List of top United States patent recipients

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issues an annual "Patenting by Organizations" report on the agency's web site. This report contains a ranked list of all US and international organizations which received 40 or more US patents in the year the report was issued.

The following is a list of the top ten recipients of patents issued by the USPTO in the year indicated.

2013[edit]

  1. 6788 patents to IBM, headquartered in Armonk, New York
  2. 4652 patents to Samsung Electronics Co., headquartered in Suwon, Korea
  3. 3820 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  4. 3073 patents to Sony Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  5. 2659 patents to Microsoft Corporation, headquartered in Redmond, Washington,
  6. 2582 patents to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
  7. 2365 patents to Toshiba Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  8. 2103 patents to QUALCOMM INC.
  9. 1945 patents to LG ELECTRONICS INC., headquartered in Seoul, Korea
  10. 1851 patents to GOOGLE, INC.

2012[edit]

  1. 6478 patents to IBM, headquartered in Armonk, New York
  2. 5043 patents to Samsung Electronics Co., headquartered in Suwon, Korea
  3. 3173 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  4. 3017 patents to Sony Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  5. 2748 patents to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
  6. 2610 patents to Microsoft Corporation, headquartered in Redmond, Washington,
  7. 2415 patents to Toshiba Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  8. 1650 patents to General Electric Company, headquartered in Schenectady, New York
  9. 1617 patents to LG ELECTRONICS INC., headquartered in Seoul, Korea
  10. 1527 patents to Fujitsu Limited, headquartered in Tokyo

2011[edit]

  1. 6148 patents to IBM, headquartered in Armonk, New York
  2. 4968 patents to Samsung Electronics Co., headquartered in Suwon, Korea
  3. 2818 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  4. 2533 patents to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
  5. 2451 patents to Toshiba Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  6. 2309 patents to Microsoft Corporation, headquartered in Redmond, Washington,
  7. 2265 patents to Sony Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  8. 1525 patents to SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
  9. 1455 patents to Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo
  10. 1444 patents to General Electric Company, headquartered in Schenectady, New York

2010[edit]

  1. 5866 patents to IBM, headquartered in Armonk, New York
  2. 4518 patents to Samsung Electronics Co., headquartered in Suwon, Korea
  3. 3086 patents to Microsoft Corporation, headquartered in Redmond, Washington,
  4. 2551 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  5. 2443 patents to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
  6. 2212 patents to Toshiba Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  7. 2130 patents to Sony Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  8. 1652 patents to Intel Corporation, headquartered in Santa Clara, California
  9. 1488 patents to LG ELECTRONICS INC., headquartered in Seoul, Korea
  10. 1480 patents to Hewlett-Packard, headquartered in Palo Alto, California

2009[edit]

  1. 4887 patents to IBM, headquartered in Armonk, New York
  2. 3592 patents to Samsung Electronics Co., headquartered in Daegu, Korea
  3. 2901 patents to Microsoft Corporation, headquartered in Redmond, Washington,
  4. 2200 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  5. 1759 patents to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
  6. 1669 patents to Toshiba Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  7. 1656 patents to Sony Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  8. 1534 patents to Intel Corporation, headquartered in Santa Clara, California
  9. 1328 patents to SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
  10. 1269 patents to Hewlett-Packard, headquartered in Palo Alto, California

2008[edit]

  1. 4169 patents to IBM, headquartered in Armonk, New York
  2. 3502 patents to Samsung Electronics Co., headquartered in Daegu, Korea
  3. 2107 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  4. 2026 patents to Microsoft Corporation
  5. 1772 patents to Intel Corporation, headquartered in Santa Clara, California
  6. 1575 patents to Toshiba Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo
  7. 1475 patents to Fujitsu Limited, headquartered in Tokyo
  8. 1469 patents to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
  9. 1461 patents to Sony Corporation
  10. 1422 patents to Hewlett-Packard, headquartered in Palo Alto, California

2007[edit]

  1. 3125 patents to IBM, headquartered in Armonk, New York, USA
  2. 2723 patents to Samsung Electronics Co., headquartered in Daegu, Korea
  3. 1983 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  4. 1910 patents to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
  5. 1864 patents to Intel Corporation, headquartered in Santa Clara, California
  6. 1637 patents to Microsoft Corporation
  7. 1519 patents to Toshiba Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo
  8. 1476 patents to Micron Technology, headquartered in Boise, Idaho
  9. 1466 patents to Hewlett-Packard, headquartered in Palo Alto, California
  10. 1455 patents to Sony Corporation

2006[edit]

  1. 3621 patents to IBM, headquartered in Armonk, New York
  2. 2451 patents to Samsung Electronics Co., headquartered in Daegu, Korea
  3. 2366 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  4. 2229 patents to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
  5. 2099 patents to Hewlett-Packard, headquartered in Palo Alto, California
  6. 1959 patents to Intel Corporation, headquartered in Santa Clara, California
  7. 1771 patents to Sony Corporation
  8. 1732 patents to Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo
  9. 1672 patents to Toshiba Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo
  10. 1610 patents to Micron Technology, headquartered in Boise, Idaho, USA

2005[edit]

  1. 2941 patents to IBM, headquartered in Armonk, New York, USA
  2. 1828 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  3. 1797 patents to Hewlett-Packard, headquartered in Palo Alto, California, USA
  4. 1688 patents to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
  5. 1641 patents to Samsung Electronics Co., headquartered in Daegu, Korea
  6. 1561 patents to Micron Technology, headquartered in Boise, Idaho
  7. 1549 patents to Intel Corporation, headquartered in Santa Clara, California
  8. 1271 patents to Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo
  9. 1258 patents to Toshiba Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo
  10. 1154 patents to Fujitsu Limited, headquartered in Tokyo

2004[edit]

  1. 3248 patents to IBM
  2. 1934 patents to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
  3. 1805 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
  4. 1775 patents to Hewlett-Packard
  5. 1760 patents to Micron Technology
  6. 1604 patents to Samsung Electronics Co.
  7. 1601 patents to Intel Corporation
  8. 1514 patents to Hitachi, Ltd.
  9. 1310 patents to Toshiba Corporation
  10. 1305 patents to Sony Corporation

2003[edit]

  1. 3415 patents to IBM
  2. 1992 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
  3. 1893 patents to Hitachi, Ltd.
  4. 1786 patents to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.
  5. 1759 patents to Hewlett-Packard
  6. 1707 patents to Micron Technology
  7. 1592 patents to Intel Corporation
  8. 1353 patents to Royal Philips Electronics
  9. 1313 patents to Samsung Electronics Co.
  10. 1311 patents to Sony Corporation

2002[edit]

  1. 3288 patents to IBM
  2. 1893 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
  3. 1833 patents to Micron Technology
  4. 1821 patents to NEC Corporation
  5. 1601 patents to Hitachi, Ltd.
  6. 1544 patents to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.
  7. 1434 patents to Sony Corporation
  8. 1416 patents to General Electric Company
  9. 1373 patents to Mitsubishi Denki K.K.
  10. 1328 patents to Samsung Electronics

2001[edit]

  1. 3411 patents to IBM
  2. 1953 patents to NEC Corporation
  3. 1877 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
  4. 1643 patents to Micron Technology
  5. 1450 patents to Samsung Electronics
  6. 1440 patents to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.
  7. 1363 patents to Sony Corporation
  8. 1271 patents to Hitachi, Ltd.
  9. 1184 patents to Mitsubishi Denki K.K
  10. 1166 patents to Fujitsu, headquartered in Tokyo

2000[edit]

  1. 2886 patents to IBM
  2. 2021 patents to NEC Corporation
  3. 1890 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
  4. 1441 patents to Samsung Electronics
  5. 1411 patents to Lucent Technologies
  6. 1385 patents to Sony Corporation
  7. 1304 patents to Micron Technology
  8. 1232 patents to Toshiba
  9. 1196 patents to Motorola
  10. 1147 patents to Fujitsu

1999[edit]

  1. 2756 patents to IBM
  2. 1842 patents to NEC Corporation
  3. 1795 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
  4. 1545 patents to Samsung Electronics
  5. 1410 patents to Sony Corporation
  6. 1200 patents to Toshiba
  7. 1192 patents to Fujitsu
  8. 1192 patents to Motorola
  9. 1152 patents to Lucent Technologies
  10. 1054 patents to Mitsubishi Denki K.K.

1998[edit]

  1. 2657 patents to IBM
  2. 1928 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
  3. 1627 patents to NEC Corporation
  4. 1406 patents to Motorola
  5. 1316 patents to Sony Corporation
  6. 1304 patents to Samsung Electronics
  7. 1189 patents to Fujitsu
  8. 1170 patents to Toshiba
  9. 1124 patents to Eastman Kodak Co.
  10. 1094 patents to Hitachi, Ltd.

1997[edit]

  1. 1724 patents to IBM
  2. 1381 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
  3. 1095 patents to NEC Corporation
  4. 1058 patents to Motorola
  5. 903 patents to Fujitsu
  6. 903 patents to Hitachi, Ltd.
  7. 892 patents to Mitsubishi Denki K.K
  8. 862 patents to Toshiba
  9. 859 patents to Sony Corporation
  10. 795 patents to Eastman Kodak Co.

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