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 Name Country
1 436 GM Global Technology Operations LLC United States
2 433 Siemens AG Germany
3 372 Audi AG Germany
4 283 Robert Bosch GmbH Germany
5 247 Schaeffler Technologies AG and Co KG Germany
6 242 Volkswagen AG Germany
7 240 Denso Corp Japan
8 231 Toyota Motor Corp Japan
9 225 Infineon Technologies AG Germany
10 220 Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Angewandten Forschung Germany
11 175 Mitsubishi Electric Corp Japan
12 172 Continental Automotive GmbH Germany
13 150 Bayerische Motoren Werke AG Germany
14 130 Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt eV Germany
15 98 Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen AG Germany
16 96 Honda Motor Co Ltd Japan
17 85 Ford Global Technologies LLC United States
18 83 Autoliv Development AB Sweden
19 74 BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgerate GmbH Germany
20 74 Daimler AG Germany
21 73 Airbus Operations GmbH Germany
22 71 International Business Machines Corp United States
23 65 Koenig and Bauer AG Germany
24 62 Airbus Defence and Space GmbH Germany
25 61 Komatsu Ltd Japan
26 60 SEW-Eurodrive GmbH and Co KG Germany
27 58 Knorr Bremse Systeme fur Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH Germany
28 58 Phoenix Contact GmbH and Co KG Germany
29 55 General Motors LLC United States
30 50 SKF AB Sweden
31 45 Epcos AG Germany
32 45 Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG Germany
33 44 FANUC Corp Japan
34 44 Intel Corp United States
35 44 Intel Mobile Communications GmbH Germany
36 44 Technische Universitaet Dresden Germany
37 44 Yazaki Corp Japan
38 42 Suzuki Jidosha Kogyo KK Japan
39 40 Bundesrepublik Deutschland Germany
40 39 Continental Teves AG and Co oHG Germany
41 39 Mann+Hummel GmbH Germany
42 39 Von Ardenne Anlagentechnik GmbH Germany
43 39 ifm electronic GmbH Germany
44 38 GEZE GmbH Germany
45 37 Freudenberg Carl KG Germany
46 35 Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH Germany
47 35 Johnson Controls GmbH and Co KG Germany
48 35 LG Electronics Inc Korea
49 35 Qimonda AG Germany
50 33 LG Display Co Ltd Korea
Counts are based on data published as of January 16, 2015.