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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: 01/01/1993 - 12/31/2012
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: 01/01/1993 - 12/31/2012
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 01/01/1993 - 12/31/2012. 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 01/01/1993 and 12/31/2012. 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 1000 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 32 months (for utility patents), the patent grant data, as distributed by year of patent application, are incomplete for the most recent years displayed in the report.* This is because the patents included in this report are limited to those granted during the specified time period. However, a significant number of the applications filed during the most recent years of this time period were still pending at the end of the period. While many of these applications eventually will be patented, they will not be patented until sometime following the end of the period displayed in this report.

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 2012, patent grant data, as distributed by year of application are approximately 95% complete for utility patent applications filed in 2004, 89% complete for applications filed in 2005, 80% complete for applications filed in 2006, 67% complete for applications filed in 2007, 49% complete for applications filed in 2008, 36% complete for applications filed in 2009, and 19% complete for applications filed in 2010; data are essentially complete for applications filed prior to 2004. About 90% of all patent documents granted by USPTO (i.e., including utility, design, plant, and reissue patents, statutory invention registrations, and defensive publications) are utility patent grants.


Report Printing and the Use of Spreadsheet Software

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Medical Devices
PARTS A1, A2, B
Granted: 01/01/1993 - 12/31/2012
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: 01/01/1993 - 12/31/2012
    Pre 1999 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 All Years
Total, U.S. And Foreign Origin   39371 8861 8941 9119 8907 10235 8082 6603 7835 7075 6433 7443 12337 13699 16537 171478
-- Subtotal -- U.S. Origin   29049 6494 6434 6429 6100 7067 5633 4674 5512 4880 4354 5139 8645 9688 11428 121526
-- Subtotal -- Foreign Origin   10322 2367 2507 2690 2807 3168 2449 1929 2323 2195 2079 2304 3692 4011 5109 49952
ALABAMA   151 32 25 26 22 33 28 13 21 11 10 14 23 21 21 451
ALASKA   24 4 1 7 2 3 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 48
ARIZONA   339 79 88 77 86 59 67 46 61 42 46 44 94 127 162 1417
ARKANSAS   37 16 13 16 17 12 6 10 8 4 3 3 11 5 12 173
CALIFORNIA   6453 1611 1672 1720 1641 1945 1612 1310 1586 1370 1222 1345 2217 2677 3040 31421
COLORADO   517 106 99 112 127 132 89 78 90 104 89 92 155 174 270 2234
CONNECTICUT   858 148 133 122 99 103 79 80 100 105 85 119 192 263 368 2854
DELAWARE   84 13 8 12 9 9 12 4 6 3 12 14 11 24 24 245
FLORIDA   1416 269 287 315 264 324 262 211 259 226 156 167 326 375 470 5327
GEORGIA   411 105 106 101 108 112 111 86 86 70 57 74 124 151 162 1864
HAWAII   40 8 10 12 7 7 7 4 8 6 2 6 13 7 21 158
IDAHO   31 5 6 4 9 10 5 5 7 6 9 8 8 12 7 132
ILLINOIS   998 181 211 174 148 169 150 129 151 108 112 115 182 248 288 3364
INDIANA   467 92 91 100 78 97 96 91 94 111 89 137 270 269 390 2472
IOWA   87 31 19 27 24 12 13 8 14 7 8 12 11 17 19 309
KANSAS   145 30 37 22 29 29 24 18 13 19 22 23 34 49 58 552
KENTUCKY   125 30 21 23 27 22 20 23 11 17 12 15 28 29 39 442
LOUISIANA   154 34 26 42 34 37 21 17 23 11 16 12 18 15 29 489
MAINE   20 2 4 11 11 16 5 6 3 5 7 3 11 10 6 120
MARYLAND   666 121 131 127 120 121 90 91 73 77 77 88 107 113 142 2144
MASSACHUSETTS   1831 472 428 436 412 518 411 355 383 318 295 335 620 701 771 8286
MICHIGAN   641 116 112 101 109 105 85 69 77 51 74 69 100 153 178 2040
MINNESOTA   1943 519 601 563 534 639 455 422 564 551 438 553 911 1012 1092 10797
MISSISSIPPI   52 9 12 6 13 9 6 8 6 8 7 11 17 16 19 199
MISSOURI   431 82 80 82 66 84 62 55 54 48 40 49 98 99 130 1460
MONTANA   31 8 5 14 16 14 5 6 4 9 2 5 6 5 11 141
NEBRASKA   75 12 8 11 9 9 5 3 12 7 7 4 13 11 20 206
NEVADA   92 30 19 29 21 13 11 11 15 17 18 20 26 24 36 382
NEW HAMPSHIRE   191 57 42 47 47 60 48 28 33 25 23 27 52 56 69 805
NEW JERSEY   1394 307 269 267 213 323 218 194 226 196 169 221 351 363 428 5139
NEW MEXICO   89 25 22 19 20 19 18 9 18 17 14 13 21 26 26 356
NEW YORK   1964 359 341 324 300 339 301 249 272 223 223 224 383 357 449 6308
NORTH CAROLINA   391 67 102 95 84 104 88 71 79 60 57 86 125 143 196 1748
NORTH DAKOTA   7 2 2 2 3 2 5 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 3 31
OHIO   1301 305 273 217 230 251 203 133 178 174 163 207 436 409 438 4918
OKLAHOMA   163 28 31 24 16 16 18 13 20 12 11 5 18 20 20 415
OREGON   302 55 54 45 36 58 41 23 44 43 35 44 56 70 101 1007
PENNSYLVANIA   972 226 180 190 206 234 178 155 169 158 160 208 320 349 420 4125
RHODE ISLAND   87 22 23 20 13 13 16 7 12 12 12 10 24 26 30 327
SOUTH CAROLINA   103 17 24 21 27 28 18 15 21 18 16 20 27 24 46 425
SOUTH DAKOTA   20 0 4 4 3 3 1 2 0 2 0 1 3 2 5 50
TENNESSEE   396 75 59 78 73 83 69 53 77 82 61 112 216 230 225 1889
TEXAS   1248 318 270 252 234 260 183 148 172 155 152 155 260 305 354 4466
UTAH   493 105 97 109 98 120 104 99 95 72 69 94 150 154 189 2048
VERMONT   56 10 8 12 12 8 10 7 11 8 5 9 10 9 5 180
VIRGINIA   272 56 61 71 66 73 60 46 48 37 31 55 96 77 100 1149
WASHINGTON   730 155 133 172 168 208 127 121 145 135 93 136 222 220 295 3060
WEST VIRGINIA   20 4 6 5 6 7 5 2 1 2 5 3 14 10 11 101
WISCONSIN   649 120 174 153 194 198 168 126 142 126 124 160 218 202 209 2963
WYOMING   11 5 1 1 4 5 3 1 6 2 5 2 7 14 7 74
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA   49 6 4 6 4 8 8 8 8 4 8 7 5 8 14 147
GUAM   0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
PUERTO RICO   19 4 1 0 1 4 4 3 4 4 1 1 3 6 3 58
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS   0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
U.S. UNSPECIFIED REGION   3 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
JAPAN   2763 576 535 590 652 779 570 464 558 569 588 560 881 977 1279 12341
GERMANY   1773 397 474 481 482 496 432 285 357 380 319 446 735 696 958 8711
UNITED KINGDOM   817 192 202 193 190 186 178 141 161 151 125 130 226 212 323 3427
FRANCE   809 180 178 184 182 216 141 119 135 124 130 136 217 213 274 3238
ISRAEL   317 112 103 167 185 201 152 112 150 135 136 169 252 282 318 2791
CANADA   616 136 131 175 159 190 125 108 130 100 94 108 167 204 213 2656
SWEDEN   560 125 153 164 146 162 119 108 112 79 73 66 95 142 186 2290
SWITZERLAND   403 87 97 110 110 103 100 73 90 75 97 108 154 171 207 1985
ITALY   351 68 87 86 89 106 84 57 51 75 62 61 91 96 115 1479
AUSTRALIA   249 67 64 56 76 94 63 70 98 76 66 82 114 163 127 1465
TAIWAN   246 53 68 65 94 87 84 75 97 75 68 55 94 100 157 1418
NETHERLANDS   296 84 80 79 83 71 59 40 55 60 36 39 84 78 118 1262
KOREA, SOUTH   86 26 31 50 50 82 55 38 60 45 51 53 94 109 141 971
DENMARK   144 44 38 41 44 61 40 32 38 26 30 36 57 75 88 794
FINLAND   113 28 33 38 30 38 38 30 25 25 24 26 46 37 29 560
AUSTRIA   94 17 28 19 28 39 36 24 20 16 19 29 45 41 57 512
BELGIUM   87 18 31 24 31 25 13 10 28 19 22 34 34 46 40 462
NORWAY   80 9 23 30 24 34 20 15 15 19 11 13 39 34 39 405
IRELAND   34 10 17 10 7 27 15 25 21 20 11 19 48 51 54 369
CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF   17 11 5 3 2 9 5 8 10 13 13 18 56 66 92 328
RUSSIAN FEDERATION   40 11 16 16 17 16 8 9 9 17 11 9 8 15 17 219
SPAIN   60 12 18 5 11 16 8 8 7 16 8 6 5 11 26 217
NEW ZEALAND   24 5 8 8 15 18 21 11 21 11 7 9 17 14 21 210
ARGENTINA   51 16 11 17 16 16 13 8 0 6 2 10 5 4 9 184
SOUTH AFRICA   44 8 10 5 3 8 5 3 10 5 3 7 9 14 18 152
INDIA   12 3 4 6 5 9 6 4 7 7 9 11 11 21 35 150
BRAZIL   37 8 8 10 8 12 2 6 5 2 5 3 9 12 14 141
SINGAPORE   12 2 3 4 4 6 8 4 6 5 8 12 20 16 24 134
CHINA, HONG KONG S.A.R.   11 2 7 4 9 7 10 4 4 5 6 7 16 13 23 128
ICELAND   1 4 2 0 1 4 1 6 4 9 12 9 13 16 9 91
HUNGARY   18 3 0 5 3 7 2 4 4 4 4 1 4 7 9 75
MEXICO   13 2 5 3 2 2 7 3 5 3 3 3 3 8 5 67
GREECE   9 7 0 4 4 2 4 1 4 3 2 3 4 3 8 58
LIECHTENSTEIN   13 3 5 5 0 2 0 1 4 0 1 3 2 4 2 45
CROATIA   6 6 0 1 4 4 5 2 2 0 2 2 2 1 4 41
MALAYSIA   2 0 3 2 7 7 2 1 2 1 5 0 2 2 4 40
THE BAHAMAS   12 5 8 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 36
COLOMBIA   4 2 2 5 4 4 5 2 1 0 2 0 2 1 0 34
POLAND   6 2 2 2 0 3 1 1 1 2 1 0 2 3 7 33
UKRAINE   5 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 21
U.S.S.R.   20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
VENEZUELA   5 1 1 2 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 3 20
URUGUAY   1 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 2 0 3 2 2 3 18
SAUDI ARABIA   8 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 17
SLOVENIA   5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 4 0 17
LUXEMBOURG   0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 4 1 6 16
TURKEY   0 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 3 0 0 1 2 1 16
CZECH REPUBLIC   2 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 4 15
PORTUGAL   2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 4 2 15
CHILE   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 5 2 14
PHILIPPINES   1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 5 13
THAILAND   4 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 13
COSTA RICA   1 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 12
ROMANIA   2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 12
ESTONIA   0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 11
KUWAIT   0 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 2 11
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES   0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 1 3 11
EGYPT   0 1 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 10
YUGOSLAVIA / SERBIA-MONTENEGRO   9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
MONACO   2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9
NIGERIA   0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 9
IRAN   1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 8
LITHUANIA   1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 8
SERBIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 3 0 0 7
CUBA   4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 6
SLOVAKIA   0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 6
BELARUS   0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 5
BERMUDA   2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
CZECHOSLOVAKIA   5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
ARMENIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 4
ECUADOR   1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
LATVIA   0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
CYPRUS   1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
GEORGIA (REPUBLIC OF)   0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
GUERNSEY   1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
JAMAICA   0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
PAKISTAN   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
ANDORRA   0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
BULGARIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
CAYMAN ISLANDS   0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
CHINA, MACAU S.A.R.   0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
GUATEMALA   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
HAITI   1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
ISLE OF MAN   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
JERSEY   1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
JORDAN   0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
LEBANON   0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
MOROCCO   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
PANAMA   0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
SEYCHELLES   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO   0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
AZERBAIJAN   0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
CAMEROON   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
EL SALVADOR   0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
INDONESIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
MACEDONIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
MALTA   0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES   0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
PERU   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
SRI LANKA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
SYRIA   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 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
UZBEKISTAN   0 0 0 0 1 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: 01/01/1993 - 12/31/2012
    Pre 1999 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 All Years
U.S. CORPORATION   20777 5022 5060 5148 4865 5787 4690 3866 4665 4247 3823 4644 7843 8784 10315 99536
U.S. GOVERNMENT   220 27 33 36 42 34 41 27 35 20 23 21 31 35 38 663
U.S. INDIVIDUAL   8823 1665 1581 1450 1319 1340 1006 855 927 729 637 593 956 1017 1225 24123
FOREIGN CORPORATION   7226 1686 1815 1998 2177 2559 1968 1582 1875 1803 1721 1962 3179 3586 4539 39676
FOREIGN GOVERNMENT   57 4 1 3 7 2 1 2 2 2 1 4 9 3 3 101
FOREIGN INDIVIDUAL   2268 457 451 484 497 513 376 271 331 274 228 219 319 274 417 7379

Medical Devices
PARTS A1, A2, B
Granted: 01/01/1993 - 12/31/2012
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: 01/01/1993 - 12/31/2012
    Pre 1999 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 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   73.8 73.3 72.0 70.5 68.5 69.0 69.7 70.8 70.4 69.0 67.7 69.0 70.1 70.7 69.1 70.9
-- Subtotal -- Foreign Origin   26.2 26.7 28.0 29.5 31.5 31.0 30.3 29.2 29.6 31.0 32.3 31.0 29.9 29.3 30.9 29.1
ALABAMA   0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.3
ALASKA   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 0.0 0.0 0.0
ARIZONA   0.9 0.9 1.0 0.8 1.0 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.9 1.0 0.8
ARKANSAS   0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1
CALIFORNIA   16.4 18.2 18.7 18.9 18.4 19.0 19.9 19.8 20.2 19.4 19.0 18.1 18.0 19.5 18.4 18.3
COLORADO   1.3 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.6 1.3
CONNECTICUT   2.2 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.3 1.6 1.6 1.9 2.2 1.7
DELAWARE   0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1
FLORIDA   3.6 3.0 3.2 3.5 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.2 2.4 2.2 2.6 2.7 2.8 3.1
GEORGIA   1.0 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.4 1.3 1.1 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.1
HAWAII   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 0.1
IDAHO   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1
ILLINOIS   2.5 2.0 2.4 1.9 1.7 1.7 1.9 2.0 1.9 1.5 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.8 1.7 2.0
INDIANA   1.2 1.0 1.0 1.1 0.9 0.9 1.2 1.4 1.2 1.6 1.4 1.8 2.2 2.0 2.4 1.4
IOWA   0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2
KANSAS   0.4 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3
KENTUCKY   0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3
LOUISIANA   0.4 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3
MAINE   0.1 0.0 0.0 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
MARYLAND   1.7 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.4 0.9 1.1 1.2 1.2 0.9 0.8 0.9 1.3
MASSACHUSETTS   4.7 5.3 4.8 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
MICHIGAN   1.6 1.3 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.0 0.7 1.2 0.9 0.8 1.1 1.1 1.2
MINNESOTA   4.9 5.9 6.7 6.2 6.0 6.2 5.6 6.4 7.2 7.8 6.8 7.4 7.4 7.4 6.6 6.3
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   1.1 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.9
MONTANA   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
NEBRASKA   0.2 0.1 0.1 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
NEVADA   0.2 0.3 0.2 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
NEW HAMPSHIRE   0.5 0.6 0.5 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
NEW JERSEY   3.5 3.5 3.0 2.9 2.4 3.2 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.6 3.0 2.8 2.6 2.6 3.0
NEW MEXICO   0.2 0.3 0.2 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
NEW YORK   5.0 4.1 3.8 3.6 3.4 3.3 3.7 3.8 3.5 3.2 3.5 3.0 3.1 2.6 2.7 3.7
NORTH CAROLINA   1.0 0.8 1.1 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.0 0.8 0.9 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.0
NORTH DAKOTA   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 0.0 0.0 0.0
OHIO   3.3 3.4 3.1 2.4 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.8 3.5 3.0 2.6 2.9
OKLAHOMA   0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2
OREGON   0.8 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6
PENNSYLVANIA   2.5 2.6 2.0 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.5 2.8 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.4
RHODE ISLAND   0.2 0.2 0.3 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
SOUTH CAROLINA   0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2
SOUTH DAKOTA   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
TENNESSEE   1.0 0.8 0.7 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 1.0 1.2 0.9 1.5 1.8 1.7 1.4 1.1
TEXAS   3.2 3.6 3.0 2.8 2.6 2.5 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.4 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.6
UTAH   1.3 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2
VERMONT   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 0.0 0.1
VIRGINIA   0.7 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.7
WASHINGTON   1.9 1.7 1.5 1.9 1.9 2.0 1.6 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.4 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.8 1.8
WEST VIRGINIA   0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
WISCONSIN   1.6 1.4 1.9 1.7 2.2 1.9 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.7
WYOMING   0.0 0.1 0.0 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
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA   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 0.1 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 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 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   7.0 6.5 6.0 6.5 7.3 7.6 7.1 7.0 7.1 8.0 9.1 7.5 7.1 7.1 7.7 7.2
GERMANY   4.5 4.5 5.3 5.3 5.4 4.8 5.3 4.3 4.6 5.4 5.0 6.0 6.0 5.1 5.8 5.1
UNITED KINGDOM   2.1 2.2 2.3 2.1 2.1 1.8 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.8 1.5 2.0 2.0
FRANCE   2.1 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.1 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.8 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.7 1.9
ISRAEL   0.8 1.3 1.2 1.8 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.7 1.9 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.0 2.1 1.9 1.6
CANADA   1.6 1.5 1.5 1.9 1.8 1.9 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.3 1.5
SWEDEN   1.4 1.4 1.7 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.1 1.1 0.9 0.8 1.0 1.1 1.3
SWITZERLAND   1.0 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.0 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.5 1.5 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.2
ITALY   0.9 0.8 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.7 1.1 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.9
AUSTRALIA   0.6 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.9 0.9 0.8 1.1 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.1 0.9 1.2 0.8 0.9
TAIWAN   0.6 0.6 0.8 0.7 1.1 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.1 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.9 0.8
NETHERLANDS   0.8 0.9 0.9 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
KOREA, SOUTH   0.2 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.6
DENMARK   0.4 0.5 0.4 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
FINLAND   0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3
AUSTRIA   0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3
BELGIUM   0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3
NORWAY   0.2 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2
IRELAND   0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.2
CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF   0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.2
RUSSIAN FEDERATION   0.1 0.1 0.2 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
SPAIN   0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.1
NEW ZEALAND   0.1 0.1 0.1 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
ARGENTINA   0.1 0.2 0.1 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
SOUTH AFRICA   0.1 0.1 0.1 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
INDIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1
BRAZIL   0.1 0.1 0.1 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
SINGAPORE   0.0 0.0 0.0 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
CHINA, HONG KONG S.A.R.   0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
ICELAND   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
HUNGARY   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0
MEXICO   0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
GREECE   0.0 0.1 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 0.0
LIECHTENSTEIN   0.0 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
CROATIA   0.0 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 0.0
MALAYSIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 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
THE BAHAMAS   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
COLOMBIA   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 0.0 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
U.S.S.R.   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
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
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
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 0.0 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 0.0 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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: 01/01/1993 - 12/31/2012
    Pre 1999 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 All Years
U.S. CORPORATION   52.8 56.7 56.6 56.5 54.6 56.5 58.0 58.5 59.5 60.0 59.4 62.4 63.6 64.1 62.4 58.0
U.S. GOVERNMENT   0.6 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.4
U.S. INDIVIDUAL   22.4 18.8 17.7 15.9 14.8 13.1 12.4 12.9 11.8 10.3 9.9 8.0 7.7 7.4 7.4 14.1
FOREIGN CORPORATION   18.4 19.0 20.3 21.9 24.4 25.0 24.4 24.0 23.9 25.5 26.8 26.4 25.8 26.2 27.4 23.1
FOREIGN GOVERNMENT   0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
FOREIGN INDIVIDUAL   5.8 5.2 5.0 5.3 5.6 5.0 4.7 4.1 4.2 3.9 3.5 2.9 2.6 2.0 2.5 4.3

Medical Devices
PARTS A1, A2, B
Granted: 01/01/1993 - 12/31/2012
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: 01/01/1993 - 12/31/2012
    Pre 1999 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 All Years
Total, U.S. And Foreign Origin   60244 10487 11452 11930 11671 11197 10119 9730 9655 8754 6583 4984 3226 1304 142 171478
-- Subtotal -- U.S. Origin   44162 7374 7802 7956 7882 7866 6988 6734 6700 6051 4599 3709 2526 1051 126 121526
-- Subtotal -- Foreign Origin   16082 3113 3650 3974 3789 3331 3131 2996 2955 2703 1984 1275 700 253 16 49952
ALABAMA   213 31 28 39 34 19 23 11 18 11 9 11 3 1 0 451
ALASKA   31 4 4 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 48
ARIZONA   532 82 97 72 99 73 73 77 64 75 57 53 49 11 3 1417
ARKANSAS   67 25 13 12 9 11 6 6 6 4 2 6 6 0 0 173
CALIFORNIA   10456 2032 2040 2210 2132 2130 1962 1803 1863 1659 1150 965 650 334 35 31421
COLORADO   779 110 135 136 133 141 110 121 156 123 109 116 45 18 2 2234
CONNECTICUT   1180 120 118 158 125 152 88 152 124 142 117 150 132 85 11 2854
DELAWARE   110 9 7 18 9 7 16 14 17 16 8 8 3 3 0 245
FLORIDA   2039 318 360 348 356 367 297 244 269 232 187 153 96 58 3 5327
GEORGIA   662 150 152 112 112 126 98 81 97 101 77 45 34 14 3 1864
HAWAII   59 13 10 6 8 11 10 5 8 8 12 5 1 2 0 158
IDAHO   43 6 7 12 6 12 10 10 7 8 6 2 2 1 0 132
ILLINOIS   1458 182 206 197 189 189 161 152 164 136 135 115 55 22 3 3364
INDIANA   662 114 97 128 168 193 211 175 162 183 170 108 73 25 3 2472
IOWA   151 28 16 17 14 12 11 20 9 7 11 9 4 0 0 309
KANSAS   218 24 40 25 25 31 46 29 26 23 30 21 7 6 1 552
KENTUCKY   187 26 24 30 20 26 28 24 17 9 24 18 6 2 1 442
LOUISIANA   221 51 45 31 29 20 17 23 7 15 13 11 6 0 0 489
MAINE   32 10 14 9 10 6 8 9 5 10 0 3 3 1 0 120
MARYLAND   963 126 168 160 112 130 91 96 78 88 54 40 27 10 1 2144
MASSACHUSETTS   2960 464 568 558 593 634 494 487 421 355 286 219 175 64 8 8286
MICHIGAN   884 133 104 115 123 114 95 88 99 92 78 61 40 11 3 2040
MINNESOTA   3256 642 744 743 737 814 720 722 712 609 359 385 256 88 10 10797
MISSISSIPPI   70 10 18 8 9 12 11 12 16 12 5 10 4 2 0 199
MISSOURI   622 79 111 89 79 73 63 64 79 68 62 36 25 7 3 1460
MONTANA   45 21 9 18 8 7 7 5 3 6 7 4 0 1 0 141
NEBRASKA   99 10 15 6 9 7 4 5 16 14 9 3 5 2 2 206
NEVADA   146 19 34 17 19 16 25 22 27 16 9 13 14 4 1 382
NEW HAMPSHIRE   302 71 56 57 63 56 42 31 27 29 38 11 12 10 0 805
NEW JERSEY   2017 308 311 356 346 288 283 257 274 220 198 139 109 30 3 5139
NEW MEXICO   139 28 24 21 22 15 18 21 15 20 13 14 4 1 1 356
NEW YORK   2735 395 372 394 420 354 327 270 282 274 205 144 96 36 4 6308
NORTH CAROLINA   568 112 125 123 118 117 94 83 103 97 68 66 54 18 2 1748
NORTH DAKOTA   10 4 2 3 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 31
OHIO   1951 253 251 326 249 261 221 337 323 305 208 121 86 26 0 4918
OKLAHOMA   228 22 18 23 20 23 18 13 11 17 6 5 9 1 1 415
OREGON   422 48 51 59 47 68 41 46 57 50 41 44 21 11 1 1007
PENNSYLVANIA   1429 239 260 245 291 275 261 248 212 213 201 126 89 32 4 4125
RHODE ISLAND   142 14 15 16 23 17 24 20 10 17 13 5 7 3 1 327
SOUTH CAROLINA   151 24 33 32 24 30 20 27 28 19 13 13 7 4 0 425
SOUTH DAKOTA   24 5 3 2 2 1 3 1 1 2 1 3 1 1 0 50
TENNESSEE   548 92 91 80 119 127 131 145 226 104 74 68 70 12 2 1889
TEXAS   1915 282 313 247 263 260 202 196 187 202 140 150 64 38 7 4466
UTAH   731 114 132 134 150 134 128 135 90 102 96 51 43 7 1 2048
VERMONT   74 16 11 7 16 7 13 14 8 8 2 2 2 0 0 180
VIRGINIA   395 86 80 83 86 66 57 72 59 54 51 25 24 10 1 1149
WASHINGTON   1077 197 205 228 201 189 191 170 153 151 129 77 65 25 2 3060
WEST VIRGINIA   30 3 11 7 4 6 7 6 3 8 8 4 4 0 0 101
WISCONSIN   1021 210 236 221 219 218 198 175 139 124 99 61 31 8 3 2963
WYOMING   18 1 8 3 2 8 6 2 10 9 3 2 0 2 0 74
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA   61 9 9 8 14 5 13 3 7 2 3 7 4 2 0 147
GUAM   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
PUERTO RICO   24 1 0 4 7 6 4 2 3 2 3 0 2 0 0 58
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS   1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
U.S. UNSPECIFIED REGION   3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
JAPAN   4043 658 841 939 856 810 804 773 762 709 582 311 188 62 3 12341
GERMANY   2792 564 646 652 584 537 547 596 573 488 352 237 106 33 4 8711
UNITED KINGDOM   1326 232 257 257 280 244 184 150 123 134 107 66 35 32 0 3427
FRANCE   1222 212 248 263 280 205 183 141 144 142 92 59 33 14 0 3238
ISRAEL   613 193 246 270 233 199 203 205 204 173 116 74 40 22 0 2791
CANADA   941 199 220 198 172 157 138 151 138 130 98 66 31 14 3 2656
SWEDEN   918 175 176 214 200 133 109 101 83 101 32 28 15 4 1 2290
SWITZERLAND   607 124 144 154 151 152 118 132 136 114 59 54 31 9 0 1985
ITALY   531 99 93 141 128 96 107 80 71 57 29 26 17 4 0 1479
AUSTRALIA   421 83 106 124 122 123 118 99 89 79 44 33 19 5 0 1465
TAIWAN   337 80 92 88 111 116 114 74 82 81 94 92 46 10 1 1418
NETHERLANDS   479 89 103 109 87 79 69 72 67 45 27 18 12 6 0 1262
KOREA, SOUTH   143 55 66 86 92 76 78 74 92 85 70 30 23 1 0 971
DENMARK   255 48 56 78 63 62 43 56 49 37 16 18 7 6 0 794
FINLAND   192 43 36 47 56 30 43 27 30 23 19 7 7 0 0 560
AUSTRIA   138 25 47 42 51 35 39 27 27 34 25 13 6 3 0 512
BELGIUM   151 27 27 31 37 33 26 34 39 24 15 8 7 3 0 462
NORWAY   120 33 34 33 40 37 21 17 27 14 15 9 2 0 3 405
IRELAND   68 8 14 41 39 34 23 27 27 31 26 16 12 3 0 369
CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF   32 6 6 13 12 15 18 31 41 54 48 30 21 1 0 328
RUSSIAN FEDERATION   72 19 22 25 16 12 7 7 13 9 8 5 2 2 0 219
SPAIN   84 13 17 16 20 9 10 13 14 11 4 2 3 1 0 217
NEW ZEALAND   45 11 22 19 33 25 16 7 8 10 6 4 2 2 0 210
ARGENTINA   88 12 21 18 13 5 5 7 7 2 1 1 4 0 0 184
SOUTH AFRICA   64 6 7 15 10 2 11 8 7 9 3 7 3 0 0 152
INDIA   19 10 7 7 11 15 10 9 12 17 19 7 5 1 1 150
BRAZIL   54 14 10 11 9 4 6 5 9 2 7 3 5 2 0 141
SINGAPORE   17 8 9 8 9 13 17 10 18 12 4 7 2 0 0 134
CHINA, HONG KONG S.A.R.   16 8 10 9 11 8 10 8 6 15 13 11 2 1 0 128
ICELAND   7 0 3 3 3 19 6 14 9 9 6 6 5 1 0 91
HUNGARY   24 4 6 6 4 5 6 4 7 4 2 2 1 0 0 75
MEXICO   24 2 2 5 5 5 6 2 4 5 6 1 0 0 0 67
GREECE   17 7 5 5 4 2 6 1 1 6 2 1 0 1 0 58
LIECHTENSTEIN   22 4 1 1 2 2 4 1 1 5 1 1 0 0 0 45
CROATIA   12 1 6 7 5 3 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 41
MALAYSIA   4 8 5 5 5 1 2 3 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 40
THE BAHAMAS   25 4 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 36
COLOMBIA   8 6 6 5 3 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 34
POLAND   8 4 2 2 4 1 1 0 4 3 3 1 0 0 0 33
UKRAINE   7 0 3 1 4 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 21
U.S.S.R.   20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
VENEZUELA   8 0 5 0 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 20
URUGUAY   1 2 2 0 2 0 2 5 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 18
SAUDI ARABIA   10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 17
SLOVENIA   7 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 17
LUXEMBOURG   1 0 0 1 2 2 0 3 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 16
TURKEY   2 0 2 1 3 3 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 16
CZECH REPUBLIC   6 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 15
PORTUGAL   5 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 15
CHILE   2 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 14
PHILIPPINES   1 1 0 2 1 0 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 13
THAILAND   6 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 13
COSTA RICA   3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 12
ROMANIA   4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 2 0 12
ESTONIA   1 0 0 2 2 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 11
KUWAIT   2 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 11
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES   1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 11
EGYPT   1 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 10
YUGOSLAVIA / SERBIA-MONTENEGRO   10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
MONACO   7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 9
NIGERIA   0 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 9
IRAN   1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 8
LITHUANIA   2 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 8
SERBIA   0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 7
CUBA   5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
SLOVAKIA   2 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
BELARUS   0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5
BERMUDA   2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
CZECHOSLOVAKIA   5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
ARMENIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
ECUADOR   2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
LATVIA   0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
CYPRUS   1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
GEORGIA (REPUBLIC OF)   1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
GUERNSEY   1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
JAMAICA   0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
PAKISTAN   1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
ANDORRA   0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
BULGARIA   0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
CAYMAN ISLANDS   1 1 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 0 0 0 1 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
ISLE OF MAN   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
JERSEY   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
JORDAN   0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
LEBANON   0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
MOROCCO   0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
PANAMA   0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
SEYCHELLES   0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO   1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
AZERBAIJAN   0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
CAMEROON   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
EL SALVADOR   0 0 0 0 1 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
MALTA   0 0 0 0 1 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
PERU   0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
SRI LANKA   0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
SYRIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS   0 0 0 0 1 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 A2- Table A2-1b, Breakout by Ownership Category
Number of Patents Granted as Distributed by Year of Patent Application.
Granted: 01/01/1993 - 12/31/2012
    Pre 1999 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 All Years
U.S. CORPORATION   32960 5955 6305 6694 6631 6905 6110 5999 6034 5358 4048 3240 2228 955 114 99536
U.S. GOVERNMENT   292 44 50 51 59 35 27 26 17 17 17 21 5 2 0 663
U.S. INDIVIDUAL   12185 1625 1616 1380 1361 1137 962 863 733 752 602 482 303 112 10 24123
FOREIGN CORPORATION   11505 2306 2863 3202 3097 2709 2688 2566 2611 2386 1750 1115 637 223 18 39676
FOREIGN GOVERNMENT   62 4 10 1 1 4 4 3 4 5 1 2 0 0 0 101
FOREIGN INDIVIDUAL   3240 553 608 602 522 407 328 273 256 236 165 124 53 12 0 7379

Medical Devices
PARTS A1, A2, B
Granted: 01/01/1993 - 12/31/2012
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: 01/01/1993 - 12/31/2012
    Pre 1999 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 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   73.3 70.3 68.1 66.7 67.5 70.3 69.1 69.2 69.4 69.1 69.9 74.4 78.3 80.6 88.7 70.9
-- Subtotal -- Foreign Origin   26.7 29.7 31.9 33.3 32.5 29.7 30.9 30.8 30.6 30.9 30.1 25.6 21.7 19.4 11.3 29.1
ALABAMA   0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.3
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 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.5 0.8 2.1 0.8
ARKANSAS   0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1
CALIFORNIA   17.4 19.4 17.8 18.5 18.3 19.0 19.4 18.5 19.3 19.0 17.5 19.4 20.1 25.6 24.6 18.3
COLORADO   1.3 1.0 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.6 1.4 1.7 2.3 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.3
CONNECTICUT   2.0 1.1 1.0 1.3 1.1 1.4 0.9 1.6 1.3 1.6 1.8 3.0 4.1 6.5 7.7 1.7
DELAWARE   0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1
FLORIDA   3.4 3.0 3.1 2.9 3.1 3.3 2.9 2.5 2.8 2.7 2.8 3.1 3.0 4.4 2.1 3.1
GEORGIA   1.1 1.4 1.3 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.0 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.2 0.9 1.1 1.1 2.1 1.1
HAWAII   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0 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 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1
ILLINOIS   2.4 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.6 2.1 2.3 1.7 1.7 2.1 2.0
INDIANA   1.1 1.1 0.8 1.1 1.4 1.7 2.1 1.8 1.7 2.1 2.6 2.2 2.3 1.9 2.1 1.4
IOWA   0.3 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
KANSAS   0.4 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.7 0.3
KENTUCKY   0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.7 0.3
LOUISIANA   0.4 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.3
MAINE   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 0.0 0.1
MARYLAND   1.6 1.2 1.5 1.3 1.0 1.2 0.9 1.0 0.8 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 1.3
MASSACHUSETTS   4.9 4.4 5.0 4.7 5.1 5.7 4.9 5.0 4.4 4.1 4.3 4.4 5.4 4.9 5.6 4.8
MICHIGAN   1.5 1.3 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 0.8 2.1 1.2
MINNESOTA   5.4 6.1 6.5 6.2 6.3 7.3 7.1 7.4 7.4 7.0 5.5 7.7 7.9 6.7 7.0 6.3
MISSISSIPPI   0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1
MISSOURI   1.0 0.8 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.7 0.8 0.5 2.1 0.9
MONTANA   0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
NEBRASKA   0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 1.4 0.1
NEVADA   0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.7 0.2
NEW HAMPSHIRE   0.5 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.2 0.4 0.8 0.0 0.5
NEW JERSEY   3.3 2.9 2.7 3.0 3.0 2.6 2.8 2.6 2.8 2.5 3.0 2.8 3.4 2.3 2.1 3.0
NEW MEXICO   0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.7 0.2
NEW YORK   4.5 3.8 3.2 3.3 3.6 3.2 3.2 2.8 2.9 3.1 3.1 2.9 3.0 2.8 2.8 3.7
NORTH CAROLINA   0.9 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.3 1.7 1.4 1.4 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 0.2 0.0 0.0
OHIO   3.2 2.4 2.2 2.7 2.1 2.3 2.2 3.5 3.3 3.5 3.2 2.4 2.7 2.0 0.0 2.9
OKLAHOMA   0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.7 0.2
OREGON   0.7 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.9 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.6
PENNSYLVANIA   2.4 2.3 2.3 2.1 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.2 2.4 3.1 2.5 2.8 2.5 2.8 2.4
RHODE ISLAND   0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.7 0.2
SOUTH CAROLINA   0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.0 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 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
TENNESSEE   0.9 0.9 0.8 0.7 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.5 2.3 1.2 1.1 1.4 2.2 0.9 1.4 1.1
TEXAS   3.2 2.7 2.7 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.0 2.0 1.9 2.3 2.1 3.0 2.0 2.9 4.9 2.6
UTAH   1.2 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.4 0.9 1.2 1.5 1.0 1.3 0.5 0.7 1.2
VERMONT   0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
VIRGINIA   0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7
WASHINGTON   1.8 1.9 1.8 1.9 1.7 1.7 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.7 2.0 1.5 2.0 1.9 1.4 1.8
WEST VIRGINIA   0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
WISCONSIN   1.7 2.0 2.1 1.9 1.9 1.9 2.0 1.8 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.2 1.0 0.6 2.1 1.7
WYOMING   0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 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 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 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 6.3 7.3 7.9 7.3 7.2 7.9 7.9 7.9 8.1 8.8 6.2 5.8 4.8 2.1 7.2
GERMANY   4.6 5.4 5.6 5.5 5.0 4.8 5.4 6.1 5.9 5.6 5.3 4.8 3.3 2.5 2.8 5.1
UNITED KINGDOM   2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.4 2.2 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.5 1.6 1.3 1.1 2.5 0.0 2.0
FRANCE   2.0 2.0 2.2 2.2 2.4 1.8 1.8 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.0 1.1 0.0 1.9
ISRAEL   1.0 1.8 2.1 2.3 2.0 1.8 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.2 1.7 0.0 1.6
CANADA   1.6 1.9 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.3 1.0 1.1 2.1 1.5
SWEDEN   1.5 1.7 1.5 1.8 1.7 1.2 1.1 1.0 0.9 1.2 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.7 1.3
SWITZERLAND   1.0 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.3 0.9 1.1 1.0 0.7 0.0 1.2
ITALY   0.9 0.9 0.8 1.2 1.1 0.9 1.1 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.9
AUSTRALIA   0.7 0.8 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.4 0.0 0.9
TAIWAN   0.6 0.8 0.8 0.7 1.0 1.0 1.1 0.8 0.8 0.9 1.4 1.8 1.4 0.8 0.7 0.8
NETHERLANDS   0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.0 0.7
KOREA, SOUTH   0.2 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.8 1.0 1.0 1.1 0.6 0.7 0.1 0.0 0.6
DENMARK   0.4 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.0 0.5
FINLAND   0.3 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.3
AUSTRIA   0.2 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.3
BELGIUM   0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.3
NORWAY   0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 2.1 0.2
IRELAND   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.2
CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.1 0.0 0.2
RUSSIAN FEDERATION   0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1
SPAIN   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1
NEW ZEALAND   0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1
ARGENTINA   0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
SOUTH AFRICA   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
INDIA   0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.7 0.1
BRAZIL   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.1
SINGAPORE   0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 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 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1
ICELAND   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1
HUNGARY   0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
MEXICO   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
GREECE   0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
LIECHTENSTEIN   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
CROATIA   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 0.1 0.0 0.0
MALAYSIA   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 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
COLOMBIA   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
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 0.0 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
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
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
URUGUAY   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 0.1 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 0.1 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
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 0.1 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
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 0.1 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 0.1 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
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
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 0.1 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
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 0.1 0.2 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
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 0.0 0.1 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 0.1 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
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
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
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 0.1 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
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
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
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
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 0.1 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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: 01/01/1993 - 12/31/2012
    Pre 1999 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 All Years
U.S. CORPORATION   54.7 56.8 55.1 56.1 56.8 61.7 60.4 61.7 62.5 61.2 61.5 65.0 69.1 73.2 80.3 58.0
U.S. GOVERNMENT   0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.4
U.S. INDIVIDUAL   20.2 15.5 14.1 11.6 11.7 10.2 9.5 8.9 7.6 8.6 9.1 9.7 9.4 8.6 7.0 14.1
FOREIGN CORPORATION   19.1 22.0 25.0 26.8 26.5 24.2 26.6 26.4 27.0 27.3 26.6 22.4 19.7 17.1 12.7 23.1
FOREIGN GOVERNMENT   0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
FOREIGN INDIVIDUAL   5.4 5.3 5.3 5.0 4.5 3.6 3.2 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.5 1.6 0.9 0.0 4.3

Medical Devices
PARTS A1, A2, B
Granted: 01/01/1993 - 12/31/2012
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: 01/01/1993 - 12/31/2012
    Pre 1999 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 All Years
MEDTRONIC INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 599 186 208 167 161 175 149 153 214 226 129 186 331 336 375 3595
Patents By Year of Application: 1019 219 214 258 235 342 237 236 265 221 104 142 79 23 1 3595
CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 79 27 62 67 88 102 82 101 129 143 130 168 222 307 283 1990
Patents By Year of Application: 170 98 129 155 159 185 212 206 179 147 100 117 87 43 3 1990
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 3 7 5 75 112 131 146 219 372 410 357 1837
Patents By Year of Application: 7 7 27 60 174 303 288 283 206 143 124 101 96 17 1 1837
SCI-MED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 212 80 140 171 206 289 217 120 106 53 26 17 9 13 8 1667
Patents By Year of Application: 507 214 263 308 187 112 43 16 5 5 4 0 1 2 0 1667
PROCTER + GAMBLE COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 353 104 92 83 94 87 61 44 38 38 34 28 87 90 113 1346
Patents By Year of Application: 607 95 106 77 60 69 47 72 69 53 40 22 22 7 0 1346
PACESETTER, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 186 36 30 43 73 71 76 74 94 111 76 74 132 110 142 1328
Patents By Year of Application: 257 60 64 139 119 84 113 111 124 113 59 45 26 14 0 1328
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 192 37 73 60 36 28 27 32 54 62 74 89 164 172 173 1273
Patents By Year of Application: 324 81 31 45 42 74 119 136 136 121 99 36 19 8 2 1273
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 89 66 74 69 88 128 94 74 58 44 36 53 91 72 108 1144
Patents By Year of Application: 289 116 136 125 112 86 71 61 42 35 42 15 13 0 1 1144
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT Patents By Year of Grant: 195 18 20 36 27 23 29 23 39 46 69 98 151 146 201 1121
Patents By Year of Application: 241 45 26 39 64 53 68 114 149 106 141 61 11 3 0 1121
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 132 36 50 73 85 160 92 65 56 56 49 44 72 61 53 1084
Patents By Year of Application: 249 128 144 142 97 89 55 43 53 23 27 11 19 4 0 1084
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 134 69 32 29 29 34 14 15 44 38 62 85 188 141 164 1078
Patents By Year of Application: 225 44 31 53 23 68 73 150 141 138 78 27 15 12 0 1078
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 1 1 7 6 8 12 16 36 41 61 132 258 409 988
Patents By Year of Application: 3 3 14 13 26 60 36 73 90 124 149 190 127 74 6 988
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 90 147 99 43 59 45 46 48 87 102 156 922
Patents By Year of Application: 5 22 124 167 140 71 95 94 81 88 17 15 3 0 0 922
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 281 73 50 44 36 60 42 35 37 25 34 25 48 49 44 883
Patents By Year of Application: 414 56 46 48 56 81 34 30 18 45 18 23 14 0 0 883
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 48 49 104 184 236 200 827
Patents By Year of Application: 4 2 5 8 28 89 104 124 205 70 47 59 65 14 3 827
UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 518 85 35 29 15 14 14 6 10 10 5 2 2 0 1 746
Patents By Year of Application: 654 19 15 22 8 11 3 6 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 746
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 273 61 46 36 26 32 21 25 30 16 11 14 23 50 60 724
Patents By Year of Application: 412 37 23 33 50 27 7 9 22 42 25 12 10 15 0 724
ETHICON, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 234 21 32 44 33 63 38 29 47 32 12 23 30 24 33 695
Patents By Year of Application: 295 42 48 86 62 54 29 30 14 10 9 10 4 1 1 695
OLYMPUS CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 50 57 51 45 75 108 134 108 672
Patents By Year of Application: 1 0 5 25 85 103 115 82 118 69 27 20 17 5 0 672
SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 10 11 19 15 20 18 53 91 151 129 121 638
Patents By Year of Application: 1 5 14 18 40 48 75 106 108 103 75 37 7 1 0 638
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE REGENTS OF Patents By Year of Grant: 147 61 35 32 55 46 35 28 33 22 23 18 34 31 33 633
Patents By Year of Application: 277 38 46 55 47 45 23 19 33 17 8 14 7 3 1 633
UNI-CHARM CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 75 13 19 21 71 78 48 18 43 42 33 35 47 26 44 613
Patents By Year of Application: 125 42 69 89 46 34 53 51 41 38 14 7 4 0 0 613
TOSHIBA CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 172 19 18 15 18 21 14 18 16 21 19 37 57 44 75 564
Patents By Year of Application: 213 22 17 25 23 28 33 52 37 36 53 13 7 5 0 564
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 0 14 55 47 32 46 35 37 39 38 21 20 55 47 34 520
Patents By Year of Application: 94 46 50 53 49 46 45 37 45 27 8 9 8 3 0 520
C. R. BARD, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 139 30 15 27 20 18 24 16 13 12 14 20 28 51 76 503
Patents By Year of Application: 206 33 19 27 23 24 40 25 28 23 20 19 12 4 0 503
CORDIS CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 208 25 23 23 18 27 19 21 13 28 15 13 21 16 31 501
Patents By Year of Application: 259 25 35 33 30 36 26 22 11 7 14 2 1 0 0 501
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 215 43 47 29 42 66 12 4 10 6 3 0 3 0 0 480
Patents By Year of Application: 322 41 42 45 15 12 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 480
ABBOTT LABORATORIES Patents By Year of Grant: 175 16 19 16 13 23 13 6 12 10 13 10 20 27 44 417
Patents By Year of Application: 222 15 23 23 14 16 13 9 31 20 10 9 9 2 1 417
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (TERUMO CORPORATION) Patents By Year of Grant: 112 8 7 13 18 20 14 8 15 20 18 22 35 45 61 416
Patents By Year of Application: 135 15 25 21 18 30 26 26 32 39 28 10 9 2 0 416
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) Patents By Year of Grant: 41 14 14 24 18 28 18 11 14 18 15 44 43 47 61 410
Patents By Year of Application: 66 25 30 39 27 28 46 46 45 19 9 17 10 3 0 410
GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, LLC Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 11 50 47 56 39 43 26 37 18 21 16 18 382
Patents By Year of Application: 6 23 53 68 89 65 27 5 15 13 12 5 1 0 0 382
MINNESOTA MINING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 345 21 11 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 380
Patents By Year of Application: 380 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 380
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA Patents By Year of Grant: 66 9 12 14 10 12 25 12 22 19 31 29 20 40 55 376
Patents By Year of Application: 98 16 16 23 23 21 32 34 16 18 18 29 25 6 1 376
NIDEK CO., LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 74 21 26 23 13 32 17 10 19 34 33 14 27 18 13 374
Patents By Year of Application: 118 21 29 32 30 15 32 22 19 19 19 8 8 2 0 374
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 143 56 48 42 22 10 10 4 10 6 1 2 5 2 7 368
Patents By Year of Application: 265 28 28 10 8 7 7 2 4 2 0 3 4 0 0 368
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS Patents By Year of Grant: 122 19 17 18 20 23 18 13 19 8 8 13 21 21 15 355
Patents By Year of Application: 177 17 20 25 27 19 15 9 13 15 6 5 6 1 0 355
ALZA CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 154 34 24 38 8 15 7 10 17 10 8 3 6 2 2 338
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NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT INCORPORATED Patents By Year of Grant: 42 20 23 5 7 5 11 3 13 17 19 18 39 40 68 330
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SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 15 26 24 38 27 46 41 17 60 21 8 1 1 1 1 327
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ACUSON CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 69 47 45 54 40 41 16 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 321
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MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 27 34 27 31 25 59 56 54 318
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DEPUY PRODUCTS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 15 20 30 21 30 54 62 74 317
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SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 53 30 29 12 10 15 13 9 12 17 9 22 24 34 21 310
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OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 42 73 167 286
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GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 63 15 14 12 13 26 6 10 10 9 14 10 25 25 28 280
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MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Patents By Year of Grant: 87 24 18 7 12 7 17 17 9 8 13 9 13 8 26 275
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COOK INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 61 3 6 10 11 12 11 8 6 11 11 31 66 22 1 270
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HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 214 23 19 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 260
Patents By Year of Application: 253 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 260
STANFORD UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 35 6 11 5 10 13 13 19 13 12 18 11 24 29 40 259
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EP TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 92 45 41 20 21 12 4 2 6 1 2 0 3 0 1 250
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ALLERGAN, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 77 6 10 8 7 5 7 3 10 15 14 4 28 30 21 245
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Patents By Year of Grant: 88 10 9 9 14 5 13 8 12 9 11 11 13 17 14 243
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COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 87 150 237
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FUJIFILM CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 29 23 34 38 91 233
Patents By Year of Application: 0 1 1 13 10 7 15 24 25 29 53 44 10 1 0 233
MEDTRONIC MINIMED INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 11 23 21 15 16 11 15 17 39 27 38 233
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KARL STORZ GMBH & CO. KG Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 11 23 29 29 18 14 13 7 3 12 22 21 26 228
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HITACHI, LTD Patents By Year of Grant: 46 6 5 14 9 21 7 13 16 23 14 5 14 13 18 224
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STRYKER CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 43 13 14 10 9 13 5 7 5 6 7 10 13 29 35 219
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ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 37 7 14 17 22 18 12 12 23 21 7 6 7 10 5 218
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DEPUY SPINE, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 6 8 16 7 14 45 57 59 217
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FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD Patents By Year of Grant: 46 13 15 13 15 29 32 14 27 12 0 1 0 0 0 217
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FUJINON CORPORATION (FORMERLY FUJI PHOTO OPTICAL CO. LTD.) Patents By Year of Grant: 44 13 13 12 27 24 11 11 3 5 5 10 17 16 6 217
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COVIDIEN AG Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 35 64 48 53 213
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JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 41 19 13 12 10 16 10 14 14 6 8 8 13 12 13 209
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ADVANCED BIONICS CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 5 4 20 28 12 21 16 20 42 33 7 0 0 0 0 208
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ARTHROCARE CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 9 6 17 22 13 14 14 13 11 15 16 12 18 11 13 204
Patents By Year of Application: 49 21 24 17 19 19 9 13 8 11 5 5 2 1 1 204
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 22 45 54 68 202
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HITACHI MEDICAL CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 37 7 3 3 3 8 6 8 5 11 14 10 24 31 32 202
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ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 5 18 10 19 43 42 58 202
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ZIMMER, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 121 3 0 1 6 7 0 0 2 3 4 4 13 9 29 202
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MCNEIL-PPC, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 59 12 7 13 19 15 9 4 3 4 1 12 14 8 19 199
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THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION Patents By Year of Grant: 14 9 2 4 11 13 11 3 10 7 10 16 30 29 29 198
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BIOSENSE WEBSTER, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 3 12 15 7 11 14 13 13 18 26 36 28 196
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APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 48 7 7 4 3 7 4 7 7 4 8 10 20 20 39 195
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COLOPLAST A/S Patents By Year of Grant: 20 4 5 7 9 11 5 6 6 7 9 10 20 35 40 194
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MEDRAD, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 23 9 8 8 18 7 16 10 13 7 8 15 13 14 23 192
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 22 17 7 17 13 17 2 7 7 8 6 13 17 11 27 191
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ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 1 0 7 17 13 18 5 18 11 15 9 20 32 21 187
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MALLINCKRODT, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 1 3 6 18 28 34 15 7 5 12 7 11 14 14 12 187
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KIMBERLY-CLARK CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 182 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 186
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MASIMO CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 13 4 6 6 8 13 16 8 15 15 18 15 5 25 18 185
Patents By Year of Application: 29 9 10 13 11 25 18 16 22 17 6 6 0 2 1 185
TARGET THERAPEUTICS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 84 29 32 17 8 6 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 3 1 185
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ADVANCED NEUROMODULATION SYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 1 2 1 0 3 3 5 8 9 13 20 21 38 54 178
Patents By Year of Application: 3 2 2 3 9 12 16 22 17 22 21 22 17 8 2 178
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 9 8 17 79 55 175
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UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA Patents By Year of Grant: 47 15 4 8 8 5 7 9 9 7 12 5 10 15 13 174
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BAUSCH & LOMB, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 5 1 0 4 11 22 21 13 15 14 10 8 12 18 19 173
Patents By Year of Application: 9 5 22 24 24 18 19 9 14 9 14 2 2 2 0 173
ALCON, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 4 22 15 12 12 12 13 24 39 19 0 172
Patents By Year of Application: 0 1 9 13 23 20 20 28 28 15 7 4 4 0 0 172
ARTHREX INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 28 6 5 3 4 16 4 5 10 9 7 8 8 33 26 172
Patents By Year of Application: 37 6 6 13 12 22 11 9 14 14 14 8 4 2 0 172
HEARTPORT, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 52 30 15 16 16 15 8 8 8 1 0 0 2 1 0 172
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HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 2 3 4 14 10 8 9 11 13 18 25 27 28 172
Patents By Year of Application: 1 4 9 21 8 19 21 23 26 11 6 13 6 3 1 172
ORIGIN MEDSYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 80 15 3 13 11 11 13 8 2 7 5 0 0 0 0 168
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RIC INVESTMENTS, LLC Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 9 17 13 14 19 40 23 30 168
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AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 3 16 11 8 15 16 16 11 18 29 24 167
Patents By Year of Application: 1 3 8 22 15 19 25 16 16 16 12 6 7 1 0 167
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 32 35 19 26 7 11 10 7 5 9 1 0 3 1 0 166
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ZIMMER SPINE, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 6 3 14 40 51 40 165
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MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH Patents By Year of Grant: 24 10 9 10 8 14 9 12 7 7 7 4 10 11 22 164
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BIOMET MANUFACTURING CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 12 9 22 33 33 50 163
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ELA MEDICAL S.A. Patents By Year of Grant: 49 11 4 4 12 12 7 6 11 4 11 7 10 9 4 161
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SIEMENS ELEMA AB Patents By Year of Grant: 79 14 18 19 13 10 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 161
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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Patents By Year of Grant: 23 9 12 8 11 9 7 9 6 2 13 9 9 17 16 160
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ST. JUDE MEDICAL, ATRIAL FIBRILLATION DIVISION, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 12 13 6 32 35 54 159
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SCHERING AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT Patents By Year of Grant: 56 15 25 16 12 6 6 8 3 5 3 2 0 0 0 157
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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 30 6 9 11 11 14 6 12 4 9 5 5 14 7 12 155
Patents By Year of Application: 55 19 13 10 12 4 8 1 5 11 7 4 4 2 0 155
SYMBIOSIS CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 107 19 11 6 3 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 155
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GENERAL SURGICAL INNOVATIONS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 42 23 12 16 14 13 7 6 3 6 2 4 4 2 0 154
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NOVO NORDISK A/S Patents By Year of Grant: 21 17 10 10 6 19 6 6 5 4 5 5 10 12 18 154
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WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION Patents By Year of Grant: 22 3 3 6 11 7 6 6 7 8 10 16 17 15 17 154
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COCHLEAR LIMITED Patents By Year of Grant: 11 2 0 3 4 6 6 2 5 11 10 14 17 29 33 153
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BIOTRONIK MESS- UND THERAPIEGERAETE GMBH & CO. INGENIEURBUERO BERLIN Patents By Year of Grant: 21 12 7 16 24 32 11 11 7 6 0 1 2 0 1 151
Patents By Year of Application: 46 18 39 26 14 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 151
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON Patents By Year of Grant: 42 5 6 7 9 6 2 1 4 8 6 17 15 9 14 151
Patents By Year of Application: 55 8 5 10 6 8 14 15 10 7 4 5 3 1 0 151
ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 2 8 23 42 69 149
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KYPHON SARL Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 21 25 48 52 149
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OSSUR HF Patents By Year of Grant: 1 2 1 0 0 3 1 4 8 15 19 18 18 33 25 148
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ST. JUDE MEDICAL AB Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 2 9 14 22 21 17 8 3 7 17 28 148
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U.S. PHILIPS CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 69 30 24 19 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 147
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WELCH ALLYN INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 48 7 12 4 5 4 4 2 4 4 10 8 12 8 15 147
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DUKE UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 42 7 17 13 9 10 7 8 6 5 6 4 4 5 3 146
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INTERMEDICS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 61 10 22 21 10 12 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 146
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ENDOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 19 4 7 14 11 22 18 5 10 8 3 3 5 7 9 145
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LINVATEC CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 75 4 14 8 5 1 7 1 2 7 4 2 6 2 3 141
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KCI LICENSING, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 1 1 5 2 8 7 6 6 8 9 18 20 48 139
Patents By Year of Application: 7 5 8 7 10 8 6 10 11 15 12 32 4 3 1 139
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 26 4 8 12 14 13 16 8 8 12 15 1 0 0 0 137
Patents By Year of Application: 40 13 18 17 16 16 9 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 137
NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 49 10 10 11 6 11 3 2 5 5 11 3 6 2 2 136
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SIEMENS MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 94 16 10 11 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 136
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CODMAN + SHURTLEFF, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 11 0 0 1 1 4 4 12 5 6 8 8 28 23 22 133
Patents By Year of Application: 11 2 2 6 10 17 6 21 27 13 5 8 3 2 0 133
COLIN CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 38 10 8 12 21 26 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 131
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KAO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (KAO CORPORATION) Patents By Year of Grant: 25 7 6 12 6 14 6 10 6 8 4 6 9 7 5 131
Patents By Year of Application: 46 6 16 16 8 10 11 8 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 131
PENTAX CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 1 36 21 25 18 19 11 0 0 0 0 131
Patents By Year of Application: 1 2 25 26 26 27 19 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 131
RESPIRONICS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 38 9 8 9 16 21 8 11 2 0 0 0 5 2 0 129
Patents By Year of Application: 56 19 15 16 11 4 0 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 129
HOYA CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 9 2 2 1 0 2 1 1 3 0 12 20 27 28 20 128
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INVENTION SCIENCE FUND I, LLC Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 30 82 128
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DEXCOM, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 4 7 11 19 34 42 125
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GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 1 2 15 26 17 14 14 14 8 11 0 3 0 125
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DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 5 3 22 32 13 16 15 8 4 3 0 0 2 1 0 124
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ARMY Patents By Year of Grant: 22 7 5 10 7 11 10 7 9 6 4 3 7 7 9 124
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AUGUSTINE MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 24 15 22 27 18 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 122
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BRAINLAB AG Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 2 5 11 8 3 8 2 10 21 22 29 121
Patents By Year of Application: 0 3 2 18 11 9 8 19 14 19 12 6 0 0 0 121
NOVARTIS AG (FORMERLY SANDOZ LTD.) Patents By Year of Grant: 1 3 2 6 7 5 5 4 4 3 4 3 9 24 39 119
Patents By Year of Application: 10 5 9 6 7 13 4 5 15 13 13 12 3 4 0 119
PACESETTER AB Patents By Year of Grant: 77 8 13 15 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 119
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NUVASIVE, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 1 6 8 4 4 5 3 5 2 6 14 27 33 118
Patents By Year of Application: 1 8 12 6 5 9 11 12 11 9 4 17 5 7 1 118
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 2 2 5 3 2 2 5 2 3 10 11 16 22 13 19 117
Patents By Year of Application: 10 4 1 3 4 12 12 20 19 20 8 2 2 0 0 117
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 21 14 10 16 10 7 11 3 1 1 6 6 3 3 4 116
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BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 41 4 7 6 8 12 4 7 4 6 2 4 3 2 5 115
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MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 38 7 6 4 2 4 2 1 0 2 1 11 11 16 9 114
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SECOND SIGHT MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 6 6 2 12 13 33 37 113
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 1 7 8 6 3 9 22 39 8 3 2 4 1 113
WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 37 6 3 2 2 2 2 3 7 7 8 6 12 5 11 113
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CARESTREAM HEALTH, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 15 17 24 25 25 112
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 1 0 0 7 15 15 23 15 17 9 6 4 0 112
SCHNEIDER (USA) INC., A PFIZER COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 57 13 16 15 4 2 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 112
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CARDICA, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 9 5 7 8 14 12 12 6 12 13 13 111
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GORE ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 1 12 8 8 6 9 4 11 9 3 1 6 13 18 2 111
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SPINECORE, INC Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 9 6 15 20 15 7 10 13 7 9 111
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 0 12 26 22 31 6 1 3 5 2 3 0 0 111
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 37 8 6 10 7 10 5 5 7 5 2 1 0 6 1 110
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JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 46 40 17 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 110
Patents By Year of Application: 106 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 110
ANGEION CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 96 6 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 109
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INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 3 0 1 4 13 10 15 16 18 6 12 7 4 0 0 109
Patents By Year of Application: 5 22 5 13 23 14 12 8 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 109
KENSEY NASH CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 25 9 8 4 2 6 3 10 3 6 5 4 11 6 7 109
Patents By Year of Application: 41 6 7 2 13 11 9 6 3 4 2 1 1 3 0 109
RICHARD WOLF GMBH Patents By Year of Grant: 51 12 6 4 6 3 8 3 2 2 1 0 1 4 6 109
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PANASONIC CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 26 26 44 108
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 0 0 4 5 18 15 14 11 17 2 19 3 0 108
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NAVY Patents By Year of Grant: 43 4 4 2 9 6 6 4 8 3 3 0 6 4 6 108
Patents By Year of Application: 51 6 6 4 14 7 4 1 4 2 3 6 0 0 0 108
BIOSENSE, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 14 3 7 18 13 16 9 3 7 6 1 4 3 3 0 107
Patents By Year of Application: 36 19 18 13 12 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 107
CAMERON HEALTH, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 9 16 11 12 11 13 11 18 107
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 2 26 3 1 16 16 16 8 3 7 7 2 0 107
ORMCO CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 46 7 4 11 7 3 3 2 2 4 5 3 3 3 4 107
Patents By Year of Application: 58 10 5 8 3 4 3 3 4 5 1 2 1 0 0 107
SENORX, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 1 4 6 12 8 6 4 8 10 7 6 13 21 106
Patents By Year of Application: 5 5 10 13 9 13 8 10 7 10 9 4 2 1 0 106
BIOTRONIK CRM PATENT AG Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 19 21 32 32 105
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HEALTH HERO NETWORK, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 2 9 7 7 5 0 0 1 0 8 3 10 19 32 2 105
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INNERCOOL THERAPIES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 3 11 13 14 17 8 10 9 5 1 3 7 4 105
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STEREOTAXIS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 1 5 7 7 8 7 5 7 8 3 10 18 8 10 104
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GIVEN IMAGING LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 9 7 7 5 18 23 14 14 103
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TANITA CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 2 0 0 3 17 19 11 5 14 9 7 3 4 6 3 103
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CARDIOTHORACIC SYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 6 20 15 20 9 8 9 2 4 5 3 0 0 0 0 101
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INSTRUMENTARIUM CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 29 3 9 12 3 7 11 8 8 3 4 3 0 0 1 101
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DATEX-OHMEDA, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 3 14 10 20 14 17 9 8 1 1 1 2 0 0 100
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ADVANCED BIONICS, LLC Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 17 22 22 32 99
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MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 6 17 22 13 21 15 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 99
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VENETEC INTERNATIONAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 9 3 2 4 6 3 5 7 3 2 2 8 11 18 16 99
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MICRO THERAPEUTICS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 18 7 13 11 7 16 3 5 6 1 4 2 0 5 0 98
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BIOMET, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 23 11 8 4 15 8 11 6 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 97
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HOLOGIC, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 7 4 2 4 1 2 1 1 1 2 6 13 17 17 19 97
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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, THE REGENTS OF Patents By Year of Grant: 30 8 10 6 3 6 8 3 3 2 5 1 3 4 5 97
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CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 23 9 12 9 9 8 3 1 2 1 2 4 5 5 3 96
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ICU MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 13 5 4 3 1 4 5 3 1 6 5 9 22 8 6 95
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TECPHARMA LICENSING AG Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 9 7 13 10 25 17 8 95
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ADVANCED MEDICAL OPTICS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 7 28 17 9 13 7 5 7 0 0 0 93
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GREATBATCH LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 3 1 3 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 2 7 13 22 36 93
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UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH Patents By Year of Grant: 22 5 5 8 3 3 3 2 3 6 4 4 6 8 10 92
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VISX, INCORPORATED Patents By Year of Grant: 13 3 4 13 6 12 9 6 11 8 7 0 0 0 0 92
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W. L. GORE & ASSSOCIATES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 46 9 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 29 92
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AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 19 34 8 2 6 3 3 7 5 0 1 1 2 91
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REX MEDICAL, LP Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 3 0 10 8 9 10 5 7 3 12 12 12 91
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AKTIEBOLAGET ASTRA Patents By Year of Grant: 30 13 13 18 10 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
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NIPRO CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 2 9 8 2 9 9 10 14 3 11 6 7 90
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SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 9 1 11 18 16 28 90
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INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 27 45 89
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NEW YORK UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 19 1 6 4 2 7 3 2 5 4 3 4 8 9 12 89
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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INCORPORATED Patents By Year of Grant: 9 3 3 1 0 1 2 3 11 9 10 8 5 9 15 89
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ALCON LABORATORIES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 49 15 13 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 88
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CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Patents By Year of Grant: 3 3 2 5 4 8 6 6 7 5 6 3 14 6 10 88
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HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 1 5 11 15 3 9 2 8 6 6 9 11 86
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MEDISON CO., LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 7 1 3 6 6 9 7 1 2 1 1 4 11 12 15 86
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FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 3 3 3 9 12 4 6 3 3 4 10 7 18 85
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SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 85 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 85
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CARL ZEISS MEDITEC AG Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 5 4 9 6 17 16 24 84
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MALLINCKRODT MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 81 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 84
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SIEMENS CORPORATE RESEARCH, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 9 10 7 4 4 7 11 7 10 11 2 2 0 0 0 84
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AMERICAN CYANAMID COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 78 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 83
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CYBERONICS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 22 1 0 0 1 6 1 0 0 1 4 6 14 16 11 83
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FUJITSU LIMITED Patents By Year of Grant: 46 8 4 3 2 2 0 2 3 2 2 0 2 4 3 83
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NOBEL BIOCARE AB Patents By Year of Grant: 16 7 1 14 8 11 5 6 4 2 2 1 2 0 4 83
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PICKER INTERNATIONAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 42 12 15 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 83
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STERLING WINTHROP INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 81 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 83
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ARCH DEVELOPMENT CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 33 6 14 7 6 5 5 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 82
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HOLLISTER INCORPORATED Patents By Year of Grant: 31 6 3 3 0 3 5 3 1 3 3 3 6 8 4 82
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SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 12 3 13 9 4 4 4 2 4 2 3 3 1 8 10 82
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ALEXZA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 43 1 12 14 2 6 3 81
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CORNELL RESEARCH FOUNDATION INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 9 9 1 6 0 9 6 6 5 3 2 5 11 4 5 81
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AESCULAP AG & CO. KG Patents By Year of Grant: 2 11 11 8 5 6 9 5 3 6 6 2 4 0 2 80
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AESCULAP-WERKE AG Patents By Year of Grant: 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 14 21 25 80
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MEDICAL COMPONENTS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 4 1 1 1 0 1 5 5 3 2 6 3 14 16 18 80
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PELIKAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 10 6 11 18 23 7 80
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UNIVERSITY OF IOWA RESEARCH FOUNDATION Patents By Year of Grant: 18 9 6 5 4 6 2 1 3 2 4 5 2 6 7 80
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DEKA PRODUCTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP Patents By Year of Grant: 16 3 4 3 6 6 3 1 3 3 1 4 7 4 15 79
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HISAMITSU PHARMACEUTICAL CO., INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 10 7 5 5 5 9 4 8 3 2 0 5 4 7 5 79
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LTS LOHMANN THERAPIE-SYSTEME AG Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 6 3 9 10 6 5 2 6 3 6 8 15 79
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LTS LOHMANN THERAPIE-SYSTEME GMBH & CO. KG Patents By Year of Grant: 36 15 14 11 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 79
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MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC WORKS, LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 17 7 10 8 5 7 3 3 4 5 8 2 0 0 0 79
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BIOMET SPORTS MEDICINE, LLC Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 11 21 15 24 78
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GENZYME CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 7 5 8 8 16 9 4 2 7 3 0 1 2 2 4 78
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CEDARS SINAI MEDICAL CENTER Patents By Year of Grant: 24 5 7 2 6 1 4 0 6 3 1 4 5 5 4 77
Patents By Year of Application: 37 3 6 4 4 4 3 3 6 4 0 2 1 0 0 77
DATASCOPE INVESTMENT CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 26 12 3 13 4 5 1 2 2 3 0 0 2 3 1 77
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DEPUY ACROMED, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 1 6 3 6 12 13 6 9 7 5 2 3 3 1 77
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HABLEY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 77
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HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.) Patents By Year of Grant: 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 8 8 5 17 12 21 77
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IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 2 1 6 10 9 13 2 5 6 8 10 5 77
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RADI MEDICAL SYSTEMS AB Patents By Year of Grant: 7 3 4 4 4 7 5 5 6 3 5 2 6 7 9 77
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UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEARCH FOUNDATION Patents By Year of Grant: 22 2 2 5 1 2 1 1 4 2 2 4 9 3 17 77
Patents By Year of Application: 29 3 2 5 4 1 5 4 3 7 4 5 2 3 0 77
GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED Patents By Year of Grant: 4 3 8 10 7 7 4 6 6 6 2 1 2 4 6 76
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KALTENBACH & VOIGT GMBH Patents By Year of Grant: 23 6 11 8 4 7 2 0 2 2 3 1 4 1 2 76
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MEDINOL LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 10 3 6 3 9 8 10 3 5 2 3 2 5 5 2 76
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MEDTRONIC XOMED, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 5 15 7 2 3 1 5 2 1 10 7 18 76
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UAB RESEARCH FOUNDATION Patents By Year of Grant: 8 11 3 9 4 11 9 2 7 4 2 2 3 0 1 76
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EMBOL-X, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 3 12 25 19 11 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 75
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JOHNSON & JOHNSON MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 57 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 75
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KOWA COMPANY LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 22 0 1 2 2 3 2 1 0 8 6 4 8 6 10 75
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SONY CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 10 3 1 0 2 5 2 3 1 2 2 7 12 11 14 75
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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA Patents By Year of Grant: 9 6 2 5 7 3 5 3 3 1 4 1 5 11 9 74
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CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 17 5 2 1 1 2 3 3 3 1 3 8 9 10 5 73
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DEPUY MITEK, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 2 3 7 3 1 19 28 73
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MEADOX MEDICALS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 39 8 10 9 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 73
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PLAYTEX PRODUCTS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 3 4 5 3 2 9 7 3 4 2 2 1 14 8 6 73
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ALSIUS CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 4 3 17 16 15 5 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 72
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OMRON CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 21 3 0 5 4 12 9 6 9 2 0 0 1 0 0 72
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OSTEOTECH, INC. (A DELAWARE CORP.) Patents By Year of Grant: 18 3 3 5 7 8 6 5 0 4 2 0 9 2 0 72
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POLAR ELECTRO OY Patents By Year of Grant: 10 0 2 7 9 13 6 0 3 3 3 2 2 7 4 71
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DISETRONIC LICENSING AG Patents By Year of Grant: 2 1 9 9 7 6 5 4 6 4 6 9 2 0 0 70
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BIEDERMANN MOTECH GMBH Patents By Year of Grant: 10 1 4 2 1 0 6 3 2 6 1 7 12 10 4 69
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L'OREAL S.A. Patents By Year of Grant: 14 1 3 5 7 5 4 3 4 1 3 3 4 8 4 69
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ABBOTT MEDICAL OPTICS INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 30 22 68
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ANGIODYNAMICS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 1 1 3 3 0 3 1 5 3 5 7 6 10 9 11 68
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BRACCO INTERNATIONAL B.V. Patents By Year of Grant: 27 4 4 2 2 6 2 3 4 4 4 1 4 1 0 68
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UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER Patents By Year of Grant: 10 2 2 5 5 3 2 3 5 2 7 4 4 6 8 68
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WILSON-COOK MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 18 1 1 1 1 5 5 2 5 3 2 8 10 6 0 68
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DENTSPLY RESEARCH + DEVELOPMENT CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 24 7 3 9 10 6 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 67
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MICRUS CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 7 11 8 7 4 6 4 0 0 4 5 5 6 67
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ORAMETRIX, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 3 5 8 2 5 7 8 6 4 9 3 7 67
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SHENZHEN MINDRAY BIO-MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CO. LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 14 23 21 67
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SHERWOOD MEDICAL COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 67
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ACORN CARDIOVASCULAR, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 7 7 5 10 6 8 4 8 3 3 5 0 0 66
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BEIERSDORF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT Patents By Year of Grant: 13 0 8 4 6 11 6 1 5 2 3 1 3 1 2 66
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CERNER INNOVATION, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 4 9 25 24 66
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EMORY UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 21 4 6 4 3 4 7 3 2 0 0 0 7 2 3 66
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HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 5 8 4 4 7 9 7 12 4 6 66
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STRYKER SPINE S.A. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 1 1 13 6 5 1 2 3 5 9 6 14 66
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TELECTRONICS PACING SYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 66
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ZOLL CIRCULATION, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 3 6 8 11 13 18 66
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CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING SYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 44 9 2 4 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 65
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COBE LABORATORIES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 54 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 65
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DRAGER MEDICAL AG & CO. KG Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 6 13 17 25 65
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IMPLANT INNOVATIONS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 22 12 6 9 5 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 65
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NITTO DENKO CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 25 4 6 4 4 2 3 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 6 65
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ARIZANT HEALTHCARE INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 4 8 5 5 3 10 11 11 64
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ASTRAZENECA AB Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 2 4 9 9 7 9 4 3 4 5 4 4 64
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CYTYC CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 6 12 12 9 10 10 64
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ELI LILLY AND COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 33 9 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 6 5 1 64
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GC CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 11 3 1 10 6 8 3 2 3 3 3 0 3 6 2 64
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NEUROPACE, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 2 5 1 8 9 2 1 1 4 2 2 9 7 11 64
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NISSHO CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 40 9 10 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 64
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AMO MANUFACTURING USA, LLC Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 10 14 16 10 63
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CONMED CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 25 2 0 1 2 1 2 6 5 1 3 2 5 7 1 63
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VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 7 4 3 2 3 4 0 5 4 2 2 2 5 14 6 63
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CYGNUS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 14 12 4 9 6 8 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 62
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DEVICOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 20 31 62
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 0 1 2 1 3 3 3 14 13 14 7 1 0 62
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, TAIWAN Patents By Year of Grant: 2 0 1 1 5 1 2 1 2 4 1 6 6 15 15 62
Patents By Year of Application: 2 2 4 2 5 3 2 7 5 8 8 10 3 1 0 62
SALVIAC LIMITED Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 1 2 4 2 3 5 1 0 3 17 14 10 62
Patents By Year of Application: 2 0 3 6 11 5 2 5 8 13 6 0 0 1 0 62
TRUDELL MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 1 3 2 4 5 8 3 3 10 4 12 7 62
Patents By Year of Application: 0 3 0 4 7 3 10 8 11 6 1 7 1 1 0 62
GLAXO GROUP LIMITED Patents By Year of Grant: 6 4 1 0 1 3 1 1 6 10 5 4 8 2 9 61
Patents By Year of Application: 12 2 4 7 8 10 4 6 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 61
IMPULSE DYNAMICS N.V. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 1 13 11 8 4 2 3 6 1 0 2 3 7 61
Patents By Year of Application: 1 21 15 9 3 0 3 1 2 5 0 0 1 0 0 61
SMITH & NEPHEW PLC Patents By Year of Grant: 31 4 3 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 3 4 6 61
Patents By Year of Application: 38 3 4 0 1 2 4 2 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 61
SPARTEK MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 32 28 61
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 17 19 2 0 0 61
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS Patents By Year of Grant: 10 2 1 6 2 3 3 1 3 3 5 4 7 3 8 61
Patents By Year of Application: 14 5 5 3 1 6 10 4 3 2 3 3 2 0 0 61
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA ALUMNI PATENTS FOUNDATION Patents By Year of Grant: 12 1 2 5 1 3 4 2 1 2 3 1 9 6 9 61
Patents By Year of Application: 15 4 3 7 6 1 7 6 2 3 5 1 1 0 0 61
VENTRITEX, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 61
Patents By Year of Application: 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 61
BIOLASE TECHNOLOGY, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 2 1 1 3 1 6 1 1 2 6 9 4 8 14 1 60
Patents By Year of Application: 6 4 2 2 3 5 1 6 7 12 10 2 0 0 0 60
CARDIAC PATHWAYS CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 42 7 5 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60
Patents By Year of Application: 59 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60
FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 4 13 3 2 4 6 6 11 60
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 2 9 13 15 6 2 4 1 1 4 2 1 0 60
HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS KABUSHIKI KAISHA Patents By Year of Grant: 21 1 2 4 1 3 5 2 2 3 1 2 2 4 7 60
Patents By Year of Application: 25 3 1 6 6 4 3 1 5 2 2 1 1 0 0 60
JMS CO., LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 1 0 1 2 4 5 3 3 4 5 5 3 5 3 16 60
Patents By Year of Application: 2 1 7 11 2 9 6 2 7 7 4 1 0 1 0 60
OHMEDA INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 45 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60
Patents By Year of Application: 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60
SCHNEIDER (EUROPE) A.G. Patents By Year of Grant: 31 5 6 4 3 7 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 60
Patents By Year of Application: 46 4 1 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 60
B. BRAUN MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 15 9 3 2 0 5 3 2 1 2 2 6 3 1 5 59
Patents By Year of Application: 29 1 4 1 4 2 3 6 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 59
CORDIS NEUROVASCULAR, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 3 3 4 9 5 9 18 6 1 1 0 0 59
Patents By Year of Application: 0 3 8 7 8 11 8 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 59
EBI, L.P. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 3 5 2 8 4 8 8 14 59
Patents By Year of Application: 0 1 0 5 4 10 6 6 6 9 6 3 3 0 0 59
IMARX PHARMACEUTICAL CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 30 11 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 59
Patents By Year of Application: 58 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59
PARAGON TRADE BRANDS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 22 2 4 3 3 9 9 3 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 59
Patents By Year of Application: 35 0 4 13 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59
VIDAMED, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 40 7 3 3 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59
Patents By Year of Application: 53 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59
VIVANT MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 2 1 4 3 1 1 2 3 2 2 2 7 29 59
Patents By Year of Application: 2 5 0 4 3 2 3 2 4 2 12 15 2 3 0 59
HANSEN MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 4 14 22 12 58
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 0 4 2 1 6 7 5 19 7 3 0 4 0 58
MED-EL ELEKTROMEDIZINISCHE GERAETE GMBH Patents By Year of Grant: 0 5 0 1 2 3 0 1 2 3 1 4 7 13 16 58
Patents By Year of Application: 5 3 2 1 3 4 2 3 4 13 8 5 4 1 0 58
SULZER INTERMEDICS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 41 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 58
Patents By Year of Application: 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 58
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS Patents By Year of Grant: 3 7 6 6 4 5 2 5 2 2 1 1 6 2 6 58
Patents By Year of Application: 15 9 8 3 3 3 4 2 1 4 2 3 1 0 0 58
CRYOCATH TECHNOLOGIES INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 2 1 7 4 16 8 5 3 3 6 2 0 0 0 57
Patents By Year of Application: 6 6 9 10 9 9 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 57
DANEK MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 57
Patents By Year of Application: 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 57
INCONTROL, INC. (WASHINGTON) Patents By Year of Grant: 55 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 57
Patents By Year of Application: 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 57
MINIMED INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 30 5 4 7 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 57
Patents By Year of Application: 39 10 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 57
NIKON CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 41 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 4 57
Patents By Year of Application: 47 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 57
OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 11 10 4 7 6 7 57
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 0 1 1 7 14 12 13 6 1 1 0 1 0 57
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF Patents By Year of Grant: 21 3 3 3 4 1 2 2 4 3 3 1 4 1 2 57
Patents By Year of Application: 29 4 3 1 3 1 3 1 5 4 0 1 1 1 0 57
ALLIANCE PHARMACEUTICAL CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 32 3 7 8 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56
Patents By Year of Application: 52 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56
GENETRONICS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 11 5 7 8 3 5 6 4 1 2 2 1 0 1 0 56
Patents By Year of Application: 26 9 4 5 6 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56
IMMUNOMEDICS INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 18 3 6 3 2 1 0 3 4 2 3 4 3 2 2 56
Patents By Year of Application: 29 4 1 1 6 2 2 2 1 3 0 2 1 2 0 56
OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH Patents By Year of Grant: 10 2 3 2 7 8 8 3 0 3 0 2 2 2 4 56
Patents By Year of Application: 14 4 8 7 8 3 2 3 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 56
ORATEC INTERVENTIONS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 2 5 8 8 9 6 8 2 2 3 1 1 1 0 0 56
Patents By Year of Application: 21 8 7 10 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 56
SMITHS INDUSTRIES LIMITED Patents By Year of Grant: 26 14 12 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56
Patents By Year of Application: 51 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56
COVIDIEN LP Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 54 55
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 3 9 7 13 14 3 55
ECLIPSE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 12 12 16 12 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 55
Patents By Year of Application: 48 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 55
JENERIC/PENTRON INCORPORATED Patents By Year of Grant: 8 3 13 7 12 7 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 55
Patents By Year of Application: 25 12 10 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 55
MEDELA HOLDING AG Patents By Year of Grant: 0 2 2 1 3 3 6 1 3 2 2 0 7 11 12 55
Patents By Year of Application: 6 4 4 6 3 6 0 5 7 4 3 0 7 0 0 55
MOLNLYCKE AB Patents By Year of Grant: 47 4 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 55
Patents By Year of Application: 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 55
PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION Patents By Year of Grant: 14 3 3 1 1 2 2 3 1 4 4 2 8 4 3 55
Patents By Year of Application: 18 5 4 1 5 7 4 4 0 3 2 2 0 0 0 55
THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 27 3 4 6 3 3 1 3 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 55
Patents By Year of Application: 39 5 2 2 3 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 55
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 8 4 5 2 0 5 2 2 4 4 0 4 2 9 4 55
Patents By Year of Application: 19 2 5 3 2 5 2 6 4 1 2 2 2 0 0 55
ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 5 3 5 6 6 5 4 2 2 2 3 4 1 3 3 54
Patents By Year of Application: 18 4 5 6 7 2 1 3 2 3 0 1 2 0 0 54
DAIG CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 26 7 7 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54
Patents By Year of Application: 43 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54
EV3, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 5 3 4 9 9 12 2 1 54
Patents By Year of Application: 1 0 3 2 15 5 7 14 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 54
GLOBUS MEDICAL INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 8 17 22 54
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 8 10 2 8 11 5 0 1 54
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 17 2 4 2 7 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 8 54
Patents By Year of Application: 21 6 5 4 1 4 2 1 2 4 1 1 1 1 0 54
SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 8 3 2 2 7 16 5 3 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 54
Patents By Year of Application: 14 3 16 12 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54
WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 7 1 2 5 2 2 7 1 2 2 3 1 9 3 7 54
Patents By Year of Application: 15 4 4 7 1 2 2 3 3 4 1 1 5 2 0 54
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY LABORATORIES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 49 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53
Patents By Year of Application: 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53
ALOKA CO., LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 19 3 2 1 2 2 5 2 0 3 1 4 6 2 1 53
Patents By Year of Application: 23 3 1 3 3 5 7 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 53
ATL ULTRASOUND, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 1 10 13 21 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53
Patents By Year of Application: 21 24 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53
BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 9 9 5 6 1 2 0 2 0 3 3 3 3 3 4 53
Patents By Year of Application: 26 6 2 0 0 5 3 2 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 53
BRITISH TECHNOLOGY GROUP LIMITED Patents By Year of Grant: 51 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53
Patents By Year of Application: 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53
RADIANT MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 1 2 3 3 3 11 11 4 4 8 1 0 2 0 0 53
Patents By Year of Application: 8 3 7 12 9 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53
VITATRON MEDICAL B.V. Patents By Year of Grant: 34 11 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53
Patents By Year of Application: 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53
GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 7 2 1 1 5 8 2 3 4 5 3 0 3 4 4 52
Patents By Year of Application: 11 9 5 5 2 7 1 4 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 52
J. MORITA MANUFACTURING CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 9 1 6 3 4 2 1 2 3 2 3 4 3 5 4 52
Patents By Year of Application: 19 3 2 3 4 3 3 1 6 1 6 0 1 0 0 52
LIFESCAN, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 1 0 2 2 1 4 8 9 8 5 2 4 4 1 1 52
Patents By Year of Application: 1 5 3 8 15 6 5 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 52
PHARMACIA AKTIEBOLAG Patents By Year of Grant: 20 1 0 9 4 6 9 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 52
Patents By Year of Application: 29 6 6 7 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 52
STAAR SURGICAL COMPANY, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 16 13 9 4 2 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 52
Patents By Year of Application: 40 4 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 52
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA Patents By Year of Grant: 13 6 11 3 6 5 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 52
Patents By Year of Application: 31 7 3 4 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 52
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Patents By Year of Grant: 14 1 1 0 1 1 3 2 1 0 2 2 5 9 10 52
Patents By Year of Application: 17 0 3 1 2 3 1 2 1 9 7 3 3 0 0 52
CARDIAC INTELLIGENCE CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 8 7 1 7 15 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 51
Patents By Year of Application: 0 11 2 11 8 14 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 51
PALL CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 33 1 2 0 2 3 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 51
Patents By Year of Application: 37 1 1 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 51
TAKEDA CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 22 6 6 8 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 51
Patents By Year of Application: 39 4 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 51
USGI MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 3 1 4 7 10 9 12 51
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 1 0 7 7 17 10 3 1 2 3 0 0 0 51
ABBOTT LABORATORIES VASCULAR ENTERPRISES LIMITED Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 2 1 13 14 16 50
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 0 2 1 14 8 2 6 11 2 0 4 0 0 50
ALARIS MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 13 7 3 4 6 7 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
Patents By Year of Application: 28 5 3 7 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
AMERICAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 15 1 5 5 11 4 2 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 50
Patents By Year of Application: 23 8 6 6 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 13 3 2 5 5 1 3 2 2 1 1 3 3 2 4 50
Patents By Year of Application: 21 7 2 3 3 4 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 50
E. R. SQUIBB + SONS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 44 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
Patents By Year of Application: 49 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
ENDOCARE, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 4 1 8 3 4 6 5 3 1 4 4 5 0 1 1 50
Patents By Year of Application: 11 5 5 6 7 4 2 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 50
ERBE ELEKTROMEDIZIN GMBH Patents By Year of Grant: 3 0 1 3 5 2 1 0 1 3 5 2 6 7 11 50
Patents By Year of Application: 5 7 2 3 3 3 3 11 5 6 2 0 0 0 0 50
I-FLOW CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 6 3 1 2 4 2 2 2 4 0 7 6 7 4 0 50
Patents By Year of Application: 12 3 4 2 7 8 3 3 1 0 5 2 0 0 0 50
MICROSOFT CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 12 13 14 50
Patents By Year of Application: 3 0 2 0 1 1 3 6 10 14 3 4 2 1 0 50
SULZER CARBOMEDICS INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 1 4 11 22 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
Patents By Year of Application: 22 26 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
Other Organizations (19537) Patents By Year of Grant: 15060 3568 3655 3763 3636 4123 3394 2776 3242 2867 2565 3017 4895 5505 6840 68906
Patents By Year of Application: 23715 4261 4835 4849 4885 4590 4115 3918 3661 3472 2706 1954 1281 578 86 68906

Medical Devices
PARTS A1, A2, B
Granted: 01/01/1993 - 12/31/2012
A Patent Technology Monitoring Team Report


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