IFI CLAIMS 2014 Top 50 US Patent Assignees

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Rank Grants Assignee Rank
1
7,534
International Business Machines Corp
2
4,952
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
3
4,055
Canon KK
4
3,224
Sony Corp
5
2,829
Microsoft Corp
6
2,608
Toshiba Corp
7
2,590
Qualcomm Inc
8
2,566
Google Inc
9
2,122
LG Electronics Inc
10
2,095
Panasonic Corp
11
2,003
Apple Inc
12
1,860
General Electric Co
13
1,820
Fujitsu Ltd
14
1,662
Seiko Epson Corp
15
1,634
Ricoh Co Ltd
16
1,578
Intel Corp
17
1,574
Hewlett Packard Development Co LP
18
1,537
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson
18
1,537
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd
20
1,511
Samsung Display Co Ltd
21
1,502
Toyota Motor Corp
22
1,475
GM Global Technology Operations LLC
23
1,460
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co
24
1,337
BlackBerry Ltd
25
1,307
AT&T Intellectual Property I LP
26
1,197
Broadcom Corp
27
1,177
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co Ltd
28
1,147
Honda Motor Co Ltd
29
1,142
Brother Kogyo KK
30
1,107
Sharp KK
31
1,097
Robert Bosch GmbH
32
1,095
Cisco Technology Inc
33
1,069
Micron Technology Inc
34
1,058
Siemens AG
35
977
NEC Corp
36
967
Xerox Corp
37
930
FUJIFILM Corp
38
908
Hitachi Ltd
39
902
SK Hynix Inc
40
901
Boeing Co
41
897
Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
42
868
Koninklijke Philips NV
43
839
Mitsubishi Electric Corp
44
835
Fuji Xerox Co Ltd
45
833
Texas Instruments Inc
46
815
Denso Corp
47
790
Ford Global Technologies LLC
48
775
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd
49
749
Honeywell International Inc
50
745
Amazon Technologies Inc

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

Updated 2015/01/29 – Errata – ranks 43,44,45 were out of order.