IFI CLAIMS 2015 Top 50 US Patent Assignees

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Rank Grants Assignee Rank
1 7,355 International Business Machines Corp
2 5,072 Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
3 4,134 Canon KK
4 2,900 Qualcomm Inc
5 2,835 Google Inc
6 2,627 Toshiba Corp
7 2,455 Sony Corp
8 2,242 LG Electronics Inc
9 2,048 Intel Corp
10 1,956 Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC
11 1,938 Apple Inc
12 1,838 Samsung Display Co Ltd
13 1,774 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co
14 1,757 General Electric Co
15 1,627 Ricoh Co Ltd
16 1,620 Seiko Epson Corp
17 1,581 Toyota Motor Corp
18 1,474 Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co Ltd
19 1,467 Fujitsu Ltd
20 1,407 Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson
21 1,315 GM Global Technology Operations LLC
22 1,304 Hewlett Packard Development Co LP
23 1,187 Brother Kogyo KK
24 1,185 Ford Global Technologies LLC
25 1,142 Robert Bosch GmbH
26 1,136 Amazon Technologies Inc
27 1,129 Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co Ltd
28 1,085 Broadcom Corp
29 1,083 Hon Hai Precision IndUnited Statestry Co Ltd
30 1,071 BlackBerry Ltd
31 1,031 Honda Motor Co Ltd
32 1,011 Siemens AG
33 997 Sharp KK
34 976 Boeing Co
35 961 Micron Technology Inc
36 960 Cisco Technology Inc
37 923 Koninklijke Philips NV
38 896 Mitsubishi Electric Corp
39 891 SK Hynix Inc
40 885 AT&T Intellectual Property I LP
41 809 Xerox Corp
41 809 Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
43 808 Texas Instruments Inc
44 800 Huawei Technologies Co Ltd
45 792 NEC Corp
46 778 Denso Corp
47 747 FUJIFILM Corp
48 746 Honeywell International Inc
49 745 Covidien LP
50 744 Hyundai Motor Co

Rankings were compiled using the USPTO source-data by current company or assignee name on file at the USPTO.

Grant counts were based on data available as of January 16, 2016