Solyndra Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Solyndra has a total of 124 patents globally, out of which 37 have been granted. Of these 124 patents, more than 9% patents are active. Japan is where Solyndra has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and China and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for Solyndra is USA, Japan & Europe. Parallelly, USA and Europe seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Solyndra.

Solyndra was founded in 2005 by Christian Gronet. Solyndra designs and manufactures photovoltaic systems for the commercial rooftop market. Solyndra employs high-volume manufacturing based on proven technologies and processes. Using proprietary cylindrical modules and thin-film technology, Solyndra systems are designed to provide the lowest installed cost per system.

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

How many patents does Solyndra have?

Solyndra has a total of 124 patents globally. These patents belong to 34 unique patent families. Out of 124 patents, 11 patents are active.

How many Solyndra patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Solyndra Patents Portfolio

Patent Families

Solyndra Patents

How Many Patents did Solyndra File Every Year?

Solyndra 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 GrantSolyndra Applications FiledSolyndra Patents Granted
20064
200758
200852
200932
201015
201115
20127
201339
201429

How Many Patents did Solyndra File in Different Countries?

Solyndra Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Solyndra Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Japan16
China15
Europe14
United States Of America10
Korea (South)9
Singapore7
Germany5
Malaysia4
India3
Philippines3
Canada1

Where are Research Centers of Solyndra Patents Located?

Research Centers of Solyndra Patents

10 Best Solyndra Patents

US20080029152A1 is the most popular patent in the Solyndra portfolio. It has received 218 citations so far from companies like PARC, Soraa Inc and tenKsolar.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Solyndra:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20080029152A1218
US20080047599A169
US20070227579A156
WO2007012026A139
US20080110488A113
US20090114268A112
US7890054B211
WO2008112239A29
KR1020080107470A9
KR1020080112313A7

What Percentage of Solyndra US Patent Applications were Granted?

Solyndra (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 97 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 29 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 39.73%.

Below are the key stats of Solyndra patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Solyndra?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Morgan Lewis & Bockius6738.81%
Jones Day160%
Haverstock & Owens30%
E Randall Smith20%
Jones & Smith20%
Oblon Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt1100.00%

Solyndra, a solar energy start-up that received a loan guarantee from the Energy Department, filed for bankruptcy. While this is extremely sad, Solyndra was widely regarded as a promising and innovative company at the time the loan guarantee was issued:

In 2010, MIT’s Technology Review named Solyndra one of the world’s “50 Most Innovative Companies,” and it was listed in the Wall Street Journal’s “The Next Big Thing: Top 50 Venture Backed Companies.”

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What are Solyndra’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Solyndra?

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

R&D Focus: How Solyndra search focus changed over the years?

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