Webroot Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Webroot has a total of 197 patents globally, out of which 122 have been granted. Of these 197 patents, more than 83% patents are active. The United States of America is where Webroot has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Japan. Parallelly, the United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Webroot.

Webroot was founded in the year 1997. Solutions for internet security are created by Webroot. The business provides security solutions for endpoints, mobile devices, and business networks.

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

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

The founder Steven Thomas have 92 patent and CEO Mike Potts have 0 patents.

How many patents does Webroot have?

Webroot has a total of 197 patents globally. These patents belong to 82 unique patent families. Out of 197 patents, 165 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Webroot File Every Year?

Webroot 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 GrantWebroot Applications FiledWebroot Patents Granted
2022711
20211820
20201617
2019911
2018133
2017106
2016125
201594
2014187
2013812
2012207
201146

How many Webroot patents are Alive/Dead?

Webroot Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Webroot File in Different Countries?

Webroot Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Webroot Filed Patents

CountryPatent
United States Of America140
Europe12
Japan7
Germany6
United Kingdom4
Australia3
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)3
India3
Mexico2
Canada2

Where are Research Centres of Webroot Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Webroot

10 Best Webroot Patents

US8479174B2 is the most popular patent in the Webroot portfolio. It has received 219 citations so far from companies like Fireeye, Mandiant and Microsoft.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US8479174B2219
US20060085528A1112
US7349931B2101
US7287279B259
US20120260304A140
US8561187B138
US7590707B237
US7533131B237
US7480683B237
US7480655B231

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO used 51 Webroot patents in 391 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Webroot patent portfolio are Ca Inc, Microsoft and IBM.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Webroot –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Webroot PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Ca Inc1520
Microsoft1133
IBM718
MacAfee626
Verisign514
Palo Alto Networks49
Google38
Micro Focus38
Cisco39
Kaspersky311

 Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Webroot Patents

Top Webroot Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8418250B213
US7590707B213
US7287279B212
US8407790B211
US10599844B29
US8438386B28
US8499283B28
US10284570B28
US8479174B27
US9282117B27
US10284591B26
US7480655B26
US8201243B26
US10972482B25
US9413721B24

What Percentage of Webroot US Patent Applications were Granted?

Webroot (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 128 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 95 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 94.06%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Webroot?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Sprinkle Ip9498.51%
Sheridan Ross1994.74%
Merchant & Gould1283.33%
Cooley333.33%

What are Webroot innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Webroot?

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

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

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Updated on January 2, 2023

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