Seagate Technology Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Seagate Technology has a total of 16558 patents globally, out of which 11115 have been granted. Of these 16558 patents, more than 33% patents are active. United States of America is where Seagate Technology has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Japan and China. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Seagate Technology.

Seagate Technology was founded in the year 1979. The Company manufactures and distributes hard drives and storage solutions. The Company produces hard disk drives, retail storage products and provides data-recovery services. Company serves consumers in retail, small and large businesses throughout the world. As of April 2023, the market cap of Seagate Technology is $13.27 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Seagate Technology have?

The founders Alan Shugart has 0 patent and Finis Conner has 12 patents. The CEO Stephen Luczo has 0 patent.

How many patents does Seagate Technology have?

Seagate Technology has a total of 16558 patents globally. These patents belong to 8772 unique patent families. Out of 16558 patents, 5471 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Seagate Technology File Every Year?

Seagate Technology 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 GrantSeagate Technology Applications FiledSeagate Technology Patents Granted
202339
202291273
2021193295
2020301376
2019287471
2018443533
2017512671
2016459744
2015632741
2014890624
20131020475
2012588537
2011593527

How many Seagate Technology patents are Alive/Dead?

Seagate Technology Patent Portfolio

 How Many Patents did Seagate Technology File in Different Countries?

Seagate Technology Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Seagate Technology Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America9495
Japan1220
China980
Korea (South)952
Europe559
Singapore543
Taiwan383
United Kingdom307
Germany293
Australia206
Austria163
Malaysia134
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)67
Philippines30
Canada25
India24
Israel7
Brazil6
Spain6
France1
Russia1

Where are Research Centres of Seagate Technology Patents Located?

R&D Center of Seagate Technology

 10 Best Seagate Technology Patents

US6445530B1 is the most popular patent in the Seagate Technology portfolio. It has received 697 citations so far from companies like Ethicon, Stmicroelectronics and Maxtor Corporation.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Seagate Technology:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6445530B1697
US20120023144A1447
US6336174B1389
US6504675B1362
US6493804B1327
US20060041505A1310
US7392542B2277
US20140229654A1274
US6738205B1262
US6973553B1260

How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to Seagate Technology patents?

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 2483 Seagate Technology patents in 12663 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Seagate Technology patent portfolio are Western Digital Technologies, IBM and Samsung.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Seagate Technology –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Seagate Technology PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Western Digital Technologies384878
IBM262635
Samsung184565
Toshiba151652
Micron Technology124347
Intel119349
Sk Hynix102281
Bank Of New York100327
Chase Bank86269
Sandisk Technologies83273

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Seagate Technology Patents

 Top Seagate Technology Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US9183134B239
US7536506B222
US7313721B218
US9195775B217
US7487391B217
US7010645B217
US7536584B216
US7234144B216
US20060041505A116
US20130297894A116
US20060045304A116
US9437404B215
US7327600B215
US20110252289A115
US7175925B213

What Percentage of Seagate Technology US Patent Applications were Granted?

Seagate Technology (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 6612 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 6131 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 93.37%.

Below are the key stats of Seagate Technology patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Seagate Technology?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Seagate Technology93697.54%
Westman Champlin & Koehler45392.27%
David B Harrison218100.00%
James A Sheridan17696.00%
Sheridan Ross173100.00%
Merchant & Gould16198.76%
Bill D Mccarthy14297.18%
Kinney & Lange14295.07%
Baker Botts91100.00%
David M Sigmond9098.89%

What are Seagate Technology key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Seagate Technology?

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

R&D Focus: How has Seagate Technology search focus changed over the years?

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