SK Hynix Patents – Key Insights and Stats

SK Hynix has a total of 1247 patents globally, out of which 971 have been granted. Of these 1247 patents, more than 27% patents are active. Korea (South) is where SK Hynix has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by USA and Germany. Parallelly, Korea (South) seems to be the main focused R&D center and also is the origin country of SK Hynix.

SK Hynix was founded in 1983 by Chung Ju-yung and its subpart of SK Group. SK Hynix provides products and services for the electronic components industries. The Company manufactures semiconductors such as dynamic random access memory (DRAM), NAND flash memory, and static random access memory (SRAM) chips. As of July 2022, SK Hynix has a market cap of $28.68 Billion.

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

How many patents does SK Hynix have?

SK Hynix has a total of 1247 patents globally. These patents belong to 788 unique patent families. Out of 1247 patents, 341 patents are active.

How Many Patents did SK Hynix File Every Year?

SK Hynix 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 GrantSK Hynix Applications FiledSK Hynix Patents Granted
20114627
20125731
20137646
20145163
20151542
20161627
201714
201876
2019115
202088
2021313
20226

How many SK Hynix patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

SK Hynix Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did SK Hynix File in Different Countries?

SK Hynix Worldwide Patents

Countries in which SK Hynix Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Korea (South)327
United States Of America283
Germany222
Japan134
China118
Europe38
Taiwan20
United Kingdom3
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)2
Malaysia2
Singapore1
Canada1

Where are Research Centers of SK Hynix Patents Located?

Research Centers of SK Hynix Patents

10 Best SK Hynix Patents

US7106285B2 is the most popular patent in the SK Hynix portfolio. It has received 246 citations so far from companies like Ignis Innovation Inc, Boe Technology Group and Apple Inc.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of SK Hynix:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US7106285B2246
US20100277400A1225
US8077123B2135
US6741552B1102
US6335721B169
JP2008536330A66
US8923066B165
WO2007148891A161
US6559008B260
US6383876B153

Which Companies are using SK Hynix 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 in the SK Hynix patent portfolio are Samsung, Ignis Innovation Inc and Micron Technology.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Samsung Electronics22
Ignis Innovation Inc11
Micron Technology10
Seagate Technology8
Sandisk Technologies Llc6
Micron Semiconductor Products Inc6
Avago Technologies International Sales Pte Limited5
Sony Corporation5
Western Digital Technologies Inc4
Lsi Corporation3

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on SK Hynix Patents

Top SK Hynix Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8077123B212
US20100277400A110
US8665543B28
US9269448B27
US7129938B27
US7106285B27
US20100328437A15
US8809991B24
US20090058993A14
US20130318285A14
US20090014761A14
US8918696B23
US8677218B23
US20080290440A13
US9059275B23

What Percentage of SK Hynix US Patent Applications were Granted?

SK Hynix (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 9545 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 7383 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 88.7%.

Below are the key stats of SK Hynix patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for SK Hynix?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Ip & T Group Llp426886.35%
William Park & Associates Ltd321688.80%
Ampacc Law Group Pllc78589.43%
Perkins Coie Llp47295.87%
Agora Law Llc15195.70%
Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson Llp81100.00%
Marshall Gerstein & Borun Llp62100.00%
Ladas & Parry Llp3778.38%
Holtz Holtz & Volek Pc3587.50%
Sk Hynix Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Llp3287.50%

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What are SK Hynix key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by SK Hynix?

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

R&D Focus: How has SK Hynix search focus changed over the years?

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Updated on July 19, 2022

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