Apple Inc Patent Portfolio Statistics

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This article summarizes the perfomance of the assignee in the recent years. The overall statistics for this portfolio help to analyze the areas where the assignee is performing well. The filing trend, perfomance across the tech centers and the perfomance of the recent applications has been mentioned below. All the stats are calculated based on the perfomance in USPTO.

How does the overall patent portfolio of Apple Inc. look like?

Assignee Art Units
Total Applications: 29,050 1,834,906
Granted Patents: 23,672 1,169,537
Grant Index 88.91% 79.92%
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 2,952 (11.09%) 293,851 (20.08%)
In-Process Applications: 2,330 371,518
Average Grant Time: 3.17 Years 2.79 Years
Average Office Actions: 1.94 1.59

Which Technology Area Apple Inc. is filing most patents in? (Last 10 years)

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
Opap Parked GAU 501
2611 Computer Graphic Processing, 3D Animation, Display Color Attribute, Object Processing, Hardware and Memory 401
2835 Electrical Circuits and Systems 381
2845 Electrical Circuits and Systems 325
2649 Telecommunications: Analog Radio Telephone; Equipment Details 316

How many patents are Apple Inc. filing every year?

Year Total Applications Predicted
2022 0* 2485
2021 569* 2355
2020 1,337 2242
2019 1,821 1821
2018 1,799
2017 1,746
2016 1,792
2015 1,894
2014 1,967
2013 1,722

*The drop in the number of applications filed in last two years compared to previous years is because applications can take up to 18 months to get published

Recently filed patent applications of Apple Inc. in USPTO?

Publication number: US20210279898A1
Application number: 17/326,559

One exemplary implementation facilitates object detection using multiple scans of an object in different lighting conditions. For example, a first scan of the object can be created by capturing images of the object by moving an image sensor on a first path in a first lighting condition, e.g., bright lighting. A second scan of the object can then be created by capturing additional images of the object by moving the image sensor on a second path in a second lighting condition, e.g., dim lighting. Implementations determine a transform that associates the scan data from these multiple scans to one another and use the transforms to generate a 3D model of the object in a single coordinate system. Augmented content can be positioned relative to that object in the single coordinate system and thus will be displayed in the appropriate location regardless of the lighting condition in which the physical object is later detected.

Publication date: 2021-09-09
Applicant: Apple Inc.
Inventors: Chapdelaine-Couture Vincent

Publication number: US20220005123A1
Application number: 17/291,445

Methods and systems for managing digital groups and claim allocations in digital a peer-to-peer insurance network, the network including a plurality of members each having an electronic member account, including establishing a group comprising a subset of the members of the network, adding a member of the network to the group by associating the member account of the new group with the group, determining, for the new group member account, a member general risk weighting, a group risk factor adjustment and a network risk factor adjustment, and using same to determine liability of the new group member account when a claim originates from within or outside the group; and adjusting the risk factor adjustments of the new group member general risk weighting in response to another member being added/leaving the group or network, or in response to a change in risk of a member account in the group.

Publication date: 2022-01-06
Applicant: Apple Inc.
Inventors: Matthew Smith

Publication number: US20210385535A1
Application number: 17/284,033

Provided is an apparatus and a method for calculating a viewer rating and, more specifically, to an apparatus and a method for calculating a viewer rating, which process channel change data of a set-top box and can survey a viewer rating per household in real time. To this end, a viewer rating calculation apparatus, which is a viewer rating calculation apparatus of a video management server connected to set-top boxes installed in respective households through a network, includes: a receiving unit for receiving channel change data from the set-top boxes; a viewing history data processing unit for generating viewing history data for each set-top box by processing the channel change data, and processing the viewing history data for each set-top box so as to generate viewing history data for each channel; and a viewer rating calculation unit for determining the number of all set-top boxes by calculating the number of set-top boxes as one when two or more set-top boxes belong to one household, and then calculating viewer ratings in a specific time slot by using the viewing history data for each channel and the number of all set-top boxes.

Publication date: 2021-12-09
Applicant: Apple Inc.
Inventors: Jong Kim Soo

How are Apple Inc.’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/326,559 Object Detection Using Multiple Three Dimensional Scans Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/291,445 Methods And Systems For Managing Digital Groups And Claim Allocations In Digital A Peer-To-Peer Insurance Network Non Final Action Mailed 3696 King Jr., Joseph W
17/284,033 Apparatus And Method For Calculating Viewer Rating By Using Channel Change Data Response to Non-Final Office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 2424 Hicks, Charles N
17/282,605 Broadcast Receiving Device, Method For Providing Moving Image Zapping Advertisements Thereof, And System Providing Moving Image Zapping Advertisements Non Final Action Mailed 2425 Schnurr, John R
17/177,458 Environment Application Model Patented Case 2616 Good Johnson, Motilewa