300 assignees abandoned their applications after facing 102 rejection based on Cisco’s patents

While analyzing the monetization potential of Cisco’s portfolio we found that ~4500 assignees were given rejections based on Cisco’s patents. But how many of these rejections were actually 102 rejections (where identified prior art matches each and every element of a patent application’s claim)?

A total of 1373 assignees received a 102 type rejection based on Cisco’s patents. The table below has a list of the top 10 assignees that received max rejections.

AssigneeNumber of 102 RejectionsApplications blocked by 102 rejection
IBM272223
Microsoft191164
Ericsson189134
Qualcomm173134
Huawei168137
Samsung156116
Avago138100
HP122104
Fujitsu10490
Intel9471

Which assignees dropped their applications right after a 102 rejection based on Cisco’s patents?

We took help from our proprietary tool BOS to get access to this data. It shows that a total number of 331 assignees abandoned their applications right after receiving a 102 rejection based on Cisco’s patents. The list of top 10 among such assignees is below:

AssigneeApplications abandoned after 102 rejection
Huawei22
ETRI21
Ericsson13
Qualcomm13
Fujitsu13
HP13
Toshiba8
IBM9
Microsoft9
NEC Corp9

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Updated on December 16, 2020

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