IFI CLAIMS 2015 Top 50 German Patent Assignees

The following counts are based granted utility patents published by the German Patent and Trademark Office in 2015.

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Rank Grants Assignee Rank
1 436 GM Global Technology Operations LLC
2 433 Siemens AG
3 372 Audi AG
4 283 Robert Bosch GmbH
5 247 Schaeffler Technologies AG and Co KG
6 242 Volkswagen AG
7 240 Denso Corp
8 231 Toyota Motor Corp
9 225 Infineon Technologies AG
10 220 Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Angewandten Forschung
11 175 Mitsubishi Electric Corp
12 172 Continental Automotive GmbH
13 150 Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
14 130 Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt eV
15 98 Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen AG
16 96 Honda Motor Co Ltd
17 85 Ford Global Technologies LLC
18 83 Autoliv Development AB
19 74 BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgerate GmbH
20 74 Daimler AG
21 73 Airbus Operations GmbH
22 71 International Business Machines Corp
23 65 Koenig and Bauer AG
24 62 Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
25 61 Komatsu Ltd
26 60 SEW-Eurodrive GmbH and Co KG
27 58 Knorr Bremse Systeme fur Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
28 58 Phoenix Contact GmbH and Co KG
29 55 General Motors LLC
30 50 SKF AB
31 45 Epcos AG
32 45 Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
33 44 FANUC Corp
34 44 Intel Corp
35 44 Intel Mobile Communications GmbH
36 44 Technische Universitaet Dresden
37 44 Yazaki Corp
38 42 Suzuki Jidosha Kogyo KK
39 40 Bundesrepublik Deutschland
40 39 Continental Teves AG and Co oHG
41 39 Mann+Hummel GmbH
42 39 Von Ardenne Anlagentechnik GmbH
43 39 ifm electronic GmbH
44 38 GEZE GmbH
45 37 Freudenberg Carl KG
46 35 Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
47 35 Johnson Controls GmbH and Co KG
48 35 LG Electronics Inc
49 35 Qimonda AG
50 33 LG Display Co Ltd

Counts are based on data published as of January 16, 2015.