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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

Cedar Rapids, IA

( 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
ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC. 20 41 61 52 36 29 36 42 38 89 84 79 607
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 5 5 11 7 9 6 5 2 2 10 13 12 87
INTERMEC IP CORP. 20 11 5 2 3 5 4 6 8 7 2 3 76
BROADCOM CORPORATION 0 0 0 3 5 6 5 1 9 13 13 12 67
SQUARE D COMPANY 4 8 9 13 4 2 5 5 3 2 1 0 56
MAYTAG CORPORATION 0 0 2 2 7 4 4 1 1 13 4 1 39
SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC. 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 3 4 5 4 5 30
CEDARAPIDS, INC. 10 2 2 4 0 2 0 1 2 2 0 0 25
LIGHTWAVES SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 3 3 1 9 22
MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 8 7 1 21
HUNTER'S SPECIALTIES, INC. 3 3 0 3 3 1 1 0 3 3 0 0 20
CRYSTAL GROUP INC 0 3 5 2 5 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 19
VERIZON BUSINESS GLOBAL LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 4 2 4 16
MCI COMMUNICATIONS CORP. 1 5 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 15
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 0 6 15
SIRF TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 0 1 3 1 2 2 1 0 2 0 2 14
PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC. 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 8 13
ROCKWELL SCIENCE CENTER, LLC 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
AMANA COMPANY L.P. 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
HENDERSON MANUFACTURING CO. 0 0 1 1 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 8
RF MICRO DEVICES, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 1 1 1 8
VECTOR CORPORATION 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 8
WORLDCOM, INC. 0 0 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
CARGILL, INC. 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7
EVERGREEN PACKAGING INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 0 7
TEREX USA, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 7
TRIPLETAIL VENTURES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 0 0 0 7
WEEMS INDUSTRIES, INC. 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 7
CONEXANT SYSTEMS, INC. 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
INTERNATIONAL PAPER CO. 0 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
MCI, INC. 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
THE QUAKER OATS COMPANY 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6
GENERAL MILLS, INC. 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 5
MCI WORLDCOM, INC. 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
MCI, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 5
MITEC INCORPORATED 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
DECISIONMARK CORP. 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
ELECTRONIC DATA SYSTEMS CORPORATION 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
GYCO, INC. 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 4
HIGHWAY EQUIPMENT COMPANY 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
KINZE MANUFACTURING, INC. 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
PAPER SYSTEMS, INC. 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
PLASTIC SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4
WABTEC HOLDING CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 4
WABTEC RAILWAY ELECTRONICS, INC. 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS US, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
DEKALB GENETICS CORPORATION 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
GO DADDY GROUP, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
MET-COIL SYSTEMS CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3
MOBILE SATELLITE VENTURES LP 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
NORAND CORPORATION 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
SIEMENS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
SIEMENS VDO AUTOMOTIVE CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
WESTINGHOUSE AIR BRAKE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3


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