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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

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 2012 2013 Total
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 24 65 137 151 147 144 688
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 33 25 33 29 29 15 26 20 27 15 17 25 22 17 332
THOMAS & BETTS INTERNATIONAL, INC. 16 21 9 10 13 8 23 29 17 25 19 17 13 8 228
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. 13 21 13 24 21 9 27 16 5 1 1 0 1 0 152
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. 5 1 5 8 6 5 5 8 3 13 12 19 15 25 130
ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL 6 11 12 5 5 5 8 6 4 2 3 8 3 6 84
HUNTER FAN COMPANY 3 2 4 5 5 10 5 3 2 7 5 3 3 4 61
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE RESEARCH FOUNDATION 0 0 0 2 2 5 5 5 4 5 3 6 7 11 55
WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. 1 2 2 2 2 1 3 6 4 3 5 5 7 6 49
PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 4 3 6 18 7 46
SCHERING-PLOUGH HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS, INC. 3 8 4 5 4 3 3 3 0 2 3 2 0 0 40
BUCKMAN LABORATORIES INTERNATIONAL, INC. 8 5 2 2 3 1 2 2 1 0 2 1 4 5 38
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, POSTAL SERVICE 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 2 3 8 2 7 3 33
INTERNATIONAL PAPER CO. 0 0 0 3 3 1 3 0 2 3 4 1 1 4 25
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE RESEARCH CORPORATION 4 3 11 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 24
BROTHER INTERNATIONAL CORP. 1 1 0 1 1 2 3 1 1 1 3 1 2 3 21
PARKER-HANNIFIN CORPORATION 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 2 0 1 2 1 5 2 20
BKI HOLDING CORPORATION 0 0 6 5 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 19
FEDERAL EXPRESS CORPORATION 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 4 15
UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 3 5 15
BUCKEYE TECHNOLOGIES INC. 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 3 1 1 14
GYRUS ENT L.L.C. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 1 1 4 14
CLARITY CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 10
METROLOGIC INSTRUMENTS INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 3 0 0 10
BELDEN, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 9
COMPETITION CAMS, INC. 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 9
MONSANTO CORPORATION 9 0 0 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 0 0 9
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 2 8
MEMPHIS EYE & CATARACT ASSOCIATES AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER 0 1 3 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR CAPITAL CORPORATION 0 0 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
AESCULAP II, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 7
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 0 2 5 0 0 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 0 0 7
TRANSLUCENT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
CCL LABEL, INC. 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 6
GTX, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 6
HELENA HOLDING COMPANY 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 6
MEDTRONIC NAVIGATION, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 1 6
THOMAS + BETTS CORPORATION 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
W.M. BARR & COMPANY, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 6
AOC, L.L.C. 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 5
BODINE COMPANY 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
GIL TECHNOLOGIES 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
IPS CORPORATION 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
MSD CONSUMER CARE, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 5
MUELLER INDUSTRIES, INC. 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 5
RING CONTAINER TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 5
RING INDUSTRIAL GROUP, L.P. 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
STEVEDORING SERVICES OF AMERICA, INC. 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
SURGICAL NAVIGATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
ADVANCED NEUROMODULATION SYSTEMS, INC. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 4
ALCON, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
CAGENIX, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4
DEPUY PRODUCTS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 4
EAGLE VISION 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
MICRODEXTERITY SYSTEMS, INC. 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
MRI INTERVENTIONS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4
TRANSNETYX, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
ALUMA-FORM, INC. 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3
COGNIS CORPORATION 1 0 1 1 0 0 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 0 0 3
DIALIGHT CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3
ERICSON GROUP, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
GUARDIAN FIBERGLASS, INC. 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
HARRAH'S OPERATING COMPANY, INC. 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
HEAT WAVE TECHNOLOGIES LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3
HELENA CHEMICAL COMPANY 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
HYPERTECH, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3
JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
KRAFT FOODS HOLDINGS, INC. 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
LUCITE INTERNATIONAL, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
MEDTRONIC INC. 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
MONEY NETWORK, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3
RADIANS, INC. 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
RICECO, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 3
ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
SARA LEE CORPORATION 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
TRUE TEMPER SPORTS, INC. 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEARCH FOUNDATION 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3



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