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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

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

( 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 211 164 156 171 166 132 140 111 113 96 122 133 1715
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA 16 13 16 9 26 18 30 26 30 32 74 71 361
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. 1 3 2 5 4 4 7 12 38 23 32 29 160
PARADYNE CORPORATION 24 21 9 14 13 11 20 8 3 2 2 5 132
ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL COMPAGNIE GENERALE D'OPTIQUE 0 1 3 7 5 8 6 1 7 4 14 14 70
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. 2 0 1 1 2 3 10 1 1 4 12 27 64
THE NIELSEN COMPANY (U.S.), L.L.C. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 26 18 54
RAYTHEON COMPANY 2 5 3 9 5 3 5 2 3 1 3 3 44
LINVATEC CORPORATION 10 5 2 0 2 2 1 5 1 2 3 1 34
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 5 6 2 4 5 25
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 7 7 25
NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH, INC. 0 1 1 5 2 3 3 2 6 1 0 0 24
HALKEY-ROBERTS CORPORATION 2 1 1 4 1 1 3 2 1 3 2 1 22
OSCOR INC. 0 0 0 1 3 2 3 5 3 1 0 2 20
KING OF FANS, INC. 1 8 2 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 18
SOMERSET PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 1 2 6 3 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 18
HOLTEC INTERNATIONAL, INC. 0 0 0 3 2 2 3 1 2 1 2 1 17
KEY SAFETY SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 5 6 0 3 0 1 1 17
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY MATERIALS, INC. 0 0 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 2 2 2 16
ITT MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 3 5 16
BREED AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY, INC. 5 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 1 3 2 2 2 3 1 1 0 0 15
JABIL CIRCUIT, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 6 1 0 5 15
PEROT SYSTEMS CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 4 0 3 1 15
CATALINA MARKETING CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 4 7 14
BIOPSY SCIENCES, LLC 0 2 1 1 2 3 2 0 1 0 0 1 13
FREEDOM SCIENTIFIC, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 0 4 2 13
ECLIPSE ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 3 0 3 1 0 12
CARTRIDGE CORPORATION OF AMERICA, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 2 0 1 11
FIELDMETRICS INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 1 1 2 0 11
SEMICONDUCTOR DIAGNOSTICS, INC. 2 0 0 4 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 11
UNAXIS USA INC. 0 0 0 2 1 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 11
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NAVY 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 3 2 1 1 11
ALPHAMED PHARMACEUTICALS CORP. 0 2 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 10
INNOVA/PURE WATER INC. 2 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
PITNEY-BOWES, INC. 0 0 0 1 3 0 2 1 1 0 1 1 10
DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS, INC. 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
MARINE DESALINATION SYSTEMS, L.L.C. 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 4 0 0 9
MTS MEDICATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 3 1 9
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 9
CONEXANT SYSTEMS, INC. 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8
QEM, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 5 8
TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH CORPORATION 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 8
ARTIFICIAL CELL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 7
CANOX INTERNATIONAL LTD. 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
DOTOLO RESEARCH LTD. 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
GLOBAL ENERGY GROUP, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 7
HONEYWELL INC. 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
SUMMIT TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS, LP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 0 7
TEKTRONIX INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 0 0 0 7
VERIZON CORPORATE SERVICES GROUP INC. 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 7
CELOTEX CORPORATION 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
CONAX FLORIDA CORPORATION 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 6
CRITIKON COMPANY, L.L.C. 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
ENODIS CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 6
FILM TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL, INC. 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 6
GARDNER ASPHALT CORPORATION 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
HADRONIC PRESS, INC. 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
INCOE CORPORATION 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 6
L-3 COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY AND DETECTION SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 1 6
MICRO THERAPEUTICS, INC. 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
MPR ASSOCIATES, INC. 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
OCEAN OPTICS, INC. 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 6
R. P. SCHERER TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
TAMPA BAY RESEARCH INSTITUTE INC. 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 6
AUCTION MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS, INC 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 5
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
BPB LIMITED 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 5
CERTAINTEED CORP. 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 5
INTEZYNE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 5
LEDNOVATION, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 5
LINCOLN FOODSERVICE PRODUCTS, INC. 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5
MACGREGOR GOLF CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 5
MEDTRONIC INC. 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
MERCURY ENTERPRISES, INC 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
MORPHOGENESIS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 5
OWENS-CORNING FIBERGLAS TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
PPG INDUSTRIES OHIO INC. 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
PRO TECH MONITORING, INC. 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 5
RENEW LIFE, INC. 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
ROMARK LABORATORIES, L.C. 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 5
TEC VENTURES, INC. 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 5
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
ACCON MARINE, INC 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
ALPS SOUTH, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
B& M PRECISION, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
CEELOX, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4
CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS WATER TREATMENTS LIMITED 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
EMAK S.P.A. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 4
ENDOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
ENVISIONIT LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 4
FARMER MOLD AND MACHINE WORKS, INC. 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
FMC TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
MDF INC. 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
NATIONWIDE INDUSTRIES 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 4
NORSEMAN PLASTICS LIMITED 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
PMI ASH TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 4
RENEW LIFE FORMULAS, INC. 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
RESTORATIVE CARE OF AMERICA INCORPORATED 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4
REVENUE MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 4
SEVERN TRENT WATER PURIFICATION, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 4
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
TAMPA ARMATURE WORKS, INC. 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 4
THE GARLAND GROUP 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
VANGUARD PRODUCTS GROUP, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 4
WIREMOLD COMPANY 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
AAMP OF FLORIDA, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3
ALLEGRO MULTIMEDIA, INC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3
ANNWIL, INC. 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
AQUA MED, INC. 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
ARRAY CONNECTOR CORPORATION 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
AT&T CORP. 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
ATAJJE, INC. 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
BAUSCH & LOMB, INC. 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
CATALINA MARKETING INTERNATIONAL, INC. 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
CONSTELLATION TECHNOLOGY CORP. 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
CUSTOM SENSORS AND TECHNOLOGY (MISSOURI) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
DAIS-ANALYTIC CORPORATION 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
DIGITAL LIGHTWAVE, INC. 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
DOLPHIN MEDICAL, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
DUKE UNIVERSITY 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
ECO SOUND INC. 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
EMHART GLASS S.A. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3
FACET SOLUTIONS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3
FRYMASTER, LLC. 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
GLOBAL ENERGY RESEARCH, LLC 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
GOODRICH CORPORATION 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
GORDON LABORATORIES, INC. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
GRAVES SPRAY SUPPLY, INC. 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
INFINITE BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
INVACARE CORPORATION 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
INVISA, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3
LEAR CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
MARITRANS, INC. 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
MEDLOGIC GLOBAL CORPORATION 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
MINSURG INTERNATIONAL, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
NESTEC, S.A. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
NUTRITIONAL HEALTH INSTITUTE LABORATORIES, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
PLASMA-THERM, INC. 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
PREMDOR, INC. 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
PROGRESS MATERIALS INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3
RAIN BIRD CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
RANCO INCORPORATED OF DELAWARE 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3
SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS, IP BV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 3
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3
SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
TELOGY NETWORKS INC. 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
THINK-A-MOVE, LTD. 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
TITAN TECHNOLOGIES (USA), INC. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
TRANSITIONS OPTICAL, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3
TRI-TRONICS COMPANY, INC. 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
TSE INDUSTRIES, INC. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
TWR LIGHTING, INC. 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3
UNITED AUTO SYSTEMS INC. 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
VIBRAGUARD CORP. 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
XANTREX TECHNOLOGY INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3
XOMED SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
ZIMEK TECHNOLOGIES IP, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3


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