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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 084, Music

( 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 185 214 160 172 173 904
YAMAHA CORPORATION 92 94 68 42 39 335
SONY CORPORATION 12 13 18 8 8 59
ROLAND CORPORATION 9 10 11 9 7 46
KABUSHIKI KAISHA KAWAI GAKKI SEISAKUSHO 12 13 5 2 7 39
APPLE, INC. 5 3 5 12 6 31
CASIO COMPUTER CO. LTD. 5 1 4 7 10 27
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 4 6 5 3 5 23
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 5 11 2 0 3 21
MASTER KEY, LLC 2 4 11 0 0 17
K.H.S. MUSICAL INSTRUMENT CO., LTD. 3 4 4 1 2 14
DRUM WORKSHOP, INC. 2 3 1 4 2 12
QUALCOMM, INC. 0 9 2 0 1 12
HOSHINO GAKKI CO., LTD. 2 3 2 1 2 10
NINTENDO CO., LTD. 3 4 1 0 2 10
GIBSON GUITAR CORP. 0 1 5 2 1 9
ADOBE SYSTEMS, INC. 3 1 2 1 1 8
HARMONIX MUSIC SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 8 0 0 8
MUSEAMI, INC. 0 3 3 1 1 8
PANGENUITY, LLC 0 4 0 4 0 8
PEARL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT CO. 5 2 0 0 1 8
JAMMIT, INC. 0 0 0 5 2 7
PANASONIC CORPORATION 2 0 1 1 3 7
ROLAND MEINL MUSIKINSTRUMENTE GMBH & CO. KG 6 1 0 0 0 7
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC. 4 0 2 0 1 7
WESSELL, NICKEL & GROSS 0 4 0 0 3 7
GOOGLE, INC. 0 0 0 4 2 6
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. 1 3 2 0 0 6
OPTEK MUSIC SYSTEMS, INC. 0 2 1 2 1 6
PIONEER CORPORATION 1 2 1 1 1 6
REMO INC. 2 1 1 1 1 6
STEINWAY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. 2 2 0 1 1 6
TECTUS ANSTALT 1 5 0 0 0 6
AT& T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. 1 0 1 1 2 5
KMC MUSIC, INC. 0 0 1 2 2 5
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 0 3 1 1 0 5
MEDIALAB SOLUTIONS CORP. 0 2 1 2 0 5
POLYPHONIC HUMAN MEDIA INTERFACE, S.L. 0 0 3 1 1 5
SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC. 2 2 1 0 0 5
THE TC GROUP A/S 0 1 0 2 2 5
ZIVIX LLC 1 0 2 1 1 5



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