Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Reed Hastings has a total of 28 patents globally, out of which 11 have been granted. Of these 28 patents, more than 21% patents are active. The USA is where Reed Hastings has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Australia and European Countries.

“Inventions and stories. One is about harnessing the natural world; the other is about harnessing the human spirit.” : Hastings

The way the world is entertained has been transformed by Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO of Netflix. In 2002, Netflix went public, and he currently owns around 1% of the company. He is the holder of numerous patents in the fields of data processing and software development.

In 1997, Netflix was co-founded by Reed Hastings. Before founding Netflix, Hastings ran the software development tool company Pure Atria Software as its chief executive officer from 1991 until 1997.

How many patents does Reed Hastings have?

Reed Hastings has a total of 28 patents globally. These patents belong to 9 unique patent families. Out of 28 patents, 6 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Reed Hastings File Every Year?

Reed Hastings 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 GrantReed Hastings Applications FiledReed Hastings Patents Granted
20121
2013
20141

How many Reed Hastings patents are Alive/Dead?

Reed Hastings Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Reed Hastings File in Different Countries?

Reed Hastings Worldwide Filing

Countries in which Reed Hastings Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America12
Australia4
Europe2
Germany2
Canada1
Korea (South)1

Where are Research Centres of Reed Hastings Patents Located?

Of the 9 R&D Centres, all of them are located in the USA.

10 Best Reed Hastings Patents

US6584450B1 is the most popular patent in the Reed Hastings portfolio. It has received 212 citations so far from companies like Sony, US Postal Service, and Gamefly.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Reed Hastings:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6584450B1212
US7403910B1165
US7024381B1143
US20050086127A1111
US6049666A93
US6126329A85
WO1993000633A174
US7617127B244
US20080010173A135
US6966484B227

List of Reed Hastings Patents

Reed Hastings PatentsTitle
US8271338B2Approach for estimating user ratings of items
US20080010173A1Rental inventory management
US8749426B1User interface and pointing device for a consumer electronics device
US20040206808A1Mailing and response envelope and method of making the same
US7617127B2Approach for estimating user ratings of items
US20050086127A1Approach for managing rental items across a plurality of distribution locations
US7024381B1Approach for renting items to customers
US6966484B2Mailing and response envelope
US7403910B1Approach for estimating user ratings of items
US6584450B1Method and apparatus for renting items
US6049666AMethod and apparatus for accurate profiling of computer programs
US6126329AMethod and apparatus for accurate profiling of computer programs
EP1730686A2Approach for estimating user ratings of items
EP0591360A4Method and apparatus for modifying relocatable object code files and monitoring programs
WO2005076890A3Approach for estimating user ratings of items
WO2005062887A3Approach for managing rental items across a plurality of distribution locations
WO2004024578A2Mailing and response envelope
WO1996038733A1Remote monitoring of computer programs
WO1993003435A1Method and apparatus for identifying memory leaks and tracking pointers in a computer program
WO1993000633A1Method and apparatus for modifying relocatable object code files and monitoring programs
CA2556026A1Approach for estimating user ratings of items
AU2005213374A1Approach for estimating user ratings of items
AU2003263066A1Mailing and response envelope
AU1992024230A1Method and apparatus for identifying memory leaks and tracking pointers in a computer program
AU1992021887A1Method and apparatus for modifying relocatable object code files and monitoring programs
KR1020070015918AApproach for estimating user ratings of items
DE69232761D1A method and apparatus for changing of assignable dynamic object code files
DE69232761T2A method and apparatus for changing of assignable dynamic object code files

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