Zozo Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Zozo has a total of 325 patents globally, out of which 207 have been granted. Of these 325 patents, more than 66% patents are active. Japan is where Zozo has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by China and the United States of America. Parallelly, Japan seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Zozo.

Zozo was founded in the year 1998 by Maezawa Yusaku. The company operates fashion online shopping sites. The Company sells apparels, garment accessories, bags, tablewares, magazines and other products. Also company provides communication services relating to apparel such as blogs by fashion moguls and internet chat room for users. As of January 2023, the market cap of Zozo is $ 7.79 Billion.

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

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

The founder Maezawa Yusaku has 0 patent and CEO Kotaro Sawada has 0 patent.

How many patents does Zozo have?

Zozo has a total of 325 patents globally. These patents belong to 177 unique patent families. Out of 325 patents, 216 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Zozo File Every Year?

Zozo Patents 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 GrantZozo Applications FiledZozo Patents Granted
20232
2022932
20217038
2020108
20192037
20187942
2017251
20161
20154
201323
201216
201111

How many Zozo patents are Alive/Dead?

Zozo Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Zozo File in Different Countries?

Zozo Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Zozo Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Japan146
China18
United States Of America14
Taiwan12
Australia10
Canada10
Indonesia9
Europe11
India9
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)8
New Zealand8
Brazil7
Philippines7
Chile4
Viet Nam4
Korea (South)4
Singapore4
Saudi Arabia4
Israel4
Malaysia2
Argentina2
Colombia2
Mexico2
United Arab Emirates2
Norway2
Switzerland1
Turkey1
Germany1

Where are the Research Centres of Zozo Patents Located?

Research Centres of Zozo Patents

10 Best Zozo Patents

US20080246757A1 is the most popular patent in the Zozo portfolio. It has received 173 citations so far from companies like Samsung, Sony, and LG.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20080246757A1173
JP2012190303A44
CN101189643A39
US20120069056A131
US20090278916A131
JP2011103073A29
JP2006293939A25
WO2008152679A121
JP1360014S21
US20100185971A118

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 5 Zozo patents in 75 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Zozo patent portfolio are Sony, Autodesk, and Panasonic.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Zozo –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Zozo PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Sony522
Autodesk25
Panasonic212
Samsung11
Nintendo16
Kyocera13
Epson11
Chiun Mai Communication Systems14
Grapac Japan11
Digitaloptics Corporation11

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Zozo Patents

Top Zozo Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20080246757A114
US20090278916A19
US20100185971A12
US20120069056A12
US8497883B22

What are Zozo‘s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Zozo?

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

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

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