Yahoo Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Yahoo has a total of 3284 patents globally, out of which 695 have been granted. Of these 3284 patents, more than 4% patents are active. The USA is where Yahoo has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe (EPO) and South Korea. Parallelly, the USA seems to be the main focused R&D centre of Yahoo and is also the origin country of the firm.

Yahoo was founded in the year 1994 by Jerry Yang and David Filo. The company was an American multinational technology company headquartered in California.

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

How many patents does Yahoo have?

Yahoo has a total of 3284 patents globally. These patents belong to 1415 unique patent families. Out of 3284 patents, 150 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Yahoo File Every Year?

Yahoo 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 GrantYahoo Applications FiledYahoo Patents Granted
20221
202112
2020
2019130
20181335
20172840
20165842
20156673
201418683
2013145111
201223164
201121239

How many Yahoo patents are Alive/Dead?

Yahoo Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Yahoo File in Different Countries?

Yahoo Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Yahoo Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America583
Europe291
Korea (South)286
Taiwan284
China197
Australia167
India167
Japan164
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)157
Canada32
Germany25
Singapore22
United Kingdom14
Russia11
Austria9
Malaysia9
Brazil8
Viet Nam7
Israel4
France3
New Zealand3
Sweden2
Mexico2
South Africa1

Where are Research Centres of Yahoo Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Yahoo

10 Best Yahoo Patents

US20030130993A1 is the most popular patent in the Yahoo portfolio. It has received 530 citations so far from companies like Microsoft, IBM, and LG Electronics.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20030130993A1530
US20120324018A1472
US20090319288A1348
US6990628B1342
US20050144073A1336
US20100077484A1307
US20100063993A1275
US20090164301A1244
US20080249855A1193
US20110173569A1179

Which Companies are using Yahoo 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 Yahoo! patent portfolio are Google, Microsoft, and Facebook.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Google110
Microsoft Technology Licensing93
Facebook71
IBM67
Excalibur27
Adobe17
Samsung Electronics17
Verizon Media14
Amazon Technologies13
Apple11

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Yahoo Patents

Blocked Patent Applications by Yahoo!

Top Yahoo Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20090319288A134
US20090165022A120
US20030130993A119
US20110173569A118
US20110035272A116
US20080249855A116
US20100223119A116
US20100332304A114
US20100217525A114
US20110196733A114
US20100076850A114
US20100077484A114
US20130325779A113
US20100250332A112
US20080281689A111

What are Yahoo key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Yahoo?

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

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

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