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Velodyne Lidar Wins Patent Challenge
Jun 11, 2019 | By Velodyne Lidar

Velodyne won a patent challenge brought by competitor Quanergy.

Jan Wolfe of Reuters reported, the “U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board on May 23 rejected arguments by Quanergy that a Velodyne patent on LiDAR technology was invalid on obviousness grounds.”

In writing about the decision, Yining Chen LEDinside quoted Velodyne Lidar President Marta Hall saying, “Velodyne Lidar is the inventor of the surround view LiDAR and we were confident that our patent would be upheld. The ruling was not a surprise because real-time surround view LiDAR was invented by our Founder, David Hall, and the company holds a number of foundational patents relative to this technology.”

Writing about the news in FutureCar, Eric Walz noted, “ Velodyne Founder and CEO, David Hall, invented surround view lidar systems, revolutionizing perception abilities for autonomous vehicles by using rotating unit, sometimes referred to as a ‘bucket’ to bounce laser beams off objects in a 360 degree field around a vehicle. The lidar technology provides 3D vision, providing ‘eyes’ for robotics and autonomous driving.”

The news received extensive coverage with other media posting stories such as Law360Telematics WireAutonomous Driving & Co.EvertiqAuto Connected Car News, and Automotive Week.

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Velodyne provides smart, powerful lidar solutions for autonomy and driver assistance. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Velodyne is known worldwide for its portfolio of breakthrough lidar sensor technologies. Velodyne’s Founder, David Hall, invented real-time surround view lidar systems in 2005 as part of Velodyne Acoustics. Mr. Hall’s invention revolutionized perception and autonomy for automotive, new mobility, mapping, robotics, and security. Velodyne’s high-performance product line includes a broad range of sensing solutions, including the cost-effective Puck™, the versatile Ultra Puck™, the autonomy-advancing Alpha Prime™, the ADAS-optimized Velarray™ and the groundbreaking software for driver assistance, Vella™.

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