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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

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

( 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 31 29 31 39 33 31 19 29 33 19 30 26 350
FIRST DATA CORPORATION 1 2 0 3 7 5 14 12 15 11 9 14 93
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF 9 5 7 7 8 3 11 10 9 3 7 3 82
WEST CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 2 3 3 5 6 5 12 11 47
VALMONT INDUSTRIES INC. 10 2 1 6 4 6 1 2 0 2 0 0 34
SPORTSSTUFF, INC. 4 6 2 4 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 22
CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY 0 3 0 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 3 2 19
STRECK LABORATORIES, INC. 2 3 4 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 1 3 4 1 14
SUPRATEK PHARMA INC. 4 4 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 13
MAGNESIUM DIAGNOSTICS, INC. 0 0 2 1 0 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 11
MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 1 0 10
IP HOLDINGS, L.L.C. 0 2 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 9
AVAYA TECHNOLOGY CORP. 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
STRECK, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 2 1 0 8
WEYERHAEUSER COMPANY 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 8
DATASCOUT, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 7
ELEMENTAL SCIENTIFIC INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 7
J.C.ROBINSON SEED COMPANY 0 0 0 2 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 7
CLAAS SELBSTFAHRENDE ERNTEMASCHINEN GMBH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 6
COMPAQ COMPUTER CORPORATION, INC. 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
CONAGRA, INC. 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
PENNFIELD OIL COMPANY 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 6
AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL RELATED SERVICES COMPANY, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 5
COMMSCOPE, INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 5
GABRIEL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 5
INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY (IGT) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 5
INTERNATIONAL PAPER CO. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 5
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
MEDICINES FOR MALARIA VENTURE MMV 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 5
PHILLIPS MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
SOLUTIONARY, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 5
TRANSGENOMIC INCORPORATED 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
BOYS TOWN NATIONAL RESEARCH HOSPITAL 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 4
PRODUCTS UNLIMITED, INC. 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
ADVANCED BUSINESS SCIENCES, INC. 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
AMERICAN CONCRETE PRODUCTS CO. 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
BIOVANCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
COMPOSITE STRUCTURES INCORPORATED 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
CONAGRA FOODS FOOD INGREDIENTS COMPANY, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3
CONAGRA FOODS RDM, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
CUSTOM SPINE, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
EVA SIGNAL CORPORATION 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
EZ SET TILE, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
GLAZER ENTERPRISES, INC. 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
LAB-INTERLINK, INC. 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
PRAIRIE SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3
PRC INC. 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
REWARD WALL SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
SCOOPEEZE BRANDS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
SERGEANT'S PET CARE PRODUCTS, INC. 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
STERLING COMMERCE, INC. 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3


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