Hardware and Components Technology Cluster Overview:
- Includes 581 patent families, including 901 total assets (including 411 active issued US patents, 127 active foreign counterparts (DE, TW, CN, SG, GB, KR, IN, JP, EP, IT, FR))
- Earliest filing: 1998-01-12
- Average lifespan: 5.3 years
- Covers electronics circuitries, physical components, hardware architectures, and power management, camera and other hardware components, and optical fibers and optical components
The Hardware and Components cluster includes patents and applications having claims directed to optical fibers, optical amplifiers, integrated circuits, tunable optical devices, printed circuits, optical waveguides, and semiconductor optical devices.
With respect to forward citations, the forward citations for the Hardware and Components cluster is shown on the chart.
Note the scaling on this Hardware and Component chart is heavily skewed due to one asset having approximately 700 forward citations. However, as with the other clusters, the litigation and general USPTO forward citations for average assets are far below the assets of this Hardware and Component cluster, particularly for assets published more than 10 years ago.