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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

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

( 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
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 37 47 41 56 57 48 47 48 52 68 92 92 685
DUKE UNIVERSITY 28 39 28 29 18 22 47 28 26 32 36 35 368
ERICSSON, INC. 48 51 48 35 29 13 18 6 2 0 1 1 252
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA 21 31 19 22 14 21 15 20 16 14 22 16 231
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 29 25 21 17 19 11 13 15 8 19 19 29 225
CREE, INC. 1 3 2 6 6 11 22 22 30 30 42 43 218
SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CORPORATION 0 1 16 19 14 8 25 22 22 15 3 0 145
SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 7 16 24 18 81
TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON 6 4 2 3 2 5 5 2 4 7 9 25 74
SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG 0 9 4 4 4 2 13 9 4 6 2 6 63
E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY 5 3 2 9 3 5 6 4 1 7 12 3 60
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY 8 1 3 3 2 2 7 6 6 6 7 3 54
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG 0 0 0 5 9 8 14 7 8 3 0 0 54
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. 1 4 3 3 2 6 2 7 6 2 6 5 47
MICELL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 10 13 4 6 3 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 44
LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 7 6 7 7 6 41
MEDI-PHYSICS, INC. 0 7 8 8 3 1 4 2 3 1 1 2 40
GLAXO WELLCOME INC. 13 23 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39
RESEARCH TRIANGLE INSTITUTE 3 4 3 8 3 3 4 1 1 4 1 3 38
HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.) 0 0 0 1 5 4 5 3 2 2 7 7 36
PARION SCIENCES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 8 10 0 4 7 36
ICAGEN, INC. 0 2 4 2 4 2 5 2 3 2 4 1 31
NVIDIA CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 6 7 3 8 29
EMBREX INC. 1 4 1 5 1 2 4 3 2 3 0 0 26
TEKELEC 0 0 0 1 0 5 4 3 1 2 6 3 25
EMC CORPORATION 1 1 2 0 4 0 1 2 1 5 5 2 24
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY 0 3 3 3 5 3 1 4 1 0 1 0 24
INSPIRE PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 1 0 2 1 0 3 4 0 4 2 4 1 22
RHONE-POULENC INC. 6 4 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22
PARATA SYSTEMS, LLC 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 1 1 2 3 8 21
GLAXOSMITHKLINE LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 7 20
PARADIGM GENETICS, INC. 0 2 5 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19
BASF PLANT SCIENCE GMBH 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 3 2 3 3 18
MCNC 2 3 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17
NORTEL NETWORKS LIMITED 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 4 3 1 0 0 17
ZIPTRONIX, INC. 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 5 2 2 3 17
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 1 1 7 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 16
INTERSIL AMERICAS INC. 0 0 1 0 1 2 7 2 0 0 0 3 16
QUILL MEDICAL, INC. 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 9 16
ADVANCED LIQUID LOGIC, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 5 13
TIPPER TIE, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 7 13
TRIMERIS, INC. 1 1 3 2 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 13
TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 2 5 0 1 0 13
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES 0 0 1 2 2 1 0 2 2 1 0 2 13
SYNECOR, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 3 0 0 3 12
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 2 3 2 11
NETAPP, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 6 11
QIMONDA NORTH AMERICA CORP. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 5 1 11
QURIO HOLDINGS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 4 11
RAMBUS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 4 1 11
AFFINERGY, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 4 10
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 3 2 0 10
NETWORK APPLIANCE, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 6 0 0 10
NOVARTIS FINANCE CORPORATION 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
POZEN, INC. 2 0 2 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 10
SAS INSTITUTE, INC. 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0 1 2 1 0 10
VARIAN, INC. 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 10
BIOMERIEUX VITEK, INC. 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 2 0 9
INDUSTRIAL MICROWAVE SYSTEMS, L.L.C. 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
NEW LIFE PHARMACEUTICALS INC. 2 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 9
ORIEL THERAPEUTICS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 1 1 1 9
ALTERA CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 4 8
FOLIA, INC. 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 8
INTEL CORPORATION 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 8
JDS UNIPHASE CORPORATION 0 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
NCONTACT SURGICAL, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 2 8
SEMTECH CORPORATION 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 8
UNITED THERAPEUTICS CORPORATION 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 2 8
VIASIC, INC. 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 8
GLAXO GROUP LIMITED 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 1 0 7
OVERTURE NETWORKS, INC. 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7
STATIC CONTROL COMPONENTS, INC. 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 7
TROXLER ELECTRONIC LABORATORIES, INC. 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 7
WALTER KIDDE PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 7
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
AFFYMETRIX, INC. 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
BIOCON LIMITED 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 6
CADUS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 6
DELTASPHERE, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 6
EXTREME NETWORKS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 6
FLEXCELL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
GILBARCO, INC. 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
HITACHI, LTD 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 6
HITWISE PTY. LTD. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 6
IEP PHARMACEUTICAL DEVICES INC. 1 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
KING PHARMACEUTICALS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 6
PPD DISCOVERY, INC. 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 6
PTS CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 6
SAFFRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 6
SICEL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 6
SPINEWAVE, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 1 6
TRIANGLE PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
AKZO NOBEL NV 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE OF YESHIVA UNIVERSITY 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5
BASF CORPORATION 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC. 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
BRIGHT VIEW TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 5
CENES LTD. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 5
CORMETECH, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 5
CREE MICROWAVE, LLC 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
DELAWARE CAPITAL FORMATION, INC. 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 5
DUKE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
HARRIS STRATEX NETWORKS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 5
HEART IMAGING TECHNOLOGIES LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 5
INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CENTER 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 5
JDS UNIPHASE INC. 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC & ELECTRONICS USA, INC 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
NAPO ENTERPRISES, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 5
SCENERA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 5
SERENEX, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 5
SIRIT TECHNOLOGIES INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 5
THE INSTITUTE FOR PHARMACEUTICAL DISCOVERY LLC 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 5
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 5
WILLIAMS INNOVATIONS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 5
ABO ENTERPRISES, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4
ALCATEL LUCENT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 4
ANALOG DEVICES, INC. 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
APPLIED MICRO CIRCUITS CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
ATHENIX CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4
AVENTIS CROPSCIENCE S.A. 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
BAROSENSE, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4
BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 4
CADENCE DESIGN SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
CHEMTEK, INCORPORATED 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
CONVERGE MEDICAL, INC. 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES NORTH AMERICA CORP. 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 4
MCNC RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
MITSUBISHI SEMICONDUCTOR AMERICA, INC. 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
MOLECULAR DEVICES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 4
ORTHO-MCNEIL PHARMACEUTICAL, INC. 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
QIMONDA AG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4
QUALCOMM, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 4
REICHHOLD, INC. 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
RENESAS TECHNOLOGY AMERICA, INC 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4
TRIANGLE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES, INC. 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
TRIPATH IMAGING, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 4
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE REGENTS OF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 4
WORLDCOM, INC. 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
XINTEK, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 4
ABB RESEARCH LTD. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3
ADEPT TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3
ARDENT PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
ARTECEL SCIENCES, INC. 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
ARTECEL, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 3
ATI INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
AVANT CORPORATION 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
BESPAK PLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3
BIOLEX THERAPEUTICS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
BIOMODA, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
BOC GROUP, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM INTERNATIONAL GMBH 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
CAROLINA ARCHERY PRODUCTS, INC. 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
CISCO SYSTEMS, INC. 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
CIVATECH CORPORATION 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
COGNOSCI, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 3
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
EATON CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3
EMORY UNIVERSITY 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
GENESYS TELECOMMUNICATIONS LABORATORIES, INC. 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
INFORMATION PATTERNS LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
INFOTECH AG 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
INTERSIL CORPORATION, INC. 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
JAGOTEC AG 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
MEADWESTVACO CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
MEDTRAIN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3
MITSUBISHI ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
MOLICHEM MEDICINES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3
NEKTON RESEARCH LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
NEKTON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
NOVARTIS AG (FORMERLY SANDOZ LTD.) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
O.S.I. PHARMACEUTICALS INC. 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
RADARFIND CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3
REGADO BIOSCIENCES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 3
REGENT LIGHTING CORPORATION 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
SEMICONDUCTOR RESEARCH CORPORATION 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
SMITHKLINE BEECHAM (CORK) LIMITED 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3
SURFACE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 3
SYNOPSYS INC. 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
TERRASIMCO, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
UMBRELLA CAPITAL, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
VOLUMETRICS MEDICAL IMAGING 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3
WILL-BURT COMPANY 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
ZELLCOMP, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 3


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