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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

Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC

( 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
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 21 19 25 19 25 23 24 17 9 23 15 13 233
HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC. 0 9 16 7 16 4 3 6 4 4 4 3 76
MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA 6 2 5 3 3 5 2 0 2 0 2 4 34
WESTVACO CORPORATION 14 5 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33
MEADWESTVACO CORPORATION 0 0 0 5 10 3 0 3 2 1 0 4 28
HILL-ROM COMPANY, INC. 10 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 1 3 1 2 4 17
BAYER CORPORATION 8 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17
SAWGRASS SYSTEMS, INC. 2 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8
ASTENJOHNSON, INC. 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
ARBORGEN, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 3 8
INNERLOGIC, INC. 2 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
ORGAN RECOVERY SYSTEMS, INC. 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 7
POLYMER GROUP, INC. 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 6
DARAMIC, INC. 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
CHARLES RIVER LABORATORIES, INC. 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5
VOITH PAPER PATENT GMBH 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 5
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 5
ALCOA INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 4
ITT MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 4
SUN CHEMICAL CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 4
ROBERT BOSCH CORPORATION 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NAVY 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4
SEPRACOR INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 4
ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
GENPHAR, INC. 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
HARSCO TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
JW ALUMINUM COMPANY 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3
NUCOR CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 3
PENN STATE RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
SAWGRASS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3
BAYER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
RHODIA INC. 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
MARINE POLYMER TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
THE INTERTECH GROUP, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3


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