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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

Des Moines-West Des Moines, 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
PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC. 35 54 38 45 43 26 42 67 53 81 63 92 639
STINE SEED FARM, INC. 10 47 6 26 37 41 61 54 31 33 28 64 438
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 28 30 17 22 14 12 16 8 10 13 17 16 203
DEERE + COMPANY 3 9 8 11 15 18 9 9 8 10 19 14 133
TOWNSEND ENGINEERING COMPANY 7 8 3 11 2 5 4 0 0 0 0 1 41
MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 12 14 6 2 39
MAYTAG CORPORATION 2 2 1 2 2 3 2 0 1 5 3 1 24
STORK TOWNSEND INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 1 4 2 2 20
DELAVAN INC. 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 2 3 7 18
XILINX, INC. 0 0 0 0 2 5 4 4 1 1 0 1 18
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION INC. 2 1 3 0 0 1 1 3 2 2 0 0 15
PUTCO, INC. 1 1 2 0 0 3 2 3 0 0 0 2 14
E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY 2 2 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 1 1 1 13
THERMAL DYNAMICS, INC. 0 1 3 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
COMPRESSOR CONTROLS CORP. 1 3 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 12
KEMIN INDUSTRIES, INC. 2 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
WILIAN HOLDING COMPANY 0 1 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 9
F. R. DRAKE COMPANY 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 1 0 1 1 8
SAUER-DANFOSS INC. 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 8
AGRINOMICS LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 7
BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM VETMEDICA, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 6
EMCO ENTERPRISES, INC. 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 6
HUMAN GENE THERAPY RESEARCH INSTITUTE 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5
INLAND FINANCE COMPANY 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
KEMIN FOODS, LC 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
MEDUSA SPECIAL PROJECTS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 5
SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 5
WILLIAM WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5
EROSION TECH, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4
INNOVATIVE ELLAVATIONS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 4
M.S. TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4
MICREL INCORPORATED 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 4
MICROSOY CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 4
SCHILLINGER SEED, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 4
SP TECHNOLOGIES LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 4
TRUE PITCH, INC. 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4
ACCU-MOLD CORP. 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
AGRI DRAIN CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
AGRIGENETICS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3
ASGROW SEED CO. LLC 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
DEKALB GENETICS CORPORATION 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
ELECTRONIC DATA SYSTEMS CORPORATION 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
INTERMEC IP CORP. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
MASSACHUSETTS EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
MIDAMERICA RECYCLING COMPANY 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
SAUER, INC. 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
SCHAFER SYSTEMS INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3


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