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

Patenting In Technology Classes,
Breakout By Organization

Count of 2010 - 2014 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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 214 160 172 173 206 925
YAMAHA CORPORATION 94 68 42 39 41 284
SONY CORPORATION 13 18 8 8 6 53
ROLAND CORPORATION 10 11 9 7 15 52
CASIO COMPUTER CO. LTD. 1 4 7 10 25 47
KABUSHIKI KAISHA KAWAI GAKKI SEISAKUSHO 13 5 2 7 10 37
APPLE, INC. 3 5 12 6 10 36
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 6 5 3 5 1 20
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 11 2 0 3 2 18
MASTER KEY, LLC 4 11 0 0 0 15
QUALCOMM, INC. 9 2 0 1 2 14
K.H.S. MUSICAL INSTRUMENT CO., LTD. 4 4 1 2 1 12
HOSHINO GAKKI CO., LTD. 3 2 1 2 3 11
DRUM WORKSHOP, INC. 3 1 4 2 0 10
GIBSON GUITAR CORP. 1 5 2 1 0 9
HARMONIX MUSIC SYSTEMS, INC. 0 8 0 0 1 9
NINTENDO CO., LTD. 4 1 0 2 2 9
GOOGLE, INC. 0 0 4 2 2 8
JAMMIT, INC. 0 0 5 2 1 8
KMC MUSIC, INC. 0 1 2 2 3 8
MEDIALAB SOLUTIONS CORP. 2 1 2 0 3 8
MUSEAMI, INC. 3 3 1 1 0 8
PANGENUITY, LLC 4 0 4 0 0 8
POLYPHONIC HUMAN MEDIA INTERFACE, S.L. 0 3 1 1 2 7
WESSELL, NICKEL & GROSS 4 0 0 3 0 7
BEAMZ INTERACTIVE, INC. 1 0 1 1 3 6
N2IT HOLDING B.V. 0 0 3 1 2 6
OPTEK MUSIC SYSTEMS, INC. 2 1 2 1 0 6
ADOBE SYSTEMS, INC. 1 2 1 1 0 5
AT& T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. 0 1 1 2 1 5
AVID TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 2 1 0 2 5
INMUSIC BRANDS, INC. 0 0 0 2 3 5
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. 3 2 0 0 0 5
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 3 1 1 0 0 5
PANASONIC CORPORATION 0 1 1 3 0 5
PIONEER CORPORATION 2 1 1 1 0 5
REMO INC. 1 1 1 1 1 5
SAKAE RHYTHM MUSICAL INSTRUMENT LTD. 0 1 0 2 2 5
TECTUS ANSTALT 5 0 0 0 0 5
THE TC GROUP A/S 1 0 2 2 0 5
VOYAGE-AIR GUITAR INC. 2 0 2 0 1 5
ZIVIX LLC 0 2 1 1 1 5



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