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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

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-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 70 62 60 46 39 38 48 34 37 28 45 40 546
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 12 22 10 6 4 4 8 10 9 11 17 12 125
CEM CORPORATION 4 13 2 7 4 7 6 5 3 4 5 7 67
DIGITAL OPTICS CORPORATION 10 4 12 12 9 10 2 5 0 0 0 3 67
BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 7 13 29 53
DEERE + COMPANY 1 1 0 0 3 1 6 1 8 11 12 7 50
IRWIN INDUSTRIAL TOOL COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 8 7 7 9 8 47
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA 2 2 0 3 5 6 5 3 2 3 8 7 46
CELGARD INC. 7 6 6 3 4 2 1 1 0 3 5 0 38
WELLMAN INC. 4 7 5 6 6 0 3 2 0 0 4 0 36
FMC CORPORATION 9 7 3 5 4 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 35
DANA CORPORATION 5 12 5 2 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 33
CHECKPOINT SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 11 2 7 31
CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG HOSPITAL AUTHORITY 2 1 1 5 3 3 5 1 3 2 2 1 29
ATI PROPERTIES, INC. 0 0 3 2 3 0 2 1 2 6 3 6 28
TESSERA NORTH AMERICA, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 1 8 2 22
ARTEVA NORTH AMERICA S.A.R.L. 4 7 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21
ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC. 1 4 1 2 1 2 0 0 2 7 1 0 21
INGERSOLL-RAND COMPANY 5 0 1 2 1 0 0 6 0 3 1 1 20
BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 0 1 2 2 2 4 0 1 3 2 3 0 20
MANTISSA CORPORATION 5 2 3 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 18
WIX FILTRATION CORP. 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 4 5 1 2 0 18
ALPHA SECURITY PRODUCTS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 11 0 0 0 0 17
CLARIANT FINANCE (BVI) LIMITED 0 1 2 5 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 17
VEHICLE ENHANCEMENT SYSTEMS, INC. 5 1 2 2 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 17
TEXTRON INC. 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 4 4 2 1 0 17
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 0 0 2 3 0 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 16
HAND-HELD PRODUCTS, INC. 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 2 3 5 16
MICROBAN PRODUCTS COMPANY 1 3 1 3 0 4 1 1 0 2 0 0 16
CHICAGO PNEUMATIC TOOL COMPANY 3 5 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 15
BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION 0 0 0 1 3 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 14
CHEMETALL FOOTE CORPORATION 1 2 1 0 0 3 0 2 2 1 1 1 14
SQUARE D COMPANY 3 5 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
INDIAN HEAD INDUSTRIES, INC. 1 5 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
POLYMER GROUP, INC. 0 2 0 0 1 5 2 1 2 0 0 0 13
CELANESE ACETATE LLC 1 2 0 1 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 12
EDISON NATION, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 2 12
INVUE SECURITY PRODUCTS INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 3 1 12
CONBRACO INDUSTRIES, INC. 0 2 3 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 11
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 6 11
ALCATEL 1 2 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
LITTON SYSTEMS INC. 3 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
M & C INNOVATIONS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 2 0 10
PERFORMANCE FRICTION CORPORATION 0 3 1 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 10
WORLD FIBERS, INC. 2 1 0 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 10
ATOTECH DEUTSCHLAND GMBH 0 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 10
BRITAX CHILD SAFETY INC. 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 3 1 10
SCHAEFFLER KG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 4 10
ALEMITE, LLC 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 9
RUBBERMAID INCORPORATED 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 5 9
SIEMENS ENERGY, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 9
AT& T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 5 8
BELMONT TEXTILE MACHINERY CO., INC. 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
CONTINENTAL AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 8
MEDICAL SPECIALTIES, INC. 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 8
STI LICENSING CORP. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 2 8
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 2 8
BASF CORPORATION 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
U.S. GREENFIBER, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 2 0 8
AMERICAN LINC CORPORATION 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 7
LANDIS & GYR, INC. 0 0 0 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 7
NATIONAL GYPSUM PROPERTIES, LLC 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 7
PBI PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 2 7
POWER TALK, INC. 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 7
RODEL HOLDINGS INC. 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
A LA CART, INC. 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 6
BLACKBIRD HOLDINGS, INC. 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 6
HAYS FLUID CONTROLS 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6
INNOVIA INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 6
PARKER ATHLETIC PRODUCTS, LLC 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
ROBERTS POLYPRO, INC. 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY L.P. 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 6
TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 6
TIME WARNER CABLE, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 6
XILINX, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 6
SCOTT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 6
AXLAND COMEC, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 5
BSN MEDICAL, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 5
CYRIL BATH COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 5
DSG TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LTD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 5
ENVENTYS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 5
GENPAK, L.L.C. 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
GRASS GRAFFITI, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 5
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 5
INSITUTEC, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 5
INVISTA NORTH AMERICA S.A.R.L. 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 5
MILLIKEN & COMPANY 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 5
MULTI-SHIFTER, INC. 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 5
POKERTEK, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 5
RF MICRO DEVICES, INC. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 5
SCHAEFER SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, INC. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 5
INA-SCHAEFFLER KG 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 5
A9.COM, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 4
ANDERSEN CONSULTING LLP 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
APLIX, INC. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 4
BIOMEDFLEX, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4
CHEMICAL SPECIALTIES, INC. 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
COMMSCOPE PROPERTIES, LLC 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4
GELCORE, LLC 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
INDUSTRIAL TEST SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
INTERMEC IP CORP. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 4
MARCON INTERNATIONAL, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
MIDREX INTERNATIONAL BV ROTTERDAM, ZURICH BRANCH 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
OMNOVA SOLUTIONS INC. 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
PAN ATLANTIC CORPORATION 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
PROFILE PRODUCTS L.L.C. 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
ROCKLAND, INC. 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
SCHRADER-BRIDGEPORT INTERNATIONAL, INC. 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
SIEMENS POWER GENERATION, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 4
SIEMENS WESTINGHOUSE POWER CORPORATION 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
SOLIANT LLC 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
VIANCE, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 4
WAVEGUIDE SOLUTIONS INC 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 4
XAC AUTOMATION CORPORATION 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
COGNIS CORPORATION 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
KCI LICENSING, INC. 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
SPRINGS INDUSTRIES, INC. 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
ABT, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
AMERICHEM, INC. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
ARCUS MEDICAL, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3
BAKER MANUFACTURING CO., INC. 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
CLARIANT INTERNATIONAL LTD. 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
COLTEC INDUSTRIES INC. 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
CONTINENTAL TIRE NORTH AMERICA, INC. 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
CORNING CABLE SYSTEMS LLC 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
DALTON MARKETING LLC 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
DRINKARD METALOX, INC. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
DYSTAR TEXTILFARBEN GMBH & CO. DEUTSCHLAND KG 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
EROSION CONTROL PRODUCTS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
ESP SYSTEMS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3
GENENCOR INTERNATIONAL, INC. 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
HBI BRANDED APPAREL ENTERPRISES, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
KEWAUNEE SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
LITMAS, INC. 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
MASONITE CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
MASONITE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 3
MIDREX TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
MOTORSPORTS BUILDERS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
NANOTECH LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3
NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
NUCOR CORPORATION 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
OWENS-BROCKWAY PLASTIC PRODUCTS, INC. 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
PATHWAYS FOR LEARNING PRODUCTS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
PERFECTING COUPLING COMPANY 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
RAE CROWTHER COMPANY 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
REXAM INDUSTRIES CORP. 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
S. E. HUFFMAN CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
S1 CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
SAEBO, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
SKF USA INC. 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
SPECIALTY MANUFACTURING CO., INC. (NORTH CAROLINA) 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
STANLEY WORKS 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
HOMELITE TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3


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