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U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
Patent Technology Monitoring Team (PTMT)

Patenting In U.S. Metropolitan and Micropolitan Areas
Breakout By Organization

Count of 2000 - 2011 Utility Patent Grants,
By Calendar Year of Grant

- Explanation of Data -

Rank Ordered Listing of Organizations Receiving 3 or More Utility Patents During the Period
Originating From

Ann Arbor, MI

( Metropolitan Statistical Area )

( patent origin is determined by the residence of the first-named inventor )
( patent counts may not sum exactly due to rounding - see the Explanation of Data )
( regional areas are based on U.S. Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) )

The following table displays first-named patent assignees and counts of their associated patents, as distributed by the year of patent grant.
First-Named Assignee 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Total
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN 62 44 38 49 50 59 56 39 55 41 58 64 615
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C. 0 0 0 21 52 36 48 39 44 42 58 58 398
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 42 44 30 39 33 32 32 17 18 27 32 32 378
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 12 27 35 123 125 329
VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 6 38 35 40 66 50 39 21 5 7 4 4 315
WARNER-LAMBERT COMPANY 42 39 25 19 22 25 17 10 4 1 2 1 207
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 38 63 62 21 0 1 0 0 1 1 7 4 198
GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION 12 6 5 14 22 16 30 16 10 1 0 0 132
TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 14 22 34 39 112
GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES CORPORATION 0 0 3 8 8 16 14 7 7 16 16 12 107
FORD MOTOR COMPANY 13 5 5 9 8 13 9 9 8 4 5 4 92
KELSEY-HAYES CO. 15 14 10 12 6 5 3 8 1 0 1 4 79
IMRA AMERICA, INC. 6 8 2 1 3 2 4 6 8 10 13 15 78
FEDERAL-MOGUL WORLD WIDE, INC. 2 0 7 13 5 4 7 7 9 3 6 5 68
EATON CORPORATION 3 3 6 3 4 8 6 11 5 2 3 7 61
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 1 5 8 7 3 1 2 2 5 4 1 39
LEAR CORPORATION 4 5 0 5 1 2 8 7 2 1 1 1 37
INTEGRATED SENSING SYSTEMS, INC. 1 0 3 2 1 6 1 3 4 5 3 5 34
FREUDENBERG-NOK GENERAL PARTNERSHIP 0 0 0 1 1 1 7 2 10 3 3 1 29
MEDIDEA, LLC 3 8 5 3 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 26
PFIZER INC. 0 0 0 4 1 1 1 2 6 8 2 0 25
TOYOTA TECHNICAL CENTER, U.S.A., INC. 0 1 1 4 1 2 6 10 0 0 0 0 25
YAZAKI NORTH AMERICA, INC. 2 1 0 1 0 2 6 2 2 4 2 2 24
DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION 2 8 7 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 23
NTN CORPORATION 1 1 3 2 12 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 23
TRW INC. 6 5 6 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 22
KAISER OPTICAL SYSTEMS, INC. 3 2 1 2 2 4 1 1 0 0 3 0 19
PERCEPTRON, INC. 4 1 1 1 2 2 1 0 2 2 1 2 19
AGC AUTOMOTIVE AMERICAS R& D, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 5 5 2 18
HAYES LEMMERZ INTERNATIONAL, INC. 2 5 3 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 18
TERUMO CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS CORPORATION 3 2 1 1 1 3 0 1 1 2 2 1 18
CYBERNET SYSTEMS CORPORATION 4 1 1 0 3 2 1 0 1 0 2 2 17
SCHMALBACH-LUBECA-WERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 0 1 4 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17
ELM TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 2 4 1 2 16
AVL NORTH AMERICA, INC. 0 0 1 0 3 3 3 0 0 5 0 0 15
GENERAL DYNAMICS ADVANCED INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 2 3 4 15
TECUMSEH PRODUCTS COMPANY 3 2 2 3 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 15
ACCURI CYTOMETERS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 5 6 14
DETROIT DIESEL CORPORATION 1 1 3 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 14
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 5 3 14
HANDYLAB, INC. 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 3 3 13
LEAR AUTOMOTIVE DEARBORN, INC. 6 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
ORQIS MEDICAL CORPORATION 0 1 3 0 1 1 1 0 1 4 0 0 12
ARM LIMITED 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 3 0 0 3 11
AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS LABORATORY, INC. 0 0 3 1 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 1 11
MICHIGAN AEROSPACE CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 5 1 1 11
TRANSLUME, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 4 1 11
CHEETAH OMNI, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 2 0 1 10
DANA CORPORATION 4 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (TERUMO CORPORATION) 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 2 2 0 10
AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS HOLDINGS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 4 0 9
BROADCOM CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 6 9
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 2 1 9
EMAG TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 3 0 9
GENERAL SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 9
JOHNSON CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY COMPANY 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 2 0 9
MOBIUS MICROSYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 1 9
OG TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 2 1 0 1 9
SIEMENS ENERGY & AUTOMATION, INC. 0 0 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
SOLIDICA, INC. 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 9
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 9
XTERA COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 1 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
ADAPTIVE MATERIALS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 2 8
AMCOR LTD. 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 4 8
CHRYSLER LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 8
GII ACQUISITION, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 2 8
PLASTIPAK PACKAGING, INC. 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 8
VERIDIAN ERIM INTERNATIONAL, INC. 3 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8
CHRYSLER GROUP LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 7
DAVCO TECHNOLOGY, LLC 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 1 7
FEDERAL-MOGUL CORP. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 7
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 7
PICOMETRIX, INC. 0 2 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 7
R & B MACHINE TOOL COMPANY 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 3 7
SYRON ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING, LLC 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 7
T/J TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 7
UNITECH PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 7
AASTROM BIOSCIENCES, INC. 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
EVIGIA SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 6
GENERAL SCANNING INC. 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 6
NISSAN TECHNICAL CENTER NORTH AMERICA, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 6
NUSTEP, INC. 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 6
PIXEL VELOCITY, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 1 6
SSV THERAPEUTICS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 6
TENNECO AUTOMOTIVE OPERATING COMPANY INC. 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 6
TOYOTA JIDOSHA K.K. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 6
TRW AUTOMOTIVE U.S. LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0 6
XORAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 6
ACUSON CORPORATION 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
ALTARUM INSTITUTE 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
ARBOR NETWORKS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 5
BIOVIGIL LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 5
BIRD BRAIN, INC. 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
DONNELLY CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 5
ELECTRO SCIENTIFIC INDUSTRIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5
FIRST SOLAR, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5
IA, INC. 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 5
J-DAN, INC. 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
JENIKE AND JOHANSON, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 5
LIGHTGAGE, INC. 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 5
MEDTRONIC INC. 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
PHARMACIA & UPJOHN COMPANY 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 5
PICOMETRIX, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 5
Q.E.D. ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS, INC. 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
RUBICON GENOMICS INC. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 5
STM POWER, INC. 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 5
THE P.O.M. GROUP 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5
XEROX CORPORATION 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
ANN ARBOR MACHINE COMPANY 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
ANN ARBOR TECHNICAL SERVICES 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 4
AT&T CORP. 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
BASF CORPORATION 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
BIO-ANALYTICS, INC. 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
BORGWARNER INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 4
BSST LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 4
ENSURE TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
HOSKINS MANUFACTURING COMPANY 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
IMMERSION CORPORATION 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
INTEL CORPORATION 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
MEDICAL DESIGNS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 4
MILLENNIUM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
MKP STRUCTURAL DESIGN ASSOCIATES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 4
NGK INSULATORS LTD. 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
PALL CORPORATION 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 4
SENSITILE SYSTEMS LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 4
SURFANGO, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4
THETFORD CORPORATION, INC. 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
THOMAS ENGINE COMPANY, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 4
U.S. SPINAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 4
A123SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
ALCOA FUJIKURA LTD. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3
APPLIED INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS, INC. 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
BERRY & ASSOCIATES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
CERTAINTEED CORP. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3
CHRYSLER MOTORS CORPORATION 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
COMBINATORX, INCORPORATED 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS US, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3
CONTROL GAGING, INC. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
COULTER PHARMACEUTICAL, INC. 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
DANA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS GROUP, LLC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
DIAMOND INNOVATIONS, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
DIVERSIFIED CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
DYNAMOTIVE, L.L.C. 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
ELECTRONICS FOR IMAGING, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
ENTIVITY, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
EYELAB GROUP, LLC 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
FIRST SOLAR, LLC 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
FLEXSYS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3
FLINT GROUP INCORPORATED 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3
HORIBA INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
JUNIPER NETWORKS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3
KEY SAFETY SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
NEPHROS THERAPEUTICS, INC. 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
NETRIX TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
NEWVECTORS LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 3
PERFECTION SPRINKLER CO. (MICHIGAN CORP) 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
PHARMION CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NORTH AMERICA CORP. 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
PILOT INDUSTRIES, INC. 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
PRONAI THERAPEUTICS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3
RADIUS GARDEN, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
ROBERT BOSCH CORPORATION 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
RUDOLPH BERGSMA TRUST 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
SALK INSTITUTE FOR BIOLOGICAL STUDIES 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
SENSORS INCORPORATED 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CORPORATION 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
STANFORD UNIVERSITY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
STEEPLECHASE SOFTWARE, INC. 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
STERLING COMMERCE, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD. 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, INCORPORATED 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, THE REGENTS OF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3


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