20 Wayfair patents in 156 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Wayfair patent portfolio are Nike, JPMorgan and Epson.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Wayfair –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Wayfair PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Microsoft518
Samsung58
IBM417
Fujitsu39
Hydra Group35
Topaz Systems33
Pantech24
Sony26
Chase Bank26
Tesla23

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Wayfair Patents

Top Wayfair Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8451266B218
US8650066B210
US7653702B210
US8126811B25
US9697232B24
US9311340B24
US8364718B23
US20180357670A13
US10558815B22
US10169384B22
US10032312B22
US10944954B22
US10013613B21
US9400939B21
US10565547B21

What are Wayfair key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Wayfair?

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

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

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