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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 - 2013 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

Fargo, ND-MN

( 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 2012 2013 Total
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 20 11 10 14 9 7 7 8 10 7 9 7 7 6 132
DEERE + COMPANY 1 0 2 0 1 2 3 10 7 2 3 10 13 30 84
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 4 6 8 16 7 1 5 55
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION 2 2 2 1 2 3 2 0 1 2 6 9 5 5 42
MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 1 3 2 8 10 31
PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC. 2 4 0 0 0 3 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 9 26
CASE CORPORATION 10 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24
CLARK EQUIPMENT COMPANY, INC. 1 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 3 3 3 3 20
CNH AMERICA LLC 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 3 2 2 2 0 4 18
PACKET DIGITAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 1 2 1 10
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY 3 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
APPAREO SYSTEMS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 1 7
TECTON PRODUCTS 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 7
LURA ENTERPRISES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 6
DAKOTA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
REECHCRAFT, INC. 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5
BARKLEY SEED, INC. 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
CRARY COMPANY 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
CRARY INDUSTRIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 4
DEKALB GENETICS CORPORATION 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
NANOTEK INSTRUMENTS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
REEL WINGS DECOY CO. INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3



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