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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

Champaign-Urbana, IL

( 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 ILLINOIS 16 16 18 22 40 20 34 32 31 45 50 65 389
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 13 15 5 11 9 2 10 6 5 8 10 8 102
PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC. 5 3 0 3 3 3 5 8 3 6 6 7 52
INTEL CORPORATION 0 2 1 2 3 0 7 7 0 2 6 3 33
ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND COMPANY 1 0 2 0 0 2 8 2 2 1 5 4 27
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ARMY 0 0 1 0 3 2 3 4 1 5 3 4 26
SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 2 3 8 5 3 25
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 4 3 2 6 1 22
SRU BIOSYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 3 4 1 2 16
CATERPILLAR INC. 0 2 2 1 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 12
ADVANCED LIGHTING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 1 5 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 11
LIBMAN COMPANY 0 0 1 1 1 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 9
HOBBICO, INC. 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 8
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 3 8
CU AEROSPACE, LLC 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 7
FINISAR CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 1 7
KWS KLEINWANZLEBENER SAATZUCGT AG 0 0 0 1 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 7
CABOT CORPORATION 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6
SOLARBRIDGE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 6
DEERE + COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 5
EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 5
FIRST-LIGHT USA, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 5
ILLINOIS FOUNDATION SEEDS, INC. 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
MOTOROLA, INC. 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
PHARMAMAR, S.A. 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 5
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY, LLC 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
AGRIGENETICS, INC. 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 4
DEKALB GENETICS CORPORATION 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
GILL ATHLETICS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 4
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 4
I.S.S. (U.S.A.) INC. 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
SHARP LABORATORIES OF AMERICA, INC. 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, INCORPORATED 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 4
XINDIUM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
ADOBE SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
CARLE DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
COMPUTERIZED MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
DAIRYLAND SEED CO., INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
DIGITAL RADIO EXPRESS, INC. 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
HYDRO-GEAR LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
INGURAN, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
LIMAGRAIN VERNEUIL HOLDING SA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
NGK INSULATORS LTD. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3
NORTHWESTERN CORPORATION 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
NOVARTIS AG (FORMERLY SANDOZ LTD.) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
PLASTIC DESIGNS, INC. 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
PROTASIS CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
TACTARA, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
THERMA-WAVE, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
WOLFRAM RESEARCH, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
YAHOO, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3


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