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

Patenting By Geographic Region (State and Country),
Breakout By Organization

Count of 2009 - 2013 Utility Patent Grants,
By Calendar Year of Grant

- Explanation of Data -

Rank Ordered Listing of Organizations Receiving 5 or More Utility Patents During the Period
Originating From

SWITZERLAND

( patent origin is determined by the residence of the first-named inventor )

The following table displays first-named assignees and counts of their associated patents, as distributed by the year of patent grant.
First-Named Assignee 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 75 84 97 115 99 470
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 41 72 58 78 85 334
ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD 53 43 55 43 71 265
NOVARTIS AG (FORMERLY SANDOZ LTD.) 22 47 48 42 43 202
HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE INC. 37 47 37 33 43 197
NESTEC, S.A. 18 25 21 37 73 174
INVENTIO AG 33 37 22 20 30 142
SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION, INC. 20 20 15 26 51 132
PHONAK AG 21 24 30 19 28 122
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) 13 19 26 34 12 104
ABB RESEARCH LTD. 9 12 25 18 28 92
METTLER TOLEDO AG 19 20 13 24 10 86
LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG 13 24 16 13 14 80
MULLER MARTINI HOLDING AG 9 10 20 22 19 80
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE, FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE 8 13 14 17 26 78
ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS INTERNATIONAL AG 0 11 18 19 28 76
TECPHARMA LICENSING AG 10 25 17 7 14 73
ENDRESS + HAUSER FLOWTEC AG 13 10 15 19 15 72
FERAG AG 7 19 19 14 13 72
BASF SE 0 0 22 25 24 71
SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG 4 6 16 21 23 70
ABB TECHNOLOGY AG 6 6 11 7 37 67
GOOGLE, INC. 2 5 6 13 41 67
NAGRAVISION S.A. 7 12 14 13 21 67
DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC 7 6 15 19 19 66
ETA SA MANUFACTURE HORLOGERE SUISSE 16 13 6 10 12 57
CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION 27 24 3 1 1 56
ACTELION PHARMACEUTICALS LTD. 2 3 14 20 13 52
FIRMENICH SA 7 7 9 15 11 49
ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC. 3 5 8 13 20 49
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH 9 7 9 12 8 45
CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE S.A. 3 14 7 10 10 44
GIVAUDAN S.A. 11 14 2 6 11 44
SWISSCOM AG 0 9 8 11 15 43
ZIMMER GMBH 6 11 5 6 12 40
MONTRES BREGUET S.A. 6 6 2 6 18 38
DSM IP ASSETS B.V. 2 8 6 14 7 37
HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 10 5 5 7 9 36
PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. 6 5 11 8 6 36
TRISA HOLDING, AG 5 4 9 7 10 35
OVD KINEGRAM AG 2 10 6 9 7 34
ROCHE MOLECULAR SYSTEMS, INC. 3 5 8 7 10 33
BRUKER BIOSPIN AG 13 6 1 6 6 32
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC. 0 0 0 0 32 32
MERCK SERONO SA 0 12 7 8 5 32
THE SWATCH GROUP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LTD 2 3 10 8 9 32
LEICA MICROSYSTEMS (SCHWEIZ) AG 17 1 2 1 10 31
ABB (SCHWEIZ) AG 8 7 7 5 3 30
MEDELA HOLDING AG 0 2 6 9 13 30
EIDGENOSSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZURICH 4 6 6 7 6 29
QUALCOMM, INC. 5 8 8 2 6 29
UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH 6 5 6 4 8 29
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 2 4 4 8 10 28
GREATBATCH MEDICAL S.A. 3 6 11 4 3 27
EM MICROELECTRONIC-MARIN SA 4 4 5 7 6 26
KISTLER HOLDING AG 6 6 9 3 2 26
STRAUMANN HOLDING AG 1 8 3 7 7 26
LEICA INSTRUMENTS (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD. 0 5 8 7 5 25
NXP B.V. 8 2 7 4 4 25
E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY 1 4 3 5 10 23
MARVELL INTERNATIONAL LTD. 2 6 7 4 4 23
SICPA HOLDING, S.A. 1 3 3 8 8 23
ETH ZURICH 1 4 4 5 8 22
LOGITECH EUROPE S.A. 4 4 2 5 7 22
UBS AG 7 8 4 3 0 22
BUEHLER AG 1 7 4 1 8 21
LONZA A. G. 2 0 7 8 4 21
STRYKER TRAUMA SA 5 6 1 3 6 21
SWISS REINSURANCE COMPANY LTD. 1 5 6 4 5 21
ASULAB S.A. 5 8 5 1 1 20
IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG 1 5 8 4 2 20
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT 2 3 5 5 5 20
ST-ERICSSON SA 0 5 4 4 7 20
OMYA DEVELOPMENT AG 2 1 5 4 7 19
ROLEX S.A. 2 1 7 4 5 19
SULZER CHEMTECH AG 3 5 7 3 1 19
AISAPACK HOLDING SA 1 0 5 8 4 18
ARES-TRADING S.A. 0 6 3 7 2 18
KOMAX HOLDING AG 9 4 1 2 2 18
MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 0 5 5 8 18
AMS AG 0 4 8 2 3 17
EMS-PATENT AG 0 0 1 5 11 17
METHANOL CASALE, S.A. 1 7 6 2 1 17
OERLIKON TRADING AG, TRUBBACH 5 1 2 5 4 17
SWISSCOM MOBILE AG 11 6 0 0 0 17
CODMAN NEURO SCIENCES SARL 2 4 2 5 3 16
WOODWELDING AG 0 1 0 7 8 16
CYTOS BIOTECHNOLOGY AG 4 3 3 1 4 15
MEDMIX SYSTEMS AG 0 1 4 5 5 15
MICHELIN RECHERCHE ET TECHNIQUE S.A. 0 1 4 4 6 15
NIVAROX-FAR S.A. 0 1 0 3 11 15
SAP AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 1 1 3 3 7 15
TECAN TRADING AG 3 2 2 2 6 15
X-RITE EUROPE GMBH 4 6 1 3 1 15
DT SWISS INC. 2 3 2 6 1 14
EMS-CHEMIE AG 0 3 6 3 2 14
INNOVATIVE SILICON ISI SA 10 4 0 0 0 14
MESA IMAGING AG 4 2 4 4 0 14
OMEGA SA 0 4 4 2 4 14
SENSIRION AG 2 4 5 1 2 14
STMICROELECTRONICS N.V. 3 2 4 3 2 14
ABB TURBO SYSTEMS AG 0 5 4 1 3 13
BERNAFON AG 5 4 1 1 2 13
LONZA LTD. 0 0 2 4 7 13
RED HAT, INC. 0 2 3 1 7 13
SOUDRONIC AG 0 2 1 4 6 13
THE SWATCH GROUP MANAGEMENT SERVICES AG 3 4 1 3 2 13
THYSSENKRUPP PRESTA AG 3 2 2 0 6 13
BELIMO HOLDING AG 1 0 4 4 3 12
DISETRONIC LICENSING AG 9 3 0 0 0 12
DIVERSEY, INC. 0 1 3 5 3 12
HUBER & SUHNER AG 1 2 3 2 4 12
OBTECH MEDICAL AG 1 2 1 5 3 12
WRH WALTER REIST HOLDING AG 1 2 4 4 1 12
BOBST, S.A. 4 5 1 0 1 11
CONSTRUCTION RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY GMBH 1 6 2 2 0 11
ESBATECH, AN ALCON BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT, LLC 0 1 1 3 6 11
GENERAL PATENT LLC 7 1 2 1 0 11
HAWA AG. 3 2 1 1 4 11
HUNTSMAN INTERNATIONAL LLC 3 3 1 2 2 11
ILFORD IMAGING SWITZERLAND GMBH 2 3 4 0 2 11
KWC AG 1 4 0 2 4 11
NVIDIA CORPORATION 3 1 2 4 1 11
POWER-ONE, INC. 1 5 2 1 2 11
SULZER MIXPAC AG 0 1 5 3 2 11
THOMSON LICENSING S.A. 0 3 3 2 3 11
UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA 2 3 1 2 3 11
UREA CASALE S.A. 3 3 1 2 2 11
BAYER TECHNOLOGY SERVICES GMBH 2 4 4 0 0 10
CEDES AG 0 3 1 3 3 10
DEBIOTEC S.A. 1 0 2 6 1 10
ETEL S.A. 1 1 2 2 4 10
INFICON GMBH 2 2 3 1 2 10
LVMH SWISS MANUFACTURES SA 0 2 3 3 2 10
NAGRAID S.A. 0 2 0 4 4 10
SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS, IP BV 3 6 1 0 0 10
SMITH & NEPHEW ORTHOPAEDICS, AG 1 0 4 3 2 10
SPECTRASEIS AG 2 3 1 3 1 10
SULZER METCO AG 1 1 6 0 2 10
UNIVERSITAT BERN 2 5 2 1 0 10
AGIE CHARMILLES SA 0 2 2 3 2 9
AREVA T& D AG 0 2 3 3 1 9
AUTOFORM ENGINEERING GMBH 2 0 3 4 0 9
BASILEA PHARMACEUTICA AG 2 0 1 2 4 9
BIOTRONIK VI PATENT AG 0 2 1 5 1 9
BLANCPAIN S.A. 0 2 3 1 3 9
BROADCOM CORPORATION 2 2 2 2 1 9
GROZ BECKERT KG 3 4 1 1 0 9
INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN BIOMEDICINE 0 0 0 6 3 9
ITW GEMA AG 2 0 1 4 2 9
LECROY CORPORATION 4 3 1 1 0 9
MERIAL LIMITED 4 4 0 1 0 9
MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED 1 0 5 2 1 9
PROCTER + GAMBLE COMPANY 4 2 1 1 1 9
ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS, L.L.C. 0 1 0 1 7 9
TEXTILMA AG 2 5 1 1 0 9
UNIVERSITY OF BASEL 1 3 2 1 2 9
VECTRONIX AG 1 5 3 0 0 9
XIGEN S.A. 2 1 2 3 1 9
AKZO NOBEL NV 0 2 1 1 4 8
BIOGEN IDEC INTERNATIONAL GMBH 2 2 3 0 1 8
BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM INTERNATIONAL GMBH 2 2 2 1 1 8
EP SYSTEMS SA 0 1 4 1 2 8
EROWA AG 0 1 1 4 2 8
MILUX HOLDING SA 0 0 0 0 8 8
OCLARO TECHNOLOGY PLC 1 1 0 4 2 8
PROSPECTIVE CONCEPTS, AG 0 2 1 4 1 8
RICHEMONT INTERNATIONAL SA 4 1 1 1 1 8
ROLIC AG 1 1 2 2 2 8
SOLVIAS AG 3 0 2 0 3 8
AC IMMUNE SA 0 1 2 2 2 7
ALCAN TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT LTD. 2 2 2 1 0 7
ALLERGAN, INC. 0 1 3 1 2 7
AMMONIA CASALE S.A. 1 0 1 1 4 7
CARDIO FLOW, INC. 0 0 0 0 7 7
COMPLITIME S.A. 0 0 2 2 3 7
CONCEPTION ET DEVELOPMENT MICHELIN S.A. 3 1 2 1 0 7
DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. 0 0 0 0 7 7
ENDOSENSE SA 1 0 2 3 1 7
GANSER-HYDROMAG AG 3 0 2 1 1 7
GEORG UTZ HOLDING AG 0 1 2 0 4 7
HABASIT AG 2 3 0 1 1 7
HANS OETIKER AG MASCHINEN- UND APPARATEFABRIK 4 1 0 1 1 7
HELSINN HEALTHCARE S.A. 0 0 3 0 4 7
INPECO IP LTD., 0 0 1 5 1 7
KBA-GIORI S.A. 2 0 1 3 1 7
KRONOTEC AG 0 1 0 2 4 7
MASCHINENFABRIK RIETER AG 1 3 1 1 1 7
NOVIMMUNE SA 0 2 1 2 2 7
POLYCONTACT AG 0 1 0 0 6 7
RHEINMETALL AIR DEFENCE AG 0 1 4 1 1 7
SCHAFFNER EMV AG 1 2 3 1 0 7
SULZER METCO (US), INC. 0 4 2 0 1 7
U-BLOX AG 0 0 3 3 1 7
WELLA AG 4 2 1 0 0 7
ABB AG 1 2 0 3 0 6
ADDEX PHARMA SA 0 0 0 1 5 6
ADVANCED DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY AG 0 1 0 1 4 6
AO TECHNOLOGY AG 0 1 1 1 3 6
BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION GMBH 1 1 1 0 3 6
COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN 0 0 0 0 6 6
ENDRESS + HAUSER PROCESS SOLUTIONS AG 1 2 2 1 0 6
EUGSTER/FRISMAG AG 1 2 1 0 2 6
FEINTOOL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AG 0 0 0 5 1 6
FLOORING TECHNOLOGIES LTD., 0 0 0 3 3 6
FRANCK MULLER WATCH LAND SA 3 3 0 0 0 6
GEBERIT AG 0 1 4 1 0 6
GLYCART BIOTECHNOLOGY AG 1 4 1 0 0 6
HEXAGON METROLOGY AB 1 3 1 0 1 6
HOLCIM TECHNOLOGY LTD. 0 1 0 3 2 6
KUROS BIOSURGERY AG 1 0 0 3 2 6
LASAG AG 2 2 0 1 1 6
MEDTRONIC INC. 0 2 3 1 0 6
MICRONAS GMBH 0 3 1 2 0 6
NAGRACARD S.A. 3 1 1 1 0 6
NETSTAL-MASCHINEN AG 1 0 1 2 2 6
OC OERLIKON BALZERS AG 1 2 0 1 2 6
POLYPHOR LTD. 1 3 1 0 1 6
RIOTINTO ALCAN INTERNATIONAL LIMITED 0 2 2 1 1 6
ROCHE GLYCART AG 0 0 1 3 2 6
SCHAERER AG 1 0 0 0 5 6
SENSILE PAT AG 0 1 0 2 3 6
SIEMENS SCHWEIZ AG 2 2 0 2 0 6
SMS CONCAST AG 0 0 0 4 2 6
SPINELAB GMBH 1 0 1 3 1 6
STORZ ENDOSKOP PRODUKTIONS GMBH 1 1 1 2 1 6
TEL SOLAR AG 0 0 0 0 6 6
TEXTRONICS, INC. 1 3 2 0 0 6
TOGEWA HOLDING AG 2 2 0 1 1 6
USTER TECHNOLOGIES AG 1 2 1 2 0 6
VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL AG 1 0 1 2 2 6
VAUCHER MANUFACTURE FLEURIER S.A. 2 3 1 0 0 6
VIASAT, INC. 0 1 1 1 3 6
AGERE SYSTENS LLC 0 3 1 1 0 5
AMYLIN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 2 2 1 0 0 5
ARPIDA AG 2 1 2 0 0 5
BELCAP AG 0 0 3 0 2 5
BRUSA ELEKTRONIK AG 0 0 2 2 1 5
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 0 2 0 3 5
CLARIANT FINANCE (BVI) LIMITED 1 2 1 1 0 5
COMPAGNIE DES MONTRES LONGINES FRANCILLON S.A. 1 2 0 0 2 5
DACUDA AG 0 0 0 1 4 5
DELTONA INNOVATIONS AG 0 0 1 1 3 5
ED. GEISTLICH SOHNE AG FUR CHEMISCHE INDUSTRIE 0 0 1 3 1 5
ERNST GROB AG 1 0 3 1 0 5
FRAMA A.G. 0 1 1 2 1 5
GUDEL GROUP AG 1 1 2 0 1 5
HEPTAGON MICRO OPTICS PTE. LTD. 0 0 0 1 4 5
HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE, F., + CO. AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, MESNE 0 2 1 2 0 5
HUNKELER AG 3 1 0 0 1 5
INNOGEL AG 0 2 1 2 0 5
INTERMEC IP CORP. 0 0 1 1 3 5
KBA-NOTASYS SA 0 0 0 2 3 5
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. 0 0 2 1 2 5
KRISS SYSTEMS SA 0 0 1 4 0 5
LEISTER PROCESS TECHNOLOGIES 0 1 4 0 0 5
LEISTER TECHNOLOGIES AG 0 0 0 3 2 5
LEONHARD KURZ STIFTUNG & CO. KG. 0 0 1 0 4 5
MAXON MOTOR AG 0 1 0 1 3 5
MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 4 0 0 1 0 5
MECOS TRAXLER AG 2 0 3 0 0 5
MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL 0 0 0 2 3 5
MONTRES RADO S.A. 1 1 1 1 1 5
NOVARTIS FORSCHUNGSSTIFTUNG ZWEIGNIEDERLASSUNG FRIEDRICH MIESCHER INSTITTUE FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH 0 2 2 1 0 5
OM PHARMA 0 1 1 2 1 5
OMYA INTERNATIONAL AG 0 0 0 0 5 5
PHILOGEN S.P.A. 0 0 1 1 3 5
REICHLE+DE-MASSARI AG 0 3 1 1 0 5
RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION 2 0 0 1 2 5
ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 1 0 1 3 5
SPEEDEL EXPERIMENTA AG 3 2 0 0 0 5
SWISSQUAL LICENSE AG 0 0 1 4 0 5
TESA S.A. 0 0 0 2 3 5
VALSPAR SOURCING, INC. 0 0 0 3 2 5
VAT HOLDING AG 1 1 2 0 1 5
VON ARX AG 1 0 1 2 1 5



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