Intel was founded in 1968, by semiconductor pioneers Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce and is doing business in the semiconductor chip, microprocessors, motherboard chipsets, network interface controllers and integrated circuits, flash memory, graphics chips, embedded processors and other devices related to communications and computing. As of September 2021, Intel has a market cap of $214.49 Billion.
Intel has a total of 214150 patents globally, out of which 123905 has been granted and more than 48% of these worldwide patents are active. Intel has filed the maximum number of patents in the US, followed by Germany and China. China & Hong Kong is the biggest market for the Intel Group, which generated $20.26 billion in revenue in 2020.
USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Intel. Do you want to know, what percentage of Intel’s US patents are been filed by Non-US Inventors?
Do read about some of the most popular patents of Intel which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Intel’s patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Intel’s patent portfolio.
How many patents does Intel have?
Intel has a total of 214150 patents globally. These patents belong to 79968 unique patent families. Out of 214150 patents, 102821 patents are active.
How many Intel patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did Intel 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 the patent filing.
|Year of Patents Filing or Grant||Intel Patents Applications Filed||Intel Patents Granted|
You can also read our analysis on, how Many Patent Applications did Intel abandon Every Year?
How Many Patents did Intel File in Different Countries?
Countries in which Intel Filed Patents
|United States Of America||83012|
|Hong Kong (S.A.R.)||1698|
|Eurasian Patent Organization||1|
Where are Research Centers of Intel Patents Located?
10 Best Intel Patents
US7272613B2 is the most popular patent in the Intel portfolio. It has received 1627 citations so far from companies like IBM, Microsoft and Pure Storage Inc. The patent’s geographical coverage is in major countries like United States, Europe, Germany and Hong Kong.
Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Intel:
|Intel’s most important Patents||Citation Count|
Which Companies are using Intel 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 Intel patent portfolio are IBM, Samsung, and Qualcomm.
List of the top forward citing Companies –
|Company||Number of Patents|
|Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co||4558|
|Bank Of New York Mellon Trust Company||1857|
|Advanced Micro Devices||1558|
|Avago Technologies International Sales||1548|
|Micron Semiconductor Products Inc||1503|
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Intel Patents
Top Intel Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|
What Percentage of Intel US Patent Applications were Granted?
Intel (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 53558 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 39271 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 80.88%.
Below are the key stats of Intel patent prosecution at the USPTO.
Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Intel?
|Law Firm||Total Applications||Success Rate|
|Womble Bond Dickinson Us||6239||72.45%|
|Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt||3469||82.39%|
|Trop Pruner & Hu||3155||76.14%|
|Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner||3321||81.39%|
|Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni||1557||77.05%|
|Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman||1417||73.67%|
|Hanley Flight & Zimmerman||1298||86.40%|
Intel has been a key patent acquisition source for Apple in the past few years. The trend continued in 2020 as well. Apple acquired ~4600 patents in 2020 out of which 3650 were acquired from Intel alone.
Moore’s Law, which describes how engineers will find ways to shrink circuits at a predictable pace year after year, has helped intel to carry out its incremental innovations and deliver smart products which are more efficient and powerful than ever. So, next time you switch on your computer, embrace intel’s technology for which you can experience your content with no delay.
Do you want to know, what Intel has done in terms of innovation in the past 20 years?
What Technologies are Covered by Intel Patents?
The chart below distributes patents filed by Intel in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. It also represents the markets where Intel thinks it’s important to protect particular technology inventions.
R&D Focus: How Intel Research Focus Changed Over the Years?
Are you curious to know about the development areas of Intel innovation through the years?