IFI CLAIMS® 2016 Top 50 US Patent Assignees

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Assignee 2016 Grants 2015 Grants % Change Previous Rank Rank Change
1 International Business Machines Corp 8,088 7,355 9.97 1 none
2 Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 5,518 5,072 8.79 2 none
3 Canon KK 3,665 4,134 -11.34 3 none
4 Qualcomm Inc 2,897 2,900 -0.1 4 none
5 Google Inc 2,835 2,835 0 5 none
6 Intel Corp 2,784 2,048 35.94 9 3
7 LG Electronics Inc 2,428 2,242 8.3 8 1
8 Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC 2,398 1,956 22.6 10 2
9 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) Ltd 2,288 1,774 28.97 13 4
10 Sony Corp 2,181 2,455 -11.16 7 -3
11 Apple Inc 2,102 1,938 8.46 11 none
12 Samsung Display Co Ltd 2,023 1,838 10.07 12 none
13 Toshiba Corp 1,954 2,627 -25.62 6 -7
14 Amazon Technologies Inc 1,662 1,136 46.3 26 12
15 Seiko Epson Corp 1,647 1,620 1.67 16 1
16 General Electric Co 1,646 1,757 -6.32 14 -2
17 Fujitsu Ltd 1,568 1,467 6.88 19 2
18 Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson 1,552 1,407 10.31 20 2
19 Ford Global Technologies LLC 1,524 1,185 28.61 24 5
20 Toyota Motor Corp 1,417 1,581 -10.37 17 -3
21 Ricoh Co Ltd 1,412 1,627 -13.21 15 -6
22 GlobalFoundries Inc 1,407 609 131.03 60 38
23 Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co Ltd 1,400 1,474 -5.02 18 -5
24 Robert Bosch GmbH 1,207 1,142 5.69 25 1
25 Huawei Technologies Co Ltd 1,202 800 50.25 44 19
26 SK Hynix Inc 1,125 891 26.26 39 13
27 GM Global Technology Operations LLC 1,123 1,315 -14.6 21 -6
28 Koninklijke Philips NV 1,069 923 15.82 37 9
29 Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co Ltd 1,054 1,129 -6.64 27 -2
30 Boeing Co 1,053 976 7.89 34 4
31 Hyundai Motor Co 1,035 744 39.11 50 19
32 Mitsubishi Electric Corp 1,016 896 13.39 38 6
33 Siemens AG 984 1,011 -2.67 32 -1
34 Cisco Technology Inc 978 960 1.88 36 2
35 Brother Industries Ltd 926 1,187 -21.99 23 -12
36 Honda Motor Co Ltd 922 1,031 -10.57 31 -5
37 AT&T Intellectual Property I LP 921 885 4.07 40 3
38 NEC Corp 890 792 12.37 45 7
39 Texas Instruments Inc 887 808 9.78 43 4
40 BOE Technology Group Co Ltd 870 285 205.26 122 82
41 Micron Technology Inc 863 961 -10.2 35 -6
42 Sharp Corp 829 997 -16.85 33 -9
43 Broadcom Corp 823 1,085 -24.15 28 -15
44 Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd 803 1,083 -25.85 29 -15
45 BlackBerry Ltd 771 1,071 -28.01 30 -15
46 Denso Corp 756 778 -2.83 46 none
47 KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc 742 692 7.23 52 5
48 FUJIFILM Corp 699 747 -6.43 47 -1
49 Nokia Technologies Oy 695 400 73.75 88 39
50 Honeywell International Inc 672 746 -9.92 48 -2

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

2016 Grant counts are based on data available as of January 7, 2017.

2015 Grant counts are based on rankings produced on January 16, 2016.