IFI CLAIMS 2014 Top 50 US Patent Assignees

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Rank Grants Assignee Rank
1 7,534 International Business Machines Corp
2 4,952 Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
3 4,055 Canon KK
4 3,224 Sony Corp
5 2,829 Microsoft Corp
6 2,608 Toshiba Corp
7 2,590 Qualcomm Inc
8 2,566 Google Inc
9 2,122 LG Electronics Inc
10 2,095 Panasonic Corp
11 2,003 Apple Inc
12 1,860 General Electric Co
13 1,820 Fujitsu Ltd
14 1,662 Seiko Epson Corp
15 1,634 Ricoh Co Ltd
16 1,578 Intel Corp
17 1,574 Hewlett Packard Development Co LP
18 1,537 Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson
18 1,537 Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd
20 1,511 Samsung Display Co Ltd
21 1,502 Toyota Motor Corp
22 1,475 GM Global Technology Operations LLC
23 1,460 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co
24 1,337 BlackBerry Ltd
25 1,307 AT&T Intellectual Property I LP
26 1,197 Broadcom Corp
27 1,177 Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co Ltd
28 1,147 Honda Motor Co Ltd
29 1,142 Brother Kogyo KK
30 1,107 Sharp KK
31 1,097 Robert Bosch GmbH
32 1,095 Cisco Technology Inc
33 1,069 Micron Technology Inc
34 1,058 Siemens AG
35 977 NEC Corp
36 967 Xerox Corp
37 930 FUJIFILM Corp
38 908 Hitachi Ltd
39 902 SK Hynix Inc
40 901 Boeing Co
41 897 Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
42 868 Koninklijke Philips NV
43 839 Mitsubishi Electric Corp
44 835 Fuji Xerox Co Ltd
45 833 Texas Instruments Inc
46 815 Denso Corp
47 790 Ford Global Technologies LLC
48 775 Huawei Technologies Co Ltd
49 749 Honeywell International Inc
50 745 Amazon Technologies Inc

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.