TuSimple is developing a commercial-ready Level 4 (SAE) fully autonomous driving solution for the logistics industry.
Below are 15 key statistics and insights into TuSimple’s patent portfolio. You can also read our analysis, What is Inside TuSimple’s Patents, to get high-level details on:
1. Different technology areas where TuSimple has filed patents
2. Some of the top problems solved by TuSimple patents in each technology areas
How many patents does TuSimple have?
TuSimple has filed 469 patents globally. These patents belong to 247 unique patent families. Out of 469 patents, 431 patents are active.
How many TuSimple patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did TuSimple File Every Year?
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.
How Many Patents did TuSimple File in Different Countries?
What Technologies are Covered by TuSimple Patents?
The chart below distributes patents filed by TuSimple in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. In a way, it also suggests the key markets where TuSimple’s management thinks it is important to protect a particular technology invention.
Where are Research Centers of TuSimple Located?
R&D Focus: How TuSimple Research Focus Changed Over the Years?
10 Best TuSimple Patents
US9953236B1 is the most popular patent in the TuSimple portfolio. It has received 39 citations so far from companies like Volkswagen, Samsung, and DC Capital. The patent’s geographical coverage is in major countries like the United States, China, and Australia.
Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of TuSimple:
|Publication Number||Citation Count|
Which Companies are using TuSimple Patents to Advance their Research?
If patents or patents from a particular technology area of a company receive a lot of citations, it implies that the technology is being followed and incrementally innovated by the citing companies. It also indicates that citing companies are working on similar and closely related technologies.
The top-cited technologies in the TuSimple patent portfolio are Autonomous Driving. Baidu, Intel, and GM Global Technology Operations Llc as the top forward citing assignees
|Company||Number of Patents|
|Gm Global Technology Operations Llc||3|
|Here Global Bv||2|
|Honda Motor Company||1|
|Toyota Research Institute Inc||1|
|May Mobility Inc||1|
|Ubtech Robotics Corp||1|
|Robert Bosch Gmbh||1|
|Textron Innovations Inc||1|
How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to TuSimple patents?
The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to TuSimple. They couldn’t because TuSimple had protected those before them.
Examiners at the USPTO used 18 TuSimple patents in 34 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types). Below is the distribution of the number of blocked patent applications vs the technology cluster of TuSimple patents.
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on TuSimple Patents
Which Companies’ Patent Applications were Rejected the Most?
It also indicates that citing companies are working on similar and closely related technologies.
Top TuSimple Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|
What Percentage of TuSimple’s US Patent Applications were Granted?
TuSimple (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 183 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 85 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 92.39%.
Below are the key stats of TuSimple patent prosecution at the USPTO.
Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for TuSimple?
|Law Firm||Total Applications||Success Rate|
|Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear||4||100.00%|