GlobalFoundries Patents – Key Insights and Stats

GlobalFoundries Inc. was founded in 2009 by Mubadala Investment Company and is doing business in semiconductor contract manufacturing and design. The company manufactures chips designed for markets such as mobility, automotive, computing and wired connectivity, consumer internet of things (IoT) and industrial. As of October 2021, GlobalFoundries has a market valuation of $25 Billion.

GlobalFoundries has a total of 26887 patents globally, out of which 21771 has been granted. Of these 26887 patents, more than 46% patents are active. USA is where GlobalFoundries has filed maximum number of patents, followed by Singapore and Taiwan and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for GlobalFoundries in the USA, it has generated an annual revenue of $6 billion in the year 2020. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of GlobalFoundries.

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

How many patents does GlobalFoundries have?

GlobalFoundries has a total of 26887 patents globally. These patents belong to 15968 unique patent families. Out of 26887 patents, 12635 patents are active.

How many GlobalFoundries patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

GlobalFoundries Patent Portfolio

Patent Families

GlobalFoundries Patent Families

How Many Patents did GlobalFoundries File Every Year?

GlobalFoundries 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.

Years of Patent Filing or GrantGlobalFoundries Application FiledGlobalFoundries Patents Granted
202135355
2020263736
2019626945
20189631022
201711841170
201611201703
201512271912
201416661946
201325421841
201222151414
201113601473

How Many Patents did GlobalFoundries File in Different Countries?

GlobalFoundries Patent Country Wise

Countries in which GlobalFoundries Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America21794
Singapore1342
Taiwan1228
China1016
Germany926
Korea (South)265
Europe104
Japan89
United Kingdom46
Austria19
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)4
India4
Australia1

Where are Research Centers of GlobalFoundries Patents Located?

GlobalFoundries R&D Centers

10 Best GlobalFoundries Patents

US6706571B1 is the most popular patent in the GlobalFoundries portfolio. It has received 833 citations so far from companies like International Business Machines Corporation, Advanced Micro Devices and Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing.

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6706571B1833
US6475869B1655
US6528409B1584
US6423583B1516
US6745178B1515
US6984591B1493
US6988241B1487
US6599778B2482
US7084758B1442
US7030481B2386

Which Companies are using GlobalFoundries 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 citing companies of the GlobalFoundries patent portfolio are Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, IBM and Samsung.

CompanyNumber of Patents
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing2682
IBM2351
Samsung1105
Wilmington Trust1060
Micron655
Intel641
UMC513
Semiconductor Manufacturing International463
Qualcomm321
Elpis Technologies263

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on GlobalFoundries Patents

GlobalFoundries Patent Portfolio

Top GlobalFoundries Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejecting Applications
US9081501B247
US7485520B236
US8426300B234
US7451065B229
US20130187236A129
US7732859B227
US7276787B227
US20150126023A127
US7358551B225
US6984591B125

What Percentage of GlobalFoundries US Patent Applications were Granted?

GlobalFoundries (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 25387 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 22089 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 88.3%.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for GlobalFoundries?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
IBM Corporation357297.81%
Inactive Pou IP law185095.89%
Globalfoundries Inc181785.79%
IBM Intellectual Property Law Department137098.46%
Hoffman Warnick Llc89377.54%
Ditthavong Steiner & Mlotkowski P C76488.74%
Scully Scott Murphy & Presser P C75053.54%
Roberts Calderon Safran & Cole P C72781.00%
Thompson Hine Llp65679.51%
Harness Dickey Marvell63399.84%

“We innovate and partner with our customers to deliver process technology solutions for all humanity. We manufacture semiconductors around the globe.”

GlobalFoundries is redefining innovation and semiconductor manufacturing by developing feature-rich process technology solutions that provide leadership performance in pervasive high-growth markets. With a unique mix of design, development, and fabrication services, GF works collaboratively alongside its customers to bring a broad range of innovative products to market.

What are GlobalFoundries‘s key innovation segments? What can you expect next?

What Technologies are Covered by GlobalFoundries Patents?

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

R&D FocusHow GlobalFoundries Research Focus Changed Over the Years?

Interested in knowing about the areas of innovation that are being protected by GlobalFoundries?

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