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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

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

( 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
EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY 77 70 67 49 40 26 17 43 48 53 55 58 39 42 684
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 20 18 13 14 12 7 9 10 6 3 3 2 5 7 129
BRISTOL COMPRESSORS, INC. 4 4 4 8 4 9 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 38
SCROLL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 1 8 9 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26
PRISMA FIBERS, INC. 4 3 4 5 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23
GRUPO PETROTEMEX, S.A. DE C.V. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 6 5 22
SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AB 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 3 0 3 2 6 19
WHERENET CORPORATION 0 1 6 1 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
BEECHAM PHARMACEUTICALS LIMITED 0 1 0 1 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
BRISTOL COMPRESSORS INTERNATIONAL, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 3 9
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA RESEARCH FOUNDATION 0 0 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
SANDVIK ROCK TOOLS, INC. 0 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
TRW INC. 0 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
ISOTAG TECHNOLOGY, INC. 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
SIEMENS ENERGY & AUTOMATION, INC. 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 5
BOCA FLASHER, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 5
EAGLEVIEW TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
KEARNEY-NATIONAL INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 5
KENNAMETAL INC. 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5
SRP 687 PTY LTD 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
THINOPTX, INC. 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
TRW AUTOMOTIVE U.S. LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
ABBOTT MEDICAL OPTICS INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
AMERICAN HIGHWALL SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
GB II CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3
LIFE CHANGING CHAIR, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
SANDVIK AKTIEBOLAG 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
SHOWALL, INC. 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
TAYLOR CUTLERY LLC 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3



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