534 assignees abandoned applications right after a 102 rejection based on Google’s patents

While analyzing the monetization potential of Google’s portfolio we found that 7300+ 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 Google 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 2201 assignees were given 102 rejections based on Google’s patents. The table below provides a list of the top 10 assignees who got the most number of 102 rejections based on Google’s patents.

AssigneeNumber of 102 RejectionsApplications blocked by 102 rejection
Microsoft541445
Samsung438347
IBM407337
Qualcomm329244
Apple177157
Intel 167125
Sony156123
Blackberry146111
LG129118
Facebook126115

Which assignees abandoned their applications right after a 102 rejection?

Again, we knew BOS could come in handy here. It showed that a total of 534 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 based on rejection given to them because of Google’s patents:

AssigneeApplications abandoned after 102 rejection
Microsoft34
Samsung28
Qualcomm27
IBM25
Hon Hai Precision Industry18
Intel16
Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute14
Oath Inc13
Huawei11
Toshiba11

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

AssigneeTechnology centers which got most Rejections
Microsoft1. Business Methods – Incentive Programs, Coupons; Operations Research; Electronic Shopping; Health Care; Point of Sale, Inventory, Accounting; Cost/Price, Reservations, Shipping and Transportation; Business Processing, 

2. Graphical User Interface and Document Processing
3. Databases & File Management
Samsung1. Databases & File Management

2. Telemetry and Code Generation; Vehicles and System Alarms; Selective Communication; Dynamic Storage Systems; Mechanical parts of Disk Drives; Signal Processing and Control Processing in Disk Drives

3. Business Methods – Incentive Programs, Coupons; Operations Research; Electronic Shopping; Health Care; Point of Sale, Inventory, Accounting; Cost/Price, Reservations, Shipping and Transportation; Business Processing

4. Cable and Television
Qualcomm1. Computer Networks
2. Aeronautics, Agriculture, Fishing, Trapping, Vermin Destroying, Plant and Animal Husbandry, Weaponry, Nuclear Systems, and License and Review

3. Computer Architecture and I/O
4. Multiplex and VoIP

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

You can try it out from here.

Updated on January 27, 2021

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