A total of 40 patent families of Netflix are categorized under streaming media technologies. 28 of these patent families are focused on Editing, Indexing, Monitoring, and Synchronization, and rest 12 are directed on Signal Processing techniques.
In order to understand the technical features of the Netflix patent portfolio, we categorized Netflix patents based on CPC analysis. It represents the number of patent families classified 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 the patent portfolio of Netflix, there were 962 patent documents that belong to 254 patent families. These 254 patent families were classified into 1634 CPCs. We analyzed these CPCs to understand the technological profile of Netflix’s patent portfolio. To let you know, more often a single patent gets classified into more than 10 CPCs.