2018 Top 50 US Patent Assignees

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Die Rankings wurden am 2. Januar 2018 unter Verwendung von USPTO-Quellendaten nach Name des Empfängers zusammengestellt.

Company 2018 Grants 2017 Grants % Change Previous Rank Rank Change
1 International Business Machines Corp 9,100 9,043 1 1 0
2 Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 5,850 5,837 0 2 0
3 Canon Inc 3,056 3,285 -7 3 0
4 Intel Corp 2,735 3,023 -10 4 0
5 LG Electronics Inc 2,474 2,701 -8 5 0
6 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) Ltd 2,465 2,425 2 9 3
7 Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC 2,353 2,441 -4 8 1
8 Qualcomm Inc 2,300 2,628 -12 6 -2
9 Apple Inc 2,160 2,229 -3 11 2
10 Ford Global Technologies LLC 2,123 1,868 14 15 5
11 Google LLC 2,070 2,457 -16 7 -4
12 Amazon Technologies Inc 2,035 1,963 4 13 1
13 Toyota Motor Corp 1,959 1,932 1 14 1
14 Samsung Display Co Ltd 1,948 2,273 -14 10 -4
15 Sony Corp 1,688 2,135 -21 12 -3
16 Huawei Technologies Co Ltd 1,680 1,474 14 20 4
17 BOE Technology Group Co Ltd 1,634 1,413 16 21 4
18 General Electric Co 1,597 1,577 1 16 -2
19 Hyundai Motor Co 1,369 1,304 5 24 5
20 Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson AB 1,353 1,552 -13 18 -2
21 Seiko Epson Corp 1,285 1,406 -9 22 1
22 Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co Ltd 1,254 1,338 -6 23 1
23 Boeing Co 1,227 1,177 4 26 3
24 Robert Bosch GmbH 1,136 1,234 -8 25 1
25 Mitsubishi Electric Corp 1,106 1,151 -4 27 2
26 Toshiba Corp 1,104 1,555 -29 17 -9
27 GM Global Technology Operations LLC 1,046 1,066 -2 29 2
28 Ricoh Co Ltd 1,043 1,145 -9 28 0
29 Fujitsu Ltd 1,038 1,538 -33 19 -10
30 United Technologies Corp 1,011 494 105 75 45
31 Denso Corp 1,003 929 8 35 4
32 AT&T Intellectual Property I LP 985 946 4 32 0
33 Honda Motor Co Ltd 926 910 2 37 4
34 Micron Technology Inc 924 802 15 42 8
35 Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co Ltd 870 977 -11 30 -5
36 Siemens AG 870 939 -7 34 -2
37 Cisco Technology Inc 848 967 -12 31 -6
38 Koninklijke Philips NV 844 905 -7 38 0
39 Halliburton Energy Services Inc 807 738 9 44 5
40 EMC IP Holding Co LLC 801 646 24 52 12
41 SK Hynix Inc 801 942 -15 33 -8
42 Texas Instruments Inc 785 923 -15 36 -6
43 Honeywell International Inc 749 856 -13 39 -4
44 Murata Manufacturing Co Ltd 743 566 31 67 23
45 NEC Corp 715 820 -13 41 -4
46 Toshiba Memory Corp 700 216 224 171 125
47 Oracle International Corp 685 753 -9 43 -4
48 LG Display Co Ltd 681 605 13 62 14
49 Dell Products LP 668 623 7 58 9
50 Fujifilm Corp 658 695 -5 47 -3