Snap 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 Snap Inc. look like?

Total Applications: 1,130
Granted Patents: 997
Grant Index 99.5 %
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 5 (0.5%)
In-Process Applications: 113
Average Grant Time: 2.59 Years
Average Office Actions: 1.88

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

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
Opap Parked GAU 67
2666 Digital Cameras 32
2872 Optics 32
2441 Computer Networks 28
2642 Telecommunications: Analog Radio Telephone; Equipment Details 27

How many patents are Snap Inc. filing every year?

Year Total Applications
2022 0*
2021 102*
2020 145
2019 245
2018 161

*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 Snap Inc. in USPTO?

Publication number: US20210314430A1
Application number: 17/349,139

Finger grip and connector for portable electronics, in particular cell phones. The grip includes a metallic ring. The ring adheres to the back of a cell phone, or case. The grip includes a corresponding ring of magnets for a grip assembly to magnetically attach to the metal ring adhered to the cell phone. The grip design provides infinite rotation of the grip assembly relative to the phone for holding the phone in various positions. The grip provides a support for viewing content on the electronic device at different angles and orientations. The grip provides a means of magnetically attaching a cell phone to metallic surfaces, chargers, mounts, and other devices. The grip can allow for wireless charging, which is optimized and enabled by a relatively large open inner diameter of the metallic ring and corresponding magnets. The grip can retract to be less than 3 millimeters in total thickness.

Publication date: 2021-10-07
Applicant: Snap Inc.
Inventors: Backus Dale

Publication number: US20210387347A1
Application number: 17/346,018

Disclosed embodiments include a robotic arm for moving one or more objects fixed to the robotic arm. The robotic arm may have a telescoping arm the extends out from and contracts into a base platform and two joints for precisely moving an attachment platform. In various embodiments, a camera is mounted to the robotic arm and a computer included in the robotic arm may execute a control path to move the camera within a scene. The robotic arm may include one or more motors for automatically moving components of the robotic arm. The robotic arm may be synchronized with a camera to perform an automated photoshoot that captures various perspectives and angles of a scene.

Publication date: 2021-12-16
Applicant: Snap Inc.
Inventors: Denis Koci

Publication number: US20210386219A1
Application number: 17/346,159

Disclosed embodiments include a digital mirror for digitally trying on one or more physical objects. The digital mirror may include a camera that captures content data of a person or other subject. A portion the person's body may then be augmented by a digital representation of an item of clothing or other physical object overlaid over the image of the person's body to simulate the appearance of trying on clothing and other objects. By augmenting the portion of the user's body with the digital representation, the digital mirror allows users to digitally try objects they see when browsing e-commerce platforms.

Publication date: 2021-12-16
Applicant: Snap Inc.
Inventors: Denis Koci

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

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/349,139 Magnetically Connectable Grip And Connector For Electronics Notice of Allowance Mailed — Application Received in Office of Publications 2649 Pham, Tuan
17/346,018 Robotic Arm Camera Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/346,159 Digital Mirror Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/340,264 Automated Online Chromatographic Sample Dilution & Preparation System Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/314,963 Generating And Displaying Customized Avatars In Media Overlays Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 2144 Stork, Kyle R