2020 Patent Assets of the S&P 100

Our unique patent analysis of the S&P 100 gives financial analysts a powerful tool to evaluate the intangible assets of major publicly traded companies.

The ranking below includes S&P 100 companies and their global patent assets on January 4, 2021. Subsidiaries with patent assets are also included. A patent family includes filings of the same invention by the same applicant in multiple countries or jurisdictions.

Ticker Name Active Families (Jan 4, 2021) Active Families (Jan 2, 2020) Δ % Change
IBM International Business Machines Corp 38.541 37.304 1.237 3
MSFT Microsoft Corp 30.042 29.824 218 1
GE General Electric Co 23.630 30.010 -6.380 -21
INTC Intel Corp 23.523 24.628 -1.105 -4
GOOGL Alphabet Inc 21.762 21.084 678 3
QCOM Qualcomm Inc 21.522 21.255 267 1
RTX Raytheon Technologies Corp 20.800 20.800
AAPL Apple Inc 18.161 14.849 3.312 22
F Ford Motor Co 17.905 16.942 963 6
GM General Motors Co 17.384 17.778 -394 -2
HON Honeywell International Inc 14.163 13.892 271 2
TXN Texas Instruments Inc 13.282 13.253 29 0
ORCL Oracle Corp 13.212 13.254 -42 0
MDT Medtronic PLC 12.980 12.400 580 5
JNJ Johnson and Johnson 12.442 12.226 216 2
BA Boeing Co 11.966 10.897 1.069 10
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc 11.874 11.498 376 3
AMZN Amazon com Inc 11.060 9.455 1.605 17
PG Procter and Gamble Co 8.997 8.950 47 1
T AT&T Inc 8.376 8.106 270 3
MMM 3M Co 8.250 8.306 -56 -1
SLB Schlumberger Ltd 7.311 7.412 -101 -1
NKE Nike Inc 7.141 6.787 354 5
DOW Dow Inc 6.761 6.532 229 4
VZ Verizon Communications Inc 6.197 5.656 541 10
ABT Abbott Laboratories 5.939 6.265 -326 -5
CAT Caterpillar Inc 5.936 5.622 314 6
FB Facebook Inc 4.931 3.716 1.215 33
XOM Exxon Mobil Corp 4.434 4.327 107 2
EMR Emerson Electric Co 4.178 3.919 259 7
BRK.A Berkshire Hathaway Inc 4.121 4.191 -70 -2
DHR Danaher Corp 4.024 3.834 190 5
NVDA Nvidia Corp 3.787 3.135 652 21
ADBE Adobe Inc 3.654 3.261 393 12
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc 3.552 3.658 -106 -3
LMT Lockheed Martin Corp 3.272 3.240 32 1
MRK Merck and Co Inc 2.818 2.969 -151 -5
ABBV AbbVie Inc 2.616 1.211 1.405 116
BAC Bank of America Corp 2.440 2.126 314 15
BMY Bristol Myers Squibb Co 2.422 2.503 -81 -3
DIS Walt Disney Co 2.314 2.077 237 11
CL Colgate Palmolive Co 2.312 2.282 30 1
PFE Pfizer Inc 2.096 2.357 -261 -11
CVX Chevron Corp 2.016 2.042 -26 -1
DD DuPont de Nemours Inc 1.891 1.932 -41 -2
ACN Accenture PLC 1.828 1.668 160 10
CRM Salesforce com Inc 1.618 1.618
CMCSA Comcast Corp 1.356 1.201 155 13
PEP Pepsico Inc 1.234 1.229 5 0
COF Capital One Financial Corp 1.184 691 493 71
WMT Walmart Inc 1.163 905 258 29
TGT Target Corp 1.126 1.080 46 4
PYPL PayPal Inc 1.121 976 145 15
MA Mastercard Inc 1.077 805 272 34
PM Philip Morris International Inc 1.055 829 226 27
JPM JPMorgan Chase and Co 1.035 1.007 28 3
V Visa Inc 1.011 904 107 12
AMGN Amgen Inc 944 917 27 3
MO Altria Group Inc 907 833 74 9
MDLZ Mondelez International Inc 876 847 29 3
LLY Eli Lilly and Co 779 925 -146 -16
WFC Wells Fargo and Co 722 560 162 29
TSLA Tesla Inc 689 633 56 9
GILD Gilead Sciences Inc 648 525 123 23
KO Coca Cola Co 633 626 7 1
CHTR Charter Communications Inc 577 506 71 14
KHC Kraft Heinz Co 561 615 -54 -9
COP ConocoPhillips Co 483 486 -3 -1
GD General Dynamics Corp 480 484 -4 -1
UPS United Parcel Service Inc 314 298 16 5
ALL Allstate Corp 310 248 62 25
BIIB Biogen Inc 290 296 -6 -2
AXP American Express Co 268 229 39 17
MS Morgan Stanley 246 257 -11 -4
NFLX Netflix Inc 181 137 44 32
HD Home Depot Inc 171 154 17 11
C Citigroup Inc 159 175 -16 -9
GS Goldman Sachs Group Inc 142 132 10 8
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc 139 140 -1 -1
CVS CVS Health Corp 131 122 9 7
FDX FedEx Corp 118 111 7 6
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc 115 97 18 19
BK Bank of New York Mellon Corp 104 124 -20 -16
USB US Bancorp 83 94 -11 -12
SBUX Starbucks Corp 72 67 5 7
SO Southern Co 71 74 -3 -4
LOW Lowes Companies Inc 43 35 8 23
BKNG Booking Holdings Inc 37 39 -2 -5
NEE NextEra Energy Inc 37 28 9 32
UNP Union Pacific Corp 23 25 -2 -8
AIG American International Group Inc 22 17 5 29
BLK BlackRock Inc 21 19 2 11
MET MetLife Inc 18 10 8 80
DUK Duke Energy Corp 14 12 2 17
EXC Exelon Corp 13 15 -2 -13
MCD McDonalds Corp 11 14 -3 -21
KMI Kinder Morgan Inc 9 7 2 29
AMT American Tower Corp 7 7
COST Costco Wholesale Corp 1 1 0 0
SPG Simon Property Group Inc 0 0 0