Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has a total of 68860 patents globally, out of which 30226 have been granted. Of these 68860 patents, more than 82% patents are active. The United States of America is where Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by China and Taiwan. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D center and also is the origin country of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company was founded in 1987 by Morris Chang. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company manufactures and markets integrated circuits. The Company provides the following services: wafer manufacturing, wafer probing, assembly and testing, mask production, and design services. TSMC’s ICs are used in computer, communication, consumer electronics, automotive, and industrial equipment industries. As of August 2022, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has a market cap of $464.25 Billion.

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

How many patents does the Founder and CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company have?

The Founder Morris Chang has 0 patents and the CEO C. C. Wei has 0 patents.

How many patents does Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company have?

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has a total of 68860 patents globally. These patents belong to 24200 unique patent families. Out of 68860 patents, 56635 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company File Every Year?

TSMC 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 GrantTSMC Applications FiledTSMC Patents Granted
201118631068
20123022161
20133354842
201433582063
20153823
201645962270
201750113373
201856123577
201971851247
202071973133
202161281860
202211161201

How many Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

TSMC patents portfolio

How Many Patents did Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company File in Different Countries?

TSMC worldwide patents

Countries in which Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America34341
China13170
Taiwan12635
Korea (South)4296
Germany2957
Japan692
Europe323
Singapore315
Netherlands48
France18
Canada10
India10
Israel9
United Kingdom6
Austria5
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)4

Where are Research Centers of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Patents Located?

Research centers of  TSMC patents

10 Best Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Patents

US9520482B1 is the most popular patent in the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company portfolio. It has received 1128 citations so far from companies like IBM and GlobalFoundries Inc.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US9520482B11128
US9576814B21075
US8785285B2897
US8823065B2710
US8860148B2709
US8772109B2705
US9496189B2705
US9372206B2700
US9281254B2696
US8816444B2695

Which Companies are using Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company 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 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company patent portfolio are Samsung, IBM and Globalfoundries.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Samsung Electronics1571
IBM1241
Globalfoundries1012
Umc825
Intel696
Micron Technology410
Qualcomm365
Applied Materials354
Semiconductor Manufacturing International (Shanghai) Corporation316
Texas Instruments307

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Patents

Top Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7311431B241
US7393733B236
US7176522B233
US6788477B232
US20110049568A131
US20120319211A125
US20050147920A124
US20090230479A123
US20110278676A123
US7750338B222
US8048723B221
US20090303176A121
US20110210444A121
US20080296697A121
US20100178761A120

What Percentage of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company US Patent Applications were Granted?

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 28330 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 23569 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 94.7%.

Below are the key stats of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Haynes And Boone Llp457394.36%
Hauptman Ham Llp238797.87%
Eschweiler & Potashnik Llc190299.09%
Mcclure Qualey & Rodack Llp152493.46%
Slater Matsil Llp137876.23%
Duane Morris Llp135386.96%
Saile Ackerman Llc134498.59%
Jciprnet124699.50%
Maschoff Brennan109199.51%
Mcdermott Will & Emery Llp104399.61%

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What are Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company?

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

R&D Focus: How has Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company search focus changed over the years?

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