Synopsys Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Synopsys has a total of 5236 patents globally, out of which 3844 have been granted. Of these 5236 patents, more than 70% patents are active. United States of America is where Synopsys has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by China and Europe. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Synopsys.

Synopsys was founded in 1986 by Aart de Geus. Synopsys supplies electronic design automation solutions to the global electronics market. The Company provides design technologies to creators of advanced integrated circuits, electronic systems, and systems on a chip. Synopsys also provides consulting services and support to its customers to streamline the overall design process and accelerate time to market. As of April 2022, Synopsys has a market cap of $45.49 Billion.

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

How many patents does the Founder and CEO of Synopsys have?

The Founder Aart de Geus has 0 patents and the CEO, Chi-Foon Chan has 0 patents.

How many patents does Synopsys have?

Synopsys has a total of 5236 patents globally. These patents belong to 2373 unique patent families. Out of 5236 patents, 3688 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Synopsys File Every Year?

Synopsys 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 GrantSynopsys Applications FiledSynopsys Patents Granted
2011184228
2012234235
2013326300
2014292382
2015231261
2016175214
2017213184
2018112163
2019134227
2020160181
2021138151
202234

How many Synopsys patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Synopsys Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Synopsys File in Different Countries?

Synopsys Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Synopsys Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America3111
China398
Europe299
Taiwan277
Japan167
Germany165
Korea (South)122
Australia61
Canada42
Austria28
United Kingdom19
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)17
India16
Israel16
Finland10
Singapore9
France6
Spain3
Portugal1
Sweden1
Denmark1

Where are Research Centers of Synopsys Patents Located?

Research Centers of Synopsys Patents

10 Best Synopsys Patents

US6470489B1 is the most popular patent in the Synopsys portfolio. It has received 519 citations so far from companies like Tela Innovations, Kla-Tencor Corp and United Microelectronics Corp.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6470489B1519
US6370679B1496
US7247887B2470
US7190050B2419
US6992925B2358
US7155689B2355
US6505328B1355
US6505327B2348
US7528465B2343
US7265008B2342

Which Companies are using Synopsys 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 Synopsys patent portfolio are IBM, Tsmc, and Cadence Design Systems.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
IBM192
Tsmc171
Cadence Design Systems120
Samsung Electronics102
Globalfoundries76
Mentor Graphics64
Intel56
Wilmington Trust52
Xilinx46
Altera43

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Synopsys Patents

Top Synopsys Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7651243B244
US8595661B222
US8561003B218
US20070299825A117
US8676361B216
US7155689B216
US7181768B116
US8688676B215
US6445065B115
US20060039160A115
US8464346B214
US7613599B214
US8726394B213
US7777955B213
US7508031B212

What Percentage of Synopsys US Patent Applications were Granted?

Synopsys (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 2735 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 2495 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 95.81%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Synopsys?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Synopsys Fenwick63096.56%
Synopsys Inc41594.67%
Pvf Synopsys Inc34498.22%
Alston & Bird Llp26997.39%
Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld Llp17694.55%
Cpa Global Limited92100.00%
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox Pllc8290.48%
Bever Hoffman & Harms Llp7793.06%
Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson4796.67%
Ndwe Synopsys Inc4397.56%

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What are Synopsys’ key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Synopsys?

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

R&D Focus: How has Synopsys’ search focus changed over the years?

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Updated on April 30, 2022

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