MediaTek Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Mediatek was founded in 1997 by Tsai Ming-kai and is doing business in manufacturing chips for wireless communications, high-definition television, handheld mobile devices like smartphones and tablet computers, navigation systems, consumer multimedia products and digital subscriber line services as well as optical disc drives. As of October 2021, Mediatek has a market cap of $50.11 Billion.

Mediatek has a total of 8832 patents globally, out of which 5602 have been granted. Of these 8832 patents, more than 61% patents are active. The United States of America is where Mediatek has filed the maximum number of patents. The biggest market for Mediatek is China and India, it has generated annual revenue of $0.71 billion in the year 2020. USA seems to be the main focused R&D center of Mediatek.

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

How many patents does Mediatek have?

Mediatek has a total of 8832 patents globally. These patents belong to 7059 unique patent families. Out of 8832 patents, 5463 patents are active.

How many Mediatek patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Mediatek Patent Portfolio

Patent Families

Mediatek Patent Families

How Many Patents did Mediatek File Every Year?

Mediatek 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.

Countries in which Mediatek Filed Patents

United States Of America9018

Where are Research Centers of Mediatek Patents Located?

Mediatek R&D Center

10 Best Mediatek Patents

US6332127B1 is the most popular patent in the Mediatek portfolio. It has received 998 citations so far from companies like IBM, Google and AT&T.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count

Which Companies are using Mediatek 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 Mediatak patent portfolio are Qualcomm, Samsung and LG.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Texas Instruments118
Avago Technologies International Sales Pte Limited117

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Mediatek Patents

Mediatek Patent Portfolio

Top Mediatek Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications

What Percentage of Mediatek US Patent Applications were Granted?

Mediatek (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 7872 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 5650 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 76.8%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Mediatek?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Mcclure Qualey & Rodack Llp299889.88%
North America Intellectual Property Corporation209669.23%
Zheng Jin45576.06%
Wolf Greenfield & Sacks30983.65%
Han Ip28256.87%
Thomas Horstemeyer2641.14%
Central California Ip Group9790.72%
Locke Lord7369.05%
Austin Rapp7052.86%

MediaTek’s cutting-edge technologies are found in a wide range of mobile, home, and automotive applications. The company’s strong emphasis on research and development (R&D) and emerging technologies has helped it maintain a competitive advantage over its competitors.

MediaTek is concentrating on advanced technologies including artificial intelligence of things (AIoT) and Edge AI, particularly for smart home and enterprise devices. MediaTek created the NeuroPilot for edge AI and the CorePilot for a better user experience throughout our whole device ecosystem. In the connectivity/networking area, other important technologies in emphasis include 8K for ultra-HDTVs and Wi-Fi 6-based upgrades.

What are MediaTek’s key innovation segments? What can you expect next??

What Technologies are Covered by Mediatek Patents?

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

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

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

Updated on November 25, 2021

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