2018 台灣專利百大榜:台積、高通、SEL、工研院拔得頭籌

TSMC, Qualcomm, SEL Lead the Patent Rankings 2018 in Taiwan 

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107年台灣地區專利申請的統計結果出爐,本國法人由台灣積體電路製造股份有限公司(簡稱「台積電」)以944件再度蟬聯第一,外國法人則由高通公司(Qualcomm)以1,011件居首;而專利獲證總數方面,本國及外國法人分別由台積電公司的430件、及半導體能源研究所股份有限公司(SEL)的474件位列首位。

According to newly released government statistics in Taiwan, TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) has been ranked No. 1 in residents’ patent applications with 944 cases, for three straight years since 2016, and No.1 in residents’ patent grants with 430 patents for the first time in 2018. As for non-residents’ patent activities, Qualcomm Inc took the first place with 1,011 applications and SEL (Semiconductor Energy Labor) with 474 grants.

上述統計資料,來自經濟部智慧財產局1月28日公布的107年度專利申請及公告發證報告。加總發明、設計及新型三種專利,智財局全年累計受理專利申請73,421件,較上年略減1%,申請案主要集中在發明專利(78%),發明專利申請數量成長3%。其中,本國人提出的發明專利申請達 18,365件(年增1%),外國人提出的發明專利申請則達29,064件(年增4%)。

On January 28, 2019, TIPO (Taiwan Intellectual Property Office) released its IPR Statistics Report 2018 in which new applications for all three types of patents slightly dropped by 1 percent to 73,421 cases. 78 percent of the patent applications were filed for inventions, a 3 percent increase from 2017. Besides, 18,365 cases of these invention applications were filed by residents and 29,064 cases by non-residents, with a 1 percent and a 4 percent growth respectively.

本國專利申請人中,台積電的專利申請量自104年持續成長,107年再創新高;友達光電股份有限公司以586件躍居第2位;瑞昱半導體股份有限公司以195件、年增率60%,首次進入前十大。宏達國際電子股份有限公司以185件再度回到第9位,年增率78%為前十大最高。

Among local applicants, TSMC has filed 944 (invention) applications, earned 430 patent grants in 2018, and continues to be the highest-ranked. AU Optronics Corp came in second with 586 filings, followed by Acer with 476 filings. IC designer Realtek Semiconductor Corp cracked the top ten for the first time with 195 applicants, a 60 percent increase from the previous year. In addition, HTC returned to the ninth places for the third time with 185 applications, a notable 78 percent yearly growth.

外國專利申請人中,高通公司申請1,011件位居第一,年增率67%,增加幅度亦居前十大法人之首。阿里巴巴集團服務有限公司則減少21%,以599件退居第2。迪思科股份有限公司285件、及美商康寧公司270件,分別年增37%、18%,均首次進入前十大。

Among foreign applicants, Qualcomm overtook Alibaba Group with 1,011 applications and a 67 percent yearly growth, the largest increase within the top ten non-resident applicants. The Chinese e-commerce giant slipped to the second place with 599 applications, a 27 percent drop from a year earlier. DISCO with 285 filings and Corning with 272 filings have both made the top ten for the first year.

2018年計有25所學校及6家機構進入我國專利申請百大榜,這25所學校申請的發明、設計專利件數,分別成長5%及26%,新型專利申請件數則減少2%,減幅明顯緩和。遠東科技大學申請數 184件,是唯一進入前十大的大學,申請案以新型專利(159件)為主。若從發明專利申請數來看,國立成功大學以92件奪得學校排序首位;國立清華大學、國立交通大學以85件並列第二。

There are 25 universities and 6 research institutes named in the top 100 rankings. The total numbers of new invention and utility model filings by these 25 universities rose by 5 percent to 1,054 cases and 26 percent to 789 cases, respectively. The filings for design patents dropped by 2 percent, with a slower decline, to 53 cases. The only university included in the top ten rankings is Far-East University with 184 applications, mostly (159) for utility models. Of the applications for inventions, the best performer was National Cheng Kung University with 92 cases, followed by National Tsing Hua University and National Chiao Tung University, both with 85 cases.

研究機構方面,6家進榜機構107年的發明專利申請件數減少5%,財團法人工業技術研究院申請441件,穩居研究機構之冠,並為本國法人申請第5位,國家中山科學研究院申請112件居次。

New applications for inventions filed by the 6 research institutes saw a 5 percent decline in 2018. ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute) remains in the top five with 441 cases at the fifth place. Following is NCSIST (National Chung-Shan Institute of Science & Technology) with 112 cases at the 23rd place.

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