Luminar Technologies Patents – Key Insights & Stats

Luminar makes autonomous vehicle sensors especially Lidar and software. The startup company gained widespread recognition after its IPO which made Austin Russell its CEO the youngest billionaire in the world.

In this article, we have brought 15 key statistics and insights into Luminar’s patent portfolio. You can also read our analysis, What is Inside Luminar’s Patents, to get high-level details on:

1. Different technology areas where Luminar has filed patents
2. Some of the top problems solved by Luminar patents in different technology areas

How many patents does Luminar have?

Luminar has a total of 172 patents globally. These patents belong to 74 unique patent families. Out of 172 patents, 159 patents are active.

How many Luminar patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

luminar technologies patent portfolio

Patent Families

luminar technologies patent families

How Many Patents did Luminar File Every Year?

luminar technologies 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.

How Many Patents did Luminar File in Different Countries?

Luminar Patent Filing Worldwide

What Technologies are Covered by Luminar Patents?

Patent Technology Area

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

Technology Protected in countries

Where are Research Centers of Luminar Located?

luminar technologies R&D Center

R&D FocusHow Luminar Research Focus Changed Over the Years?

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10 Best Luminar Patents

WO2017095817A1 is the most popular patent in the Luminar portfolio. It has received 42 citations so far from companies like Apple, Innoviz Technologies, and Dolphin Co Ltd. The patent’s geographical coverage is in major countries like United States, Europe, China, Japan, and Australia.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
WO2017095817A142
US9869754B140
US9841495B236
US9897687B132
US10169678B128
US9958545B228
US20180284234A128
US10007001B127
US8570372B227
US9857468B125

Which Companies are using Luminar 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-cited technologies in the Luminar patent portfolio are SLAM & LIDAR. Samsung, Microsoft, and OmniVision Technologies as the top forward citing assignees

CompanyNumber of Patents
Samsung Electronics9
Microsoft Technology Licensing Llc9
Omnivision Technologies7
Microvision6
Waymo6
Texas Instruments5
Google4
Sensl Technologies Ltd3
Raytheon3
Hesai Photonics Technology Co Ltd3
Beijing Voyager Technology Co Ltd3
Innoviz Technologies Ltd3
CableLabs3
Liberty Reach Inc3
Lyft3

How many patent applications were rejected due to Luminar patents?

Examiners at the USPTO used 34 Luminar patents in 137 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types). Below is the distribution of the number of blocked patent applications vs the technology cluster of Luminar patents.

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Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Luminar Patents

Luminar Blocked Patent Stats

Top Luminar Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8760499B259
US8570372B215
US10591600B27
US10663595B24
US20180284234A14
US10488496B24
US10557940B24
US10677897B23
US10557939B23
US10520602B22

What is the Success Rate of Luminar at the USPTO?

Luminar (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 144 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 99 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 94.29%.

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

Top Patent Law Firms that Filed Most Patents for Luminar at the USPTO

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Marshall Gerstein & Borun Llp8594.03%
Luminar Technologies Inc29100.00%
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear Llp2595.65%
Hall Estill Attorneys At Law580.00%

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