Silicon Labs Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Silicon Labs was founded in 1996 by Navdeep S Sooch and is doing business in designing and manufacturing semiconductors, other silicon devices and software contributing to Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure worldwide. As of October 2021, Silicon Labs has a market cap of $6.20 Billion.

Silicon Labs has a total of 2271 patents globally, out of which 1546 have been granted. Of these 2271 patents, more than 59% patents are active. The United States of America is where Silicon Labs has filed maximum number of patents, followed by China and Germany and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for Silicon Labs is the USA, it has generated annual revenue of $0.88 billion in the year 2021. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Silicon Labs.

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

How many patents does Silicon Labs have?

Silicon Labs has a total of 2271 patents globally. These patents belong to 1233 unique patent families. Out of 2271 patents, 1341 patents are active.

How many Silicon Labs patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Silicon Labs Patent Portfolio

Patent Families

Silicon Labs Patent Families

How Many Patents did Silicon Labs File Every Year?

Silicon Labs Patent Portfolio

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.

Years of Patent Filing or GrantSilicon Labs Application FiledSilicon Labs Patents Granted
20219152
202073151
2019104155
2018130125
2017106127
201610288
201598111
201499112
201389113
2012107124
2011111124

How Many Patents did Silicon Labs File in Different Countries?

Silicon Labs Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Silicon Labs Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America1544
China262
Germany135
Europe64
Korea (South)21
Australia20
Singapore15
Taiwan14
Japan13
Finland13
United Kingdom8
Austria8
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)6
India3
France1

Where are Research Centers of Silicon Labs Patents Located?

Silicon Labs R&D Center

10 Best Silicon Labs Patents

US20100245289A1 is the most popular patent in the Silicon Labs portfolio. It has received 194 citations so far from companies like Apple Computer Inc., Microsoft Corporation and Seiko Epson.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Silicon Labs:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20100245289A1194
US20100245286A1185
US7486386B1184
US20080170511A1183
US6856236B2180
US6944697B2173
US6323735B1151
US6816933B1145
US6980080B2132
US7142835B2129

Which Companies are using Silicon Labs 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 Silicon Labs patent portfolio are Qualcomm, Samsung and Texas Instruments.

CompanyNumber of Patents
Qualcomm72
Samsung60
Texas Instruments49
Infineon Technologies34
Intel34
Analog Devices33
Apple32
Avago Technologies26
Mediatek25
Morgan Stanley22

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Silicon Labs Patents

Silicon Labs Blocked Patents

Top Silicon Labs Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejecting Applications
US20100245289A126
US20110157068A119
US8041227B218
US7163148B217
US7486386B115
US20120001841A113
US8704152B212
US7385453B211
US20100245286A111
US20120162636A111

What Percentage of Silicon Labs US Patent Applications were Granted?

Silicon Labs (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 1939 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 1646 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 88.69%.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Silicon Labs?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Silicon Laboratories Inc755100.00%
Trop Pruner & Hu P C23089.52%
Maximillian R Peterson11867.65%
Munck Wilson Mandala L L P11588.50%
Polansky & Associates P L L C11596.33%
Cesari & Reed L L P8386.75%
Kowert Hood Munyon Rankin & Goetzel P C7090.91%
Egan Peterman Enders & Huston Llp6867.65%
Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch Llp Qualcomm6595.31%
Huffman Law Group P C4397.37%

Silicon Labs’s mission: “To empower developers to create wirelessly connected devices that transform industries, grow economies and improve lives.

Being a leader in secure, intelligent wireless technology, Silicon Labs‘s integrated hardware and software platform, intuitive development tools, unmatched ecosystem and robust support make it ideal in building advanced industrial, commercial, home and life applications. Silicon Labs have “innovators” dedicated to solving consumers’ toughest challenges with breakthrough connected solutions. It helps the developers to solve complex wireless challenges throughout the product lifecycle and focus on innovation and simplicity, eliminating the unnecessary and perfecting the essentials as and when required.

What are Silicon Labs‘s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Silicon Labs Patents?

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

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R&D FocusHow Silicon Labs Research Focus Changed Over the Years?

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