HPE is a global technology leader focused on developing intelligent solutions that allow customers to capture, analyze, and act upon data seamlessly from edge to cloud. 

Our IP portfolio reflects the rich legacy of our predecessor Hewlett-Packard Company, regarded as the founder of Silicon Valley, and at the same time is foundational to modern computing platforms. 

Hewlett-Packard Company was founded in 1939 and has had a major influence on the global technology industry. Get to know more about Hewlett-Packard Company’s legacy of innovation and culture, and learn about Hewlett Packard Labs, specifically how Labs is solving complex challenges and incorporating those advances into our products. 

HPE’s IP portfolio supports HPE’s wide-ranging products and industry-leading technology, and also comprehensively underlies our diverse technology transfer, licensing, sales, and collaboration relationships and initiatives. HPE is open to collaborations that mutually advance business, technology, branding, and open sourcing objectives.


Active Patents 



Historic Patents 


$8+ Billion

R&D investment in last 5 years



Active Trademarks



The IP Licensing team has established technology transfer, licensing, and sales programs involving HPE patents, trademarks and copyrights.  The technology transfer program is focused on encouraging the adoption and implementation of HPE innovations more quickly into the applicable marketplaces.  The patent licensing program offers licenses to HPE’s technology on mutually beneficial terms.  HPE also sells patents to qualified buyers, which is a common business practice for companies with large patent portfolios.

Open source

Collaboration is in our DNA. HPE is dedicated to enabling open-source technology innovation through programs, collaboration, and contribution as a key part of the HPE strategy with the broader open source community.

Our team

Our IP team strives to be an innovation-driven team of worldwide professionals who support our customers to achieve business outcomes. The IP team has received many external accolades including awards from Managing IP, IAM, IP Stars, and World Trademark Review.  In addition, the IP team has been recognized as a Legal Tech Trailblazer for consistent development of innovative tools such as a micro-rotation portal which provides team members diverse opportunities across the Legal department, and also a crowdsourced approach to patent decision-making by considering the voice of our R&D community.


The Patents team protects HPE’s numerous technical breakthroughs, many occurring in the following areas:

  • Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cloud Applications
  • Cloud Platform
  • Communication Services
  • Architectures and Accelerators
  • Data Center Security
  • Edge Security
  • IO and Interconnects
  • Mechanical
  • Memory
  • Memristor
  • Network ASIC
  • OS Stack and HPC Software
  • Photonics
  • Power
  • Processors and Server ASIC
  • Secondary Storage
  • Management Controller
  • Software Defined Storage
  • SDN
  • Storage Array
  • Switching and Routing
  • Tape
  • Thermal
  • WLAN


HPE has a rich heritage of sharing its Intellectual Property and technology to advance the way people live and work, and our patent pledges reflect our continuing commitment to those principles.

Our Inventors