Hercules Capital Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Hercules Capital has a total of 53 patents globally, out of which 33 have been granted. Of these 53 patents, more than 16% patents are active. United States of America is where Hercules Capital has filed the maximum number of patents. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Hercules Capital.

Hercules Capital was founded in the year 2003. The Company operates as a venture capital firm. The Firm provides venture debt to technology, life sciences and renewable technology industries. As of May 2023, the market cap of Hercules Capital is $1.93 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Hercules Capital have?

The founder Manuel A. Henriquez has 0 patent, Roy Y. Liu has 5 patents and Scott Harvey has 26 patents. The CEO Scott Bluestein has 0 patent.

How many patents does Hercules Capital have?

Hercules Capital has a total of 53 patents globally. These patents belong to 32 unique patent families. Out of 53 patents, 9 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Hercules Capital File Every Year?

Hercules Capital 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 GrantHercules Capital Applications FiledHercules Capital Patents Granted
20221
20183
20178
201682
20151
20111
20102
20081
20071
20064
200537

How many Hercules Capital patents are Alive/Dead?

Hercules Capital Patent Portfolio

 How Many Patents did Hercules Capital File in Different Countries?

All the Patents were filed by Hercules Capital in the United States of America.

Where are Research Centres of Hercules Capital Patents Located?

The Research Centre for all the Hercules Capital patents is the United States of America.

10 Best Hercules Capital Patents

US6944034B1 is the most popular patent in the Hercules Capital portfolio. It has received 329 citations so far from companies like Marvell International, Ricoh Company and Sony Corporation.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Hercules Capital:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6944034B1329
US6894911B2205
US6956750B1162
US6882552B2142
US6686727B2134
US7161816B2130
US6545450B1125
US6972969B1121
US6696823B2120
US6900995B299

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 28 Hercules Capital patents in 176 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Hercules Capital patent portfolio are Power Integrations, Ebara Corporation and Rohm.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Hercules Capital –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Hercules Capital PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Power Integrations511
Ebara Corporation46
Rohm49
Dialog Semiconductor48
Apple35
Tel Nexx35
Stmicroelectronics23
Texas Instruments22
Semsysco27
Novellus Systems23

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Hercules Capital Patents

 Top Hercules Capital Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US6944034B115
US6972969B15
US7161816B25
US20050167275A15
US6765774B25
US7024649B24
US7722747B24
US6540899B24
US6621255B23
US6686727B23
US6900995B23
US7100954B22
US6696823B22
US7445697B22
US6707285B22

What are Hercules Capital key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Hercules Capital?

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

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

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