Niantic Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Niantic has a total of 256 patents globally, out of which 103 have been granted. Of these 256 patents, more than 92% patents are active. United States Of America is where Niantic has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Australia and Korea(South). Parallelly, United States Of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre of Niantic.

Niantic was founded in the year 2010 by John Hanke and Phil Keslin. The Company builds augmented reality platforms with mapping and security for current and future generations of AR hardware.

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

How many patents does Niantic have?

Niantic has a total of 256 patents globally. These patents belong to 53 unique patent families. Out of 256 patents, 236 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Niantic File Every Year?

Niantic 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 GrantNiantic Applications FiledNiantic Patents Granted
20222041
20214232
20207811
2019457
2018381
2017188
20162– 
201523
20141
20139
20121

How many Niantic patents are Alive/Dead?

Niantic Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Niantic File in Different Countries?

Niantic Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Niantic File Patents

CountriesNo. of Patents
United States Of America76
Australia24
Korea (South)24
China21
Japan21
Canada19
Taiwan19
Europe17
Brazil1
United Kingdom1
Italy1

Where are Research Centres of Niantic Patents Located?

Research Centres of Niantic Patents

10 Best Niantic Patents

US9669296B1 is the most popular patent in the Niantic portfolio. It has received 65 citations so far from companies like Electronic Arts , Microsoft and Texta.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US9669296B165
US8968099B140
US9782668B138
US9226106B126
US9539498B123
US10347001B220
US9128789B118
US9604131B113
US9545565B113
US20190080245A113

What are Niantic key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Niantic?

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

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

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Updated on January 2, 2023

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