Smart glasses firm Vuzix expands patent portfolio

Vuzix Corporation, a supplier of smart glasses and augmented reality technologies and products, said its patent portfolio has increased by 53% over the last year.

It said the number of patents and patents pending increased to 101 from 66 a year ago.

“Vuzix has strengthened the company’s intellectual property patent portfolio and leadership position in the area of optics, head mounted displays and smart glasses over the past 12 months and now has 59 patents and 42 pending compared to 43 patents and 23 pending a year ago.

Vuzix CEO Paul Travers said: “One of our corporate goals in has been to broaden and expand our intellectual portfolio of patents in the corner stone area of augmented reality and smart glasses.

“To that end, over the last 12 months the Vuzix’ portfolio has expanded to over 100 patents and patents pending; in areas from advanced display engines to waveguide optics as well as key technologies to develop fashion based smart glasses.

“Vuzix continues to innovate and expand our portfolio of intellectual property that is primarily focused on the next generation of disruptive wearable technology and displays.”