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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

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, 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 2012 2013 Total
CORNING CABLE SYSTEMS LLC 1 4 25 32 29 23 25 33 25 22 34 20 35 36 344
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 8 18 11 7 3 4 4 1 6 2 7 6 6 10 93
ALCATEL 13 15 18 17 7 15 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 91
DRAKA COMTEQ B.V. 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 5 4 2 7 10 4 43
COMMSCOPE, INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 9 6 5 6 42
SIECOR OPERATIONS, LLC 11 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26
COMMSCOPE PROPERTIES, LLC 0 4 1 2 2 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 18
HICKORY SPRINGS MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. 2 0 0 2 5 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 17
SIECOR CORPORATION 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
R.W.L. CORPORATION 0 0 1 0 1 3 5 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 13
BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION 0 0 0 1 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
BIOPTIGEN, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 1 5 12
NETWORK INTEGRITY SYSTEMS INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 1 2 0 2 0 12
SUPREME ELASTIC CORPORATION 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 11
US CONEC LTD. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 1 2 10
AT& T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 1 1 8
PRIME/HOME IMPRESSIONS, LLC 2 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
ADHEZION BIOMEDICAL, LLC., 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 6
HBI BRANDED APPAREL ENTERPRISES, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 1 6
LEVITON MANUFACTURING CO. INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 6
CORNING INCORPORATED 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
ECMD, INC. 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 5
NEPTCO INCORPORATED 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
ADVANCED HYDROGEN TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 4
AMERICAN LINC CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
CENTURY FURNITURE, LLC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
AUTOMATED SOLUTIONS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
BSN MEDICAL, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
CHATSWORTH PRODUCTS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3
DYNISCO, INC. 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
EDELWEISS MANUFACTURING CO., INC. 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
FREEDOM SHOPPING, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
GREER LABORATORIES, INC. 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
HUNTINGTON ALLOYS CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
PLASTIC PACKAGING, INC. 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
PROTECT PLUS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3
TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
UTILITY SOLUTIONS, INC. 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
VT LEEBOY, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
WYETH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3



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