IAM Patent 1000 2022

Patents are essential business commodities and knowing how to obtain, enforce and monetise them has become mission critical. The IAM Patent 1000 has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise.

Taiwan

Despite the global chip shortage in early 2021, the semiconductor industry is still the driving force of Taiwan’s latest patent development. Totalling 15% of the island’s gross domestic produce, it is no surprise that players in this industry are Taiwan’s top domestic patent filers. In particular, TSMC – currently the...

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Despite the global chip shortage in early 2021, the semiconductor industry is still the driving force of Taiwan’s latest patent development. Totalling 15% of the island’s gross domestic produce, it is no surprise that players in this industry are Taiwan’s top domestic patent filers. In particular, TSMC – currently the most valuable company in Asia – has grown its patent portfolio drastically. It filed more than 1,200 domestic invention patent applications in the first six months of 2021, which was an astonishing figure given that it already surpassed the entirety of 2020. Going forward, Taiwanese tech giants will be looking for opportunities to utilise their vast patent portfolios as well as monetise their mature IP assets. Analysts foresee that many of their IP teams are preparing to license their US rights in 2022.

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