Samsung Semiconductor Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2023)

Samsung Semiconductor has a total of 176 patents globally, out of which 173 have been granted. Of these 176 patents, more than 73% patents are active. The United States of America is where Samsung Semiconductor has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Korea (South) and Germany. Parallelly, The United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D center and also USA is the origin country of Samsung Semiconductor. Samsung Semiconductor was founded in 1938. The Company wholesales electronic parts and electronic communications equipment. The Company provides an extensive range of flash, DRAM, SRAM and specialty memories. Company are used in products such as notebooks, data centers and servers to tablets, smart phones, digital cameras and other consumer electronics. Do read about some of the most popular patents of Samsung Semiconductor which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Samsung Semiconductor patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Samsung Semiconductor patent portfolio.

How many patents does the CEO of Samsung Semiconductor have?

The CEO Kye Hyun Kyung have 80 patents.

How many patents does Samsung Semiconductor have?

Samsung Semiconductor has a total of 176 patents globally. These patents belong to 99 unique patent families. Out of 176 patents, 129 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Samsung Semiconductor File Every Year?

Samsung Semiconductor 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.

Year of Patents Filing or Grant Samsung Semiconductor Applications Filed Samsung Semiconductor Patents Granted
2023 1 2
2022 1
2021 3
2020 1 3
2019 8 8
2018 5 10
2017 3 3
2016 3
2015 8
2014 1 11
2013 2 16
2012 2 8


How many Samsung Semiconductor patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents Samsung Semiconductor Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Samsung Semiconductor File in Different Countries?

Samsung Semiconductor Worldwide Patent Filing

 Countries in which Samsung Semiconductor Filed Patents

Country Patents
United States Of America 121
Korea (South) 23
Germany 17
Taiwan 10
Europe 4

Where are Research Centers of Samsung Semiconductor Patents Located?

R&D Centers of Samsung Semiconductor

 10 Best Samsung Semiconductor Patents

US6714444B2 is the most popular patent in the Samsung Semiconductor portfolio. It has received 482 citations so far from companies like Fujitsu Limited, Seagate Technology and Honeywell.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Samsung Semiconductor:

Publication Number Citation Count
US6714444B2 482
US6992359B2 429
US7009877B1 405
US7187577B1 393
US7224601B2 368
US6847547B2 339
US6985385B2 334
US6967863B2 322
US7502249B1 316
US6829161B2 312

How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to Samsung Semiconductor patents?

The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to Samsung Semiconductor invention. They couldn’t because Samsung Semiconductor had protected those before them. Examiners at the USPTO referred 87 Samsung Semiconductor patents in 802 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types). The top citing companies in the Samsung Semiconductor patent portfolio are Tsmc, Qualcomm and Structured Alpha. List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Samsung Semiconductor –

Company Number of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Samsung Semiconductor Patents Number of Rejections (102 & 103)
Tsmc 29 47
Qualcomm 27 77
Structured Alpha 23 49
Sony Corporation 20 45
Micron Technology 14 27
Seagate Technology 13 77
IBM 11 35
Globalfoundries 11 30
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba 10 14
Seagate Technology International 8 22

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Samsung Semiconductor Patents

Top Samsung Semiconductor Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent Number Count of Rejected Applications
US8072800B2 40
US6967863B2 20
US7088609B2 14
US7224601B2 14
US7742328B2 13
US6985385B2 10
US7057921B2 10
US7576956B2 9
US7241631B2 9
US7859034B2 8
US7379327B2 8
US7973349B2 7
US8546151B2 7
US7272035B1 7
US7242045B2 7

What Percentage of Samsung Semiconductor US Patent Applications were Granted?

Samsung Semiconductor (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 95 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 84 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 89.36%. Below are the key stats of Samsung Semiconductor patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Samsung Semiconductor?

Law Firm Total Applications Success Rate
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie 39 73.68%
Attn Mr John Castellano 16 100.00%
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton 13 100.00%
Convergent Law Group 9 100.00%
Ampacc Law Group 2 100.00%
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman 2 100.00%
William A Troner 2 100.00%
Barnes And Thornburg 1 100.00%
Burgess Ryan And Wayne 1 100.00%

What are Samsung Semiconductor key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Samsung Semiconductor ?

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

R&D Focus: How has Samsung Semiconductor search focus changed over the years?


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