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IFI CLAIMS® 2014 Top 50 US Patent Assignees

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RANK Grants Assingee Name Country
1 7534 International Business Machines Corp United States
2 4952 Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Korea
3 4055 Canon KK Japan
4 3224 Sony Corp Japan
5 2829 Microsoft Corp United States
6 2608 Toshiba Corp Japan
7 2590 Qualcomm Inc United States
8 2566 Google Inc United States
9 2122 LG Electronics Inc Korea
10 2095 Panasonic Corp Japan
11 2003 Apple Inc United States
12 1860 General Electric Co United States
13 1820 Fujitsu Ltd Japan
14 1662 Seiko Epson Corp Japan
15 1634 Ricoh Co Ltd Japan
16 1578 Intel Corp United States
17 1574 Hewlett Packard Development Co LP United States
18 1537 Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson Sweden
18 1537 Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd Taiwan
20 1511 Samsung Display Co Ltd Korea
21 1502 Toyota Motor Corp Japan
22 1475 GM Global Technology Operations LLC United States
23 1460 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Taiwan
24 1337 BlackBerry Ltd Canada
25 1307 AT&T Intellectual Property I LP United States
26 1197 Broadcom Corp United States
27 1177 Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co Ltd Japan
28 1147 Honda Motor Co Ltd Japan
29 1142 Brother Kogyo KK Japan
30 1107 Sharp KK Japan
31 1097 Robert Bosch GmbH Germany
32 1095 Cisco Technology Inc United States
33 1069 Micron Technology Inc United States
34 1058 Siemens AG Germany
35 977 NEC Corp Japan
36 967 Xerox Corp United States
37 930 FUJIFILM Corp Japan
38 908 Hitachi Ltd Japan
39 902 SK Hynix Inc Korea
40 901 Boeing Co United States
41 897 Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute Korea
42 868 Koninklijke Philips NV Netherlands
43 839 Mitsubishi Electric Corp Japan
44 835 Fuji Xerox Co Ltd Japan
45 833 Texas Instruments Inc United States
46 815 Denso Corp Japan
47 790 Ford Global Technologies LLC United States
48 775 Huawei Technologies Co Ltd China
49 749 Honeywell International Inc United States
50 745 Amazon Technologies Inc United States
Rankings were compiled using the USPTO source-data by current company or assignee name on file at the USPTO.

(updated 2015/01/29 -- Errata -- ranks 43,44,45 were out of order)