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2008年度の米国特許取得ランキング


参考リンク:http://www.boliven.com/news/Boliven_Patents_Top_25_2008.pdf

1. Top Assignees (All patents)
2. Top Assignees (Utility only)
3. Top Assignees (Design only)
4. Top Assignees (Plant only)
5. Top Assignees with Most Expiring Patents
6. Top Assignees (Universities Only)
7. Top Inventors (Assignee)
8. Top Patent Agents
9. Top Examiners
10. Most Cited Patents
11. Top U.S. Classifications



Top Assignees (All Patents)
Rank
Assignee
# Patents
1
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
4,188
2
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
4,107
3
Microsoft Corporation
2,292
4
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
2,077
5
Intel Corporation
1,754
6
Sony Corporation
1,684
7
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
1,651
8
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
1,600
9
Fujitsu Limited
1,484
10
Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
1,433
11
Hitachi, Ltd.
1,322
12
Seiko Epson Corporation
1,268
13
Micron Technology, Inc.
1,243
14
LG Electronics Inc.
1,000
15
General Electric Company
911
16
Infineon Technologies AG
839
17
Ricoh Company, Ltd.
816
18
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
785
19
Nokia Corporation
760
20
Texas Instruments Incorporated
753
21
Cisco Technology, Inc.
716
22
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
702
23
Broadcom Corporation
639
24
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
615
25
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
613



Top Assignees (Utility Only)
Rank
Assignee
# Patents
1
International Business Machines Corporation
4,088
2
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
3,436
3
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
2,059
4
Microsoft Corporation
2,011
5
Intel Corporation
1,754
6
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
1,553
7
Fujitsu Limited
1,484
8
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
1,474
9
Sony Corporation
1,459
10
Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
1,383
11
Hitachi, Ltd.
1,307
12
Micron Technology, Inc.
1,238
13
Seiko Epson Corporation
1,222
14
General Electric Company
902
15
Infineon Technologies AG
839
16
Ricoh Company, Ltd.
801
17
LG Electronics Inc.
798
18
Texas Instruments Incorporated
753
19
Cisco Technology, Inc.
702
20
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
678
21
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
648
22
Broadcom Corporation
637
23
Nokia Corporation
602
24
Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
598
25
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
589



Top Assignees (Design Only)
Rank
Assignee
# Patents
1
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
733
2
Microsoft Corporation
281
3
Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
251
4
Sony Corporation
225
5
LG Electronics Inc.
202
6
Nike, Inc.
191
7
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
177
8
The Procter & Gamble Company
171
9
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
169
10
Nokia Corporation
158
11
Black & Decker Inc.
138
12
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
137
13
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
125
14
Kohler Co.
110
15
J. Choo Limited
103
16
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
91
17
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
89
18
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
88
19
Beifa Group Co., Ltd.
86
20
Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
83
21
Hannspree, Inc.
75
22
Liberty Hardware Mfg. Corp.
75
23
Minka Lighting, Inc.
69
24
3M Innovative Properties Company
64
25
Acushnet Company
60



Top Assignees (Plant Only)
Rank
Assignee
# Patents
1
Syngenta Seeds B.V.
69
2
Ball Horticultural Company
53
3
Yoder Brothers Inc.
46
4
Klemm + Sohn GmbH + Co. KG
43
5
Suntory Flowers Limited
42
6
Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.
33
7
CP Delaware, Inc.
22
8
Jackson & Perkins Wholesale, Inc.
20
9
Fides B.V.
19
10
Bonza Botanicals Pty., Ltd.
18
11
Capitol Green Investments Ltd.
18
12
Verwer Dahlias B.V.
18
13
Sakata Seed Corporation
17
14
The Paul Ecke Ranch 15
15
15
Poulsen Roser A/S
14
16
Amerinova Properties LLC
13
17
Goldsmith Seeds Europe B.V.
13
18
Florfis AG
12
19
Goldsmith Seeds, Inc.
12
20
Future Plants Licentie B.V.
11
21
Kerry's Bromeliad Nursery, Inc.
11
22
Roses Forever ApS
11
23
Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc.
11
24
Danziger “Dan”• Flower Farm
10
25
Plant 21 LLC
10



Top Assignees with Most Expiring Patents
Rank
Assignee
# Patents
1
Hitachi Ltd.
1,234
2
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
1,029
3
Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
952
4
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
916
5
General Electric Company
826
6
Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
822
7
Eastman Kodak Company
724
8
U.S. Philips Corporation
662
9
International Business Machines Corporation
631
10
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
516
11
Motorola, Inc.
484
12
NEC Corporation
477
13
Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
474
14
Westinghouse Electric Corp.
459
15
Ciba-Geigy Corporation
413
16
The Dow Chemical Company
401
17
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
396
18
Sony Corporation
389
19
General Motors Corporation
386
20
Texas Instruments Incorporated
385
21
Minolta Camera Kabushiki Kaisha
384
22
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
382
23
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
378
24
BASF Aktiengesellschaft
373
25
Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha 360
373



Top Assignees (Universities Only)
Rank
Assignee
# Patents
1
The Regents of the University of California
252
2
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
228
3
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
137
4
California Institute of Technology
115
5
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
99
6
Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
88
7
The Regents of the University of Michigan
78
8
The Johns Hopkins University
68
9
Cornell Research Foundation, Inc.
60
10
Tsinghua University
60
11
The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
55
12
President and Fellows of Harvard College
50
13
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
49
14
Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
48
15
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
45
16
University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
44
17
University of Washington
44
18
University of Southern California
41
19
North Carolina State University
40
20
Regents of the University of Minnesota
39
21
Duke University
38
22
The Penn State Research Foundation
35
23
University of South Florida
34
24
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
33
25
Northwestern University
33



Top Inventors
Rank
Inventor Assignee
# Patents
1
Kia Silverbrook Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
577
2
Chang-Hwan Hwang Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
248
3
Shunpei Yamazaki Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
208
4
Chang-Soo Lee Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
174
5
Austin Gurney Genentech, Inc.
167
6
William Wood Genentech, Inc.
167
7
Audrey Goddard Genentech, Inc.
165
8
Paul Godowski Genentech, Inc.
157
9
Paul Lapstun Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
140
10
Victoria Smith Genentech, Inc.
119
11
Manon Belley Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
103
12
Kyung-geun Lee Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
102
13
Akira Nakazawa Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
89
14
Leonard Forbes Micron Technology, Inc.
88
15
Hideo Ando Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
79
16
David Thompson American Signature, Inc.
79
17
Simon Robert Walmsley Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
79
18
Martin F. Dean Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
78
19
Garry Raymond Jackson Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
78
20
Mark Smith Yoder Brothers, Inc.
76
21
Yun-Lung Chen Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
74
22
Xiaojian Chen Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
71
23
Jung-wan Ko Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
69
24
Colin Watanabe Genentech, Inc.
69
25
Beom-Ku Han Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
64



Top Patent Agents
Rank
Patent Agent
# Patents
1
Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
3,771
2
Sughrue Mion, PLLC
2,951
3
Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP
2,550
4
Oliff & Berridge, PLC
2,285
5
Staas & Halsey LLP
1,595
6
Fish & Richardson P.C.
1,534
7
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
1,531
8
Foley & Lardner LLP
1,469
9
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
1,364
10
Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP
1,348
11
Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
1,248
12
Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C.
1,246
13
Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
1,096
14
Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman LLP
1,037
15
Cantor Colburn LLP
922
16
Nixon & Vanderhye P.C.
893
17
Young & Thompson
892
18
Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, LLP
887
19
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
850
20
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
814
21
Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
814
22
Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
781
23
Crowell & Moring LLP
755
24
Frederick Telecky, Jr.
740
25
Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
732



Top Patent Examiners
Rank
Examiner
# Patents
1
Ian Simmons
1,502
2
Cathron Brooks
1,450
3
Stella Reid
1,056
4
Robert Spear
961
5
Caron Veynar
878
6
Louis Zarfas
853
7
Holly Baynham
811
8
Jeffrey Asch
629
9
Philip Hyder
625
10
Antoine Davis
609
11
Kent Bell
597
12
Robert Delehanty
567
13
Robin Webster
547
14
Prabhakar Deshmukh
530
15
Elizabeth Albert
525
16
Raphael Barkai
519
17
Sandra Snapp
514
18
Daniel Bui
506
19
Mitchell Siegel
503
20
T. Chase Nelson
480
21
Stacia Cadmus
476
22
Charles Rademaker
471
23
Dominic Simone
470
24
Jennifer Rivard
463
25
Freda Nunn
452



Most Cited Patents
Rank
Document Number
Document Title
Assignee
Inventors
# Citations
1
US5523520
Mutant dwarfism gene of petunia
Goldsmith Seeds Inc.
Mary Hunsperger,Mathilde Holtrop
179
2
US5536637
Method of screening for cDNA encoding novel secreted mammalian proteins in yeast
Genetics Institute,Inc.
Kenneth Jacobs
134
3
US5892900
Systems and methods for secure transaction management and electronic rights protection
InterTrust Technologies Corp.
Karl Ginter,Victor Shear, Olin Sibert, Francis Spahn, David M. Van Wie
127
4
US4683202
Process for amplifying nucleic acid sequences
Cetus Corporation
Kary Mullis
126
5
US5172338
Multi-state EEprom read and write circuits and techniques
Sandisk Corporation
Sanjay Mehrotra, Eliyahou Harari, Winston Lee
117
6
US5661506
Pen and paper information recording system using an imaging pen
SIA Technology Corporation
Mohamed Lazzouni,Mohamed Yousaf, Rizwan Qureshi,Naveed Nazir
115
7
US5852434
Absolute optical position determination
No assignee (on face of the patent)
Oral Sekendur
114
8
US5794207
Method and apparatus for a cryptographically assisted commercial network system designed to facilitate buyer-driven conditional purchase offers
Walker Asset Management Limited Partnership
Jay S. Walker,Bruce Schneier,James A.Jorasch
113
9
US5960411
Method and system for placing a purchase order via a communications network
Amazon.com,Inc.
Peri Hartman, Jeffrey P. Bezos, Shel Kaphan, Joel Spiegel
111
10
US5570315
Multi-state EEPROM having write-verify control circuit
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
Tomoharu Tanaka,Gertjan Hemink
108
11
US6046935
Semiconductor device and memory system
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
Ken Takeuchi,Tomoharu Tanaka
108
12
US4683195
Process for amplifying,detecting, and/or-cloning nucleic acid sequences
Cetus Corporation
Kary B. Mullis,Henry A. Erlich,Norman Arnheim, Glenn T. Horn, Randall K. Saiki, Stephen J.Scharf
107
13
US6011725
Two bit non-volatile electrically erasable and programmable semiconductor memory cell utilizing asymmetrical charge trapping
Saifun Semiconductors,Ltd.
Boaz Eitan
106
14
US6076734
Methods and systems for providing human/computer interfaces
Interval Research Corporation
Thomas J. Dougherty,S. Joy Mountford, Jesse L. Dorogusker, James H. Boyden, Philip A.van Allen, Daniel E. Cummings, Brygg A. Ullmer
106
15
US6222762
Multi-state memory
Sandisk Corporation
Daniel C. Guterman, Yupin Kawing Fong
106
16
US5692073
Formless forms and paper web using a reference-based mark extraction technique
Xerox Corporation
Todd A. Cass
105
17
US5643826
Method for manufacturing a semiconductor device
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
Hisashi Ohtani, Akiharu Miyanaga, Takeshi Fukunaga, Hongyong Zhang
103
18
US5652412
Pen and paper information recording system
SIA Technology Corp.
Mohamed Lazzouni, Ali Seyed Kazeroonian, Dariush Gholizadeh, Omar Ali
103
19
US5477012
Optical position determination
No assignee (on face of the patent)
Oral F. Sekendur
101
20
US4864618
Automated transaction system with modular printhead having print authentication feature
Wright Technologies, L.P.
Christopher B. Wright, Stephen Bristow
100
21
US5051736
Optical stylus and passive digitizing tablet data input system
International Business Machines Corporation
William E. Bennett, Stephen J. Boies, Anthony R. Davies, Karl-Friedrich Etzold, Todd K. Rodgers
99
22
US5710887
Computer system and method for electronic commerce
Broadvision Raman
Chelliah, Jason S. Cornez, Carl Dellar, Stephen Harrison, John A. Hempe, Chih-Cheng Hsu, Eric J. Golin, Charles A. Price, Neal S. Rutta, Thomas A. Wood, Wayne K. Yamamoto
98
23
WO9950787
Cross-network functions via linked hardcopy and electronic documents
Xerox Corp.
Marc Dymetman, Max Copperman
98
24
WO9949504
Projection exposure method and system
Nikon Corp.
Yoshio Fukami, Nobutaka Magone
97
25
GB2306669
Manual entry interactive paper and electronic document handling and processing system
Ricoh KK
Gregory J. Wolff, David G. Stork
96



Top U.S. Classifications
Rank
Classification Code
Classification Name
# Patents
1
435/6
CHEMISTRY: MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY - Involving nucleic acid
1,039
2
530/350
CHEMISTRY: NATURAL RESINS OR DERIVATIVES; PEPTIDES OR PROTEINS; LIGNINS OR REACTION PRODUCTS THEREOF - PROTEINS, I.E., MORE THAN 100 AMINO ACID RESIDUES
950
3
435/320.1
CHEMISTRY: MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY - VECTOR, PER SE (E.G., PLASMID, HYBRID PLASMID, COSMID,VIRAL VECTOR, BACTERIOPHAGE VECTOR, ETC.)BACTERIOPHAGE VECTOR, ETC.)
908
4
709/224
ELECTRICAL COMPUTERS AND DIGITAL PROCESSING SYSTEMS: MULTICOMPUTER DATA TRANSFERRING - Computer network monitoring
887
5
709/203
ELECTRICAL COMPUTERS AND DIGITAL PROCESSING SYSTEMS: MULTICOMPUTER DATA TRANSFERRING - Client/server
828
6
536/23.1
ORGANIC COMPOUNDS - DNA or RNA fragments or modified forms thereof (e.g., genes, etc.)
791
7
709/223
ELECTRICAL COMPUTERS AND DIGITAL PROCESSING SYSTEMS: MULTICOMPUTER DATA TRANSFERRING - COMPUTER NETWORK MANAGING
780
8
707/3
DATA PROCESSING: DATABASE AND FILE MANAGEMENT OR DATA STRUCTURES - Query processing (i.e., searching)
749
9
435/69.1
CHEMISTRY: MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY - Recombinant DNA technique included in method of making a protein or polypeptide
689
10
D8
TOOLS AND HARDWARE 676 11 707/10 DATA PROCESSING: DATABASE AND FILE MANAGEMENT OR DATA STRUCTURES - Distributed or remote access
668
12
D14/138
RECORDING, COMMUNICATION, OR INFORMATION RETRIEVAL EQUIPMENT - Mobile telephone type (i.e.,cellular or cordless unit with provision for initiation or reception of telephone calls)
663
13
707/102
DATA PROCESSING: DATABASE AND FILE MANAGEMENT OR DATA STRUCTURES - Generating database or data structure(e.g., via user interface)
626
14
709/217
ELECTRICAL COMPUTERS AND DIGITAL PROCESSING SYSTEMS: MULTICOMPUTER DATA TRANSFERRING - REMOTE DATA ACCESSING
607
15
435/7.1
CHEMISTRY: MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY - Using a micro-organism to make a protein or polypeptide
606
16
370/401
MULTIPLEX COMMUNICATIONS - Bridge or gateway between networks
584
17
709/219
ELECTRICAL COMPUTERS AND DIGITAL PROCESSING SYSTEMS: MULTICOMPUTER DATA TRANSFERRING - Accessing a remote server
561
18
514/2
DRUG, BIO-AFFECTING AND BODY TREATING COMPOSITIONS - Peptide containing (e.g., protein,peptones, fibrinogen, etc.) DOAI
558
19
707/104.1
DATA PROCESSING: DATABASE AND FILE MANAGEMENT OR DATA STRUCTURES - Application of database or data structure (e.g., distributed, multimedia, image)
556
20
370/352
MULTIPLEX COMMUNICATIONS - Combined circuit switching and packet switching
541
21
705/26
DATA PROCESSING: FINANCIAL, BUSINESS PRACTICE,MANAGEMENT, OR COST/PRICE DETERMINATION - Electronic shopping (e.g., remote ordering)
540
22
370/338
MULTIPLEX COMMUNICATIONS - Contiguous regions interconnected by a local area network
525
23
358/1.15
FACSIMILE AND STATIC PRESENTATION PROCESSING - Communication
521
24
435/325
CHEMISTRY: MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY - ANIMAL CELL, PER SE (E.G., CELL LINES, ETC.); COMPOSITION THEREOF; PROCESS OF PROPAGATING, MAINTAINING OR PRESERVING AN ANIMAL CELL OR COMPOSITION THEREOF;PROCESS OF ISOLATING OR SEPARATING AN ANIMAL CELL OR COMPOSITION THEREOF; PROCESS OF PREPARING A COMPOSITION CONTAINING AN ANIMAL CELL; CULTURE MEDIA THEREFORE
498
25
709/227
ELECTRICAL COMPUTERS AND DIGITAL PROCESSING SYSTEMS: MULTICOMPUTER DATA TRANSFERRING - COMPUTER-TO-COMPUTER SESSION/CONNECTION ESTABLISHING
494

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