Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) Patents – Insights & Stats

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation was founded in 2000 by Richard Ru Gin Chang and is doing business in semiconductor foundry. The Company provides integrated circuit foundry and technology services including the testing, development, design, manufacturing, packaging, and sale of integrated circuits. As of October 2021, SIMC has a market cap of than $256.07 billion.

SIMC has a total of 16197 patents globally, out of which 11011 have been granted. Of these 16197 patents, more than 69% patents are active. China is where SIMC has filed maximum number of patents, followed by USA and Europe and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for SIMC is China, it has generated an annual revenue of $1.34 billion in 2021. Parallelly, China seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of SIMC.

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

How many patents does SMIC have?

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation has a total of 16197 patents globally. These patents belong to 13885 unique patent families. Out of 16197 patents, 11248 patents are active.

How many Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Patent Families

How Many Patents did Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation File Every Year?

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 GrantSMIC Applications FiledSMIC Patents Granted
202120528
20203151119
2019890671
20186641204
201714001234
201615191066
20151324886
20141931817
20131545698
20121045762
20111006699

How Many Patents did SMIC Filed in Different Countries?

Countries in which Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation Filed Patents

CountryPatents
China13737
United States Of America2093
Europe265
Taiwan69
Korea (South)12
India1

Where are Research Centers of SMIC Patents Located?

10 Best Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation Patents

US6147009A is the most popular patent in the SMIC portfolio. It has received 622 citations so far from companies like IBM and Applied Materials.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6147009A622
US20080081483A1228
US6891192B2177
US8158512B2149
US7923790B1113
US7659150B195
US20070072376A195
US7514760B185
US7639104B175
US8349635B169

Which Companies are using SMIC 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 Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation patent portfolio are Tsmc (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company), IBM and Samsung.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Tsmc (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company)218
IBM71
Samsung68
Globalfoundries55
Umc47
Wilmington Trust28
Intel21
Applied Materials14
Qualcomm12
Texas Instruments10

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on SMIC Patents

Top SMIC Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7923790B113
US8809173B112
US20080081483A112
US8288835B210
US9368497B28
US8349635B18
US7639104B18
US7659150B18
US9362286B27
US8313970B26
US20080145985A16
US7989309B26
US9147598B25
US9117906B25
US8828814B25

What Percentage of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation US Patent Applications were Granted?

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 1722 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 1432 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 92.15%.

Below are the key stats of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation’s patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Anova Law Group70995.34%
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Llp49592.53%
Innovation Counsel Llp21891.83%
Squire Patton Boggs7256.94%
Bgl5496.15%
Koppel Patrick Heybl & Philpott4292.86%
Crowell Bgl37100.00%
Silicon Laboratories Inc19100.00%
Anova Law Group1586.67%
Bozicevic Field & Francis9100.00%

SMIC has made a breakthrough in the 1st generation FinFET technology which represents the most advanced level of independent R&D of IC manufacturing technology in mainland China.

SIMC is one of the leading foundries in the world, the most advanced and the largest foundry with the broadest technology coverage and the most comprehensive semiconductor manufacturing service.

What are SIMC‘s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation Patents?

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

R&D FocusHow Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation Research Focus Changed Over the Years?

Interested in knowing about the areas of innovation that are being protected by SMIC?

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