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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

Reno-Sparks, NV

( 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
INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY (IGT) 5 13 27 54 78 67 59 66 81 88 137 140 815
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 63 61 45 41 33 33 48 20 20 27 38 32 460
SIERRA DESIGN GROUP 1 0 3 12 12 14 7 3 4 0 0 0 56
BALLY GAMING, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 5 5 22 17 53
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 4 5 3 10 30
SERVER TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 6 5 2 6 4 26
BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF NEVADA 1 1 0 5 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 12
HEETRONIX 0 0 0 2 2 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 12
INDIGO ENERGY, INC. 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
ALTAIR NANOMATERIALS INC. 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 9
LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION 2 0 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
MARATHON OIL CANADA CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 9
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 3 8
BHP MINERALS INTERNATIONAL INC. 1 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
DESERT RESEARCH INSTITUTE 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 8
MICROFLEX CORPORATION 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 8
PROTIA, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 3 8
SULPHCO, INC. 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 7
BALLY GAMING INTERNATIONAL, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 6
ETREPPID TECHNOLOGIES LLC 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 6
GREENEARTH CLEANING, LLC 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
HAMILTON COMPANY 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 6
IWATT, INC. 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 6
RENO A & E 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 6
SECURITRON-MAGNALOCK CORP. 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
STARGUIDE DIGITAL NETWORKS, INC. 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
TRW INC. 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
COSMED GROUP, INC. 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
CURRENT GRID, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 5
GAMETECH INTERNATIONAL, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 5
GAMING ENHANCEMENTS, INC. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 5
SIERRA SCIENCES, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 5
EMHISER RESEARCH, INC. 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
CHROMALLOY GAS TURBINE CORPORATION 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
AERION CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 4
ANACAPA TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
CHAPEAU, INC. 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
COMPUTERIZED SCREENING, INC. 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
DIGEO, INC. 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
HAWS DRINKING FAUCET COMPANY 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 4
OEM SYSTEMS COMPANY, INC. 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
PHOTOTHERA, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 4
POLYGLASS, U.S.A. 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
LSP PRODUCTS GROUP, INC. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4
MICROMANIPULATOR CO., INC. 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
PHYSICAL SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 4
ABR, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC. 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
BIO-SPHERE TECHNOLOGY, INC. 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
BIOMEDIX, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
BIOQUEST, INCORPORATED 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE NEVADA SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
DYNACHIEVE, INC. 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
EBARA SOLAR, INC. 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
JENSEN ENTERPRISES, INC. 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
MIKOHN GAMING CORPORATION 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
NIGHT OPERATIONS SYSTEMS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
PARAMOUNT CUSTOM CYCLES 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
REVOLUTION ELECTRIC MOTOR COMPANY, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
STANDARD STARCH, LLC 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
THINKING OUTSIDE, L.L.C. 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
TYCO VALVES & CONTROLS LP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
WMS GAMING, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
BRUCE INDUSTRIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
POLYPHASER CORPORATION 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3


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