Top Graphene Patent Holders

Top Graphene Patent Holders

Proof Point

South Korean companies Lee Youn Tek and Samsung hold most graphene-related patents between 2004 to 2017 Q1

Top Graphene Patent Holders

2004 – 2017 Q1 (number)

Proof Point Findings

  • Graphene – New material made of crystalline carbon that is strong, light, flexible, and excellent conductor of heat and electricity
  • Korean Organizations Dominate – Yoosung Industrial Co., Ltd. (Lee Youn Tek) (649) and Samsung Electronics (413) top graphene-related patent holders, both from South Korea
  • University-Driven Research – Asian universities active in graphene research and innovation, making up six of top ten graphene patent holders with collective 1,386 patents
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include intensifying focus on graphene research and development, proliferation of new manufacturing innovations (e.g. 3D printing) enabling customization and manipulation of materials, increasing need to overcome physical limitations of existing materials, and continuous diversification of graphene applications


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Date Last Updated

August 8, 2017

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