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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 131, Tobacco

( 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
PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. 9 24 29 23 39 124
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 9 9 17 20 28 83
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY 5 15 10 4 10 44
JAPAN TOBACCO INC. 5 9 8 4 10 36
BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (INVESTMENTS) LIMITED 0 1 3 3 10 17
BLUNT WRAP U.S.A., INC. 2 2 3 3 6 16
U.S. SMOKELESS TOBACCO COMPANY 0 4 4 0 3 11
G.D. SOCIETA PER AZIONI 3 4 0 2 1 10
MYA SARAY LLC 0 1 1 0 4 6
RUYAN INVESTMENT (HOLDINGS) LIMITED 0 0 0 1 5 6



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