Lam Research Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Lam Research has a total of 19180 patents globally, out of which 11223 have been granted. Of these 19180 patents, more than 57% patents are active. United States of America is where Lam Research has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Korea (South) and Taiwan. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Lam Research.

Lam Research was founded in 1980 by David K. Lam. Lam Research operates as a multinational semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company. The Company develops and delivers digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA digital technology. Lam Research serves customers worldwide. As of April 2022, Lam Research has a market cap of $74.69 Billion.

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

How many patents does the Founder and CEO of Lam Research have?

The Founder David Kitping Lam has 0 and CEO, Timothy Archer has 7 patents.

How many patents does Lam Research have?

Lam Research has a total of 19180 patents globally. These patents belong to 4035 unique patent families. Out of 19180 patents, 11043 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Lam Research File Every Year?

Lam Research Patents 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 GrantLam Research Applications FiledLam Research Patents Granted
2011669616
2012859753
2013832762
2014780801
2015837727
2016942706
2017977662
20181045648
20191152656
2020798682
2021417605
202228118

How many Lam Research patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Lam Research Patents Portfolio

Patent Families

Lam Research Patents

How Many Patents did Lam Research File in Different Countries?

Lam Research Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Lam Research Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America4939
Korea (South)2803
Taiwan2565
China2220
Japan1664
Singapore1423
Europe576
Germany329
Australia231
Malaysia160
Austria151
Israel100
United Kingdom27
Spain21
Slovakia17
France16
Russia12
Poland7
Italy5
Portugal5
India4
Denmark3
Canada2
Croatia2
Hungary2
Philippines2
Serbia2
Slovenia2
Lithuania2
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)1
Brazil1
Mexico1

Where are the Research Centers of Lam Research Patents Located?

Research Centers of Lam Research Patents

10 Best Lam Research Patents

US20020076507A1 is the most popular patent in the Lam Research portfolio. It has received 608 citations so far from companies like Applied Materials, Asm Ip Holding Bv and Micron Technology.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Lam Research:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20020076507A1608
US7153542B2575
US7915139B1514
US6428859B1489
US20110256734A1471
US6847014B1439
US6395150B1423
US6596654B1409
US6416822B1389
US7148155B1389

Which Companies are using Lam Research 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 in the Lam Research patent portfolio are Samsung, LG and Ericsson.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Applied Materials842
Tokyo Electron Limited614
Tsmc330
Samsung Electronics163
Asm Ip Holding Bv105
Ebara Corporation78
Globalfoundries63
Micron Technology59
IBM59
Wilmington Trust44

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Lam Research Patents

Top Lam Research Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8637794B228
US7311797B222
US7153542B220
US9230819B215
US7220497B215
US6475336B115
US9330926B214
US6876155B214
US8637411B213
US8038796B213
US8060252B213
US7250114B213
US7708859B213
US7645341B213
US6800173B213

What Percentage of Lam Research US Patent Applications were Granted?

Lam Research (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 3227 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 2604 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 86.94%.

Below are the key stats of Lam Research’s patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Lam Research?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Penilla Ip74290.11%
Harness Dickey & Pierce60487.88%
Beyer Law Group Llp39676.50%
Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson46989.92%
Ipsg Pc16391.77%
Penilla Ip11692.92%
Slw Lam Research Corporation8892.45%
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Pc14872.73%
Lam Research Corporation7298.59%
Patterson & Sheridan Llp6098.33%

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What are Lam Research’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Lam Research?

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

R&D Focus: How has Lam Research’s search focus changed over the years?

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