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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

Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MN

( Non Metro/Micropolitan 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
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 35 17 24 27 18 23 24 16 9 20 23 19 19 24 297
MERTEC LLC 0 0 0 3 21 14 22 16 17 4 16 6 13 6 138
POLARIS INDUSTRIES, INC. 7 6 3 0 5 10 22 5 9 7 11 7 9 10 111
PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC. 2 0 0 0 6 5 4 15 5 14 11 11 25 10 108
MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 8 10 18 12 17 21 94
ARCTIC CAT INC. 1 3 3 8 6 10 8 4 6 4 5 1 1 5 65
ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. 2 0 2 0 3 2 4 5 3 11 2 5 3 6 48
AGCO CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 5 10 8 32
CNH AMERICA LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 4 3 3 1 1 1 19
ITRON, INC. 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 6 1 0 1 2 2 17
MARVIN LUMBER AND CEDAR COMPANY 1 1 0 1 3 2 0 1 0 2 2 2 1 1 17
HUTCHINSON TECHNOLOGY INC. 0 0 1 2 1 2 1 1 3 1 1 0 1 1 15
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 14
NU-IRON TECHNOLOGY, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 2 4 3 14
SUPERIOR INDUSTRIES, LLC 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 2 2 0 1 13
ASGROW SEED CO. LLC 3 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
DONALDSON COMPANY, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4 3 2 12
TESCOM CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 4 2 1 0 12
CYMBET CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 10
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 8
AGRIGENETICS, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 7
AT& T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 0 0 7
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 2 0 7
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 6
A.S.V., INC. 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
BARRIE ARCHERY, LLC 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
BAUMGARTNER ENVIRONICS, INC. 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
CASE CORPORATION 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
CUTSFORTH PRODUCTS, INC. 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 5
GRAND STEER INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 5
JOHNSON OUTDOORS MARINE ELECTRONICS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5
LONGYEAR TM, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 5
MEDTRONIC INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 5
MONSANTO CORPORATION 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
TAMARACK HABILITATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5
TRANSCOM, INC. 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
CANDESCENT TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
CLARK EQUIPMENT COMPANY, INC. 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 4
LARSON/GLASTRON BOATS, INC. 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
ROCHESTER MEDICAL CORPORATION 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
S. J. ELECTRO SYSTEMS, INC. 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
SPX CORPORATION 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
TENOROC, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 4
TRANSCRYPT INTERNATIONAL, INC. 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, THE REGENTS OF 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
VEC INDUSTRIES, L.L.C. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
DEKALB GENETICS CORPORATION 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
EATON CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
EMERSON ELECTRIC CO. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
EMERSON NETWORK POWER CONNECTIVITY SOLUTIONS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 3
ENTELLUS MEDICAL, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
GENESIS EQUIPMENT AND MANUFACTURING CO. 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
INVACARE CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
LOFTNESS SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
MATE PRECISION TOOLING INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
MICHAEL FOODS OF DELAWARE, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
MICHAEL FOODS, INC. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
POINT SOURCE SOLUTIONS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
RIVERVIEW, L.L.P. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 3
SKID MOR DEVELOPMENT LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
SPINEOLOGY, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
TEAM LABORATORY CHEMICAL CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3
TOWMASTER, INC. 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
WEIGH-TRONIX, INC. 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3



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