San Mateo, CA—GoPro, Inc., is celebrated its US patent portfolio; notably, it has surpassed 1,000 granted patents as of September 2021. Further, that brings the company’s globally granted patent total to more than 1,600.
“Inventing meaningful and unique solutions has been a priority at GoPro since our founding in 2002,” said Nicholas Woodman, GoPro’s founder and chief executive officer. “We’re passionate about enhancing how we all share and relive experiences because we believe doing so makes people happier and more fulfilled.” What’s more, Woodman is a named inventor on 134 issued patents.
GoPro’s US Patent Portfolio
GoPro’s culture of innovation has spawned a patent portfolio consistently recognized by industry experts for its quality, depth and variety, added Woodman. In 2021, Patexia recognized GoPro on its Top 100 Best Performing Companies Overall (No. 24) as well as Top 100 Best Performing Companies in High-Tech (No. 27) lists.
Patexia’s report evaluated thousands of companies; it scored their patent portfolios on breadth and diversity of coverage plus efficiency and also speed of obtaining patents.
In addition, GoPro was ranked No. 4 in the electronics category and No. 31 overall by IEEE Spectrum’s 2017 power rankings for the technology world’s most valuable patent portfolios.
GoPro Hero10 Black
What’s more, the company just launched its most advanced action camera to date, the GoPro Hero10 Black. The flagship camera features the new high-performance GP2 processor. The GP2 delivers better image quality and video frame rates that allow the Hero10 Black to capture 5.3K video at 60 fps. The processor also enables HyperSmooth 4.0 video stabilization for smooth shake-free video. In addition, GoPro made the camera cloud connected.
The Hero10 Black captures higher-resolution 23-megapixel photos. It also boasts improved low-light performance and a significantly “snappier” user interface. Hero10 Black users can also pull 19.6MP video stills from 5K 4:3 video at 30 fps and 15.8MP stills from 5.3K video at 60 fps. Additionally, the camera provides RAW photo capture.
Furthermore, the Hero10’s in-camera horizon leveling feature benefits from an increased tilt limit of 45°, up from 27°, making even chaotic footage look professionally steady. Another notable upgrade is the camera’s front color display with higher frame rates for smoother live preview. The rear touch display with touch zoom is also faster and more responsive.