Broadcom Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Broadcom has a total of 45311 patents globally, out of which 12703 have been granted. Of these 45311 patents, more than 34% patents are active. The United States of America is where Broadcom has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Germany. Parallelly, the United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Broadcom.

Broadcom was founded in the year 1961. Broadcom creates, develops, and provides infrastructure software and semiconductor products. To modernize, optimize, and secure the most complex hybrid systems, the company offers storage adapters, controllers, networking processors, motion control encoders, and optical sensors in addition to infrastructure and security software. As of December 2022, the market cap of Broadcom is $220.61 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Broadcom have?

The founder Henry Nicholas has 0 patents, Henry Samueli has 120 patents and CEO Hock E. Tan have 0 patents.

How many patents does Broadcom have?

Broadcom has a total of 45311 patents globally. These patents belong to 20158 unique patent families. Out of 45311 patents, 15597 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Broadcom File Every Year?

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 patent filing.

Year of Patents Filing or GrantBroadcom Applications FiledBroadcom Patents Granted
202244156
202176244
202076485
2019265907
2018547881
20175251105
2016742
2015915
2014523
201315621805
20122964856
20112908413

How many Broadcom patents are Alive/Dead?

How Many Patents did Broadcom File in Different Countries?

Countries in which Broadcom Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America26612
Europe3804
Germany2664
China2631
Japan1723
Taiwan1598
Korea (South)1324
United Kingdom1045
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)803
Australia394
Austria361
Singapore175
India164
Canada150
Israel147
Brazil103
South Africa70
Finland69
Spain20
New Zealand16
Denmark11
Norway11
Mexico9
Portugal6
Italy5
France4
Russia4
Poland3
Argentina2
Slovenia2
Sweden2
Malaysia2
Netherlands1
Africa1
Turkey1
Eurasia1
Czech Republic1

Where are the Research Centres of Broadcom Patents Located?

10 Best Broadcom Patents

US20090276771A1 is the most popular patent in the Broadcom portfolio. It has received 2487 citations so far from companies like Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Broadcom:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20090276771A12487
US20040228493A11387
US20050100022A11375
US20100033021A1794
US6400730B1640
US20020061012A1602
US6374290B1535
US20030005112A1523
US20120240185A1507
US20110238573A1501

How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to Broadcom patents?

The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to Broadcom’s invention. They couldn’t because Broadcom had protected those before them.

Examiners at the USPTO used 14423 Broadcom patents in 81233 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Broadcom patent portfolio are IBM, Qualcomm and Samsung.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Broadcom –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Broadcom PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
IBM16923476
Qualcomm14583708
Samsung12283138
Intel994206
Microsoft8092034
Apple6371290
Cisco5721447
Ericsson465950
Huawei46163
Hewlett Packard450988

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Broadcom Patents

Top Broadcom Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20090276771A1270
US20100036773A157
US20100033021A152
US20120240185A150
US20060090084A138
US20060238510A136
US20060143350A135
US20100111523A134
US20090194344A134
US20080070495A134
US20110021142A132
US20130109301A132
US20070078988A132
US9549326B231
US20110238573A130

What Percentage of Broadcom US Patent Applications were Granted?

Broadcom (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 17286 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 13755 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 82.39%.

Below are the key stats of Broadcom patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Broadcom?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Foley & Lardner477683.35%
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox421986.70%
Mcandrews Held & Malloy167678.40%
Oblon Broadcom117976.38%
Baker & Hostetler115187.83%
Broadcom92293.28%
Thomas Horstemeyer90285.48%
Fiala & Weaver26766.29%
Farjami & Farjami21591.87%
Crowell 145282037.43%

What are Broadcom innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Broadcom?

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

R&D Focus: How has Broadcom search focus changed over the years?

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Updated on December 12, 2022

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