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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 - 2013 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

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

( 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 2012 2013 Total
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 15 32 25 25 21 21 18 12 13 20 23 20 17 22 284
UAB RESEARCH FOUNDATION 19 22 19 33 28 11 11 12 2 9 7 9 10 17 209
BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION 0 1 5 10 5 22 31 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 82
AT& T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 11 10 10 8 8 51
SOUTHERN RESEARCH INSTITUTE 1 9 6 8 1 4 5 0 1 2 3 2 2 1 45
BIOCRYST PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 0 0 3 6 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 1 3 2 25
HUBBELL INCORPORATED 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 1 5 2 0 0 0 14
UNITED STATES PIPE AND FOUNDRY COMPANY, LLC 0 3 1 1 2 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 14
FONTAINE FIFTH WHEEL COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 2 2 13
HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 2 5 13
SOUTHERN COMPANY SERVICES, INC. 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 3 1 12
IDENIX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 11
AT& T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 10
CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC. 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 9
UIT, LLC 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 8
FONTAINE INTERNATIONAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 7
HOMELAND VINYL PRODUCTS, INC. 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 7
GAS TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 6
VAE NORTRAK NORTH AMERICA, INC. 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
VULCAN ENGINEERING COMPANY, INC. 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
FONTAINE TRAILER CO. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 5
MUELLER INTERNATIONAL INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5
PLASMA WASTE RECYCLING, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 5
SCHREIBER, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 5
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
USX CORPORATION 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
AT& T BLS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
BIOMET MANUFACTURING CORP. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 4
COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO.UNITED, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 4
ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC. 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 4
FULTON ENTERPRISES, INC. 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
HEALTHSOUTH CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
IBBEX, INC. 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 4
MOMENTIVE SPECIALTY CHEMICALS INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4
NEWMARK INTERNATIONAL, INC. 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
RAYPRESS CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
SOUTHERN COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 4
ACTION MACHINERY COMPANY OF ALABAMA, INC. 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
ALABAMA METAL INDUSTRIES CORPORATION 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
ALTECH INDUSTRIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 3
BEAR CREEK TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
BIOELASTICS RESEARCH LTD. 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
BIOHORIZONS IMPLANTS SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
DURECT CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
ENDOSYSTEMS LLC 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
GALENICA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
GEM PHARMACEUTICALS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
PLIANT CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
RLC TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C. 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
SOUTHERN BIOSYSTEMS, INC. 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
THE VON CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3
XYZ CONTROL INC. 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3



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