2007 Top U.S. Patent Assignees from ISIClaims

Last week IFIClaims, a patent information company owned by Walters Kluwer Health , released its annual list of top U.S. patent assignees for 2007. According to the report, the USPTO issued 157,284 utility patents last year, a decline of about 10 percent from 2006. The top ten assignees (out of 35 listed) are:

1. IBM ….. 3,148
2. Samsung ….. 2,725
3. Canon ….. 1,987
4. Matsushita Elec. Ind. Co. ….. 1,941
5. Intel ….. 1,865
6. Microsoft ….. 1,637
7. Toshiba ….. 1,549
8. Sony ….. 1,481
9. Micron ….. 1,476
10. Hewlett-Packard ….. 1,470

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One Response to 2007 Top U.S. Patent Assignees from ISIClaims

  1. Nene says:

    Hi!My name is Tulio and I am looking for this press release for another years back. If anyone has some clue about where I can find them, please send me an e-mail: takeda_tuli@bentley.edu Thanx!

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