1169 assignees abandoned applications right after a 102 rejection based on Samsung’s patents

While analyzing the monetization potential of Samsung’s portfolio we found that 11000+ assignees were given rejections based on their patents. But a question that was bugging our mind was how many of these rejections were actually 102 rejections (where identified prior art matches each and every element of a patent application’s claim). 

With this question in mind, we wanted to understand which competitors of Samsung were working on similar technologies and which of them were actually getting blocked by them.

To get the required answers we took help from our proprietary tool BOS and found that a total of 4252 assignees were given 102 rejections based on Samsung’s patents.

The table below provides a list of the top 10 assignees who got the most number of 102 rejections based on Samsung’s patents.

AssigneeNumber of 102 RejectionsApplications blocked by 102 rejection
LG Electronics 1115955
BOE Technilogy Group1048784
Qualcomm1020763
SK Hynix771609
Micron Technology741561
LG Display672547
Sony632463
Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology501383
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha480400
IBM470372

Which assignees abandoned their applications right after a 102 rejection?

It would be interesting to see which assignees/competitors abandoned their applications right after a 102 rejection was given?

Again, BOS came in handy here. It showed that a total of 1169 assignees abandoned their applications right after 102 rejection was given to them.

The below chart provides the list of the top 10 assignees who abandoned their applications right after a 102 rejection was given to them based on Samsung’s patents – 

AssigneeApplications abandoned after 102 rejection
Sharp128
Toshiba119
Shenzhen China Star Opto-electronics Technology81
SK Hynix72
Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute71
Hon Hai Precision Industry68
Qualcomm67
Sony63
Hynix Semiconductor59
Fujitsu39

Following are the technology centers which got most rejections based on Samsung’s patents –

AssigneeTechnology centers which got most Rejections
Sharp1. Cable and Television
2. Optics
3. Electrical Circuits and Systems 
4. Selective Visual Display Systems
Toshiba
1. Selective Visual Display Systems
2. Memory Access and Control

3. Business Methods – Incentive Programs, Coupons; Electronic Shopping; Business Cryptography, Voting; Health Care; Point of Sale, Inventory, Accounting; Business Processing, Electronic Negotiation

4. Semiconductors/Memory
Shenzhen China Star Opto-electronics Technology1. Optics
2. Selective Visual Display Systems
3. Special Receptacle or Package 

The above analysis is sourced from our tool, BOS. Some of our clients use it to identify IP monetization or licensing opportunities.

Updated on January 26, 2021

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