A total of 276 patent families of Netflix are categorized under Data Processing technologies with 50% of the patent families falling into File Systems for Information Retrieval (74 patent families) and Error Monitoring (61 patent families) related techniques. We have provided further details into these two sub-categories in the exhibits below.
In order to understand the technological features of Netflix patent portfolio, we categorized Netflix patents based on CPC analysis. It represents the number of patent families’ classifiefd in a CPC. A patent family is a group of patent documents – globally or in a jurisdiction – that covers the same (or similar) information.
In patent portfolio of Netflix, there were 962 patent documents which belong to 254 patent families. These 254 patent families were classified into 1634 CPCs. We analysed these CPCs to understand technological profile of Netflix’s patent portfolio. To let you know, more often a single patent gets classified into more than 10 CPCs.