Patents

We take all necessary steps to protect our intellectual property rights.

RideFlag Technologies Inc. has 9 patents which protect our claims and innovation directed to, among other things, in vehicle-occupancy detection using smartphone or other device-captured photographs, images, voice, and other biometric markers for verification of vehicle occupants. RideFlag also has Patent Cooperation Treaty rights filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization, which protect our patent claims in 153 countries. One important reason we protect our Intellectual Property (IP) is to ensure that RideFlag has the Freedom to Operate (FTO) within the transportation industry.  

Another reason that RideFlag patents its technology is to ensure that others cannot copy our innovative technology and use it without our permission. While we encourage innovation by other firms, we invest our own capital in research and development of our technology to benefit our customers. Unauthorized use of IP by others around the world is a common problem. 

Some of RideFlag’s granted patents related to vehicle occupancy verification include the following: 

USPTO Patent Number Description
10 354 458
Vehicle Occupancy Verification Utilizing Proximity Confirmation
10 628 691
Streamlined Vehicle Occupancy Verification Using Confirmation
10 922 703
Vehicle Occupancy Multiple Verification Utilizing Proximity Confirmation
10 964 215
Vehicle Parking Space Occupancy Verification and Use Authorization
11 003 930
Vehicle Occupancy Verification Utilizing Occupancy Confirmation
Our current granted patents will expire in approximately 2039-2040 based on the 20-year term of patents (absent of any patent term adjustments or extensions).

For a full list of our granted patents and list of claims, please refer to the USPTO for our United States Patents and the World Intellectual Property Organization for our international patent rights across 153 countries.

Finally, we continue to aggressively expand our patent portfolio with continuation-in-part applications which allows us to enjoy priority filing rights back dated to October 2017 on newly developed and future planned innovation with vehicle occupancy detection technologies.