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U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
Patent Technology Monitoring Team (PTMT)


Medical Devices

All Classified Utility Patents (OR/XR)

PARTS A1, A2, B
Granted: 01/01/1996 - 12/31/2015
A Patent Technology Monitoring Team Report


Parts of the Report

Description of the Report
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PART A1 -
Number of Patents Granted As Distributed By Year Of Patent Grant

Percent of Patents Granted As Distributed By Year Of Patent Grant

PART A2 -
Number of Patents Granted As Distributed By Year Of Patent Application

Percent of Patents Granted As Distributed By Year Of Patent Application

PART B
Organizational Patentees With 50 or More Patents Granted During the Period, As Distributed By Year Of Patent Grant and/or As Distributed By Year Of Patent Application

CONTACT INFORMATION -

Medical Devices
PARTS A1, A2, B
Granted: 01/01/1996 - 12/31/2015
A Patent Technology Monitoring Team Report


Description of the Report

This report counts only documents of the following type(s):
utility patents (i.e., "patents for invention")
granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office during the period 01/01/1996 - 12/31/2015. These profiled documents hereafter will be referred to as "patents".


PATENTS INCLUDED IN THIS REPORT

This report provides a very generalized profile of U.S. patent activity in the medical and health industries.

This Patent Technology Monitoring Team (PTMT) Report profiles patent activity for U.S. patents granted between 01/01/1996 and 12/31/2015. The source of the data used for this report is the TAF database maintained by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Utility patents in this profile relate to the following technologies:

Subject matter covered by this profile includes:

Major classification areas in the U.S. Patent Classification System which pertain to Medical Devices have been identified and the patents classified in those areas have been selected for this profile. However, while this technology profile includes the majority of patents pertaining to the profiled subject matter, the profile neither includes all patents relating to that subject matter nor does it exclude all patents that are not related to that subject matter.

For further information regarding the patents contained in this profile, the U.S. PATENT MANUAL OF CLASSIFICATION and CLASSIFICATION DEFINITIONS should be consulted.

NOTE: As a result of reclassification efforts which continually update the U.S. Patent Classification System and the classifications of patents within the system, this report may present a slightly different annual patent counts as compared to previous PTMT technology profile reports on Medical Devices.


PARTS A1 AND A2 (IF INCLUDED)

Parts A1 and A2, if included, present tables which profile, by number and percent, the activity of the specified patents. Annual totals may be provided for some years and a consolidated year total also may be provided. Part A1 presents data by year of patent grant ("Patents Granted As Distributed By Year of Patent Grant"). Part A2 redistributes patent grant data by year of patent application, i.e., the year in which each patent application was filed ("Patents Granted As Distributed By Year of Patent Application"). Patent data as shown in the "Pre YYYY" column (where "YYYY" is a four-digit year) correspond to activity in the specified period prior to "YYYY".

In Tables A1-1a and A2-1a, the totals are broken down by origin (patent origin is determined by the residence of the first-named inventor), either U.S. or foreign. Separate counts are displayed for many of the foreign countries receiving the most granted patents during the period. In Tables A1-1b and A2-1b, patent counts are displayed according to general category of ownership, e.g., corporate-owned, government-owned, or individual-owned.

Patent ownership information reflects ownership at the time of patent grant and does not include subsequent changes in ownership. If more than one assignee (owner entity) was declared at the time of grant, the patent is attributed to the first-named assignee. The U.S. and Foreign Corporations ownership categories count predominantly corporate patents; however, patents assigned to other organizations such as small businesses, nonprofit organizations, universities, etc. are also included in this category. While U.S. Government patent ownership includes only patents granted to the Federal Government, no such distinction is made for Foreign Government ownership patents.

Please note that U.S. origin patents may have foreign category ownership and that foreign origin patents may have U.S. category ownership. Therefore, the patents having U.S.category ownership (or foreign category ownership) do not necessarily correspond to the patents having U.S. origin (or foreign origin) and the sum of U.S. category ownership patents (or foreign category ownership patents) will not equal the sum of U.S. origin patents (or foreign origin patents).

Also, please note that patent documents in the TAF database are limited to utility patents granted no earlier than January 1963 and to other document types (i.e., design, plant, and reissue patents, statutory invention registrations, and defensive publications) granted no earlier than 1977.


PART B (IF INCLUDED)

Part B is a listing of national and international organizations (i.e., corporations, universities, government agencies, etc.) that have received U.S. patents during the profiled time period. The availability of assigned ownership data in the TAF database, as displayed in Part B, begins in 1969 for utility patent grants and in 1977 for design, plant, and reissue patents, statutory invention registrations, and defensive publications. The listing is limited to organizations receiving 50 or more patents during the period. This minimum number is identified in the title heading of the table. Part B ranks these organizations in terms of total patents granted for the period and displays their annual patent activity for the most recent period. Patent grants may be distributed in two ways, by year of grant and/or by year of patent application. Data lines for each listed organization may distribute the counts of patent grants by the year of grant and/or by the year in which the patented applications were filed. Please note that in some reports, only one of these two data lines may be displayed. Information regarding patent ownership reflects ownership at the time of patent grant. Although a substantial effort has been made to combine name variations into a single organizational name, many organizations continue to have patents listed under more than one name.

Patent data, as shown in the "Pre YYYY" column (where "YYYY" is a four-digit year), correspond to activity in the specified period prior to "YYYY".


DATA DISTRIBUTION BY YEAR OF GRANT AND BY YEAR OF APPLICATION

Other Considerations

DATA FOR THOSE APPLICATIONS WHICH WERE FILED BUT NEVER ISSUED (HISTORICALLY, ABOUT 35% OF TOTAL FILINGS) ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS REPORT.

Since the average time period between filing for a patent and the issuing of the patent (i.e., the patent's "pendency") is now about 26 months (for utility patents), the patent grant data, as distributed by year of application, are incomplete for the most recent years that are displayed in the report.* This is because a significant number of those applications which ultimately will become patents were still pending as of these most recent years that are displayed.

Patented application data are of significant value since the date an application was filed more accurately reflects when the technology was developed. Additionally, fluctuations in data based on application date are much more likely to reflect changes in technological activity since, for the most part, such fluctuations would be immune from changes in U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) processing such as occurred in years such as 1986 and 2005 when the USPTO issued fewer patents than would have normally been expected due to administrative reasons. Note that a patent's "pendency" can be quite variable from one patent to another, thereby affecting the date of patent grant. Such variation in pendency is determined by many factors, including PTO workload (which varies between technologies), budget and manpower levels, patent printing schedules, etc. Please note that other types of patent documents such as design patents, plant patents, reissue patents, statutory invention registrations, and defensive publications may have average pendency periods that differ somewhat from the pendency period for utility patents.

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* For example, in a report profiling utility patents granted through December 2015, patent grant data, as distributed by year of application are approximately 97% complete for utility patent applications filed in 2007, 97% complete for filings in 2008, 91% complete for filings in 2009, 86% complete for filings in 2010, 83% complete for filings in 2011, 69% complete for filings in 2012, 43% for filings in 2013, and 16% for filings in 2014; data are essentially complete for applications filed prior to 2007.


Report Printing and the Use of Spreadsheet Software

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Medical Devices
PARTS A1, A2, B
Granted: 01/01/1996 - 12/31/2015
A Patent Technology Monitoring Team Report


Part A1
Tables A1-1a and A1-1b

Number of Patents Granted as Distributed by Year of Patent Grant,
Breakout by Country of Origin (Table A1-1a) and by Ownership Category (Table A1-1b)

PART A1- Table A1-1a, Breakout by Country of Origin
Number of Patents Granted as Distributed by Year of Patent Grant.
Granted: 01/01/1996 - 12/31/2015
    Pre 2002 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 All Years
Total, U.S. And Foreign Origin   49160 8907 10235 8082 6603 7836 7079 6437 7454 12339 13699 16538 19035 19992 17596 210992
-- Subtotal -- U.S. Origin   35711 6100 7067 5633 4674 5512 4883 4358 5149 8647 9688 11428 12969 13522 11636 146977
-- Subtotal -- Foreign Origin   13449 2807 3168 2449 1929 2324 2196 2079 2305 3692 4011 5110 6066 6470 5960 64015
ALABAMA   165 22 33 28 13 21 11 10 14 23 21 21 29 28 23 462
ALASKA   25 2 3 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 4 3 2 46
ARIZONA   435 86 59 67 46 61 42 46 44 94 127 162 169 215 183 1836
ARKANSAS   65 17 12 6 10 8 4 3 3 11 5 12 7 10 14 187
CALIFORNIA   8750 1641 1945 1612 1310 1586 1370 1222 1348 2217 2677 3040 3451 3566 3189 38924
COLORADO   618 127 132 89 78 90 104 89 92 155 174 270 369 376 398 3161
CONNECTICUT   842 99 103 79 80 100 105 85 119 192 263 368 373 342 321 3471
DELAWARE   87 9 9 12 4 6 3 12 14 11 24 24 22 16 14 267
FLORIDA   1674 264 324 262 211 259 226 156 167 326 375 470 537 580 437 6268
GEORGIA   558 108 112 111 86 86 70 57 74 124 151 162 199 235 163 2296
HAWAII   51 7 7 7 4 8 6 2 6 13 7 21 18 16 18 191
IDAHO   34 9 10 5 5 7 6 9 8 8 12 7 15 9 10 154
ILLINOIS   1106 148 169 150 129 151 110 112 115 182 248 288 297 339 270 3814
INDIANA   515 78 97 96 91 94 111 89 137 270 269 390 392 439 428 3496
IOWA   126 24 12 13 8 14 7 8 12 11 17 19 19 20 26 336
KANSAS   169 29 29 24 18 13 19 22 23 34 49 58 83 67 62 699
KENTUCKY   142 27 22 20 23 11 17 12 15 28 29 39 41 52 35 513
LOUISIANA   193 34 37 21 17 23 11 16 12 18 15 29 30 28 20 504
MAINE   26 11 16 5 6 3 5 7 3 11 10 6 16 19 7 151
MARYLAND   757 120 121 90 91 73 77 77 88 107 113 142 173 187 137 2353
MASSACHUSETTS   2374 412 518 411 355 383 318 297 335 620 701 771 905 921 810 10131
MICHIGAN   645 109 105 85 69 77 51 74 69 100 153 178 195 220 177 2307
MINNESOTA   2800 534 639 455 422 564 551 438 553 911 1012 1092 1238 1319 991 13519
MISSISSIPPI   58 13 9 6 8 6 8 7 11 17 16 19 21 29 22 250
MISSOURI   460 66 84 62 55 54 48 40 49 98 99 130 136 136 100 1617
MONTANA   45 16 14 5 6 4 9 2 5 6 5 11 7 4 6 145
NEBRASKA   72 9 9 5 3 12 7 7 4 13 11 20 13 31 25 241
NEVADA   133 21 13 11 11 15 17 18 20 26 24 36 40 47 53 485
NEW HAMPSHIRE   254 47 60 48 28 33 25 23 27 52 56 69 92 97 87 998
NEW JERSEY   1677 213 323 218 194 226 196 169 221 351 363 428 491 502 429 6001
NEW MEXICO   116 20 19 18 9 18 17 14 13 21 26 26 29 35 22 403
NEW YORK   2057 300 339 301 249 272 223 223 227 384 357 449 489 496 427 6793
NORTH CAROLINA   481 84 104 88 71 79 60 58 87 125 143 196 202 221 183 2182
NORTH DAKOTA   9 3 2 5 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 3 1 1 1 30
OHIO   1565 230 251 203 133 178 174 163 207 436 409 438 535 556 534 6012
OKLAHOMA   172 16 16 18 13 20 12 11 5 18 20 20 28 23 20 412
OREGON   313 36 58 41 23 44 43 35 44 56 70 101 110 106 76 1156
PENNSYLVANIA   1129 206 234 178 155 169 158 160 209 320 349 420 472 489 451 5099
RHODE ISLAND   118 13 13 16 7 12 12 12 10 24 26 30 41 44 40 418
SOUTH CAROLINA   122 27 28 18 15 21 18 16 20 27 24 46 52 43 42 519
SOUTH DAKOTA   18 3 3 1 2 0 2 0 1 3 2 5 12 15 9 76
TENNESSEE   444 73 83 69 53 77 82 61 112 216 230 225 260 231 206 2422
TEXAS   1516 234 260 183 148 172 155 152 155 260 305 354 475 483 398 5250
UTAH   578 98 120 104 99 95 72 69 95 150 154 189 190 199 194 2406
VERMONT   66 12 8 10 7 11 8 5 9 10 9 5 12 23 15 210
VIRGINIA   333 66 73 60 46 48 37 32 56 96 77 100 83 118 95 1320
WASHINGTON   899 168 208 127 121 145 135 93 136 223 220 295 290 295 258 3613
WEST VIRGINIA   24 6 7 5 2 1 2 5 3 14 10 11 19 17 9 135
WISCONSIN   823 194 198 168 126 142 127 124 160 218 202 209 256 241 169 3357
WYOMING   14 4 5 3 1 6 2 5 2 7 14 7 8 4 7 89
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA   38 4 8 8 8 8 4 8 7 5 8 14 17 24 19 180
GUAM   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4
PUERTO RICO   13 1 4 4 3 4 4 1 1 3 6 3 3 5 4 59
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
U.S. UNSPECIFIED REGION   4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7
JAPAN   3180 652 779 570 464 558 570 588 561 881 977 1279 1413 1385 1255 15112
GERMANY   2342 482 496 432 285 357 380 319 446 735 696 958 1113 1097 966 11104
UNITED KINGDOM   1071 190 186 178 141 161 151 125 130 226 212 323 402 453 474 4423
ISRAEL   605 185 201 152 112 150 135 136 169 252 282 318 413 476 420 4006
FRANCE   1014 182 216 141 119 135 124 130 136 217 213 274 288 370 308 3867
CANADA   791 159 190 125 108 130 100 94 108 167 204 214 278 290 278 3236
SWITZERLAND   522 110 103 100 73 90 75 97 108 154 171 207 270 309 347 2736
SWEDEN   767 146 162 119 108 113 79 73 66 95 142 186 194 217 168 2635
AUSTRALIA   312 76 94 63 70 98 76 66 82 114 163 127 213 200 201 1955
ITALY   440 89 106 84 57 51 75 62 61 91 96 115 156 159 134 1776
TAIWAN   322 94 87 84 75 97 75 68 55 94 100 157 163 158 138 1767
NETHERLANDS   425 83 71 59 40 55 60 36 39 84 78 118 135 192 160 1635
KOREA, SOUTH   166 50 82 55 38 60 45 51 53 94 109 141 169 234 246 1593
DENMARK   218 44 61 40 32 38 26 30 36 57 75 88 103 135 104 1087
AUSTRIA   115 28 39 36 24 20 16 19 29 45 41 57 70 76 69 684
FINLAND   170 30 38 38 30 25 25 24 26 46 37 29 47 44 38 647
BELGIUM   124 31 25 13 10 28 19 22 34 34 46 40 68 89 49 632
CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF   28 2 9 5 8 10 13 13 18 56 66 92 85 92 84 581
IRELAND   65 7 27 15 25 21 20 11 19 48 51 54 68 79 58 568
NORWAY   118 24 34 20 15 15 19 11 13 39 34 39 39 36 32 488
INDIA   22 5 9 6 4 7 7 9 11 11 21 35 53 62 65 327
SPAIN   69 11 16 8 8 7 16 8 6 5 11 26 38 43 34 306
NEW ZEALAND   34 15 18 21 11 21 11 7 9 17 14 21 24 25 38 286
RUSSIAN FEDERATION   74 17 16 8 9 9 17 11 9 8 15 17 23 25 22 280
SINGAPORE   16 4 6 8 4 6 5 8 12 20 16 24 25 39 48 241
CHINA, HONG KONG S.A.R.   16 9 7 10 4 4 5 6 7 16 13 23 31 18 22 191
ARGENTINA   77 16 16 13 8 0 6 2 10 5 4 9 10 8 5 189
BRAZIL   50 8 12 2 6 5 2 5 3 9 12 14 12 17 25 182
SOUTH AFRICA   42 3 8 5 3 10 5 3 7 9 14 18 14 14 12 167
ICELAND   7 1 4 1 6 4 9 12 9 13 16 9 9 17 29 146
HUNGARY   19 3 7 2 4 4 4 4 1 4 7 9 11 10 7 96
MEXICO   19 2 2 7 3 5 3 3 3 3 8 5 13 7 7 90
GREECE   17 4 2 4 1 4 3 2 3 4 3 8 9 4 2 70
POLAND   9 0 3 1 1 1 2 1 0 2 3 7 6 9 13 58
MALAYSIA   7 7 7 2 1 2 1 5 0 2 2 4 3 5 8 56
LIECHTENSTEIN   21 0 2 0 1 4 0 1 3 2 4 2 8 5 2 55
KUWAIT   3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 2 12 13 7 43
SAUDI ARABIA   7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 13 3 13 43
COLOMBIA   13 4 4 5 2 1 0 2 0 2 1 0 3 1 3 41
CROATIA   11 4 4 5 2 2 0 2 2 2 1 4 2 0 0 41
THE BAHAMAS   28 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 36
TURKEY   2 2 1 1 1 2 3 0 0 1 2 1 10 1 7 34
PORTUGAL   5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 4 2 4 3 7 29
URUGUAY   1 3 1 0 1 0 2 0 3 2 2 3 7 2 2 29
CHILE   1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 5 2 4 4 7 28
VENEZUELA   6 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 3 5 1 3 26
CZECH REPUBLIC   7 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 4 4 5 1 25
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES   1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 1 3 2 6 6 25
IRAN   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 5 4 6 22
LUXEMBOURG   1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 4 1 6 3 1 1 21
UKRAINE   4 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 19
SLOVENIA   6 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 2 18
THAILAND   3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 4 2 18
COSTA RICA   4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 1 1 3 16
ESTONIA   1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 1 1 3 16
PHILIPPINES   1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 5 0 1 1 15
ROMANIA   5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 2 1 15
EGYPT   3 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 3 0 14
LITHUANIA   1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 3 11
MONACO   6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 10
NIGERIA   0 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 9
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 7
SERBIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 7
SLOVAKIA   2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 7
BELARUS   0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 6
SEYCHELLES   0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 6
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 6
LATVIA   1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
PAKISTAN   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 5
ARMENIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
BULGARIA   0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 4
CYPRUS   0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 4
ECUADOR   1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
GEORGIA (REPUBLIC OF)   1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
JORDAN   1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
SYRIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 4
YUGOSLAVIA / SERBIA-MONTENEGRO   4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
ANDORRA   0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
BERMUDA   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
BOLIVIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
CUBA   2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
GUERNSEY   1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
ISLE OF MAN   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
JAMAICA   1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
JERSEY   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
CAYMAN ISLANDS   1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
CHINA, MACAU S.A.R.   0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
CZECHOSLOVAKIA   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
GUATEMALA   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
HAITI   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
LEBANON   1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
MOROCCO   0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
PANAMA   0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
PERU   0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
ALGERIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
AZERBAIJAN   0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
BARBADOS   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
CAMEROON   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
CURACAO   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
EL SALVADOR   0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
INDONESIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
MACEDONIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
MADAGASCAR   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
MALTA   0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES   0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
SRI LANKA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
TURKMENISTAN   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS   0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
U.S.S.R.   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
UZBEKISTAN   0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

PART A1- Table A1-1b, Breakout by Ownership Category
Number of Patents Granted as Distributed by Year of Patent Grant.
Granted: 01/01/1996 - 12/31/2015
    Pre 2002 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 All Years
U.S. CORPORATION   27222 4864 5787 4690 3866 4666 4250 3826 4651 7845 8785 10315 11775 12418 10651 125611
U.S. GOVERNMENT   219 43 34 41 27 35 20 24 21 31 35 38 37 29 23 657
U.S. INDIVIDUAL   9437 1319 1340 1006 855 926 729 637 596 956 1017 1225 1376 1354 1080 23853
FOREIGN CORPORATION   9631 2177 2559 1968 1582 1876 1804 1721 1963 3179 3585 4540 5415 5736 5423 53159
FOREIGN GOVERNMENT   37 7 2 1 2 2 2 1 4 9 3 3 4 16 11 104
FOREIGN INDIVIDUAL   2614 497 513 376 271 331 274 228 219 319 274 417 428 439 408 7608

Medical Devices
PARTS A1, A2, B
Granted: 01/01/1996 - 12/31/2015
A Patent Technology Monitoring Team Report


Part A1
Tables A1-2a and A1-2b

Percent of Patents Granted as Distributed by Year of Patent Grant,
Breakout by Country of Origin (Table A1-2a) and by Ownership Category (Table A1-2b)

PART A1- Table A1-2a, Breakout by Country of Origin
Percent of Patents Granted as Distributed by Year of Patent Grant.
Granted: 01/01/1996 - 12/31/2015
    Pre 2002 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 All Years
Total, U.S. And Foreign Origin   100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
-- Subtotal -- U.S. Origin   72.6 68.5 69.0 69.7 70.8 70.3 69.0 67.7 69.1 70.1 70.7 69.1 68.1 67.6 66.1 69.7
-- Subtotal -- Foreign Origin   27.4 31.5 31.0 30.3 29.2 29.7 31.0 32.3 30.9 29.9 29.3 30.9 31.9 32.4 33.9 30.3
ALABAMA   0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2
ALASKA   0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ARIZONA   0.9 1.0 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.9 1.0 0.9 1.1 1.0 0.9
ARKANSAS   0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
CALIFORNIA   17.8 18.4 19.0 19.9 19.8 20.2 19.4 19.0 18.1 18.0 19.5 18.4 18.1 17.8 18.1 18.4
COLORADO   1.3 1.4 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.6 1.9 1.9 2.3 1.5
CONNECTICUT   1.7 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.3 1.6 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.8 1.6
DELAWARE   0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
FLORIDA   3.4 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.2 2.4 2.2 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.5 3.0
GEORGIA   1.1 1.2 1.1 1.4 1.3 1.1 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.2 0.9 1.1
HAWAII   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
IDAHO   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1
ILLINOIS   2.2 1.7 1.7 1.9 2.0 1.9 1.6 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.5 1.8
INDIANA   1.0 0.9 0.9 1.2 1.4 1.2 1.6 1.4 1.8 2.2 2.0 2.4 2.1 2.2 2.4 1.7
IOWA   0.3 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2
KANSAS   0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3
KENTUCKY   0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2
LOUISIANA   0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2
MAINE   0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1
MARYLAND   1.5 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.4 0.9 1.1 1.2 1.2 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 1.1
MASSACHUSETTS   4.8 4.6 5.1 5.1 5.4 4.9 4.5 4.6 4.5 5.0 5.1 4.7 4.8 4.6 4.6 4.8
MICHIGAN   1.3 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.0 0.7 1.1 0.9 0.8 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.1
MINNESOTA   5.7 6.0 6.2 5.6 6.4 7.2 7.8 6.8 7.4 7.4 7.4 6.6 6.5 6.6 5.6 6.4
MISSISSIPPI   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
MISSOURI   0.9 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.8
MONTANA   0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
NEBRASKA   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1
NEVADA   0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2
NEW HAMPSHIRE   0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
NEW JERSEY   3.4 2.4 3.2 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.6 3.0 2.8 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.8
NEW MEXICO   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2
NEW YORK   4.2 3.4 3.3 3.7 3.8 3.5 3.2 3.5 3.0 3.1 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.4 3.2
NORTH CAROLINA   1.0 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.0 0.8 0.9 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.0
NORTH DAKOTA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
OHIO   3.2 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.8 3.5 3.0 2.6 2.8 2.8 3.0 2.8
OKLAHOMA   0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2
OREGON   0.6 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.5
PENNSYLVANIA   2.3 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.5 2.8 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.6 2.4
RHODE ISLAND   0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
SOUTH CAROLINA   0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2
SOUTH DAKOTA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0
TENNESSEE   0.9 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 1.0 1.2 0.9 1.5 1.8 1.7 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.1
TEXAS   3.1 2.6 2.5 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.4 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.5
UTAH   1.2 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.1
VERMONT   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
VIRGINIA   0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.6
WASHINGTON   1.8 1.9 2.0 1.6 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.4 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.8 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.7
WEST VIRGINIA   0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
WISCONSIN   1.7 2.2 1.9 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.0 1.6
WYOMING   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA   0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
GUAM   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
PUERTO RICO   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
U.S. UNSPECIFIED REGION   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
JAPAN   6.5 7.3 7.6 7.1 7.0 7.1 8.1 9.1 7.5 7.1 7.1 7.7 7.4 6.9 7.1 7.2
GERMANY   4.8 5.4 4.8 5.3 4.3 4.6 5.4 5.0 6.0 6.0 5.1 5.8 5.8 5.5 5.5 5.3
UNITED KINGDOM   2.2 2.1 1.8 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.8 1.5 2.0 2.1 2.3 2.7 2.1
ISRAEL   1.2 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.7 1.9 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.0 2.1 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.4 1.9
FRANCE   2.1 2.0 2.1 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.8 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.7 1.5 1.9 1.8 1.8
CANADA   1.6 1.8 1.9 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.3 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.5
SWITZERLAND   1.1 1.2 1.0 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 2.0 1.3
SWEDEN   1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.1 1.1 0.9 0.8 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.2
AUSTRALIA   0.6 0.9 0.9 0.8 1.1 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.1 0.9 1.2 0.8 1.1 1.0 1.1 0.9
ITALY   0.9 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.7 1.1 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8
TAIWAN   0.7 1.1 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.1 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8
NETHERLANDS   0.9 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7 1.0 0.9 0.8
KOREA, SOUTH   0.3 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 1.2 1.4 0.8
DENMARK   0.4 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.5
AUSTRIA   0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3
FINLAND   0.3 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3
BELGIUM   0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3
CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF   0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.3
IRELAND   0.1 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3
NORWAY   0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
INDIA   0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.2
SPAIN   0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1
NEW ZEALAND   0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1
RUSSIAN FEDERATION   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
SINGAPORE   0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.1
CHINA, HONG KONG S.A.R.   0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1
ARGENTINA   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
BRAZIL   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
SOUTH AFRICA   0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
ICELAND   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.1
HUNGARY   0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0
MEXICO   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
GREECE   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
POLAND   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0
MALAYSIA   0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
LIECHTENSTEIN   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
KUWAIT   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0
SAUDI ARABIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
COLOMBIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CROATIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
THE BAHAMAS   0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
TURKEY   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
PORTUGAL   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
URUGUAY   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CHILE   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
VENEZUELA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CZECH REPUBLIC   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
IRAN   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
LUXEMBOURG   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
UKRAINE   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
SLOVENIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
THAILAND   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
COSTA RICA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ESTONIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
PHILIPPINES   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ROMANIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
EGYPT   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
LITHUANIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
MONACO   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
NIGERIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
SERBIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
SLOVAKIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
BELARUS   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
SEYCHELLES   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
LATVIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
PAKISTAN   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ARMENIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
BULGARIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CYPRUS   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ECUADOR   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
GEORGIA (REPUBLIC OF)   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
JORDAN   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
SYRIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
YUGOSLAVIA / SERBIA-MONTENEGRO   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ANDORRA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
BERMUDA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
BOLIVIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CUBA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
GUERNSEY   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ISLE OF MAN   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
JAMAICA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
JERSEY   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CAYMAN ISLANDS   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CHINA, MACAU S.A.R.   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CZECHOSLOVAKIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
GUATEMALA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
HAITI   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
LEBANON   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
MOROCCO   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
PANAMA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
PERU   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ALGERIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
AZERBAIJAN   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
BARBADOS   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CAMEROON   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CURACAO   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
EL SALVADOR   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
INDONESIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
MACEDONIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
MADAGASCAR   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
MALTA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
SRI LANKA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
TURKMENISTAN   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
U.S.S.R.   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
UZBEKISTAN   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

PART A1- Table A1-2b, Breakout by Ownership Category
Percent of Patents Granted as Distributed by Year of Patent Grant.
Granted: 01/01/1996 - 12/31/2015
    Pre 2002 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 All Years
U.S. CORPORATION   55.4 54.6 56.5 58.0 58.5 59.5 60.0 59.4 62.4 63.6 64.1 62.4 61.9 62.1 60.5 59.5
U.S. GOVERNMENT   0.4 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.3
U.S. INDIVIDUAL   19.2 14.8 13.1 12.4 12.9 11.8 10.3 9.9 8.0 7.7 7.4 7.4 7.2 6.8 6.1 11.3
FOREIGN CORPORATION   19.6 24.4 25.0 24.4 24.0 23.9 25.5 26.7 26.3 25.8 26.2 27.5 28.4 28.7 30.8 25.2
FOREIGN GOVERNMENT   0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0
FOREIGN INDIVIDUAL   5.3 5.6 5.0 4.7 4.1 4.2 3.9 3.5 2.9 2.6 2.0 2.5 2.2 2.2 2.3 3.6

Medical Devices
PARTS A1, A2, B
Granted: 01/01/1996 - 12/31/2015
A Patent Technology Monitoring Team Report


Part A2
Tables A2-1a and A2-1b

Number of Patents Granted as Distributed by Year of Patent Application,
Breakout by Country of Origin (Table A2-1a) and by Ownership Category (Table A2-1b)

PART A2- Table A2-1a, Breakout by Country of Origin
Number of Patents Granted as Distributed by Year of Patent Application.
Granted: 01/01/1996 - 12/31/2015
    Pre 2002 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 All Years
Total, U.S. And Foreign Origin   77049 11806 11513 10717 10921 11947 12307 11280 11886 12214 11262 9714 6076 2115 185 210992
-- Subtotal -- U.S. Origin   54646 7963 8072 7377 7440 8141 8242 7349 7934 8374 7875 7132 4599 1686 147 146977
-- Subtotal -- Foreign Origin   22403 3843 3441 3340 3481 3806 4065 3931 3952 3840 3387 2582 1477 429 38 64015
ALABAMA   242 35 20 24 13 23 21 20 18 14 11 8 10 3 0 462
ALASKA   29 5 2 0 0 2 0 1 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 46
ARIZONA   635 99 74 77 81 81 104 92 124 113 133 121 66 33 3 1836
ARKANSAS   100 9 11 7 7 8 12 4 7 13 2 4 3 0 0 187
CALIFORNIA   14048 2151 2185 2064 1976 2237 2258 1873 2055 2103 2056 1966 1331 565 56 38924
COLORADO   944 133 143 116 124 188 168 183 283 256 242 198 139 36 8 3161
CONNECTICUT   1157 125 155 97 168 154 184 160 235 278 279 274 124 74 7 3471
DELAWARE   114 9 7 16 16 20 23 14 17 9 12 8 1 1 0 267
FLORIDA   2452 358 369 306 270 326 311 299 336 351 319 290 197 75 9 6268
GEORGIA   912 112 128 101 89 119 137 110 109 122 130 131 67 24 5 2296
HAWAII   69 8 11 10 6 8 13 16 19 9 6 6 6 4 0 191
IDAHO   56 6 12 10 10 8 9 8 7 10 8 5 4 1 0 154
ILLINOIS   1585 192 196 171 166 199 182 197 218 208 187 174 105 33 1 3814
INDIANA   766 169 200 225 210 218 242 266 224 279 252 256 150 39 0 3496
IOWA   174 14 12 14 20 9 12 18 15 11 14 14 7 2 0 336
KANSAS   242 26 34 50 33 31 27 47 39 40 41 43 30 16 0 699
KENTUCKY   210 21 26 29 25 18 20 36 34 30 22 29 10 2 1 513
LOUISIANA   285 30 20 17 25 11 19 19 16 19 16 12 12 2 1 504
MAINE   54 10 6 8 10 6 15 4 7 13 9 7 0 2 0 151
MARYLAND   1129 112 132 95 108 99 121 100 97 84 105 100 52 17 2 2353
MASSACHUSETTS   3761 604 658 534 539 530 521 489 503 531 541 504 324 91 1 10131
MICHIGAN   912 125 117 101 94 111 117 117 136 134 124 123 79 17 0 2307
MINNESOTA   4566 743 846 754 811 876 793 576 804 808 754 579 446 155 8 13519
MISSISSIPPI   85 9 12 11 14 21 17 13 14 19 16 8 7 4 0 250
MISSOURI   686 80 76 66 74 92 90 90 73 97 64 70 47 9 3 1617
MONTANA   80 8 7 7 5 3 8 9 6 2 2 5 2 1 0 145
NEBRASKA   96 9 7 4 7 19 22 15 13 12 16 12 5 4 0 241
NEVADA   179 19 16 28 25 31 21 16 28 45 22 27 18 6 4 485
NEW HAMPSHIRE   403 63 57 46 36 33 49 74 43 45 55 49 31 11 3 998
NEW JERSEY   2434 351 301 306 287 328 302 314 300 342 263 248 179 45 1 6001
NEW MEXICO   173 22 15 18 22 19 23 20 27 18 16 16 6 8 0 403
NEW YORK   2968 425 360 338 293 336 365 333 292 319 286 262 150 62 4 6793
NORTH CAROLINA   756 119 118 99 91 119 134 101 132 147 141 111 75 37 2 2182
NORTH DAKOTA   15 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 30
OHIO   2250 252 267 241 361 390 430 327 298 408 351 232 153 51 1 6012
OKLAHOMA   217 21 23 20 13 11 19 11 13 23 14 9 13 5 0 412
OREGON   438 47 72 43 51 67 68 63 79 62 64 57 31 11 3 1156
PENNSYLVANIA   1734 297 278 278 273 275 296 302 310 304 278 261 146 58 9 5099
RHODE ISLAND   153 23 17 24 24 14 26 20 18 21 32 28 13 5 0 418
SOUTH CAROLINA   197 24 30 22 29 34 29 20 32 30 27 25 17 2 1 519
SOUTH DAKOTA   24 2 1 3 1 2 4 3 6 6 7 9 6 2 0 76
TENNESSEE   648 120 128 135 160 271 142 120 131 199 152 110 80 25 1 2422
TEXAS   2188 265 262 213 229 215 272 240 303 259 288 268 170 76 2 5250
UTAH   885 151 135 135 144 115 139 136 118 151 107 107 70 9 4 2406
VERMONT   88 16 9 13 16 10 12 5 9 12 4 9 6 1 0 210
VIRGINIA   517 87 71 58 80 69 68 73 65 77 60 47 33 15 0 1320
WASHINGTON   1417 203 193 198 192 188 213 208 164 184 186 149 90 27 1 3613
WEST VIRGINIA   41 4 6 7 7 4 9 11 5 16 4 11 8 2 0 135
WISCONSIN   1419 223 225 214 193 166 157 161 132 121 129 134 64 16 3 3357
WYOMING   26 2 8 6 2 12 11 3 2 3 8 2 4 0 0 89
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA   60 14 5 13 5 10 5 9 12 12 11 8 11 2 3 180
GUAM   1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
PUERTO RICO   18 7 8 4 2 4 2 3 3 2 3 3 0 0 0 59
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
U.S. UNSPECIFIED REGION   6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7
JAPAN   5198 860 822 844 845 900 947 1034 897 897 815 618 354 79 2 15112
GERMANY   3876 595 555 599 674 745 772 705 695 678 565 389 214 38 4 11104
UNITED KINGDOM   1744 284 260 206 190 192 241 267 269 243 240 166 79 36 6 4423
ISRAEL   1230 235 210 219 255 252 271 237 251 251 219 174 141 55 6 4006
FRANCE   1609 286 214 193 167 176 219 206 238 188 171 101 74 22 3 3867
CANADA   1292 172 157 144 166 181 177 201 160 191 150 136 72 34 3 3236
SWITZERLAND   855 154 158 128 165 188 175 147 190 188 170 119 69 28 2 2736
SWEDEN   1251 206 140 114 122 128 181 112 124 84 74 68 27 3 1 2635
AUSTRALIA   611 128 130 129 133 139 134 112 110 101 84 73 54 15 2 1955
ITALY   713 128 98 110 96 104 102 78 90 76 78 55 34 13 1 1776
TAIWAN   487 111 116 114 75 86 84 111 131 142 106 127 68 8 1 1767
NETHERLANDS   666 88 83 77 86 93 95 94 90 105 79 41 28 9 1 1635
KOREA, SOUTH   323 93 77 79 81 107 112 109 129 165 141 109 57 8 3 1593
DENMARK   388 66 64 46 72 68 89 54 59 51 51 43 27 9 0 1087
AUSTRIA   209 51 36 39 34 38 43 43 51 40 38 33 18 10 1 684
FINLAND   276 58 31 44 34 37 37 32 23 30 19 14 11 1 0 647
BELGIUM   200 38 34 27 42 57 38 33 42 33 44 33 7 4 0 632
CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF   49 12 16 20 32 50 69 64 73 73 62 37 19 5 0 581
IRELAND   125 39 36 27 34 32 41 44 47 54 38 35 14 2 0 568
NORWAY   196 41 40 23 22 39 23 32 21 16 12 15 4 4 0 488
INDIA   40 11 15 12 15 14 25 33 32 41 38 32 17 2 0 327
SPAIN   104 22 9 11 15 17 18 19 14 24 28 18 4 3 0 306
NEW ZEALAND   86 33 26 22 13 13 18 13 15 13 14 9 8 3 0 286
RUSSIAN FEDERATION   129 16 12 7 8 18 12 14 21 9 15 9 6 4 0 280
SINGAPORE   37 9 14 18 14 22 18 17 22 21 13 21 11 4 0 241
CHINA, HONG KONG S.A.R.   35 11 8 10 8 6 23 17 23 14 13 13 10 0 0 191
ARGENTINA   121 13 5 5 9 7 2 4 8 7 4 2 2 0 0 189
BRAZIL   76 9 5 7 5 13 7 9 14 16 7 10 0 4 0 182
SOUTH AFRICA   67 11 3 11 9 8 12 8 19 6 5 4 2 1 1 167
ICELAND   13 3 19 6 14 12 10 7 9 10 14 15 8 6 0 146
HUNGARY   33 4 5 6 4 8 4 5 11 2 4 7 3 0 0 96
MEXICO   29 5 5 7 2 7 6 7 4 3 8 4 2 1 0 90
GREECE   31 4 2 6 1 3 7 3 3 5 3 1 1 0 0 70
POLAND   13 4 1 1 0 4 4 5 2 5 5 8 5 1 0 58
MALAYSIA   22 5 1 2 4 2 4 4 1 3 3 2 3 0 0 56
LIECHTENSTEIN   23 2 2 4 2 2 5 2 2 5 5 0 1 0 0 55
KUWAIT   4 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 1 2 3 10 10 7 0 43
SAUDI ARABIA   8 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 8 4 8 5 2 3 1 43
COLOMBIA   25 3 2 1 0 1 1 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 41
CROATIA   24 5 5 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 41
THE BAHAMAS   33 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 36
TURKEY   5 3 3 2 0 2 2 3 4 4 2 2 2 0 0 34
PORTUGAL   5 0 2 0 2 2 4 4 4 1 3 1 0 1 0 29
URUGUAY   5 2 0 2 5 2 1 2 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 29
CHILE   1 1 1 2 2 2 2 4 5 1 5 1 1 0 0 28
VENEZUELA   10 1 0 0 2 1 3 1 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 26
CZECH REPUBLIC   8 0 1 0 0 4 2 1 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 25
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES   2 0 2 0 1 0 1 3 4 8 0 3 1 0 0 25
IRAN   1 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 2 2 7 1 2 1 0 22
LUXEMBOURG   2 2 2 0 3 2 4 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 21
UKRAINE   9 4 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19
SLOVENIA   7 0 3 1 0 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
THAILAND   6 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 2 4 0 0 0 18
COSTA RICA   6 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 1 2 0 1 0 16
ESTONIA   3 2 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 16
PHILIPPINES   4 1 0 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 15
ROMANIA   5 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 15
EGYPT   7 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 14
LITHUANIA   2 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 11
MONACO   6 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
NIGERIA   2 3 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   3 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7
SERBIA   1 0 0 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
SLOVAKIA   4 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
BELARUS   1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 6
SEYCHELLES   0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 6
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO   1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 6
LATVIA   2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
PAKISTAN   1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5
ARMENIA   0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
BULGARIA   0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
CYPRUS   1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
ECUADOR   2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
GEORGIA (REPUBLIC OF)   3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
JORDAN   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
SYRIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 4
YUGOSLAVIA / SERBIA-MONTENEGRO   4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
ANDORRA   1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
BERMUDA   2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
BOLIVIA   0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
CUBA   2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
GUERNSEY   3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
ISLE OF MAN   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
JAMAICA   2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
JERSEY   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
CAYMAN ISLANDS   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
CHINA, MACAU S.A.R.   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
CZECHOSLOVAKIA   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
GUATEMALA   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
HAITI   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
LEBANON   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
MOROCCO   0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
PANAMA   1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
PERU   0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
ALGERIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
AZERBAIJAN   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
BARBADOS   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
CAMEROON   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
CURACAO   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
EL SALVADOR   0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
INDONESIA   0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
MACEDONIA   0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
MADAGASCAR   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
MALTA   0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
SRI LANKA   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
TURKMENISTAN   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS   0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
U.S.S.R.   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
UZBEKISTAN   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

PART A2- Table A2-1b, Breakout by Ownership Category
Number of Patents Granted as Distributed by Year of Patent Application.
Granted: 01/01/1996 - 12/31/2015
    Pre 2002 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 All Years
U.S. CORPORATION   43169 6709 7106 6491 6699 7395 7445 6640 7145 7488 7144 6403 4154 1490 133 125611
U.S. GOVERNMENT   341 59 36 30 27 22 21 22 35 18 17 16 11 2 0 657
U.S. INDIVIDUAL   12729 1368 1147 983 915 823 909 824 867 938 891 812 457 175 15 23853
FOREIGN CORPORATION   16803 3138 2808 2862 2972 3382 3592 3501 3503 3479 3008 2306 1359 411 35 53159
FOREIGN GOVERNMENT   49 1 5 4 4 5 5 4 9 8 5 2 3 0 0 104
FOREIGN INDIVIDUAL   3958 531 411 347 304 320 335 289 327 283 197 175 92 37 2 7608

Medical Devices
PARTS A1, A2, B
Granted: 01/01/1996 - 12/31/2015
A Patent Technology Monitoring Team Report


Part A2
Tables A2-2a and A2-2b

Percent of Patents Granted as Distributed by Year of Patent Application,
Breakout by Country of Origin (Table A2-2a) and by Ownership Category (Table A2-2b)

PART A2- Table A2-2a, Breakout by Country of Origin
Percent of Patents Granted as Distributed by Year of Patent Application.
Granted: 01/01/1996 - 12/31/2015
    Pre 2002 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 All Years
Total, U.S. And Foreign Origin   100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
-- Subtotal -- U.S. Origin   70.9 67.4 70.1 68.8 68.1 68.1 67.0 65.2 66.8 68.6 69.9 73.4 75.7 79.7 79.5 69.7
-- Subtotal -- Foreign Origin   29.1 32.6 29.9 31.2 31.9 31.9 33.0 34.8 33.2 31.4 30.1 26.6 24.3 20.3 20.5 30.3
ALABAMA   0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2
ALASKA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ARIZONA   0.8 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 1.0 0.9 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.6 1.6 0.9
ARKANSAS   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
CALIFORNIA   18.2 18.2 19.0 19.3 18.1 18.7 18.3 16.6 17.3 17.2 18.3 20.2 21.9 26.7 30.3 18.4
COLORADO   1.2 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.6 1.4 1.6 2.4 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.3 1.7 4.3 1.5
CONNECTICUT   1.5 1.1 1.3 0.9 1.5 1.3 1.5 1.4 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.8 2.0 3.5 3.8 1.6
DELAWARE   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
FLORIDA   3.2 3.0 3.2 2.9 2.5 2.7 2.5 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.8 3.0 3.2 3.5 4.9 3.0
GEORGIA   1.2 0.9 1.1 0.9 0.8 1.0 1.1 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.3 1.1 1.1 2.7 1.1
HAWAII   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1
IDAHO   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
ILLINOIS   2.1 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.7 1.5 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.6 0.5 1.8
INDIANA   1.0 1.4 1.7 2.1 1.9 1.8 2.0 2.4 1.9 2.3 2.2 2.6 2.5 1.8 0.0 1.7
IOWA   0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2
KANSAS   0.3 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.8 0.0 0.3
KENTUCKY   0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.5 0.2
LOUISIANA   0.4 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.5 0.2
MAINE   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
MARYLAND   1.5 0.9 1.1 0.9 1.0 0.8 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.8 1.1 1.1
MASSACHUSETTS   4.9 5.1 5.7 5.0 4.9 4.4 4.2 4.3 4.2 4.3 4.8 5.2 5.3 4.3 0.5 4.8
MICHIGAN   1.2 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.3 0.8 0.0 1.1
MINNESOTA   5.9 6.3 7.3 7.0 7.4 7.3 6.4 5.1 6.8 6.6 6.7 6.0 7.3 7.3 4.3 6.4
MISSISSIPPI   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1
MISSOURI   0.9 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.4 1.6 0.8
MONTANA   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
NEBRASKA   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1
NEVADA   0.2 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 2.2 0.2
NEW HAMPSHIRE   0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 1.6 0.5
NEW JERSEY   3.2 3.0 2.6 2.9 2.6 2.7 2.5 2.8 2.5 2.8 2.3 2.6 2.9 2.1 0.5 2.8
NEW MEXICO   0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.2
NEW YORK   3.9 3.6 3.1 3.2 2.7 2.8 3.0 3.0 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.7 2.5 2.9 2.2 3.2
NORTH CAROLINA   1.0 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.8 1.0 1.1 0.9 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.7 1.1 1.0
NORTH DAKOTA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
OHIO   2.9 2.1 2.3 2.2 3.3 3.3 3.5 2.9 2.5 3.3 3.1 2.4 2.5 2.4 0.5 2.8
OKLAHOMA   0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.2
OREGON   0.6 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 1.6 0.5
PENNSYLVANIA   2.3 2.5 2.4 2.6 2.5 2.3 2.4 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.4 2.7 4.9 2.4
RHODE ISLAND   0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.2
SOUTH CAROLINA   0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.5 0.2
SOUTH DAKOTA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0
TENNESSEE   0.8 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.5 2.3 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.6 1.3 1.1 1.3 1.2 0.5 1.1
TEXAS   2.8 2.2 2.3 2.0 2.1 1.8 2.2 2.1 2.5 2.1 2.6 2.8 2.8 3.6 1.1 2.5
UTAH   1.1 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.0 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.2 0.4 2.2 1.1
VERMONT   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
VIRGINIA   0.7 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.0 0.6
WASHINGTON   1.8 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.4 1.5 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.3 0.5 1.7
WEST VIRGINIA   0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1
WISCONSIN   1.8 1.9 2.0 2.0 1.8 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.4 1.1 0.8 1.6 1.6
WYOMING   0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA   0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 1.6 0.1
GUAM   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
PUERTO RICO   0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
U.S. UNSPECIFIED REGION   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
JAPAN   6.7 7.3 7.1 7.9 7.7 7.5 7.7 9.2 7.5 7.3 7.2 6.4 5.8 3.7 1.1 7.2
GERMANY   5.0 5.0 4.8 5.6 6.2 6.2 6.3 6.3 5.8 5.6 5.0 4.0 3.5 1.8 2.2 5.3
UNITED KINGDOM   2.3 2.4 2.3 1.9 1.7 1.6 2.0 2.4 2.3 2.0 2.1 1.7 1.3 1.7 3.2 2.1
ISRAEL   1.6 2.0 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.1 1.9 1.8 2.3 2.6 3.2 1.9
FRANCE   2.1 2.4 1.9 1.8 1.5 1.5 1.8 1.8 2.0 1.5 1.5 1.0 1.2 1.0 1.6 1.8
CANADA   1.7 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.8 1.3 1.6 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.6 1.6 1.5
SWITZERLAND   1.1 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.2 1.1 1.3 1.1 1.3
SWEDEN   1.6 1.7 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.5 1.0 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.4 0.1 0.5 1.2
AUSTRALIA   0.8 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.9 0.7 1.1 0.9
ITALY   0.9 1.1 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.8
TAIWAN   0.6 0.9 1.0 1.1 0.7 0.7 0.7 1.0 1.1 1.2 0.9 1.3 1.1 0.4 0.5 0.8
NETHERLANDS   0.9 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.7 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.8
KOREA, SOUTH   0.4 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.4 1.3 1.1 0.9 0.4 1.6 0.8
DENMARK   0.5 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.5
AUSTRIA   0.3 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.3
FINLAND   0.4 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.3
BELGIUM   0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.3
CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.3
IRELAND   0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.3
NORWAY   0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2
INDIA   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.2
SPAIN   0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1
NEW ZEALAND   0.1 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1
RUSSIAN FEDERATION   0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1
SINGAPORE   0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.1
CHINA, HONG KONG S.A.R.   0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1
ARGENTINA   0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
BRAZIL   0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.1
SOUTH AFRICA   0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.1
ICELAND   0.0 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.1
HUNGARY   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
MEXICO   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
GREECE   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
POLAND   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
MALAYSIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
LIECHTENSTEIN   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
KUWAIT   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.0
SAUDI ARABIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.0
COLOMBIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CROATIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
THE BAHAMAS   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
TURKEY   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
PORTUGAL   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
URUGUAY   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CHILE   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
VENEZUELA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CZECH REPUBLIC   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
IRAN   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
LUXEMBOURG   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
UKRAINE   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
SLOVENIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
THAILAND   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
COSTA RICA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ESTONIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
PHILIPPINES   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ROMANIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
EGYPT   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
LITHUANIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
MONACO   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
NIGERIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
SERBIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
SLOVAKIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
BELARUS   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
SEYCHELLES   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
LATVIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
PAKISTAN   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ARMENIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
BULGARIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CYPRUS   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ECUADOR   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
GEORGIA (REPUBLIC OF)   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
JORDAN   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
SYRIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
YUGOSLAVIA / SERBIA-MONTENEGRO   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ANDORRA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
BERMUDA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
BOLIVIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CUBA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
GUERNSEY   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ISLE OF MAN   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
JAMAICA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
JERSEY   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CAYMAN ISLANDS   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CHINA, MACAU S.A.R.   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CZECHOSLOVAKIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
GUATEMALA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
HAITI   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
LEBANON   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
MOROCCO   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
PANAMA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
PERU   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ALGERIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
AZERBAIJAN   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
BARBADOS   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CAMEROON   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CURACAO   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
EL SALVADOR   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
INDONESIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
MACEDONIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
MADAGASCAR   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
MALTA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
SRI LANKA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
TURKMENISTAN   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
U.S.S.R.   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
UZBEKISTAN   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

PART A2- Table A2-2b, Breakout by Ownership Category
Percent of Patents Granted as Distributed by Year of Patent Application.
Granted: 01/01/1996 - 12/31/2015
    Pre 2002 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 All Years
U.S. CORPORATION   56.0 56.8 61.7 60.6 61.3 61.9 60.5 58.9 60.1 61.3 63.4 65.9 68.4 70.4 71.9 59.5
U.S. GOVERNMENT   0.4 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.3
U.S. INDIVIDUAL   16.5 11.6 10.0 9.2 8.4 6.9 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.7 7.9 8.4 7.5 8.3 8.1 11.3
FOREIGN CORPORATION   21.8 26.6 24.4 26.7 27.2 28.3 29.2 31.0 29.5 28.5 26.7 23.7 22.4 19.4 18.9 25.2
FOREIGN GOVERNMENT   0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
FOREIGN INDIVIDUAL   5.1 4.5 3.6 3.2 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.8 2.3 1.7 1.8 1.5 1.7 1.1 3.6

Medical Devices
PARTS A1, A2, B
Granted: 01/01/1996 - 12/31/2015
A Patent Technology Monitoring Team Report


Part B

Ranked List of Organizations with 50 or More Patents Granted During the Period,
as Distributed Either or Both
by the Year of Patent Grant and by the Year Of Patent Application Filing

PART B -
Ranked List of Organizations with 50 or More Patents, as Distributed by
the Year of Patent Grant and/or the Year Of Patent Application Filing
Granted: 01/01/1996 - 12/31/2015
    Pre 2002 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 All Years
MEDTRONIC INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 934 161 175 149 153 214 226 129 186 331 336 375 423 443 287 4522
Patents By Year of Application: 1487 239 361 252 271 321 281 175 294 294 252 139 119 37 0 4522
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 3 7 5 75 112 131 146 219 372 410 357 356 378 237 2808
Patents By Year of Application: 103 184 325 319 322 260 205 205 186 213 198 169 96 22 1 2808
CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 195 88 102 82 101 129 143 130 168 222 307 283 329 337 176 2792
Patents By Year of Application: 512 160 188 219 225 214 183 142 198 231 198 150 128 44 0 2792
COVIDIEN LP Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 54 687 597 675 2014
Patents By Year of Application: 0 2 7 11 12 47 61 128 236 347 406 415 231 94 17 2014
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 260 36 28 27 32 54 62 74 89 164 172 173 175 206 136 1688
Patents By Year of Application: 379 44 75 124 147 164 159 150 102 98 111 97 35 3 0 1688
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 245 29 34 14 15 44 38 62 85 188 141 164 209 205 188 1661
Patents By Year of Application: 334 23 70 75 157 164 199 125 97 163 147 69 27 10 1 1661
PROCTER + GAMBLE COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 544 94 87 61 44 38 38 34 28 87 90 113 126 105 104 1593
Patents By Year of Application: 798 61 72 59 87 82 87 59 46 69 72 46 40 15 0 1593
SCI-MED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 520 206 289 217 120 106 53 26 17 9 13 8 4 0 0 1588
Patents By Year of Application: 1209 187 112 43 19 5 5 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1588
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT Patents By Year of Grant: 143 27 23 29 23 39 46 69 98 151 146 201 227 204 149 1575
Patents By Year of Application: 225 65 54 71 119 167 147 189 130 126 123 111 42 6 0 1575
PACESETTER, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 261 73 71 76 74 94 111 76 74 132 110 142 104 87 75 1560
Patents By Year of Application: 486 119 84 114 114 131 137 73 71 64 59 54 38 14 2 1560
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 298 88 128 94 74 58 44 36 53 91 72 108 83 82 54 1363
Patents By Year of Application: 669 113 88 77 72 53 45 55 42 46 33 45 24 1 0 1363
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 6 48 49 104 184 236 200 202 159 131 1319
Patents By Year of Application: 22 28 92 109 139 254 110 81 106 159 118 57 38 6 0 1319
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 236 85 160 92 65 56 56 49 44 72 61 53 50 30 16 1125
Patents By Year of Application: 610 99 91 67 48 66 27 30 23 36 12 10 6 0 0 1125
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 90 147 99 43 59 45 46 48 87 102 156 101 3 4 1030
Patents By Year of Application: 318 141 72 96 101 92 105 43 49 8 1 4 0 0 0 1030
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP Patents By Year of Grant: 2 7 6 8 12 16 36 42 61 132 258 409 5 0 0 994
Patents By Year of Application: 33 26 60 36 73 92 124 149 192 127 76 6 0 0 0 994
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 334 36 60 42 35 37 25 34 25 48 49 44 71 71 73 984
Patents By Year of Application: 451 56 82 39 36 24 62 40 59 50 38 26 20 1 0 984
OLYMPUS CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 44 50 57 51 45 75 108 134 108 97 101 107 977
Patents By Year of Application: 31 85 103 118 96 138 84 59 49 61 50 51 39 13 0 977
SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 10 11 19 15 20 18 53 92 151 129 121 91 76 58 864
Patents By Year of Application: 38 41 48 77 109 123 120 91 62 59 40 32 14 10 0 864
TOSHIBA CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 130 18 21 14 18 16 21 19 38 57 44 75 107 105 120 803
Patents By Year of Application: 184 23 31 35 62 43 62 94 55 76 54 55 21 8 0 803
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 87 150 160 183 202 782
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 6 17 33 60 85 103 110 106 92 100 59 10 1 782
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE REGENTS OF Patents By Year of Grant: 225 55 46 35 28 33 22 23 18 34 31 33 55 54 62 754
Patents By Year of Application: 366 47 47 25 23 41 33 25 32 32 31 27 17 7 1 754
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 279 26 32 21 25 30 16 11 14 23 50 60 56 51 46 740
Patents By Year of Application: 368 50 29 9 10 27 55 37 24 31 46 30 23 1 0 740
OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 42 73 167 190 182 80 738
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 0 0 10 85 95 155 76 68 74 86 76 13 0 738
UNI-CHARM CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 103 71 78 48 18 43 42 33 35 47 26 44 49 32 67 736
Patents By Year of Application: 300 46 34 54 51 41 51 43 34 37 39 4 1 1 0 736
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 116 32 46 35 37 39 38 21 20 55 47 34 67 65 44 696
Patents By Year of Application: 244 50 48 48 44 55 40 31 42 41 24 16 10 3 0 696
ETHICON, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 191 33 63 38 29 47 32 12 23 30 24 33 36 68 36 695
Patents By Year of Application: 331 64 56 29 32 19 21 32 33 29 18 17 13 1 0 695
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA Patents By Year of Grant: 75 10 12 25 12 22 19 31 29 20 40 55 69 109 126 654
Patents By Year of Application: 127 23 21 33 34 19 20 25 64 83 79 60 57 8 1 654
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 160 232 250 642
Patents By Year of Application: 1 0 2 14 21 37 38 35 59 82 102 111 111 28 1 642
C. R. BARD, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 140 20 18 24 16 13 12 14 20 28 51 76 60 73 64 629
Patents By Year of Application: 214 23 24 42 27 42 43 40 42 30 33 38 24 7 0 629
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 22 45 54 68 113 163 116 594
Patents By Year of Application: 0 2 10 10 61 37 36 37 77 33 48 86 92 61 4 594
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 123 10 15 13 9 12 17 9 22 24 34 21 62 99 91 561
Patents By Year of Application: 163 29 22 27 20 20 30 36 29 45 67 31 27 12 3 561
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 109 209 223 541
Patents By Year of Application: 0 1 5 12 9 27 42 65 120 140 72 26 12 10 0 541
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (TERUMO CORPORATION) Patents By Year of Grant: 69 18 20 14 8 15 20 18 22 35 45 61 74 48 58 525
Patents By Year of Application: 125 18 31 27 27 37 43 46 29 40 31 40 19 12 0 525
RESMED LIMITED Patents By Year of Grant: 27 18 24 23 21 28 17 11 19 21 50 38 79 70 64 510
Patents By Year of Application: 89 28 35 39 44 50 41 31 30 32 29 34 22 6 0 510
UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 427 15 14 14 6 10 10 5 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 506
Patents By Year of Application: 470 8 11 3 6 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 506
FUJIFILM CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 29 23 34 38 91 109 89 66 497
Patents By Year of Application: 15 10 7 15 25 25 34 69 84 63 74 57 16 3 0 497
CORDIS CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 193 18 27 19 21 13 28 15 13 21 16 31 27 29 16 487
Patents By Year of Application: 266 30 38 30 32 19 9 18 5 12 11 9 7 1 0 487
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 9 8 17 79 55 101 126 82 484
Patents By Year of Application: 6 9 14 3 12 24 86 57 35 55 65 57 48 13 0 484
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 5 27 34 27 31 25 59 56 54 42 48 34 442
Patents By Year of Application: 18 25 76 36 30 48 44 40 37 41 19 18 8 2 0 442
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) Patents By Year of Grant: 73 18 28 18 11 14 18 15 44 43 47 61 34 0 0 424
Patents By Year of Application: 140 28 28 47 51 47 23 11 22 20 5 2 0 0 0 424
GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, LLC Patents By Year of Grant: 11 50 47 56 39 43 26 37 18 21 16 18 24 6 5 417
Patents By Year of Application: 150 89 67 27 6 17 14 14 11 10 9 2 0 1 0 417
NIDEK CO., LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 118 13 32 17 10 19 34 33 14 27 18 13 19 17 26 410
Patents By Year of Application: 174 30 15 32 22 19 20 20 12 17 23 13 10 3 0 410
ABBOTT LABORATORIES Patents By Year of Grant: 145 13 23 13 6 12 10 13 10 20 27 44 36 17 15 404
Patents By Year of Application: 202 14 16 15 10 37 27 21 12 21 10 12 6 1 0 404
MEDTRONIC MINIMED INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 11 23 21 15 16 11 15 17 39 27 38 66 54 45 398
Patents By Year of Application: 64 19 29 26 25 26 19 21 30 42 38 34 21 4 0 398
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS Patents By Year of Grant: 115 20 23 18 13 19 8 8 13 21 21 15 35 31 32 392
Patents By Year of Application: 178 27 20 18 9 17 22 18 21 26 15 12 7 2 0 392
COLOPLAST A/S Patents By Year of Grant: 32 9 11 5 6 6 7 9 10 20 35 40 64 85 47 386
Patents By Year of Application: 62 21 13 21 21 11 20 16 20 48 61 31 27 14 0 386
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 240 42 66 12 4 10 6 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 386
Patents By Year of Application: 356 15 12 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 386
ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 1 6 5 18 10 19 43 42 58 61 87 32 382
Patents By Year of Application: 8 11 17 20 20 27 47 46 57 48 42 27 9 3 0 382
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 26 26 21 34 14 20 11 18 15 19 25 25 36 43 41 374
Patents By Year of Application: 112 22 24 18 25 20 14 17 17 22 25 31 18 8 1 374
STANFORD UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 39 10 13 13 19 13 12 18 11 24 29 40 41 38 47 367
Patents By Year of Application: 78 24 25 24 21 20 33 28 22 17 32 21 15 5 2 367
SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB Patents By Year of Grant: 47 35 37 22 25 11 10 12 11 25 26 35 19 25 19 359
Patents By Year of Application: 156 46 16 24 16 25 34 9 13 5 7 7 1 0 0 359
ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 2 8 23 42 69 83 73 44 349
Patents By Year of Application: 0 1 11 11 16 23 37 54 89 30 21 28 19 9 0 349
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, ATRIAL FIBRILLATION DIVISION, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 7 12 13 6 32 35 54 66 67 55 347
Patents By Year of Application: 3 4 10 24 20 57 56 30 24 35 23 33 23 4 1 347
BIOMET MANUFACTURING CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 1 0 1 2 12 9 22 33 33 50 62 64 52 341
Patents By Year of Application: 2 1 20 25 25 25 16 25 28 45 53 44 26 6 0 341
DEPUY PRODUCTS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 4 7 15 20 30 21 30 54 62 74 23 0 0 340
Patents By Year of Application: 5 44 49 61 45 35 30 43 16 10 2 0 0 0 0 340
ALLERGAN, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 63 7 5 7 3 10 15 14 4 28 30 21 42 49 37 335
Patents By Year of Application: 78 12 12 20 13 22 25 31 26 16 22 28 24 6 0 335
GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 82 13 26 6 10 10 9 14 10 25 25 28 28 17 30 333
Patents By Year of Application: 139 14 17 19 16 19 21 17 19 20 12 11 9 0 0 333
INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 27 45 65 92 84 330
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 2 7 15 22 42 34 42 46 44 42 29 4 1 330
NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT INCORPORATED Patents By Year of Grant: 90 7 5 11 3 13 17 19 18 39 40 68 0 0 0 330
Patents By Year of Application: 108 9 11 25 37 91 15 12 18 4 0 0 0 0 0 330
COCHLEAR LIMITED Patents By Year of Grant: 15 4 6 6 2 5 11 10 14 17 29 33 61 65 49 327
Patents By Year of Application: 43 15 12 21 18 22 19 37 41 35 25 23 15 1 0 327
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 103 27 46 41 17 60 21 8 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 327
Patents By Year of Application: 212 58 34 14 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 327
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Patents By Year of Grant: 104 12 7 17 17 9 8 13 9 13 8 26 24 33 20 320
Patents By Year of Application: 150 19 16 13 6 11 12 14 26 15 13 16 8 1 0 320
INVENTION SCIENCE FUND I, LLC Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 30 82 67 72 52 319
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 0 4 13 38 56 69 66 36 17 14 5 1 0 319
KARL STORZ GMBH & CO. KG Patents By Year of Grant: 34 29 29 18 14 13 7 3 12 22 21 26 22 32 37 319
Patents By Year of Application: 108 19 22 11 25 27 25 18 15 16 8 17 8 0 0 319
THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION Patents By Year of Grant: 25 11 13 11 3 10 7 10 16 30 29 29 35 45 44 318
Patents By Year of Application: 58 10 22 19 14 29 20 31 23 23 24 22 22 1 0 318
KCI LICENSING, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 2 5 2 8 7 6 6 8 9 18 20 48 58 63 55 315
Patents By Year of Application: 27 10 8 7 10 11 18 18 67 14 48 47 24 5 1 315
HITACHI MEDICAL CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 33 3 8 6 8 5 11 14 10 24 31 32 45 41 43 314
Patents By Year of Application: 56 20 26 34 23 24 15 19 40 26 23 7 1 0 0 314
ACUSON CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 206 40 41 16 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 312
Patents By Year of Application: 292 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 312
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 229 22 10 10 4 10 6 1 2 5 2 7 1 0 1 310
Patents By Year of Application: 271 8 7 7 2 4 2 1 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 310
COVIDIEN AG Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 35 64 48 53 49 23 25 310
Patents By Year of Application: 3 1 11 13 44 65 23 32 36 30 24 17 6 4 1 310
ZIMMER, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 62 6 7 0 0 2 3 4 4 13 9 29 33 63 60 295
Patents By Year of Application: 74 3 13 5 14 7 17 12 16 34 43 32 19 5 1 295
STRYKER CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 63 9 13 5 7 5 6 7 10 13 29 35 44 28 19 293
Patents By Year of Application: 93 11 12 14 16 25 15 17 13 24 19 22 11 1 0 293
ARTHREX INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 28 4 16 4 5 10 9 7 8 8 33 26 42 50 39 289
Patents By Year of Application: 48 12 23 12 13 23 25 27 27 26 20 14 12 7 0 289
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 69 10 16 10 14 14 6 8 8 13 12 13 20 42 34 289
Patents By Year of Application: 123 15 16 10 8 15 9 11 10 15 23 26 7 0 1 289
AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 0 3 16 11 8 15 16 16 11 18 30 24 26 49 43 286
Patents By Year of Application: 34 15 20 26 18 21 34 19 21 20 22 13 15 7 1 286
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 51 13 17 2 7 7 8 7 15 17 11 27 37 36 30 285
Patents By Year of Application: 95 4 11 9 14 12 14 37 21 14 15 27 10 2 0 285
MASIMO CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 27 8 13 16 8 15 15 18 15 5 25 18 26 38 24 271
Patents By Year of Application: 60 11 25 18 18 23 26 13 14 17 11 18 10 6 1 271
BIOSENSE WEBSTER, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 3 12 15 7 11 14 13 13 18 26 36 28 32 15 23 266
Patents By Year of Application: 40 9 41 15 39 24 16 26 21 8 16 6 4 1 0 266
ALZA CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 160 8 15 7 10 17 10 8 3 6 2 2 3 7 5 263
Patents By Year of Application: 203 14 7 12 11 9 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 263
DEXCOM, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 1 2 1 4 4 7 11 19 34 42 53 56 28 262
Patents By Year of Application: 5 1 7 12 18 23 15 45 40 47 18 23 5 3 0 262
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 5 4 14 10 8 9 11 13 18 25 27 28 27 32 31 262
Patents By Year of Application: 35 8 19 21 25 33 17 11 22 20 10 28 9 4 0 262
DEPUY SPINE, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 5 6 8 16 7 14 45 57 59 33 8 0 258
Patents By Year of Application: 5 17 18 43 52 38 34 12 14 15 5 5 0 0 0 258
ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 8 17 13 18 5 18 11 15 9 20 32 21 21 27 19 254
Patents By Year of Application: 49 23 15 27 13 20 31 23 8 9 13 14 5 4 0 254
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 11 2 2 5 2 3 10 11 16 22 13 19 26 52 60 254
Patents By Year of Application: 17 4 12 12 23 25 26 15 14 18 29 32 22 4 1 254
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 48 3 7 4 7 7 4 8 10 20 20 39 31 23 21 252
Patents By Year of Application: 66 12 15 14 11 20 12 9 19 21 16 25 6 6 0 252
ADVANCED NEUROMODULATION SYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 4 0 3 3 5 8 9 13 20 21 38 54 37 26 9 250
Patents By Year of Application: 10 9 12 16 22 17 25 24 26 26 21 28 13 1 0 250
ARTHROCARE CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 54 13 14 14 13 11 15 16 12 18 11 13 11 18 15 248
Patents By Year of Application: 111 19 19 9 13 10 11 7 18 10 9 11 1 0 0 248
GLOBUS MEDICAL INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 8 17 22 40 54 99 247
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 2 8 9 10 4 12 27 34 38 46 30 22 5 247
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Patents By Year of Grant: 77 14 5 13 8 12 9 12 11 13 17 14 16 14 12 247
Patents By Year of Application: 121 17 15 10 9 7 13 11 15 10 9 4 6 0 0 247
NUVASIVE, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 7 8 4 5 5 3 5 2 6 14 27 33 39 39 41 238
Patents By Year of Application: 27 6 9 11 13 16 15 8 29 16 18 30 28 11 1 238
GREATBATCH LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 6 1 1 1 1 2 0 2 7 13 22 36 37 55 52 236
Patents By Year of Application: 9 2 1 3 6 9 17 6 25 33 52 32 27 14 0 236
COOK INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 44 11 12 11 8 6 11 11 31 66 22 1 0 0 0 234
Patents By Year of Application: 79 15 16 34 30 20 22 15 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 234
OSSUR HF Patents By Year of Grant: 4 0 3 1 4 8 15 19 18 18 33 25 19 28 39 234
Patents By Year of Application: 9 6 24 8 25 19 17 23 22 17 27 18 12 7 0 234
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH Patents By Year of Grant: 45 8 14 9 12 7 7 7 4 10 11 22 19 29 28 232
Patents By Year of Application: 77 14 9 14 5 25 11 7 19 19 12 14 6 0 0 232
SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 2 2 23 39 59 103 232
Patents By Year of Application: 0 1 2 4 9 6 10 19 24 71 57 17 10 2 0 232
MALLINCKRODT, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 27 28 34 15 7 5 12 7 11 14 14 12 21 18 5 230
Patents By Year of Application: 108 5 14 13 8 21 15 16 11 11 2 2 3 1 0 230
ST. JUDE MEDICAL AB Patents By Year of Grant: 0 2 9 14 22 21 17 8 3 7 17 28 28 38 16 230
Patents By Year of Application: 42 29 19 14 22 25 20 17 15 4 6 14 2 1 0 230
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 1 2 8 6 3 14 40 51 40 20 29 16 230
Patents By Year of Application: 4 6 20 31 16 32 39 19 13 6 15 17 7 5 0 230
EP TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 173 21 12 4 2 6 1 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 225
Patents By Year of Application: 208 8 1 4 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 225
MCNEIL-PPC, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 72 19 15 9 4 3 4 1 12 14 8 19 19 13 10 222
Patents By Year of Application: 118 8 6 10 8 18 7 5 15 10 5 2 10 0 0 222
MINNESOTA MINING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 220 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 222
Patents By Year of Application: 222 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 222
HITACHI, LTD Patents By Year of Grant: 39 9 21 7 13 16 23 14 5 14 13 18 8 11 10 221
Patents By Year of Application: 79 13 17 24 16 11 18 24 3 3 1 7 4 1 0 221
NOVO NORDISK A/S Patents By Year of Grant: 52 6 19 6 6 5 4 5 5 10 12 18 23 23 24 218
Patents By Year of Application: 87 5 13 5 16 16 30 8 10 9 9 9 0 1 0 218
ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 61 22 18 12 12 23 21 7 6 7 10 5 8 4 2 218
Patents By Year of Application: 100 23 22 22 17 9 9 6 1 4 1 1 3 0 0 218
RIC INVESTMENTS, LLC Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 1 2 9 17 13 14 19 40 23 30 25 20 4 217
Patents By Year of Application: 4 9 22 26 29 41 33 21 6 10 6 10 0 0 0 217
PANASONIC CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 26 26 44 63 39 6 216
Patents By Year of Application: 0 4 5 19 17 15 24 36 20 41 17 13 4 1 0 216
BAUSCH & LOMB, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 8 11 22 21 13 15 14 10 8 12 18 19 25 9 8 213
Patents By Year of Application: 58 24 18 20 11 18 12 23 6 8 6 6 3 0 0 213
NOVARTIS AG (FORMERLY SANDOZ LTD.) Patents By Year of Grant: 12 7 5 5 4 4 3 4 3 9 24 39 40 29 25 213
Patents By Year of Application: 32 7 14 7 10 22 20 25 20 17 15 14 6 4 0 213
FUJINON CORPORATION (FORMERLY FUJI PHOTO OPTICAL CO. LTD.) Patents By Year of Grant: 70 27 24 11 11 3 5 5 10 17 16 6 3 1 0 209
Patents By Year of Application: 122 14 11 8 20 17 11 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 209
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Patents By Year of Grant: 45 11 9 7 9 6 2 13 9 9 17 16 16 19 21 209
Patents By Year of Application: 78 8 14 11 9 8 9 14 12 14 7 15 8 2 0 209
ADVANCED BIONICS CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 57 12 21 16 20 42 33 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 208
Patents By Year of Application: 111 33 39 21 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 208
MEDRAD, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 39 18 7 16 10 13 7 8 15 13 14 23 24 1 0 208
Patents By Year of Application: 83 27 11 16 14 10 10 12 13 8 2 2 0 0 0 208
WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION Patents By Year of Grant: 24 11 7 6 6 7 8 10 16 17 15 17 27 18 19 208
Patents By Year of Application: 47 15 6 19 16 18 13 24 12 10 9 13 6 0 0 208
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG Patents By Year of Grant: 55 28 24 10 13 30 36 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 206
Patents By Year of Application: 117 22 28 21 10 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 206
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOPCON Patents By Year of Grant: 56 7 8 12 7 10 21 14 26 18 5 6 3 7 4 204
Patents By Year of Application: 79 12 21 9 10 11 31 16 6 5 1 0 2 1 0 204
W. L. GORE & ASSSOCIATES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 46 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 29 38 41 48 204
Patents By Year of Application: 47 2 1 6 10 14 10 16 19 17 20 15 23 4 0 204
FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD Patents By Year of Grant: 73 15 29 32 14 27 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 203
Patents By Year of Application: 162 22 17 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 203
SECOND SIGHT MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 1 3 6 6 2 12 13 33 37 43 20 26 202
Patents By Year of Application: 8 8 7 3 9 31 54 11 9 7 16 17 16 5 1 202
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA Patents By Year of Grant: 55 8 5 7 9 9 7 12 5 10 15 13 14 15 14 198
Patents By Year of Application: 77 18 14 6 14 9 8 13 16 7 10 3 1 2 0 198
KYPHON SARL Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 21 25 48 52 12 4 20 185
Patents By Year of Application: 2 0 5 21 13 35 55 4 12 16 7 2 12 0 1 185
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON Patents By Year of Grant: 48 9 6 2 1 4 8 6 17 15 9 14 22 11 12 184
Patents By Year of Application: 66 6 8 14 16 13 14 6 12 9 7 9 3 1 0 184
ASAHI KOGAKU KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA Patents By Year of Grant: 141 39 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 183
Patents By Year of Application: 183 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 183
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 47 11 14 6 12 4 9 5 5 14 7 12 13 14 10 183
Patents By Year of Application: 88 12 4 8 1 6 14 14 11 11 8 3 2 1 0 183
HOLOGIC, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 17 1 2 1 1 1 2 6 13 17 17 19 28 26 24 175
Patents By Year of Application: 23 3 6 5 10 12 15 16 16 19 19 17 9 5 0 175
BRAINLAB AG Patents By Year of Grant: 0 2 5 11 8 3 8 2 10 21 22 29 17 14 22 174
Patents By Year of Application: 23 11 9 8 24 20 27 19 17 10 5 1 0 0 0 174
CARL ZEISS MEDITEC AG Patents By Year of Grant: 0 1 0 2 0 5 4 9 6 17 16 24 33 28 29 174
Patents By Year of Application: 6 8 11 14 6 13 20 18 22 22 21 4 7 2 0 174
HEARTPORT, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 112 16 15 8 8 8 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 173
Patents By Year of Application: 154 9 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 173
ALCON, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 4 22 15 12 12 12 13 24 39 19 0 0 0 0 172
Patents By Year of Application: 23 23 20 20 28 28 15 7 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 172
HOYA CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 8 0 2 1 1 3 0 12 20 27 28 20 24 15 11 172
Patents By Year of Application: 11 2 2 11 21 44 27 15 17 13 2 2 5 0 0 172
ALCON RESEARCH, LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 9 24 41 52 39 171
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 11 23 46 41 29 5 3 0 171
WELCH ALLYN INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 45 5 4 4 2 4 4 10 8 12 8 15 12 16 22 171
Patents By Year of Application: 57 2 10 3 10 17 13 8 7 15 8 11 6 3 1 171
BIOTRONIK CRM PATENT AG Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 19 21 32 32 28 29 6 168
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 0 2 12 27 28 31 40 25 3 0 0 0 0 168
CAMERON HEALTH, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 1 5 9 16 11 12 11 13 11 18 19 25 16 167
Patents By Year of Application: 28 3 1 16 17 19 9 5 13 10 6 17 13 9 1 167
CARESTREAM HEALTH, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 15 17 24 25 25 23 19 11 165
Patents By Year of Application: 1 0 7 15 15 24 15 20 16 14 14 19 5 0 0 165
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 108 7 11 10 7 5 9 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 162
Patents By Year of Application: 138 11 7 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 162
DEPUY MITEK, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 6 4 2 3 7 3 1 19 28 33 32 23 161
Patents By Year of Application: 10 4 11 15 6 12 12 4 12 21 23 21 8 2 0 161
FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH Patents By Year of Grant: 6 3 9 12 4 6 3 3 4 10 7 18 26 30 20 161
Patents By Year of Application: 35 7 9 10 8 6 17 12 17 12 7 15 5 1 0 161
NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 60 6 11 3 2 5 5 11 3 6 2 2 7 20 14 157
Patents By Year of Application: 79 8 5 7 8 9 2 6 8 9 3 7 4 2 0 157
GIVEN IMAGING LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 1 3 2 9 7 7 5 18 23 14 14 21 18 14 156
Patents By Year of Application: 6 18 18 27 19 14 9 7 5 11 7 6 7 1 1 156
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 59 10 7 11 3 1 1 6 6 3 3 4 11 16 15 156
Patents By Year of Application: 94 5 3 1 4 3 4 10 4 4 12 5 6 1 0 156
ABBOTT MEDICAL OPTICS INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 30 22 38 27 22 155
Patents By Year of Application: 0 1 5 3 13 18 10 15 19 22 27 11 8 3 0 155
CARDICA, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 9 5 7 8 14 12 12 6 12 13 13 19 13 12 155
Patents By Year of Application: 23 19 15 13 9 7 10 6 16 14 13 5 4 1 0 155
DEKA PRODUCTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP Patents By Year of Grant: 16 6 6 3 1 3 3 1 4 7 4 15 27 28 31 155
Patents By Year of Application: 29 4 8 4 2 3 12 25 20 9 14 13 9 3 0 155
DUKE UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 63 9 10 7 8 6 5 6 4 4 5 3 7 9 8 154
Patents By Year of Application: 90 11 9 5 4 7 4 3 6 2 8 3 2 0 0 154
TARGET THERAPEUTICS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 131 8 6 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 154
Patents By Year of Application: 149 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 154
GENERAL SURGICAL INNOVATIONS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 88 14 13 7 6 3 6 2 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 149
Patents By Year of Application: 118 8 8 9 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 149
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 147 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 149
Patents By Year of Application: 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 149
SONY CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 6 2 5 2 3 1 2 2 7 12 11 14 19 33 30 149
Patents By Year of Application: 15 3 5 9 11 9 8 10 6 18 22 26 4 3 0 149
GAMBRO LUNDIA AB Patents By Year of Grant: 2 0 1 0 1 4 11 9 15 17 18 10 23 27 10 148
Patents By Year of Application: 8 10 11 24 19 11 18 11 21 3 6 2 4 0 0 148
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 37 4 4 4 2 4 2 3 3 1 8 10 15 17 33 147
Patents By Year of Application: 48 2 6 6 1 2 8 9 5 11 16 11 18 4 0 147
SENORX, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 5 6 12 8 6 4 8 10 7 6 13 21 13 18 9 146
Patents By Year of Application: 33 9 13 8 11 8 18 13 5 8 6 7 6 1 0 146
SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 2 2 3 9 1 11 18 16 28 23 18 15 146
Patents By Year of Application: 7 4 15 10 17 11 26 9 15 8 7 16 1 0 0 146
ELA MEDICAL S.A. Patents By Year of Grant: 52 12 12 7 6 11 4 11 7 10 9 4 0 0 0 145
Patents By Year of Application: 83 13 15 10 8 8 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 145
KAO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (KAO CORPORATION) Patents By Year of Grant: 41 6 14 6 10 6 8 4 6 9 7 5 12 3 5 142
Patents By Year of Application: 75 8 11 12 8 8 4 8 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 142
OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 3 9 11 10 4 7 6 7 22 36 27 142
Patents By Year of Application: 1 1 7 14 12 18 8 7 11 2 37 20 4 0 0 142
SPINECORE, INC Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 9 6 15 20 15 7 10 13 7 9 12 11 8 142
Patents By Year of Application: 12 26 25 35 8 3 4 6 6 6 3 2 3 3 0 142
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