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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

Huntsville, AL

( 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 20 23 33 28 23 18 16 17 20 11 17 17 243
ADTRAN 4 11 18 24 17 18 25 14 10 20 14 4 179
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 12 15 12 10 14 11 11 4 5 6 10 8 118
TIME DOMAIN CORPORATION 3 3 9 18 15 11 9 4 9 5 3 1 90
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ARMY 8 15 11 8 6 6 12 6 7 4 3 2 88
CEDAR RIDGE RESEARCH LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 47 14 62
NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 18 20 42
NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS AL, CORPORATION 0 0 0 1 4 7 7 8 7 6 0 0 40
3DLABS INC. LTD. 0 5 3 10 6 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 30
MEMS OPTICAL, INC. 1 5 4 2 2 9 3 1 0 0 1 0 28
BARON SERVICES, INC. 3 5 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 4 3 3 25
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA 2 3 3 0 6 0 2 3 0 1 0 4 24
SHEARWATER CORPORATION 0 2 10 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
BOEING COMPANY 1 0 2 3 1 4 1 2 1 0 1 3 19
UNIVERSAL LIGHTING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 0 5 5 19
AVOCENT CORPORATION 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 3 1 4 4 0 17
INTERGRAPH CORPORATION 8 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17
CFD RESEARCH CORPORATION 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 3 4 2 15
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 0 0 0 1 1 4 2 0 3 1 1 1 14
ALEREON INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 2 4 0 12
MORGAN RESEARCH CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 2 0 10
NEW CENTURY PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 0 9
Q-TRACK CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 2 2 9
DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION 1 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
INFORMATION SYSTEMS LABORATORIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 4 0 1 0 0 8
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8
SCHWARZE INDUSTRIES, INC. 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 8
A. O. SMITH CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 7
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 7
NEXOLVE CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 7
SCI SYSTEMS, INC. 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 7
ADS CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 6
CYBEX COMPUTER PRODUCTS CORPORATION 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
DEBIO RECHERCHE PHARMACEUTIQUE SA 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 6
NEXT-RF, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 6
PARKER-HANNIFIN CORPORATION 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 6
SYNAPSE WIRELESS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 6
ARXCEO CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 5
BALANCE CERTIFIED GOLF, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 5
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS US, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 5
CROSSROADS SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 5
GEBERIT AG 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 5
GEOSTEERING MINING SERVICES, LLC 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5
INTERGRAPH HARDWARE TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5
INTERNATIONAL BROADBAND ELECTRIC COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 5
MAXVISION CORPORATION 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 5
SANMINA-SCI CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
STEELCASE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
SYNAPSE, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 5
USBI COMPANY 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
AVOCENT HUNTSVILLE CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 4
PERKINS TECHNICAL SERVICES, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 4
SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 4
SCV QUALITY SOLUTIONS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 4
TDY INDUSTRIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
ADVANCED OPTICAL SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3
BENTLEY SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
CHRYSLER MOTORS CORPORATION 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
COMLET TECHNOLOGIES, LLC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3
FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
GATR TECHNOLOGIES 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
ITT MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS CORP. 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
MOTOROLA, INC. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
PIT BULL PRODUCTS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 3
PPG INDUSTRIES OHIO INC. 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
PRATT & WHITNEY ROCKETDYNE, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
QUADRUM TELECOMMUNICATIONS INC. 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
QVEX, INC. 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
SENTAR, INC. 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
SRS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
XOETRONICS LLC 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3


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