Top 20 Organizations Granted US Patents in 2010

 
Intellectual Property Owners Association of the US recently published "Top 300 Organizations Granted U.S. Patents in 2010". The following list comprises the top 20 patent owners in terms of the number of US patents granted in 2010, which is complied using data from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
 
 
Top 20 Patent Owners by Number of US Patents Granted in 2010
 

Rank

Organization

Patents

1

International Business Machines Corp.

5,866

2

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

4,518

3

Microsoft Corp.

3,121

4

Hitachi, Ltd.

2,852

5

Canon K.K.

2,656

6

Panasonic Corp.

2,536

7

Toshiba Corp.

2,212

8

Sony Corp.

2,130

9

Siemens Corp.

1,743

10

Intel Corp.

1,652

11

Fujitsu Ltd.

1,646

12

Hewlett-Packard Co.

1,596

13

General Electric Co.

1,516

14

LG Electronics Inc.

1,488

15

Seiko Epson Corp.

1,438

16

NEC Corp.

1,283

17

Oracle

1,222

18

Ricoh Co., Ltd.

1,198

19

Cisco Technology, Inc.

1,114

20

Honeywell International Inc.

1,074