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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 216, Etching a Substrate: Processes

( 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
TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED 15 21 25 24 26 111
APPLIED MATERIALS, INC. 16 16 9 7 20 68
LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION 6 4 17 14 14 55
TOSHIBA CORPORATION 7 15 8 10 15 55
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA 10 9 13 12 10 54
MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. 8 7 12 16 10 53
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 7 11 8 11 13 50
HITACHI GLOBAL STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES NETHERLANDS B.V. 1 5 13 14 14 47
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 5 8 9 14 11 47
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 3 5 3 9 14 34
WESTERN DIGITAL (FREMONT), LLC 0 0 6 19 7 32
HITACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 2 5 6 6 8 27
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD. 0 3 3 6 14 26
PANASONIC CORPORATION 7 3 2 4 4 20
HEADWAY TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 2 5 6 5 18
LG DISPLAY CO., LTD. 2 5 2 5 2 16
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE 5 2 6 0 2 15
TDK CORPORATION 2 4 5 3 1 15
TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY 0 1 1 5 8 15
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE REGENTS OF 3 0 2 6 4 15
HYNIX SEMICONDUCTOR INC. 2 2 5 3 0 12
SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD. 0 2 6 4 0 12
FUJIFILM CORPORATION 2 4 0 3 2 11
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. 5 3 1 1 1 11
UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORPORATION 3 1 4 0 3 11
NOVELLUS SYSTEMS, INC. 2 0 2 4 2 10
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION 0 2 1 2 5 10
SONY CORPORATION 4 0 2 2 2 10
CABOT MICROELECTRONICS CORP. 2 1 2 0 4 9
GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. 0 2 2 2 3 9
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH 1 1 2 4 1 9
AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC. 0 0 2 4 2 8
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES 0 0 0 4 4 8
DAINIPPON SCREEN MFG. CO., LTD. 0 2 1 2 3 8
INTERMOLECULAR INC. 0 0 0 3 5 8
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY, LLC 1 0 4 1 2 8
SHOWA DENKO KABUSHIKI KAISHA 0 3 1 3 1 8
SILVERBROOK RESEARCH PTY. LTD 2 5 1 0 0 8
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, INCORPORATED 1 1 1 4 1 8
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY 0 0 0 2 5 7
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, TAIWAN 1 1 2 1 2 7
LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL, INC. 2 1 1 2 1 7
NITTO DENKO CORPORATION 0 0 3 2 2 7
SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD. 0 0 0 4 3 7
SILTRONIC AG 1 2 0 3 1 7
STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L. 1 2 1 1 2 7
TEL EPION INC. 0 0 5 1 1 7
ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LTD. 3 0 3 0 0 6
CORNING INCORPORATED 0 0 2 2 2 6
FUJITSU LIMITED 2 0 1 3 0 6
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 2 2 0 0 2 6
HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS KABUSHIKI KAISHA 0 0 0 2 4 6
QUALCOMM MEMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 1 0 5 0 0 6
VARIAN SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATES, INC. 0 0 1 1 4 6
ASML NETHERLANDS B.V. 1 1 1 1 1 5
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 0 1 0 2 2 5
CANON ANELVA CORPORATION 1 1 1 1 1 5
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY 0 0 0 4 1 5
HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD. 0 1 0 1 3 5
INTEL CORPORATION 1 1 0 2 1 5
NDK, NIHON DEMPA KOGYO COMPANY, LTD. 1 1 0 3 0 5
PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED 1 0 3 1 0 5
POSTECH ACADEMY-INDUSTRY FOUNDATION 1 0 0 2 2 5
ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS CMP HOLDINGS, INC. 0 0 0 4 1 5
SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC. 0 0 3 2 0 5
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (SHARP CORPORATION) 0 1 0 2 2 5
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 0 1 2 1 1 5



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