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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 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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
LG DISPLAY CO., LTD. 303 246 231 182 158 1120
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 265 293 213 36 29 836
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (SHARP CORPORATION) 99 188 209 154 113 763
SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD. 0 0 50 240 228 518
AU OPTRONICS CORP. 109 120 104 92 66 491
HITACHI DISPLAYS, LTD. 93 125 127 91 4 440
SONY CORPORATION 43 87 98 49 26 303
SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD. 44 46 54 64 60 268
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION 45 44 45 33 45 212
SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. 0 0 0 32 151 183
CHIMEI-INNOLUX CORPORATION 28 47 56 24 7 162
FUJIFILM CORPORATION 33 35 30 21 21 140
JAPAN DISPLAY INC. 0 0 0 8 120 128
CHUNGHWA PICTURE TUBES, LTD. 18 18 34 29 8 107
NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD. 0 1 32 40 25 98
NITTO DENKO CORPORATION 21 15 22 23 8 89
BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. 5 16 15 25 20 81
NEC LCD TECHNOLOGIES, LTD. 38 37 3 1 0 79
MITSUBISHI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA 18 17 16 12 12 75
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 11 16 13 13 18 71
JAPAN DISPLAY WEST INC. 0 0 0 24 42 66
CASIO COMPUTER CO. LTD. 9 12 15 17 4 57
HANNSTAR DISPLAY CORP. 12 14 9 12 6 53
APPLE, INC. 3 6 9 18 15 51
PANASONIC CORPORATION 6 6 16 14 8 50
DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO. LTD 17 9 7 8 6 47
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, TAIWAN 6 10 15 7 9 47
SAMSUNG MOBILE DISPLAY CO., LTD. 21 21 5 0 0 47
HITACHI, LTD 28 16 2 0 0 46
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY 9 12 8 10 6 45
FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 8 17 10 3 4 42
FUJITSU LIMITED 15 10 7 4 5 41
TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD. 3 9 12 10 7 41
INNOCOM TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD. 14 16 3 2 5 40
TOSHIBA CORPORATION 6 5 2 13 14 40
LG CHEM, LTD. 6 5 13 5 10 39
LG ELECTRONICS INC. 6 5 8 11 9 39
WINTEK CORPORATION 12 11 10 3 3 39
TOSHIBA MATSUSHITA DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. 14 18 6 0 0 38
JAPAN DISPLAY CENTRAL INC. 0 0 5 29 1 35
NEC CORPORATION 10 9 5 4 3 31
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA 7 10 7 3 3 30
STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 2 5 10 6 7 30
EPSON IMAGING DEVICES CORPORATION 27 1 0 0 0 28
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. 9 9 8 2 0 28
PANASONIC LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CO. LTD. 0 4 3 4 15 26
MANUFACTURING RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL, INC. 0 1 3 8 13 25
LG INNOTEK CO., LTD 1 3 5 6 9 24
HON HAI PRECISION IND. CO., LTD. 6 3 7 3 3 22
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY 7 3 4 5 2 21
SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 5 4 8 3 1 21
BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD. 0 0 4 5 11 20
CITIZEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD. 7 6 4 1 2 20
HITACHI CONSUMER ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 0 0 6 12 1 19
INFOVISION OPTOELECTRONICS (KUNSHAN) CO., LTD. 0 3 10 2 4 19
INNOLUX CORPORATION 0 0 0 2 17 19
FUJI XEROX CO., LTD. 3 7 6 1 1 18
INNOLUX DISPLAY CORP. 15 0 1 0 0 16
TPO DISPLAYS CORPORATION 13 1 0 1 0 15
HYDIS TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. 3 3 5 0 3 14
WISTRON CORPORATION 0 2 1 4 7 14
ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LTD. 6 3 1 2 1 13
CHI MEI OPTOELECTRONICS CORP. 10 3 0 0 0 13
E INK HOLDINGS INC. 0 2 4 3 4 13
HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD. 1 6 2 4 0 13
CHEIL INDUSTRIES, INC. 3 2 4 2 1 12
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. 5 1 3 2 1 12
HIAP L. ONG AND KYORITSU OPTRONICS CO., LTD. 0 4 3 3 2 12
MERCK PATENT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG 3 2 1 1 5 12
CITIZEN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 2 2 3 3 1 11
ZEON CORPORATION 3 0 5 3 0 11
HIMAX DISPLAY, INC. 4 1 3 2 0 10
REAL D 1 2 1 2 4 10
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA 4 4 2 0 0 10
ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC. 0 2 2 3 2 9
SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC. 0 3 5 1 0 9
SHARP LABORATORIES OF AMERICA, INC. 1 4 1 1 2 9
THE HONG KONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 1 2 1 3 2 9
TPO HONG KONG HOLDING LIMITED 4 2 2 1 0 9
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. 2 2 3 0 1 8
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 3 3 0 0 2 8
JDS UNIPHASE CORPORATION 2 3 1 1 1 8
KYOCERA CORPORATION 2 3 2 1 0 8
LENSVECTOR INC. 0 1 4 1 2 8
NISSHA PRINTING CO., LTD. 1 2 2 1 2 8
OMRON CORPORATION 0 0 2 5 1 8
CENTURY DISPLAY(SHENZHEN)CO.,LTD. 0 0 4 3 0 7
IPS ALPHA TECHNOLOGY, LTD. 5 1 1 0 0 7
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 1 1 1 2 2 7
NIKON CORPORATION 0 1 2 4 0 7
NIPPON OIL CORPORATION 1 4 2 0 0 7
QUANTA DISPLAY INC. 6 1 0 0 0 7
TOSHIBA MOBILE DISPLAY CO., LTD. 0 2 4 1 0 7
CORETRONIC CORPORATION 0 0 3 2 1 6
GENTEX CORPORATION 0 0 2 2 2 6
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. 0 0 0 2 4 6
NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVERSITY 1 1 1 2 1 6
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY 0 0 2 4 0 6
OBAYASHISEIKOU CO., LTD. 4 0 2 0 0 6
PIXEL QI CORPORATION 0 0 3 1 2 6
SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD. 2 0 2 2 0 6
SILICON TOUCH TECHNOLOGY INC. 0 0 2 3 1 6
SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED 1 3 0 1 1 6
TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY 0 3 1 2 0 6
BEIJING FUNATE INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. 0 0 1 2 2 5
CAMBRIOS TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 0 2 2 0 1 5
COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC. 0 0 2 0 3 5
DIC CORPORATION 0 1 0 2 2 5
HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED 1 1 2 1 0 5
INFOVISION OPTOELECTRONICS HOLDINGS LIMITED 2 3 0 0 0 5
KONICA MINOLTA OPTO, INC 1 2 1 1 0 5
MOTOROLA-MOBILITY, INC. 0 3 1 1 0 5
OCLARO NORTH AMERICA INC. 0 2 2 1 0 5
OLYMPUS CORPORATION 1 1 0 2 1 5
RAYTHEON COMPANY 0 2 1 0 2 5
SAMSUNG LED CO., LTD. 3 2 0 0 0 5
SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING INTERNATIONAL (SHANGHAI) CORPORATION 0 2 1 1 1 5
TAIWAN TFT LCD ASSOCIATION 1 0 4 0 0 5
ULVAC, INC. 1 1 1 2 0 5
UNIVERSITE LAVAL 2 1 0 2 0 5
VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED 2 1 2 0 0 5



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