Monday, July 16, 2012

Top Patent Recipients (33% Semiconductor Companies)

Semiconductor companies are a major force in applying, receiving, and prosecuting patents. They have a long history of protecting their market shares through patents (Intel vs AMD in the early 90s) and increasing their revenues with patent royalties ( for many years about 10% of Sandisk revenues is from patent royalties).


6 out of 15 Top Patents in 2011 were Semiconductor Companies

For the first time in history the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will open offices outside of the Washington, D.C. area. These new offices will be in areas that have a strong semiconductor presence (Dallas, Denver, and Silicon Valley).
It is exciting to see so many new patents being granted for our growing industry. However, the Patent and Trademark Office does have over 600,000 pending patent applications. It can take up to three years for the patents to be fully processed and approved. In our industry this can pose a definite challenge, as innovative ideas need to be implemented quickly for our ever evolving technology world

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