Ubisoft Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Ubisoft has a total of 44 patents globally, out of which 30 have been granted. Of these 44 patents, more than 40% patents are active. United States of America is where Ubisoft has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by United Kingdom and Canada, it has generated an annual revenue of $1.773 billion in the year 2020. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D center.

Ubisoft was founded in the year 1986 by Yves Guillemot, Christian Guillemot, Gerard Guillemot, Michael Guillemot, and Claude Guillemot. Company is doing business in video games and entertainment. As of January 2022, Ubisoft has a market cap of $6.99 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Ubisoft have?

The founders, Yves Guillemot, Christian Guillemot, Gerard Guillemot, Michael Guillemot, and Claude Guillemot have 0 patents respectively. The CEO, Yves Guillemot has 0 patents.

How many patents does Ubisoft have?

Ubisoft has a total of 44 patents globally. These patents belong to 19 unique patent families. Out of 44 patents, 18 patents are active.

How many Ubisoft patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Ubisoft Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

Ubisoft Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Ubisoft File Every Year?

Ubisoft 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 GrantUbisoft Applications FiledUbisoft Patents Granted
20112
201241
201311
201472
201514
20162
20172
20181
201914
2020
20211

How Many Patents did Ubisoft File in Different Countries?

Ubisoft Worldwide Filing

Countries in which Ubisoft Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America22
United Kingdom7
Canada7
Europe2
France2

Where are Research Centers of Ubisoft Patents Located?

Ubisoft R&D Centers

10 Best Ubisoft Patents

US20090202114A1 is the most popular patent in the Ubisoft portfolio. It has received 313 citations so far from companies like Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Ubisoft:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20090202114A1313
US20080200224A1128
US7527558B254
US8550916B239
US9120016B221
US8907193B214
US7181494B213
US7096453B29
US8986090B27
CA2338482A14

Which Companies are using Ubisoft 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 citing companies in the Ubisoft patent portfolio are Sony, Microsoft, and Konami Digital Entertainment.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Sony10
Microsoft5
Konami Digital Entertainment3
Alcatel-Lucent2
Electronic Arts2
Apple2
IBM2
Activision1
Intel1
Ulsee1

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Ubisoft Patents

Ubisoft patent portfolio

Top Ubisoft Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20090202114A127
US8550916B28
US8907193B25
US20080200224A15
US9120016B24
US7181494B24
US8986090B23
US10193973B23
US9978181B22
US9782670B21

What Percentage of Ubisoft US Patent Applications were Granted?

Ubisoft (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 18 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 16 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 94.12%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Ubisoft?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Erise Ip P A1291.67%
Jakob Parks10%
Patent Tech1100.00%

What Technologies are Covered by Ubisoft?

Patents related to Networking relates to data sharing, establishing P2P network, connectivity, and updates.

Patents filed under Game category includes an Interactive guitar game, an interactive event or game.

Gaming Accessory related patents includes Modular accessory for video gaming, Live-Action Image Capture and instrument to input in a game.

Cloud related patents are related to cross-platform streaming applications and Optimal allocation of computation resources.

Patents filed under Design category includes ornamental design of Rabbit soft toy.

ARVR related patents includes a system for virtual reality display.

The most cited patent, US20090202114A1-Live-Action Image Capture relates to capturing live-action images or videos, such as real-time capture of player faces for use in interactive video games

The patent includes methods and techniques for capturing live action images in real time, such as capturing the face of a videogame player. The facial image can be altered and then used in a variety of ways. A user’s head movement can also be recorded, for example, to change the user’s view in a game. The player’s head motion can be detected, and the character’s motion can reflect the player’s motion. This type of movement can take place in either a first-person or third-person perspective.

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

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

List of Ubisoft Patents

Ubisoft PatentsTitle
US11027204B2Instrument game system and method
US10286328B2Modular accessory for video gaming
US10255083B2Method and system for unified input in cross-platform streaming applications in cloud computing environments
US10207192B2Instrument game system and method
US10193973B2Optimal allocation of dynamically instantiated services among computation resources
US9978181B2System for virtual reality display
US9839852B2Interactive guitar game
US9782670B2Computer program, method, and system for enabling an interactive event among a plurality of persons
US9205333B2Massively multiplayer gaming
US9132348B2Instrument game system and method
US9120016B2Interactive guitar game designed for learning to play the guitar
US8986090B2Interactive guitar game designed for learning to play the guitar
US8907193B2Instrument game system and method
US8835736B2Instrument game system and method
US8550916B2Interactive game systems and methods including a transceiver and transponder receptor
US7801966B2Object duplication
US20090202114A1Live-Action Image Capture
US7527558B2Coherent data sharing
US20080200224A1Instrument Game System and Method
US7181494B2Comparing the position of shared objects
US7096453B2Data definition language
US6907471B2Equipping data objects with attributes and managing duplication of same for data sharing
EP3003516A2Computer program, methods, and system for enabling an interactive event among a plurality of persons
EP2263190A2Live-action image capture
CA2913580A1Computer program, method, and system for enabling an interactive event among a plurality of persons
CA2334305CObject duplication
CA2459694A1Coherent data sharing
CA2343563CComparing the position of shared objects
CA2341114A1Data definition language
CA2338482A1Sharing a computer-generated environment
CA2339702CDuplication space
WO2014195798A3Computer program, methods, and system for enabling an interactive event among a plurality of persons
WO2012125763A3Instrument game system and method
WO2011154834A1Interactive game systems and methods
WO2009101153A3Live-action image capture
GB0618063D0Providing information to a user
GB2399189BCoherent data sharing
GB2373882BComparing the position of shared objects
GB2372590BDuplication space
GB2373349BData definition language
GB2368411BSharing data over a network
GB0308178D0Building a trustworthy hybrid P2P game
FR20071831002S1Rabbit figurine
FR20065835001S1Rabbit soft toy

Authored By: Navjyot Singh, Insights;Gate Team

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