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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

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

( 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
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 24 65 137 151 397
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 33 25 33 29 29 15 26 20 27 15 17 25 293
THOMAS & BETTS INTERNATIONAL, INC. 16 21 9 10 13 8 23 29 17 25 19 17 207
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. 13 21 13 24 21 9 27 16 5 1 1 0 151
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. 5 1 5 8 6 5 5 8 3 13 12 19 90
ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL 6 11 12 5 5 5 8 6 4 2 3 8 75
HUNTER FAN COMPANY 3 2 4 5 5 10 5 3 2 7 5 3 54
SCHERING-PLOUGH HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS, INC. 3 8 4 5 4 3 3 3 0 2 3 2 40
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE RESEARCH FOUNDATION 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 4 5 3 6 37
WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. 1 2 2 2 2 1 3 6 4 3 5 5 36
BUCKMAN LABORATORIES INTERNATIONAL, INC. 8 5 2 2 3 1 2 2 1 0 2 1 29
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE RESEARCH CORPORATION 4 3 11 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 24
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, POSTAL SERVICE 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 2 3 8 2 23
PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 4 3 6 21
INTERNATIONAL PAPER CO. 0 0 0 3 3 1 3 0 2 3 4 1 20
BKI HOLDING CORPORATION 0 0 6 5 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 19
BROTHER INTERNATIONAL CORP. 1 1 0 1 1 2 3 1 1 1 3 1 16
PARKER-HANNIFIN CORPORATION 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 2 0 1 2 1 13
BUCKEYE TECHNOLOGIES INC. 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 3 12
FEDERAL EXPRESS CORPORATION 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 1 11
METROLOGIC INSTRUMENTS INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 3 10
CLARITY CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 0 0 1 1 9
GYRUS ENT L.L.C. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 1 9
MONSANTO CORPORATION 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
SPINAL INNOVATIONS 3 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
MEMPHIS EYE & CATARACT ASSOCIATES AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER 0 1 3 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 8
THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR CAPITAL CORPORATION 0 0 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
AESCULAP II, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 7
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 2 1 7
TRANSLUCENT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 7
UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 7
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 6
CCL LABEL, INC. 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
COMPETITION CAMS, INC. 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
THOMAS + BETTS CORPORATION 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
BODINE COMPANY 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 5
GIL TECHNOLOGIES 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
IPS CORPORATION 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 5
MEDTRONIC NAVIGATION, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 5
MUELLER INDUSTRIES, INC. 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 5
RING INDUSTRIAL GROUP, L.P. 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
STEVEDORING SERVICES OF AMERICA, INC. 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
SURGICAL NAVIGATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
ALCON, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 4
AOC, L.L.C. 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
EAGLE VISION 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
GTX, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 4
HELENA HOLDING COMPANY 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
MICRODEXTERITY SYSTEMS, INC. 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
RING CONTAINER TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 4
TRANSNETYX, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 4
ADVANCED NEUROMODULATION SYSTEMS, INC. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
ALUMA-FORM, INC. 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3
COGNIS CORPORATION 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
D&PL TECHNOLOGY HOLDING CORP. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
DEPUY PRODUCTS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3
ERICSON GROUP, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 3
GUARDIAN FIBERGLASS, INC. 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
HARRAH'S OPERATING COMPANY, INC. 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
HYPERTECH, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3
KRAFT FOODS HOLDINGS, INC. 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
MEDTRONIC INC. 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
MONEY NETWORK, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3
ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
SARA LEE CORPORATION 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
TRUE TEMPER SPORTS, INC. 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEARCH FOUNDATION 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 3


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