Phantom Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Phantom has a total of 11 patents globally, out of which 1 have been granted. Of these 11 patents, more than 9% patents are active. United States of America is where Phantom has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Taiwan and Europe. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Phantom.

Phantom was founded in the year 2002. Phantom Entertainment creates and produces video game controller peripherals. The wireless device allows users the same level of control over television-based games that they would have on a computer.

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

How many patents does the founder of Phantom have?

The founder Tim Roberts have 42 patents.

How many patents does Phantom have?

Phantom has a total of 11 patents globally. These patents belong to 2 unique patent families. Out of 11 patents, 1 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Phantom File Every Year?

Phantom 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 GrantPhantom Applications FiledPhantom Patents Granted

How many Phantom patents are Alive/Dead?

Phantom Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Phantom File in Different Countries?

Phantom Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Phantom Filed Patents

United States of America6

Where are Research Centres of Phantom Patents Located?

The Research Center of Phantom Patents is the United States of America.

How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to Phantom patents?

The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to Phantom invention. They couldn’t because Phantom had protected those before them.

Examiners at the USPTO referred 3 Phantom patents in 86 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Phantom patent portfolio are Apple, Steelseries and Logitech.

List of the Companies who’s Patents were rejected citing Phantom –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Phantom PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Force10 Networks14
Asap Software14
Compellent Technologies14
Appassure Software14
Corsair Memory12

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Phantom Patents

Blocked Patent Applications by Phantom

What Percentage of Phantom US Patent Applications were Granted?

Phantom (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 1 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 0 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 0%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Phantom?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Todd C Lucas10%

List of Phantom patents –

Phantom PatentTitle
US7845870B2Multi-Position Multi-Level User Interface System
US20060022951A1Method And Apparatus For Backlighting Of A Keyboard For Use With A Game Device
US20060017698A1Multiposition Multilevel User Interface System
US20060007131A1Multi-Mode Pointing Device And Systems And Methods Using The Pointing Device
US20060007159A1Modified Keyboard And Systems Containing The Keyboard
US20050258981A1Modified Keyboard And Systems Containing The Keyboard
EP1747550A2Multi-Position Multi-Level User Interface System
WO2005111987A2Modified Keyboard And Systems Containing The Keyboard
WO2005111986A3Multi-Position Multi-Level User Interface System
TW200639674AModified Keyboard And Systems Containing The Keyboard
TW200639796AMulti-Position Multi-Level User Interface System

What are Phantom key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Phantom?

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

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


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