The world of transportation is undergoing a radical change with the the introduction of digital technologies in its business processes and operations. The ridesharing model, which uses an app for the customers and drivers to connect directly, offers multiple advantages, such as simplicity and ease of use, reduced travel costs, less traffic congestion and consequently less pollution.
Many companies around the world offer ridesharing services. Platforms such as Uber, Lyft (U.S.A.), Didi Chuxing (China) and Ola (India) are disrupting the automobile sector with their innovative smart mobility solutions and services.
In this post, we present a competitive landscape by comparing the patent portfolios of three major ridesharing companies – Uber, Lyft and Didi Chuxing.
Figure 2 shows the competitive landscape for the top technology segments. Uber leads in most of the technology categories followed by Didi Chuxing. It is also seen that Uber’s patent assets in navigation and GPS technologies are comparable to those of autonomous vehicle companies. Didi Chuxing has a strong patent coverage in data processing related technology categories.
A detailed analysis of the top three common CPC codes shows that Uber has early filings in technologies covered by these codes. However, Didi Chuxing has bulked up its patent portfolio in these areas in recent years.
For the CPC Codes such as G06Q 50/30 (transportation related communications), G06Q 10/02 (reservations), G06Q 10/06 (scheduling), and G06Q 10/04 (demand/price forecasting), Didi Chuxing owns a larger number of patent assets than Uber, while Uber has a higher number of patents for all the other top CPC codes.
Shanghai Liangming Technology Development Company and GETT/ GETTAXI could be potential leads for either acquiring or licensing patent assets – for Uber, Didi and Lyft to improve their respective patent positions in different technology categories. Our report provides a detailed analysis of the patent assets held by these potential leads vis-à-vis Uber, Lyft and Didi, across the different technology categories.
Read our report to obtain the complete picture.
The dilemma of where when and how much to invest in the innovation space is a critical factor...Know More
M&A is a strategic process, aimed at a mutually supportive and complementary association, resulting in a synergized end...Know More
Innovation reaches a dead-end if it cannot be monetized if the innovator fails to trace and reach out...Know More
Management of IP assets is costly and labor-intensive. Relecura offers classifier tools for categorizing and organizing data automatically...Know More
Relecura’s forte is its flexibility and adaptability to address specific problems and close-fitting solutions. The basic problem is that innovators are often not able to identify the industrial and commercial significance of their innovation as due diligence takes long days of analyses necessitating a deviation from their regular and familiar activities. And it is a tedious iteration process. The latest custom AI capabilities help you assess the commercial value of innovation and technical due diligence can be automated to yield meaningful and immediate results. The repetitive tasks could be automated, and your time and energy could be devoted to strategic missions.
Management of large Innovation data is costly and labor intensive. Relecura offers AI Powered classification tools for categorizing and organizing data automatically and instantly. Automated Categorization against suitably chosen training documents keeps your innovation portfolio updated and lucidly classified, amenable to instant analyses.
Relecura offers fully automated custom AI solutions to track and explore developments in different technology areas. You can stay updated on the latest developments in different companies and technologies of your interest, which facilitates intelligent decision-making.
Competitive intelligence is a prerequisite for strategic decision making. Relecura provides tools to track the innovation and publication dynamics of your competitors, based on which you can prioritize your innovation initiatives and thus hone up your competitive edge.
Relecura uses white space analysis within its product platform known as the TechTracker, an AI powered tool that provides insights on various technological trends and offers a peep into your competitor’s patent arsenal. Additionally, it helps you keep track of emerging organizations and technologies to help you manage your budgets and investments, optimally.
“Relecura helps us remain innovative by allowing us to see where the competition is playing through the landscaping tools. It lets us see where there are new opportunities and helps us focus in on those areas in an intelligent way.”
“Ralecura helps us ride the crest of innovation wave keeping a competitive edge. It helps us identify the white spaces and where the opportunities are.”
‘Our policy decisions regarding the focus areas of research and investment are being taken based on the insights offered by the custom AI tool, TechTracker, which offers a clear picture about the emerging technologies, companies, and the white spaces on the technology landscape of the key players. This helps us optimize resource utilization and maximize returns,’
‘The Classifier tool, introduced by Relecura, is indeed useful in managing and updating large datasets. After having subscribed to that AI-powered tool, inhouse big data management, and analyses have become easier and hassle-free,’
‘Relecura platform is fueled by the latest technologies and the tools that the platform hosts make our inhouse innovation management smooth and accurate, in addition to being synchronized with the global technology frontline,’
Make faster, better technology decisions with Relecura
Our professional services offer training and support to minimise time-to-value on the Relecura platform and make more timely, confident IP decisions