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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 349, Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems

( 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
LG DISPLAY CO., LTD. 282 303 246 231 182 1244
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 166 265 293 213 36 973
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (SHARP CORPORATION) 80 99 188 209 154 730
AU OPTRONICS CORP. 80 109 120 104 92 505
HITACHI DISPLAYS, LTD. 49 93 125 127 91 485
SONY CORPORATION 21 43 87 98 49 298
SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD. 0 0 0 50 240 290
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION 86 45 44 45 33 253
SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD. 35 44 46 54 64 243
CHIMEI-INNOLUX CORPORATION 0 28 47 56 24 155
FUJIFILM CORPORATION 21 33 35 30 21 140
NEC LCD TECHNOLOGIES, LTD. 42 38 37 3 1 121
CHUNGHWA PICTURE TUBES, LTD. 17 18 18 34 29 116
NITTO DENKO CORPORATION 17 21 15 22 23 98
MITSUBISHI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA 13 18 17 16 12 76
NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD. 0 0 1 32 40 73
CASIO COMPUTER CO. LTD. 15 9 12 15 17 68
SAMSUNG MOBILE DISPLAY CO., LTD. 18 21 21 5 0 65
HANNSTAR DISPLAY CORP. 17 12 14 9 12 64
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 10 11 16 13 13 63
BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. 1 5 16 15 25 62
TOSHIBA MATSUSHITA DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. 24 14 18 6 0 62
EPSON IMAGING DEVICES CORPORATION 33 27 1 0 0 61
HITACHI, LTD 15 28 16 2 0 61
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, TAIWAN 18 6 10 15 7 56
DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO. LTD 14 17 9 7 8 55
PANASONIC CORPORATION 6 6 6 16 14 48
WINTEK CORPORATION 12 12 11 10 3 48
FUJITSU LIMITED 9 15 10 7 4 45
FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 7 8 17 10 3 45
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY 4 9 12 8 10 43
INNOCOM TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD. 6 14 16 3 2 41
NEC CORPORATION 10 10 9 5 4 38
APPLE, INC. 1 3 6 9 18 37
TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD. 3 3 9 12 10 37
JAPAN DISPLAY CENTRAL INC. 0 0 0 5 29 34
LG CHEMICAL LTD. 4 6 5 13 5 33
LG ELECTRONICS INC. 3 6 5 8 11 33
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA 5 7 10 7 3 32
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. 4 9 9 8 2 32
SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 12 5 4 8 3 32
SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. 0 0 0 0 32 32
INNOLUX DISPLAY CORP. 15 15 0 1 0 31
CHI MEI OPTOELECTRONICS CORP. 16 10 3 0 0 29
TOSHIBA CORPORATION 3 6 5 2 13 29
TPO DISPLAYS CORPORATION 11 13 1 0 1 26
CITIZEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD. 7 7 6 4 1 25
HON HAI PRECISION IND. CO., LTD. 5 6 3 7 3 24
JAPAN DISPLAY WEST INC. 0 0 0 0 24 24
STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 0 2 5 10 6 23
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY 2 7 3 4 5 21
FUJI XEROX CO., LTD. 2 3 7 6 1 19
HITACHI CONSUMER ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 0 0 0 6 12 18
HYDIS TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. 7 3 3 5 0 18
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. 5 5 1 3 2 16
HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD. 3 1 6 2 4 16
LG INNOTEK CO., LTD 1 1 3 5 6 16
CITIZEN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 5 2 2 3 3 15
INFOVISION OPTOELECTRONICS (KUNSHAN) CO., LTD. 0 0 3 10 2 15
TPO HONG KONG HOLDING LIMITED 6 4 2 2 1 15
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA 5 4 4 2 0 15
ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LTD. 1 6 3 1 2 13
MANUFACTURING RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL, INC. 0 0 1 3 8 12
ZEON CORPORATION 1 3 0 5 3 12
CHEIL INDUSTRIES, INC. 0 3 2 4 2 11
HIMAX DISPLAY, INC. 1 4 1 3 2 11
KYOCERA CORPORATION 3 2 3 2 1 11
PANASONIC LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CO. LTD. 0 0 4 3 4 11
SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD. 5 2 0 2 2 11
HIAP L. ONG AND KYORITSU OPTRONICS CO., LTD. 0 0 4 3 3 10
IPS ALPHA TECHNOLOGY, LTD. 3 5 1 1 0 10
QUANTA DISPLAY INC. 3 6 1 0 0 10
REAL D 4 1 2 1 2 10
BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD. 0 0 0 4 5 9
E INK HOLDINGS INC. 0 0 2 4 3 9
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. 2 2 2 3 0 9
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 3 3 3 0 0 9
MERCK PATENT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG 2 3 2 1 1 9
SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC. 0 0 3 5 1 9
THE HONG KONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 2 1 2 1 3 9
INFOVISION OPTOELECTRONICS HOLDINGS LIMITED 3 2 3 0 0 8
JAPAN DISPLAY INC. 0 0 0 0 8 8
JDS UNIPHASE CORPORATION 1 2 3 1 1 8
NISSHA PRINTING CO., LTD. 2 1 2 2 1 8
SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED 3 1 3 0 1 8
TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY 2 0 3 1 2 8
VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED 3 2 1 2 0 8
CENTURY DISPLAY(SHENZHEN)CO.,LTD. 0 0 0 4 3 7
HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED 2 1 1 2 1 7
INTEL CORPORATION 3 2 1 1 0 7
NIKON CORPORATION 0 0 1 2 4 7
NIPPON OIL CORPORATION 0 1 4 2 0 7
OMRON CORPORATION 0 0 0 2 5 7
ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC. 0 0 2 2 3 7
SHARP LABORATORIES OF AMERICA, INC. 0 1 4 1 1 7
TAIWAN TFT LCD ASSOCIATION 2 1 0 4 0 7
TOSHIBA MOBILE DISPLAY CO., LTD. 0 0 2 4 1 7
WISTRON CORPORATION 0 0 2 1 4 7
ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 4 0 2 0 0 6
FUTURE VISION INC. 2 4 0 0 0 6
KONICA MINOLTA OPTO, INC 1 1 2 1 1 6
LENSVECTOR INC. 0 0 1 4 1 6
NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVERSITY 1 1 1 1 2 6
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY 0 0 0 2 4 6
OBAYASHISEIKOU CO., LTD. 0 4 0 2 0 6
SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB 2 2 2 0 0 6
CORETRONIC CORPORATION 0 0 0 3 2 5
CREE, INC. 1 0 1 0 3 5
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 0 1 1 1 2 5
MOTOROLA-MOBILITY, INC. 0 0 3 1 1 5
OCLARO NORTH AMERICA INC. 0 0 2 2 1 5
SAMSUNG LED CO., LTD. 0 3 2 0 0 5
SILICON TOUCH TECHNOLOGY INC. 0 0 0 2 3 5
TOHOKU UNIVERSITY 1 3 0 1 0 5
ULVAC, INC. 0 1 1 1 2 5
UNIVERSITE LAVAL 0 2 1 0 2 5
ZBD DISPLAYS LIMITED 1 0 2 1 1 5



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