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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

Madison, WI

( 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
WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION 58 66 72 75 62 68 90 84 83 104 124 131 1017
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 29 31 20 23 28 20 27 15 20 16 21 14 264
PROMEGA CORPORATION 7 18 13 13 10 2 14 13 12 5 11 14 132
MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY, LLC 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 6 7 9 30 34 92
THIRD WAVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 2 3 5 3 8 4 8 6 8 10 11 7 75
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 1 0 1 0 0 2 5 11 3 8 7 7 45
CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 14 17 41
FLEETGUARD, INC. 0 0 2 4 5 3 5 6 8 4 2 0 39
MIRUS BIO CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 1 6 16 5 7 0 0 0 35
NELSON INDUSTRIES, INC. 2 9 15 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35
NCR CORPORATION 0 0 0 8 9 5 8 3 1 0 0 0 34
TREK BICYCLE CORPORATION 3 1 0 2 2 1 4 0 1 1 4 9 28
RAY-O-VAC CORPORATION 6 5 6 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 25
CARDINAL CG COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 2 5 3 4 24
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 2 3 4 3 2 1 0 0 1 4 2 2 24
THERMO ELECTRON SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 9 4 2 1 21
ROVCAL, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 2 1 1 7 4 20
LUNAR CORPORATION 6 5 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19
ROCHE MADISON INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 5 5 19
ULTRATEC, INC. 2 2 1 5 0 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 19
BONE CARE INTERNATIONAL, INC. 6 2 1 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 18
BRUKER AXS, INC. 1 0 1 0 3 2 0 3 2 1 3 2 18
KRAFT FOODS HOLDINGS, INC. 0 0 2 2 2 3 4 3 1 1 0 0 18
MIRUS CORPORATION 1 1 5 3 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 17
ALKAR-RAPIDPAK, INC. 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 1 4 4 1 0 16
DATEX-OHMEDA, INC. 7 1 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 16
DEXCOM, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 5 5 16
KRAFT FOODS GLOBAL BRANDS LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 8 4 16
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 3 2 4 2 15
KRAFT FOODS, INC. 10 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
SPRINGS WINDOW FASHIONS LP 0 1 0 1 2 2 4 1 0 2 0 2 15
ELECTRONIC THEATRE CONTROLS, INC. 1 1 0 1 1 3 2 2 2 0 1 0 14
SARIS CYCLING GROUP, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 1 1 1 2 1 14
WEATHER CENTRAL, INC. 0 0 3 1 2 2 2 1 1 0 2 0 14
HARRIS MORAN SEED COMPANY 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 3 1 4 13
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. 0 2 4 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 13
TOMOTHERAPY INCORPORATED 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 5 5 0 13
RMT, INC. 0 1 0 2 0 2 1 0 3 2 0 0 11
EPIC SYSTEMS CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 4 10
EPICENTRE TECHNOLOGIES CORP. 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 0 10
ORBITAL TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 10
ROCHE NIMBLEGEN, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 5 10
STRATATECH CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 4 10
TERADATA US, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 5 10
BELL LABORATORIES, INC. 1 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9
ERAGEN BIOSCIENCES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 2 1 9
GILSON, INC. 0 1 3 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 9
LYCO MANUFACTURING, INC. 1 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 9
AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR CORPORATION 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 8
DEC INTERNATIONAL INC. 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, LLC 0 0 2 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 8
GOODYEAR TIRE + RUBBER COMPANY 0 1 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 8
GRABER PRODUCTS, INC. 2 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
INFIGEN, INC. 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
JOHNSON HEALTH TECH. CO. LTD. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 2 8
TRAEX COMPANY 0 0 0 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 8
BIODERM, INC. 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 7
IMAGO SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 7
MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER & CO. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 7
POWDERJECT VACCINES, INC. 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 7
RESEARCH PRODUCTS CORPORATION 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7
ACTUANT CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 6
ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC. 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 6
ASTRONAUTICS CORPORATION OF AMERICA 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 6
BOU-MATIC TECHNOLOGIES CORP. 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 6
CELLGATE, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 6
DISPENSING SYSTEMS, INC. 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
FISKARS BRANDS, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 6
GENOME TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 6
HUMANETICS CORPORATION 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
INTEL CORPORATION 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 6
LUMINO, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 6
MONSANTO COMPANY, INC. 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
NEW FOCUS, INC. 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
PENDA CORPORATION 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC. 0 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
SUB-ZERO, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 6
UNIVERSAL SEPARATORS, INC. 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
WOLF APPLIANCE COMPANY, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 2 0 6
A. E. STALEY MANUFACTURING COMPANY 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
ALKAR-RAPIDPAK-MP EQUIPMENT, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 5
ARROWHEAD SYSTEMS LLC 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
CELLECTAR, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 5
CLACK CORPORATION 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 5
CREDO TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 5
DIGISONIX, LLC 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 5
LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 5
MINITUBE OF AMERICA, INC. 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
MYCOGEN PLANT SCIENCES, INC. 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
NIKE, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 5
PACIFIC CYCLE, LLC 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
PLATYPUS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 5
POWER DESIGNERS, LLC 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
RENOVAR, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 5
SANDISK CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 5
SCILOG, INC. 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5
SOFT SWITCHING TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 5
SPACESAVER CORPORATION 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5
SYNGENTA (AT) LIMITED 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 5
TIMBERCO, INC. 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE REGENTS OF 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
VIASYS HEALTHCARE INC. 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
VIRENT ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 5
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 5
WEIR SLURRY GROUP, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 5
ABLE SIGNAL COMPANY LLC 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
ACCUWEB, INC. 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 4
ALLTRISTA CORPORATION 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
AMERICAN TEL-A-SYSTEM, INC. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4
AQUAPORE MOISTURE SYSTEMS 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
BELLBROOK LABS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 4
BEROL CORPORATION 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
CPD, LLC 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
DEERE + COMPANY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 4
FRANKLIN FUELING SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 4
GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4
HESKA CORPORATION 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4
HOLLIS-EDEN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 4
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LLC 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 4
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 4
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 4
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4
PLACON CORPORATION 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4
SLIL BIOMEDICAL CORPORATION 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
SPRINGS WINDOW FASHIONS DIVISION, INC. 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
STANFORD UNIVERSITY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 4
SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 4
SURGICAL ACUITY, INC. 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
TECHNOLOGIES HOLDINGS CORP. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 4
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, INCORPORATED 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
THE KERR CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4
WICELL RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 4
AHLMAN IP, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
ALTERRA HOLDINGS CORPORATION 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
AMERICAN FARM IMPLEMENT & SPECIALTY, INC. 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
BIOPULPING INTERNATIONAL, INC. 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
BOCK WATER HEATERS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
BRADY WORLDWIDE, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
BURKE TRUCK & EQUIPMENT, INC. 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
DECODE GENETICS EHF. 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
DIGISONIX, INC. 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
DISPENSING SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL LLC 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
FE PETRO INC. 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
GE LUNAR CORPORATION 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
HELLENBRAND, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 3
HUGHES COMPANY, INC. 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
JACUZZI INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
KNIGHT MANUFACTURING CORPORATION 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
KUHN NORTH AMERICA, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
MARQUIP INC. 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
MIOSOFT CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3
MIRUS BIO LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
MIRUS, INC. 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
NIMBLEGEN SYSTEMS INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
NPOINT, INC. 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
OPHIDIAN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
PANVERA CORPORATION 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
PORTAGE PLASTICS CORPORATION 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
RECOT, INC. 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
ROTO ZIP TOOL CORPORATION 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
RUBBERMAID INCORPORATED 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3
SENCAL LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
SHELTERED WINGS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
SILICON WAVE, INC. 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
SLOAN-KETTERING INSTITUTE FOR CANCER RESEARCH 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
SONY CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3
SSI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
STRESS PHOTONICS, INC. 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
THERMO NORAN INC. 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
VARON LIGHTING GROUP, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 3
WAUSAU PAPER MILLS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
WEILER AND COMPANY, INC. 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
WISYS TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3


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