VCSEL – Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser 2018 – Patent Landscape Analysis


3D sensing in the Apple iPhone X paves the way for new VCSEL opportunities. How is the VCSEL-related patent landscape impacted by the rise of new applications?



  • IP trends, including time-evolution of published patents, and countries of patent filings
  • Patents’ current legal status
  • Ranking of main patent assignees
  • Promising applications IP analysis: Datacom, Laser printing, Display, Laser mice, Gas sensors, Atomic clocks, Medical imaging, Automotive, Consumer, etc.
  • Key patents and granted patents nearing expiration
  • Key players’ IP position and relative strength of their patent portfolios
  • Key players’ IP profiles: Ricoh, Canon, Epson, Fuji Xerox, Finisar, Broadcom, Sony, Philips, Lumentum, Osram, ams, Trilumina
  • Excel database containing all patents analyzed in the report, including technology segmentation

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