Nicira, Inc Patent Portfolio Statistics

Nicira, Inc.

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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 Nicira, Inc. look like?

Total Applications: 739
Granted Patents: 685
Grant Index 99.13 %
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 6 (0.87%)
In-Process Applications: 48
Average Grant Time: 3.1 Years
Average Office Actions: 1.8

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

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
2465 Multiplex and VoIP 47
2468 Multiplex and VoIP 28
2457 Computer Networks 27
2454 Computer Networks 25
2443 Computer Networks 21

How many patents are Nicira, Inc. filing every year?

Year Total Applications
2022 0*
2021 1*
2020 8
2019 17
2018 85

*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 Nicira, Inc. in USPTO?

Publication number: US20210409453A1
Application number: 17/474,029

Some embodiments of the invention provide a novel method for specifying firewall rules. In some embodiments, the method provides the ability to specify for a particular firewall rule, a set of network nodes (also called a set of enforcement points below) at which the particular firewall should be enforced. To provide this ability, the method of some embodiments adds an extra tuple (referred to below as the AppliedTo tuple) to a firewall rule. This added AppliedTo tuple lists the set of enforcement points at which the firewall rule has to be applied (i.e., enforced).

Publication date: 2021-12-30
Applicant: Nicira, Inc.
Inventors: Maskalik Serge

Publication number: US20210392017A1
Application number: 17/461,908

A method for offloading packet encapsulation for an overlay network is provided. The method, at a virtualization software of a host, sends a mapping table of the overlay network to a physical network interface controller (NIC) associated with the host. The mapping table maps the identification of each of a set of virtual machine (VM) of a tenant on the host to an identification of a tunnel on the overlay network. The method, at the virtualization software, receives a packet from a VM of the tenant. The method sends the packet to the physical NIC. The method, at the physical NIC, encapsulates the packet for transmission over the overlay network by using the mapping table. The method of claim also tags the packet by the virtualization software as a packet that requires encapsulation for transmission in the overlay network prior to sending the packet to the physical NIC.

Publication date: 2021-12-16
Applicant: Nicira, Inc.
Inventors: Cherian Shoby

Publication number: US20210377186A1
Application number: 17/403,805

A novel design of a gateway that handles traffic in and out of a network by using a datapath daemon is provided. The datapath daemon is a run-to-completion process that performs various data-plane packet-processing operations at the edge of the network. The datapath daemon dispatches packets to other processes or processing threads outside of the daemon by utilizing a user space network stack.

Publication date: 2021-12-02
Applicant: Nicira, Inc.
Inventors: Hong Xinhua

How are Nicira, Inc.’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/474,029 Method And Apparatus For Distributing Firewall Rules Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/461,908 Methods And Systems To Offload Overlay Network Packet Encapsulation To Hardware Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/403,805 Edge Datapath Using User Space Network Stack Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/402,568 Detecting And Handling Large Flows Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/402,566 Scaling Gateway To Gateway Traffic Using Flow Hash Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket