What Did The Patent Landscape of Luminar Technologies Look Like? 

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Luminar Technologies is a US-based lidar technology company that designs and manufactures advanced sensor systems for self-driving cars and other applications. It was founded in 2012 by Austin Russell, who was just 17 years old.  

Luminar Technologies has a total of 104 patents globally. Out of 104patents, 76 patents are active. As of April 25, 2023, Luminar Technologies has a market capitalization of around $7 billion. 

Have a look at some of the most well-known patents held by Luminar Technologies that we have covered in this article. You can also get information on Luminar Technologies’ patents, the global patent filing activity country-wise, its historical patent filing trends, and many more statistics regarding Luminar Technologies’ patent portfolio. 

Patent-Application Success Trend Year Wise in Luminar Technologies

What Did The Patent Landscape of Luminar Technologies Look Like? 

This chart shows the number of applications filed and the number of grants from these applications. Grant rate is a good indicator to identify successful applications and the graph helps to understand the progress in the technology area. 

Detailed Patent Portfolio Of Luminar Technologies

Publication Type 

Simple Legal Status 

Legal State 

Count of Publications 

APPLICATION 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

36 

DEAD 

LAPSED 

10 

DISCONTINUATION 

8 

WITHDRAWN 

1 

PENDING 

EXAMINATION 

9 

PATENT 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

39 

DESIGN 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

1 

Technology Domain-wise Patent Trend in Luminar Technologies

What Did The Patent Landscape of Luminar Technologies Look Like? 

The chart above distributes patents filed till 2021 in Luminar Technologies on the basis of the technology protected in patents. This helps to understand the most frequently used concepts and the key focus areas in the technology space.

Top Publications In The Domain With Their Forward Citation Frequency

The table below depicts the patents with most number of forward citations. These patents are likely to be the source of advancement in the domain and can be considered as valuable and core inventions. 

Publication Number 

Year Wise Break Down 

Count of Citing Patents 

< 2006 

2006-2010 

2011-2015 

2016-2020 

>2020 

US-20130215235-A1 

0 

0 

22 

169 

33 

224 

US-20170153319-A1 

0 

0 

0 

89 

116 

205 

US-20160221592-A1 

0 

0 

1 

47 

83 

131 

US-9869754-B1 

0 

0 

0 

35 

53 

88 

US-20190113927-A1 

0 

0 

0 

27 

60 

87 

US-10491885-B1 

0 

0 

0 

15 

58 

73 

US-20170270361-A1 

0 

0 

0 

33 

38 

71 

US-9841495-B2 

0 

0 

0 

28 

41 

69 

US-20100303469-A1 

0 

1 

16 

44 

7 

68 

US-20180284286-A1 

0 

0 

0 

14 

52 

66 

Who Were The Leading Patent Filers Countries Till 2021 In Luminar Technologies? 

What Did The Patent Landscape of Luminar Technologies Look Like? 

IPC Classification Wise Patent Trend In Luminar Technologies

The table below represents the top 10 market domains according to their IPC classification where inventors believed it was critical to safeguard certain technical inventions. 

IPC Classification 

Number of Applications 

Number of Granted 

% Granted 

RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES (G01S) 

77 

30 

39 

OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS (G02B) 

18 

5 

28 

MEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY (G01C) 

15 

14 

93 

SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES (G05D) 

15 

8 

53 

RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS (G06K) 

14 

4 

29 

IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL (G06T) 

13 

4 

31 

CONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT (B60W) 

11 

6 

55 

DEVICES USING THE PROCESS OF LIGHT AMPLIFICATION BY STIMULATED EMISSION OF RADIATION [LASER] TO AMPLIFY OR GENERATE LIGHT; DEVICES USING STIMULATED EMISSION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION IN WAVE RANGES OTHER THAN OPTICAL (H01S) 

10 

7 

70 

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (H01L) 

7 

5 

71 

PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION (H04N) 

7 

3 

43 

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