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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 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 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED 14 15 21 25 24 99
APPLIED MATERIALS, INC. 10 16 16 9 7 58
MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. 10 8 7 12 16 53
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA 4 10 9 13 12 48
LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION 7 6 4 17 14 48
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 7 7 11 8 11 44
TOSHIBA CORPORATION 3 7 15 8 10 43
HITACHI GLOBAL STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES NETHERLANDS B.V. 6 1 5 13 14 39
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 1 5 8 9 14 37
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 6 3 5 3 9 26
WESTERN DIGITAL (FREMONT), LLC 0 0 0 6 19 25
HITACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 0 2 5 6 6 19
LG DISPLAY CO., LTD. 5 2 5 2 5 19
PANASONIC CORPORATION 2 7 3 2 4 18
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. 7 5 3 1 1 17
TDK CORPORATION 2 2 4 5 3 16
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE 1 5 2 6 0 14
HEADWAY TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 2 5 6 13
HYNIX SEMICONDUCTOR INC. 1 2 2 5 3 13
SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD. 0 0 2 6 4 12
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD. 0 0 3 3 6 12
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE REGENTS OF 0 3 0 2 6 11
FUJIFILM CORPORATION 1 2 4 0 3 10
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH 2 1 1 2 4 10
SILVERBROOK RESEARCH PTY. LTD 2 2 5 1 0 10
UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORPORATION 2 3 1 4 0 10
NOVELLUS SYSTEMS, INC. 1 2 0 2 4 9
LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL, INC. 2 2 1 1 2 8
SONY CORPORATION 0 4 0 2 2 8
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, INCORPORATED 1 1 1 1 4 8
AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC. 1 0 0 2 4 7
ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LTD. 1 3 0 3 0 7
FUJITSU LIMITED 1 2 0 1 3 7
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 3 2 2 0 0 7
QUALCOMM MEMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 1 1 0 5 0 7
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION 2 0 2 1 2 7
SHOWA DENKO KABUSHIKI KAISHA 0 0 3 1 3 7
TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY 0 0 1 1 5 7
CABOT MICROELECTRONICS CORP. 1 2 1 2 0 6
GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. 0 0 2 2 2 6
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, TAIWAN 1 1 1 2 1 6
NITTO DENKO CORPORATION 1 0 0 3 2 6
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY, LLC 0 1 0 4 1 6
SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC. 1 0 0 3 2 6
SILTRONIC AG 0 1 2 0 3 6
TEL EPION INC. 0 0 0 5 1 6
DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO. LTD 1 0 1 2 1 5
DAINIPPON SCREEN MFG. CO., LTD. 0 0 2 1 2 5
HARVARD COLLEGE, PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS 1 0 2 2 0 5
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. 1 0 2 0 2 5
INTEL CORPORATION 1 1 1 0 2 5
KOREA INSTITUTE OF MACHINERY & MATERIALS 1 0 1 1 2 5
MOLECULAR IMPRINTS, INC. 1 0 0 0 4 5
NDK, NIHON DEMPA KOGYO COMPANY, LTD. 0 1 1 0 3 5
PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED 0 1 0 3 1 5
S.O.I. TEC SILICON ON INSULATOR TECHNOLOGIES S.A. 1 2 1 1 0 5
STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L. 0 1 2 1 1 5
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD. 1 1 1 1 1 5



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