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TIPO releases IPR statistics for the first half of 2018

  • Date Posted:2018-09-28

In the first half of 2018, TIPO received a total of 35,293 applications for invention, utility model, and design patents, a 1 percent drop from the same period last year. Among them, the number of invention patent applications has been on the rise for six seasons in a row.
For invention patent applications, by nationality of applicants, 8,408 applications were filed by Taiwanese nationals while 14,075 ones filed by foreigners, representing a 4 and 2 percent year-on-year increase, as well as a positive growth for the seventh consecutive season and a turn toward positive growth in the season, respectively. By nationality of applicants of foreign origins, Japan topped the list with 6,378 applications, followed by the US (3,263).
As for invention patent applications by domestic companies, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) came top with 345 applications, followed by AU Optronics (AUO) (244), MediaTek Inc. (177), Acer (163), and Hon Hai (138). TSMC has reclaimed the top spot again, with a 5 percent increase from the same period of last year. Other companies made it on to the top ten list include Pegatron Corporation and HTC, showing great growth potential with their 156 and 146 percent year-on-year increase, respectively. For applications by foreign companies, Qualcomm topped the list with 585 applications, followed by Applied Materials (229), Alibaba Group Holding Limited (213), Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL) (193), and Nitto Denko (156). Qualcomm outperformed its peers by an increase of 120 percent in this period.
In the meantime, the number of new applications for trademark registration (42,156) in the first half of 2018 has risen 4 percent from the same period last year, representing a seventh consecutive season of growth. Among them, 29,885 applications were filed by Taiwanese nationals while 12,271 ones filed by foreigners, representing a 0.5 percent decrease and an 18 percent increase, respectively. By nationality of applicants of foreign origins, mainland China topped the list with 2,742 applications, followed by Japan (2,273), the US (2,089), Hong Kong (814), and South Korea (675). Figures of all of countries on the top-five list have all shown positive growth, with mainland China outperforming its peers with a 32 percent rise.

  • Update Date:2018-09-28  Visitors:338