Mentor Graphics Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Mentor Graphics has a total of 969 patents globally, out of which 344 have been granted. Of these 969 patents, more than 7% patents are active. The United States of America is where Mentor Graphics has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Japan. Parallelly, The United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D center and also USA is the origin country of Mentor Graphics.

Mentor Graphics is the subpart of Siemens was founded in 1981. The Company operates as an electronic design automation company. The Company manufactures, markets, and supports software and hardware for electronic design automation products, as well as software updates, intenet of things, and technical support services.

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

How many patents does the Founder and CEO of Mentor Graphics have?

The Founder Gerry Langeler has 0 and the CEO Wally Rhines has 0 patents.

How many patents does Mentor Graphics have?

Mentor Graphics has a total of 969 patents globally. These patents belong to 475 unique patent families. Out of 969 patents, 74 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Mentor Graphics File Every Year?

Mentor Graphics 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 GrantMentor Graphics Applications FiledMentor Graphics Patents Granted
20221
20211
202063
2019178
2018812
2017208
20161211
20151019
20143014
20132813
20121222
20111654

How many Mentor Graphics patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Mentor Graphics Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Mentor Graphics File in Different Countries?

Mentor Graphics Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Mentor Graphics Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America369
Europe124
Japan82
Australia50
Germany44
Austria21
India15
China15
Canada11
United Kingdom10
Korea (South)10
Taiwan9
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)9
Israel3
France2
Singapore1
Finland1

Where are the Research Centers of Mentor Graphics Patents Located?

Research Centers of Mentor Graphics Patents

10 Best Mentor Graphics Patents

US6442722B1 is the most popular patent in the Mentor Graphics portfolio. It has received 218 citations so far from companies like Marvell International, IBM and Texas Instruments.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Mentor Graphics:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6442722B1218
US6467076B1139
US20060101368A1123
US6643616B1105
US6356862B2105
US20060053357A196
US20090070726A192
US20060069958A188
US6335128B188
US6366944B183

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 132 Mentor Graphics patents in 436 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Mentor Graphics patent portfolio are Synopsys, IBM and Cadence Design Systems.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Mentor Graphics –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Mentor Graphics PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Synopsys2857
IBM2534
Cadence Design Systems1427
Tsmc1122
Texas Instruments915
Globalfoundries79
Intel713
Morgan Stanley Senior Funding Inc611
Xilinx610
Samsung Electronics48

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Mentor Graphics Patents

Top Mentor Graphics Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20070028201A112
US7818644B29
US20060053357A16
US6442722B16
US20070234169A16
US6717415B25
US20060101368A15
US20140313542A15
US20040119455A14
US20110035204A14
US8056035B24
US7996808B23
US6470481B23
US8010334B23
US20090210183A13

What Percentage of Mentor Graphics US Patent Applications were Granted?

Mentor Graphics (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 1628 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 1388 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 89.9%.

Below are the key stats of Mentor Graphics patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Mentor Graphics?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Mentor Graphics94580.63%
Klarquist Sparkman Llp15287.95%
Banner & Witcoff Ltd12186.55%
Siemens Corporation7492.73%
Ibm Corporation143100.00%
Inactive Pou Iplaw35100.00%
Christensen O Connor Johnson Kindness Pllc26100.00%
Lempia Summerfield Katz Llc20100.00%
Fish & Richardson110.00%
Michael O Scheinberg8100.00%

What are Mentor Graphics key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Mentor Graphics?

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

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

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