Microchip Technology Incorporated Patent Portfolio Statistics

Microchip Technology Incorporated

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This article summarizes the perfomance of the assignee in the recent years. The overall statistics for this portfolio help to analyze the areas where the assignee is performing well. The filing trend, perfomance across the tech centers and the perfomance of the recent applications has been mentioned below. All the stats are calculated based on the perfomance in USPTO.

How does the overall patent portfolio of Microchip Technology Incorporated look like?

Total Applications: 4,364
Granted Patents: 3,959
Grant Index 94.67 %
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 223 (5.33%)
In-Process Applications: 175
Average Grant Time: 2.74 Years
Average Office Actions: 1.59

Which Technology Area Microchip Technology Incorporated is filing most patents in? (Last 10 years)

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
2816 Semiconductors/Memory 233
2838 Electrical Circuits and Systems 190
2824 Semiconductors/Memory 169
2827 Semiconductors/Memory 159
2819 Semiconductors/Memory 145

How many patents are Microchip Technology Incorporated filing every year?

Year Total Applications
2022 0*
2021 54*
2020 123
2019 105
2018 185

*The drop in the number of applications filed in last two years compared to previous years is because applications can take up to 18 months to get published

Recently filed patent applications of Microchip Technology Incorporated in USPTO?

Publication number: US20210385061A1
Application number: 17/445,811

Abstract:
Systems, devices, and methods related to selecting a sample phase of a signal are disclosed. A method includes sampling a signal including a plurality of symbols with a plurality of different sample phases to obtain sample values of each of the plurality of symbols at each of the plurality of different sample phases. The signal is received from a shared transmission medium. The method also includes determining an edge sample phase of the plurality of different sample phases that corresponds to edges of the symbols based on the sample values. The method further includes determining a center sample phase of the plurality of different sample phases based on the determined edge sample phase, and using the determined center sample phase to determine values of the symbols.

Publication date: 2021-12-09
Applicant: Microchip Technology Incorporated
Inventors: Jiachi Yu


Publication number: US20210385274A1
Application number: 17/445,523

Abstract:
Methods of synchronizing sequence numbers of a number of devices of a network are disclosed. A method may include incrementing, at each of a first device and a second device of a network, a sequence number, wherein the sequence number is indicative of a number of frames generated at the associated device since the timing event. The method may also include inserting, at each of the first device and the second device, the sequence number into an associated frame. Related networks and devices are also disclosed.

Publication date: 2021-12-09
Applicant: Microchip Technology Incorporated
Inventors: Ellegaard Lars


Publication number: US20210368030A1
Application number: 17/444,248

Abstract:
Compact timestamps and related methods, systems and devices are described. An encoder is configured to generate compact timestamps of the disclosure by sampling states of linear feedback shift registers (LFSRs). A decoder may be configured to determine timing information responsive to the compact timestamps.

Publication date: 2021-11-25
Applicant: Microchip Technology Incorporated
Inventors: Jason M Sachs


How are Microchip Technology Incorporated’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/445,811 Fast Initial Phase Search For Digital Clock And Data Recovery And Related Systems, Devices, And Methods Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/445,523 Synchronization Of Sequence Numbers In A Network Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/444,248 Compact Timestamp, Encoders And Decoders That Implement The Same, And Related Devices, Systems And Methods Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/305,561 Time-Synchronized Hardware Controllers And Related Audio Systems And Circuitry OPAP Central, Docket
17/304,621 Recognizing Transistor-Transistor Logic Levels (Ttl) At An Input Circuit With Increased Immunity To Static Current Draw Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 2842 O Neill, Patrick