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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

Greensboro-High Point, 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
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 22 29 29 31 22 17 15 10 8 6 18 17 224
RF MICRO DEVICES, INC. 1 7 9 7 20 7 14 7 9 11 11 25 128
ANALOG DEVICES, INC. 5 8 3 11 14 10 15 17 5 3 11 9 111
GILBARCO, INC. 13 1 6 8 20 9 8 1 1 2 2 6 77
VOLVO TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA, INC. 1 0 5 8 11 6 10 6 1 1 0 0 49
NEWELL WINDOW FURNISHINGS, INC. 0 2 1 10 3 0 10 4 1 1 5 4 41
TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION 0 0 1 3 1 3 1 1 2 5 6 10 33
TRANSTECH PHARMA, INC. 0 0 0 2 0 3 5 0 5 2 8 5 30
AKEVA, L.L.C. 1 2 0 2 0 4 11 1 2 4 0 0 27
MARCONI COMMERCE SYSTEMS INC. 10 12 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27
THERMACO, INC. 0 1 4 2 1 2 2 2 3 4 3 2 26
SEALY TECHNOLOGY LLC 1 1 1 1 5 1 2 2 0 1 3 1 19
VESTURE CORPORATION 5 5 5 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 19
PRECISION FABRICS GROUP, INC. 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 5 0 0 4 2 16
TENN-TEX PLASTICS, INC. 0 0 4 3 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 1 16
ULTRA-MEK, INC. 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 0 1 3 2 13
SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 4 0 0 0 2 11
WHITAKER CORPORATION 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
ENDURA PRODUCTS, INC. 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 10
EVONIK STOCKHAUSEN, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 4 10
GENERAL DYNAMICS ADVANCED INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 1 1 1 10
NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 10
SARA LEE CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 10
CLEARLINE SYSTEMS, INC. 1 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 9
MEDIWAVE STAR TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 0 1 5 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 9
TARGACEPT, INC. 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 8
BANNER PHARMACAPS INC. 0 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7
C CHANGE SURGICAL LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 2 7
STOCKHAUSEN, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 7
VOLVO GROUP NORTH AMERICA, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 7
CAMCO MANUFACTURING, INC. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 6
LIBERTY HARDWARE MANUFACTURING CORP. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 6
REGENT LIGHTING CORPORATION 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
AGERE SYSTEMS INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 5
BURLINGTON INDUSTRIES, INC. 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
DOW CORNING CORPORATION 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5
DRESSER EQUIPMENT GROUP, INC. 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
ETHOX CHEMICALS, INC. 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5
L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 5
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
PHARMAGRAPHICS (SOUTHEAST), L.L.C. 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
REX INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
TRIMBLE NAVIGATION, LTD. 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
C.E. SMITH CO., INC. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 4
DELAWARE CAPITAL FORMATION, INC. 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
DOUGLAS BATTERY MANUFACTURING CO. 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
GLASS UNLIMITED OF HIGH POINT, INC. 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
HAFELE AMERICA CO. 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 4
INTERTECH CORPORATION 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
KAY CHEMICAL COMPANY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
LITERA TECHNOLOGY LLC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4
LORILLARD LICENSING COMPANY, LLC 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
NOVO NORDISK A/S 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 4
PHARMAGRAPHICS (MIDWEST), L.L.C. 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
PIPER MEDICAL, INC. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 4
STOCKHAUSEN GMBH & CO., KG 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
VALSPAR SOURCING, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 4
CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
CONFINEMENT TELEPHONY TECHNOLOGY, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
DRESSER, INC. 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
ECOLAB INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
ENSCO, INC. 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
HANAMINT CORPORATION, INC. 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
HBI BRANDED APPAREL ENTERPRISES, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 3
HENRY M. JACKSON FOUNDATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF MILITARY MEDICINE 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
HIGH POINT PHARMACEUTICALS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3
HIGHLAND INDUSTRIES, INC. 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
HUGHES SUPPLY CO. OF THOMASVILLE, INC. 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3
PHARMACORE, INC. 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
POWER INTEGRITY CORPORATION 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
PUROLATOR FACET, INC. 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
RIKE INDUSTRIES, INC. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
STOCKHAUSEN GMBH 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3
TELEFLEX INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC. 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3
VECOPLAN, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3
VIRTUOSOWORKS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 3


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