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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 2010 - 2014 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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 84 97 115 99 138 533
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 72 58 78 85 89 382
ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD 43 55 43 71 74 286
NESTEC, S.A. 25 21 37 73 65 221
NOVARTIS AG (FORMERLY SANDOZ LTD.) 47 48 42 43 33 213
HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE INC. 47 37 33 43 30 190
INVENTIO AG 37 22 20 30 41 150
GOOGLE, INC. 5 6 13 41 73 138
SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION, INC. 20 15 26 51 21 133
PHONAK AG 24 30 19 28 21 122
ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS INTERNATIONAL AG 11 18 19 28 32 108
BASF SE 0 22 25 24 31 102
ABB RESEARCH LTD. 12 25 18 28 18 101
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE, FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE 13 14 17 26 23 93
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) 19 26 34 12 0 91
SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG 6 16 21 23 21 87
MULLER MARTINI HOLDING AG 10 20 22 19 15 86
ABB TECHNOLOGY AG 6 11 7 37 23 84
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC. 0 0 0 32 52 84
NAGRAVISION S.A. 12 14 13 21 24 84
METTLER TOLEDO AG 20 13 24 10 15 82
FERAG AG 19 19 14 13 16 81
LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG 24 16 13 14 11 78
TECPHARMA LICENSING AG 25 17 7 14 11 74
DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC 6 15 19 19 12 71
ENDRESS + HAUSER FLOWTEC AG 10 15 19 15 10 69
ETA SA MANUFACTURE HORLOGERE SUISSE 13 6 10 12 26 67
ACTELION PHARMACEUTICALS LTD. 3 14 20 13 14 64
ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC. 5 8 13 20 16 62
SWISSCOM AG 9 8 11 15 17 60
FIRMENICH SA 7 9 15 11 13 55
CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE S.A. 14 7 10 10 13 54
DSM IP ASSETS B.V. 8 6 14 7 15 50
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH 7 9 12 8 12 48
ZIMMER GMBH 11 5 6 12 13 47
THE SWATCH GROUP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LTD 3 10 8 9 14 44
MONTRES BREGUET S.A. 6 2 6 18 11 43
MEDELA HOLDING AG 2 6 9 13 11 41
PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. 5 11 8 6 10 40
MERCK SERONO SA 12 7 8 5 7 39
ROCHE MOLECULAR SYSTEMS, INC. 5 8 7 10 9 39
GIVAUDAN S.A. 14 2 6 11 5 38
HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 5 5 7 9 10 36
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 4 4 8 10 10 36
SICPA HOLDING, S.A. 3 3 8 8 13 35
ETH ZURICH 4 4 5 8 13 34
STRAUMANN HOLDING AG 8 3 7 7 9 34
TRISA HOLDING, AG 4 9 7 10 4 34
OVD KINEGRAM AG 10 6 9 7 1 33
UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH 5 6 4 8 10 33
EIDGENOSSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZURICH 6 6 7 6 6 31
STRYKER TRAUMA SA 6 1 3 6 14 30
CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION 24 3 1 1 0 29
GREATBATCH MEDICAL S.A. 6 11 4 3 5 29
QUALCOMM, INC. 8 8 2 6 5 29
ABB (SCHWEIZ) AG 7 7 5 3 5 27
BRUKER BIOSPIN AG 6 1 6 6 8 27
E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY 4 3 5 10 5 27
EM MICROELECTRONIC-MARIN SA 4 5 7 6 4 26
LEICA INSTRUMENTS (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD. 5 8 7 5 0 25
LOGITECH EUROPE S.A. 4 2 5 7 7 25
MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 5 5 8 7 25
ST-ERICSSON SA 5 4 4 7 5 25
BUEHLER AG 7 4 1 8 4 24
NIVAROX-FAR S.A. 1 0 3 11 9 24
SWISS REINSURANCE COMPANY LTD. 5 6 4 5 4 24
WOODWELDING AG 1 0 7 8 8 24
DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. 0 0 0 7 16 23
IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG 5 8 4 2 4 23
MARVELL INTERNATIONAL LTD. 6 7 4 4 2 23
OMYA INTERNATIONAL AG 0 0 0 5 18 23
ROLEX S.A. 1 7 4 5 6 23
KISTLER HOLDING AG 6 9 3 2 2 22
SULZER CHEMTECH AG 5 7 3 1 6 22
MEDMIX SYSTEMS AG 1 4 5 5 6 21
SENSIRION AG 4 5 1 2 9 21
AISAPACK HOLDING SA 0 5 8 4 3 20
AMS AG 4 8 2 3 3 20
CEDES AG 3 1 3 3 10 20
EMS-PATENT AG 0 1 5 11 3 20
LONZA A. G. 0 7 8 4 1 20
MICHELIN RECHERCHE ET TECHNIQUE S.A. 1 4 4 6 5 20
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT 3 5 5 5 2 20
SULZER MIXPAC AG 1 5 3 2 9 20
OMEGA SA 4 4 2 4 5 19
SAP AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 1 3 3 7 5 19
ARES-TRADING S.A. 6 3 7 2 0 18
CODMAN NEURO SCIENCES SARL 4 2 5 3 4 18
ESBATECH, AN ALCON BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT, LLC 1 1 3 6 6 17
LEICA MICROSYSTEMS (SCHWEIZ) AG 1 2 1 10 3 17
NXP B.V. 2 7 4 4 0 17
OMYA DEVELOPMENT AG 1 5 4 7 0 17
SOUDRONIC AG 2 1 4 6 4 17
LONZA LTD. 0 2 4 7 3 16
METHANOL CASALE, S.A. 7 6 2 1 0 16
RED HAT, INC. 2 3 1 7 3 16
ASULAB S.A. 8 5 1 1 0 15
DIVERSEY, INC. 1 3 5 3 3 15
EMS-CHEMIE AG 3 6 3 2 1 15
MESA IMAGING AG 2 4 4 0 5 15
POLYPHOR LTD. 3 1 0 1 10 15
UBS AG 8 4 3 0 0 15
BIOTRONIK VI PATENT AG 2 1 5 1 5 14
DT SWISS INC. 3 2 6 1 2 14
GEORG UTZ HOLDING AG 1 2 0 4 7 14
KWC AG 4 0 2 4 4 14
OBTECH MEDICAL AG 2 1 5 3 3 14
OERLIKON TRADING AG, TRUBBACH 1 2 5 4 2 14
TECAN TRADING AG 2 2 2 6 2 14
TEL SOLAR AG 0 0 0 6 8 14
ABB TURBO SYSTEMS AG 5 4 1 3 0 13
HUBER & SUHNER AG 2 3 2 4 2 13
SMITH & NEPHEW ORTHOPAEDICS, AG 0 4 3 2 4 13
STMICROELECTRONICS N.V. 2 4 3 2 2 13
UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA 3 1 2 3 4 13
BELIMO HOLDING AG 0 4 4 3 1 12
BLANCPAIN S.A. 2 3 1 3 3 12
CYTOS BIOTECHNOLOGY AG 3 3 1 4 1 12
HUNTSMAN INTERNATIONAL LLC 3 1 2 2 4 12
NOVIMMUNE SA 2 1 2 2 5 12
NVIDIA CORPORATION 1 2 4 1 4 12
THE SWATCH GROUP MANAGEMENT SERVICES AG 4 1 3 2 2 12
THOMSON LICENSING S.A. 3 3 2 3 1 12
UNIVERSITY OF BASEL 3 2 1 2 4 12
HEPTAGON MICRO OPTICS PTE. LTD. 0 0 1 4 6 11
ILFORD IMAGING SWITZERLAND GMBH 3 4 0 2 2 11
INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN BIOMEDICINE 0 0 6 3 2 11
KBA-NOTASYS SA 0 0 2 3 6 11
KOMAX HOLDING AG 4 1 2 2 2 11
LVMH SWISS MANUFACTURES SA 2 3 3 2 1 11
NAGRAID S.A. 2 0 4 4 1 11
NOKIA CORPORATION 1 0 2 1 7 11
POWER-ONE, INC. 5 2 1 2 1 11
PROSPECTIVE CONCEPTS, AG 2 1 4 1 3 11
SULZER METCO AG 1 6 0 2 2 11
SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG 0 1 1 1 8 11
THYSSENKRUPP PRESTA AG 2 2 0 6 1 11
WRH WALTER REIST HOLDING AG 2 4 4 1 0 11
X-RITE EUROPE GMBH 6 1 3 1 0 11
AC IMMUNE SA 1 2 2 2 3 10
AGIE CHARMILLES SA 2 2 3 2 1 10
CARDIO FLOW, INC. 0 0 0 7 3 10
COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN 0 0 0 6 4 10
CONSTRUCTION RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY GMBH 6 2 2 0 0 10
DEBIOTEC S.A. 0 2 6 1 1 10
ENDOSENSE SA 0 2 3 1 4 10
ETEL S.A. 1 2 2 4 1 10
GEBERIT INTERNATIONAL AG 0 0 1 2 7 10
GOTOHTI. COM INC. 0 0 0 3 7 10
MAXON MOTOR AG 1 0 1 3 5 10
MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED 0 5 2 1 2 10
MILUX HOLDING SA 0 0 0 8 2 10
UNIVERSITAT BERN 5 2 1 0 2 10
VECTRONIX AG 5 3 0 0 2 10
AKZO NOBEL NV 2 1 1 4 1 9
AREVA T& D AG 2 3 3 1 0 9
BASILEA PHARMACEUTICA AG 0 1 2 4 2 9
BERNAFON AG 4 1 1 2 1 9
BOBST MEX SA 0 0 0 1 8 9
EP SYSTEMS SA 1 4 1 2 1 9
HAWA AG. 2 1 1 4 1 9
HOLCIM TECHNOLOGY LTD. 1 0 3 2 3 9
INPECO HOLDING LTD. 0 0 0 3 6 9
POLYCONTACT AG 1 0 0 6 2 9
ROCHE GLYCART AG 0 1 3 2 3 9
ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS, L.L.C. 1 0 1 7 0 9
ROLIC AG 1 2 2 2 2 9
SCHAERER AG 0 0 0 5 4 9
SCHAFFNER EMV AG 2 3 1 0 3 9
STORZ ENDOSKOP PRODUKTIONS GMBH 1 1 2 1 4 9
TEXTILMA AG 5 1 1 0 2 9
UREA CASALE S.A. 3 1 2 2 1 9
ADDEX PHARMA SA 0 0 1 5 2 8
ATMEL CORPORATION 0 0 0 4 4 8
AUTOFORM ENGINEERING GMBH 0 3 4 0 1 8
BAYER TECHNOLOGY SERVICES GMBH 4 4 0 0 0 8
BOBST, S.A. 5 1 0 1 1 8
BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION GMBH 1 1 0 3 3 8
BROADCOM CORPORATION 2 2 2 1 1 8
BRUSA ELEKTRONIK AG 0 2 2 1 3 8
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 2 0 3 3 8
EROWA AG 1 1 4 2 0 8
FEINTOOL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AG 0 0 5 1 2 8
HAMILTON BONADUZ AG 1 0 1 1 5 8
HELSINN HEALTHCARE S.A. 0 3 0 4 1 8
INFICON GMBH 2 3 1 2 0 8
JURA ELEKTROAPPARATE AG 0 0 1 3 4 8
KRONOTEC AG 1 0 2 4 1 8
LEONHARD KURZ STIFTUNG & CO. KG. 0 1 0 4 3 8
MASCHINENFABRIK RIETER AG 3 1 1 1 2 8
MEDTRONIC INC. 2 3 1 0 2 8
PHILOGEN S.P.A. 0 1 1 3 3 8
RHEINMETALL AIR DEFENCE AG 1 4 1 1 1 8
SPECTRASEIS AG 3 1 3 1 0 8
U-BLOX AG 0 3 3 1 1 8
ALLERGAN, INC. 1 3 1 2 0 7
BERNINA INTERNATIONAL AG 0 0 3 0 4 7
BIOGEN IDEC INTERNATIONAL GMBH 2 3 0 1 1 7
COMPLITIME S.A. 0 2 2 3 0 7
ED. GEISTLICH SOHNE AG FUR CHEMISCHE INDUSTRIE 0 1 3 1 2 7
EUGSTER/FRISMAG AG 2 1 0 2 2 7
FLOORING TECHNOLOGIES LTD., 0 0 3 3 1 7
HABASIT AG 3 0 1 1 2 7
HUNKELER AG 1 0 0 1 5 7
INPECO IP LTD., 0 1 5 1 0 7
ITW GEMA AG 0 1 4 2 0 7
IVECO MOTORENFORSCHUNG AG 0 3 0 1 3 7
KRISS SYSTEMS SA 0 1 4 0 2 7
NOVARTIS FORSCHUNGSSTIFTUNG ZWEIGNIEDERLASSUNG FRIEDRICH MIESCHER INSTITTUE FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH 2 2 1 0 2 7
OCLARO TECHNOLOGY PLC 1 0 4 2 0 7
RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION 0 0 1 2 4 7
SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS, IP BV 6 1 0 0 0 7
SIEMENS SCHWEIZ AG 2 0 2 0 3 7
SMS CONCAST AG 0 0 4 2 1 7
SULZER METCO (US), INC. 4 2 0 1 0 7
SYNGENTA LIMITED 0 1 1 2 3 7
TESA S.A. 0 0 2 3 2 7
XIGEN S.A. 1 2 3 1 0 7
ADVANCED DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY AG 1 0 1 4 0 6
ALSTOM RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES 0 0 0 1 5 6
AMMONIA CASALE S.A. 0 1 1 4 0 6
AO TECHNOLOGY AG 1 1 1 3 0 6
BELCAP AG 0 3 0 2 1 6
BELENOS CLEAN POWER HOLDING AG 0 0 1 1 4 6
BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM INTERNATIONAL GMBH 2 2 1 1 0 6
CLARIANT FINANCE (BVI) LIMITED 2 1 1 0 2 6
DACUDA AG 0 0 1 4 1 6
DELTONA INNOVATIONS AG 0 1 1 3 1 6
EULITHA AG 0 0 0 4 2 6
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V. 1 2 0 1 2 6
GEBERIT AG 1 4 1 0 0 6
GROZ BECKERT KG 4 1 1 0 0 6
HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE, F., + CO. AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, MESNE 2 1 2 0 1 6
INNOGEL AG 2 1 2 0 1 6
LABORATOIRE MEDIDOM S.A. 0 2 0 1 3 6
LEGIC IDENTSYSTEMS AG 0 0 0 3 3 6
LEISTER TECHNOLOGIES AG 0 0 3 2 1 6
MICRONAS GMBH 3 1 2 0 0 6
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 0 1 1 1 3 6
MONTRES RADO S.A. 1 1 1 1 2 6
NETSTAL-MASCHINEN AG 0 1 2 2 1 6
OM PHARMA SA 1 1 2 1 1 6
PROCTER + GAMBLE COMPANY 2 1 1 1 1 6
RIOTINTO ALCAN INTERNATIONAL LIMITED 2 2 1 1 0 6
ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 1 0 1 3 1 6
SENSILE PAT AG 1 0 2 3 0 6
STRYKER TRAUMA GMBH 0 0 2 0 4 6
SWISSCOM MOBILE AG 6 0 0 0 0 6
THOMMEN MEDICAL AG 0 1 0 1 4 6
USTER TECHNOLOGIES AG 2 1 2 0 1 6
VALSPAR SOURCING, INC. 0 0 3 2 1 6
VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL AG 0 1 2 2 1 6
VAT HOLDING AG 1 2 0 1 2 6
VIASAT, INC. 1 1 1 3 0 6
WOERTZ AG 0 0 0 1 5 6
ABB AG 2 0 3 0 0 5
AGERE SYSTENS LLC 3 1 1 0 0 5
ALCAN TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT LTD. 2 2 1 0 0 5
ASSA ABLOY AB 1 0 3 0 1 5
CONCEPTION ET DEVELOPMENT MICHELIN S.A. 1 2 1 0 1 5
ENDRESS + HAUSER PROCESS SOLUTIONS AG 2 2 1 0 0 5
EPCOS AG 0 0 0 2 3 5
ESEC AG 0 0 3 1 1 5
ETH ZURICH, ETH TRANSFER 1 1 1 0 2 5
FRAMA A.G. 1 1 2 1 0 5
GLATZ AG 1 2 0 0 2 5
GLYCART BIOTECHNOLOGY AG 4 1 0 0 0 5
HEXAGON METROLOGY AB 3 1 0 1 0 5
INTERMEC IP CORP. 0 1 1 3 0 5
JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICA N.V. 0 1 0 1 3 5
KARL STORZ GMBH & CO. KG 1 0 1 1 2 5
KBA-GIORI S.A. 0 1 3 1 0 5
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. 0 2 1 2 0 5
KUROS BIOSURGERY AG 0 0 3 2 0 5
LECROY CORPORATION 3 1 1 0 0 5
LEISTER PROCESS TECHNOLOGIES 1 4 0 0 0 5
LIST HOLDING AG 2 0 1 1 1 5
MEDION DIAGNOSTICS AG 2 2 0 0 1 5
MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL 0 0 2 3 0 5
MERIAL LIMITED 4 0 1 0 0 5
NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION 0 0 1 2 2 5
OC OERLIKON BALZERS AG 2 0 1 2 0 5
OERLIKON SOLAR AG, TRUBBACH 0 1 1 2 1 5
OPTOTUNE AG 0 1 0 1 3 5
PATEK PHILIPPE S.A. 1 0 1 1 2 5
PI-DESIGN AG 0 1 1 0 3 5
REICHLE+DE-MASSARI AG 3 1 1 0 0 5
RICHEMONT INTERNATIONAL SA 1 1 1 1 1 5
ROSEN SWISS AG 0 0 1 1 3 5
SOLVIAS AG 0 2 0 3 0 5
SPINELAB GMBH 0 1 3 1 0 5
STOPINC AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 0 0 0 2 3 5
SWISSAUTO POWERSPORT LLC 0 0 1 3 1 5
SWISSQUAL LICENSE AG 0 1 4 0 0 5
TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A. 1 0 1 1 2 5
TEXTRONICS, INC. 3 2 0 0 0 5
TOGEWA HOLDING AG 2 0 1 1 1 5
TVP SOLAR SA 0 0 3 1 1 5
VIFOR (INTERNATIONAL) AG 0 0 2 0 3 5
WAVELIGHT AG 0 1 1 2 1 5
X-TECHNOLOGY SWISS GMBH 1 0 1 1 2 5



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