Application Area of Uber’s Patent Portfolio: LiDAR Systems

The patent portfolio of Uber has 217 patent families categorized under LiDAR systems, 87 patent families on Radar systems, and 5 on the Sonar system. 55 patents on Lidar systems are focused on its Anti Collision application, and 31 patents are on Mapping and Imaging. 

The numbers in the exhibit are calculated based on CPC analysis. It represents the number of patent families classified in a CPC. A patent family is a group of patent documents – globally or in a jurisdiction – that covers the same (or similar) information.

In the patent portfolio of Uber, there were 2496 patent documents that belong to 884 patent families. The 884 patent families were categorized into 1351 CPCs. More often, a single patent gets categorized into more than 10 CPCs.

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