15 Key Statistics on TuSimple Patents

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?

Worldwide Patents

Patent Families

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 NumberCitation Count
US9953236B139
CN107247989A36
CN107807633A31
US10147193B224
US20190050667A122
CN108182817A21
CN106886801A20
CN107145939A17
US20190163181A115
CN107776574A13

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

CompanyNumber of Patents
Baidu6
Intel3
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc3
UATC LLC3
Ford3
Here Global Bv2
Alibaba Group2
Algorithmia Inc2
HRL Laboratories2
Honda Motor Company1
Fujitsu1
Toyota Research Institute Inc1
May Mobility Inc1
Ubtech Robotics Corp1
Robert Bosch Gmbh1
Textron Innovations Inc1

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 NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US10737695B25
US10147193B24
US9952594B13
US10481044B23
US10649458B23
US10303522B22
US20190230303A12
US10671873B22
US20190236950A11
US10782694B21
US10558864B21
US10067509B11
US10528851B21
US10410055B21
US20190279089A11
US10528823B21
US10303956B21
US10710592B21

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 FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Perkins Coie11097.56%
Inventive Law53100.00%
Tusimple Inc8100.00%
WPAT60.00%
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear 4100.00%
Baker Botts2100.00%

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