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.
|Assignee||Number of 102 Rejections||Applications blocked by 102 rejection|
|BOE Technilogy Group||1048||784|
|Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology||501||383|
|Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha||480||400|
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 –
|Assignee||Applications abandoned after 102 rejection|
|Shenzhen China Star Opto-electronics Technology||81|
|Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute||71|
|Hon Hai Precision Industry||68|
Following are the technology centers which got most rejections based on Samsung’s patents –
|Assignee||Technology centers which got most Rejections|
|Sharp||1. Cable and Television|
3. Electrical Circuits and Systems
4. Selective Visual Display Systems
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
|Shenzhen China Star Opto-electronics Technology||1. 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.