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?
How Many Patents did Luminar File Every Year?
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?
What Technologies are Covered by Luminar Patents?
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.
Where are Research Centers of Luminar Located?
R&D Focus: How Luminar Research Focus Changed Over the Years?
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 Number||Citation Count|
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
|Company||Number of Patents|
|Microsoft Technology Licensing Llc||9|
|Sensl Technologies Ltd||3|
|Hesai Photonics Technology Co Ltd||3|
|Beijing Voyager Technology Co Ltd||3|
|Innoviz Technologies Ltd||3|
|Liberty Reach Inc||3|
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.
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Luminar Patents
Top Luminar Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|
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 Firm||Total Applications||Success Rate|
|Marshall Gerstein & Borun Llp||85||94.03%|
|Luminar Technologies Inc||29||100.00%|
|Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear Llp||25||95.65%|
|Hall Estill Attorneys At Law||5||80.00%|