Applied Materials Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Applied Materials was founded in 1967 by Michael A McNeilly and is doing business in the Semiconductors industry. The Company offers a wide range of Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment, Materials Engineering, Flat Panel Display Manufacturing Equipment, and Global Services for the industries served. As of November 2021, Applied Materials has a market cap of $141.10 Billion.

Applied Materials has a total of 57742 patents globally, out of which 28130 have been granted. Among these 57742 patents, more than 45% of patents are active. The USA is where Applied Materials has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Taiwan and Korea and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for Applied Materials in the USA. The USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Applied Materials.

Do read about some of the most popular patents of Applied Materials which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Applied Materials patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Applied Materials patent portfolio.

How many patents does Applied Materials have?

Applied Materials has a total of 57742 patents globally. These patents belong to 15299 unique patent families. Out of 57742 patents, 26111 patents are active.

How many Applied Materials patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Applied Materials Patent Portfolio

Patent Families

Applied Materials Patent Families

How Many Patents did Applied Materials File Every Year?

Applied Materials Patent Filing Trend

Are you wondering why there is a drop in patent filing for the last two years? It is because a patent application can take up to 18 months to get published. Certainly, it doesn’t suggest a decrease in the patent filing.

Year of Patents Filing or GrantApplied Materials Applications FiledApplied Materials Patents Granted
201123311217
201222941303
201326321259
201434171302
201527281322
201627371632
201731791722
201830171754
201936141994
202018892206
20211771528

How Many Patents did Applied Materials File in Different Countries?

Applied Materials Patent Portfolio

Countries in which Applied Materials Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America17279
Taiwan8347
Korea (South)6711
Japan6152
China5890
Europe2720
Germany1002
Singapore944
Australia295
India232
Austria154
United Kingdom85
Israel73
Italy69
Canada36
Spain33
Poland30
Russian Federation29
Malaysia27
Switzerland18
Brazil16
Philippines12
France10
Netherlands9
Portugal9
Mexico7
Hungary5
Viet Nam3
Colombia2
Chile2
Denmark2
Eurasian Patent Organization2
Gulf Cooperation Council2
Slovenia2
Dominican Republic1
Croatia1
Ecuador1
South Africa1
Argentina1
Georgia1
Peru1
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)1
Serbia1

Where are Research Centers of Applied Materials Patents Located?

Applied Material Patents R&D center

10 Best Applied Materials Patents

US6573030B1 is the most popular patent in the Applied Materials portfolio. It has received 951 citations so far from companies like Micron Technology, ASM IP Holding and SK Hynix.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Applied Materials:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6573030B1951
US6086677A748
US6197181B1626
US6302964B1615
US6054379A604
US6035101A589
US6387207B1582
US20030116087A1556
US20030019428A1544
US6136163A539

Which Companies are using Applied Materials Patents to Advance their Research?

If patents or patents from a particular technology area of a company receive a lot of citations, it implies that the technology is being followed and incrementally innovated by the citing companies. It also indicates that citing companies are working on similar and closely related technologies.

The top companies in the Applied Materials patent portfolio are Tokyo Electron Limited, Tsmc and Samsung.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Tokyo Electron Limited1111
Tsmc953
Samsung678
Lam Research672
IBM264
Asm Ip Holding Bv206
LG178
Umc169
Novellus Systems168
Micron Technology144

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Applied Materials Patents

Applied Materials Patent Portfolio

Top Applied Materials Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20080216887A148
US20100012172A142
US20060060238A132
US6821563B230
US20100051085A128
US20080178805A127
US20050172996A126
US20030049372A125
US7298941B222
US20090191711A121
US20030045098A121
US7951637B220
US20090093100A120
US6261408B118
US6261433B118
US8129212B217
US7144751B217
US7159599B217
US9391296B216
US8390980B216

What Percentage of Applied Materials US Patent Applications were Granted?

Applied Materials (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 15230 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 9993 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 73.35%.

Below are the key stats of Applied Materials patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Applied Materials?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Patterson & Sheridan Llp504766.16%
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton115969.52%
Moser Taboada113375.21%
Fish & Richardson76177.04%
Servilla Whitney Llc62174.37%
Lowenstein Sandler Llp51090.67%
Patent Counsel47562.02%
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt37096.40%
Dugan & Dugan Pc36639.16%

Applied Materials is fine-tuned for rapid testing and development to accelerate its customers’ time to market, with $100 million reinvested each year to keep the centre at the cutting edge. More than 500 Applied Engineers collaborate with clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to bring novel semiconductor designs to life.

This one of a kind facility enables Applied Materials to collaborate from the start of the design process, typically two generations ahead of existing technologies, to push the boundaries of what’s possible. With over 120 advanced process tools spanning from lithography to deposition and etch, as well as 80 metrology and inspection instruments, Applied Materials gives customers a unique capacity to accelerate technology transitions, cut cycle times to production, and bring innovative products to market with less risk.

As Moore’s Law scaling becomes more difficult, Applied Materials accelerated the customer availability of novel chip-making materials and process technologies that enabled breakthroughs in semiconductor performance, power, and cost, opening up new avenues for Applied and its customers to drive innovation.

With advanced materials-based R&D, process technologies, device prototyping, and pilot-scale production capabilities, the center also supports industrial initiatives in fields such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR), advanced optics, big data, life sciences, and autonomous vehicles, among others.

What are Applied Material’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Applied Materials Patents?

The chart below distributes patents filed by Applied Materials in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. It also represents the markets where Applied Materials thinks it’s important to protect particular technology inventions.

R&D FocusHow  Applied Materials research focus changed over the years?

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