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

Patenting In Technology Classes,
Breakout By Organization

Count of 2009 - 2013 Utility Patent Grants,
By Calendar Year of Grant
With Patent Counts Based on Primary Patent Classification

- Explanation of Data -

Rank Ordered Listing of Organizations Receiving 5 or More Utility Patents During the Period
Having Primary Classification In

Class 024, Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc.

( technology class is determined by the primary classification assigned to the patent- see 'Explanation of Data' )
( patent ownership is determined by the first-named assignee listed on a patent )

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
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 53 64 65 86 99 367
YKK CORPORATION 15 20 16 8 22 81
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. 9 5 6 4 9 33
NEWFREY LLC 2 4 4 2 6 18
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. 3 0 5 1 4 13
PANDUIT CORPORATION 1 2 3 5 0 11
PROCTER + GAMBLE COMPANY 1 1 4 2 3 11
BOA TECHNOLOGY, INC. 1 0 3 1 4 9
PIOLAX, INC. 2 1 1 2 3 9
ETABLISSEMENTS CAILLAU 1 0 1 3 2 7
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC 0 2 1 1 3 7
S. C. JOHNSON + SON, INC. 0 2 0 4 1 7
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY 1 3 1 1 0 6
NITE IZE, INC. 1 1 2 0 2 6
A. RAYMOND ET CIE. 1 0 1 1 2 5
AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB 0 2 0 1 2 5
NHK SPRING CO., LTD. 1 3 1 0 0 5
NIKE, INC. 2 0 1 2 0 5
TK HOLDINGS, INC. 0 2 1 1 1 5
ZEDEL 0 0 1 1 3 5



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