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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 369, Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval

( 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
PANASONIC CORPORATION 122 180 131 78 30 541
SONY CORPORATION 108 114 99 68 40 429
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 97 97 55 33 2 284
HITACHI, LTD 63 63 51 19 7 203
TDK CORPORATION 26 22 56 45 14 163
PIONEER CORPORATION 51 73 27 4 3 158
TOSHIBA CORPORATION 27 30 32 34 30 153
LG ELECTRONICS INC. 69 51 18 4 1 143
SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 30 38 37 31 1 137
FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 52 31 18 14 9 124
MEDIATEK INC. 51 27 26 15 4 123
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY, LLC 7 20 13 35 40 115
MARVELL INTERNATIONAL LTD. 4 22 25 35 23 109
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (SHARP CORPORATION) 19 24 29 23 8 103
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. 33 42 15 7 0 97
HITACHI MEDIA ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 13 26 24 23 10 96
HITACHI-LG DATA STORAGE, INC. 14 19 32 18 8 91
MITSUBISHI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA 10 27 22 9 23 91
HITACHI CONSUMER ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 0 7 32 31 18 88
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. 40 30 17 1 0 88
KONICA MINOLTA OPTO, INC 28 24 15 9 0 76
VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED 39 25 4 2 1 71
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 23 23 10 9 5 70
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 24 13 7 11 6 61
HITACHI GLOBAL STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES NETHERLANDS B.V. 2 3 18 21 12 56
THOMSON LICENSING S.A. 8 14 17 12 4 55
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA 32 14 2 3 1 52
HEADWAY TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 4 10 21 12 47
SUNPLUS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. 5 10 20 8 2 45
WESTERN DIGITAL (FREMONT), LLC 0 1 11 19 14 45
LITE-ON IT CORPORATION 13 15 10 1 0 39
HOYA CORPORATION 10 9 10 5 4 38
TOSHIBA SAMSUNG STORAGE TECHNOLOGY KOREA CORPORATION 2 4 2 14 15 37
TEAC CORPORATION 7 16 2 3 2 30
NEC CORPORATION 11 11 4 2 1 29
TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD. 14 8 4 3 0 29
WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 1 1 2 9 15 28
RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORP. 1 11 8 3 3 26
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 1 4 13 6 1 25
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. 10 4 5 4 0 23
LSI CORPORATION 2 5 5 6 5 23
FUJIFILM CORPORATION 4 8 1 7 2 22
SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC. 0 4 5 8 4 21
YAMAHA CORPORATION 11 7 2 0 0 20
JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION 0 0 11 5 3 19
ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION 0 2 1 9 7 19
ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LTD. 6 4 4 4 0 18
HITACHI MAXELL, LTD. 9 4 4 1 0 18
INTEL CORPORATION 6 6 3 1 2 18
FUJI XEROX CO., LTD. 5 10 1 1 0 17
MARVELL WORLD TRADE LTD. 3 4 0 4 6 17
HITACHI-LG DATA STORAGE KOREA, INC. 6 3 5 0 1 15
HON HAI PRECISION IND. CO., LTD. 6 6 1 2 0 15
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION 1 6 3 3 2 15
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. 0 0 0 7 7 14
INVENTION SCIENCE FUND I, LLC 2 5 4 2 0 13
TOSHIBA SAMSUNG STORAGE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 7 2 2 2 0 13
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, TAIWAN 7 4 1 0 0 12
ORACLE AMERICA, INC. 0 7 4 1 0 12
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, INCORPORATED 1 3 5 2 1 12
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE 3 6 1 1 0 11
FUJITSU LIMITED 3 0 2 2 3 10
QUANTA STORAGE, INC. 3 5 0 2 0 10
DELL PRODUCTS, L.P. 3 2 3 0 1 9
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD. 5 4 0 0 0 9
VIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 4 2 2 0 1 9
APPLE, INC. 1 2 2 3 0 8
HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD. 2 0 2 2 2 8
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 3 1 0 2 2 8
PHILIPS & LITE-ON DIGITAL SOLUTIONS CORPORATION 5 2 0 1 0 8
ROHM CO., LTD. 3 1 2 1 1 8
SHOWA DENKO KABUSHIKI KAISHA 0 0 3 4 1 8
DOUG CARSON & ASSOCIATES, INC. 2 1 4 0 0 7
DPHI ACQUISITIONS, INC. 7 0 0 0 0 7
KONICA CORPORATION 2 5 0 0 0 7
SAE MAGNETICS (H.K.) LTD. 0 0 0 3 4 7
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC. 2 3 2 0 0 7
SONY DADC AUSTRIA AG 3 3 0 0 1 7
SONY NEC OPTIARC INC. 4 2 0 1 0 7
CINRAM INTERNATIONAL INC. 1 4 0 1 0 6
ELWHA LLC 0 0 0 0 6 6
HITACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 0 1 2 1 2 6
INTERSIL AMERICALS LLC 2 2 2 0 0 6
TIAN HOLDINGS LLC 1 4 1 0 0 6
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE - CNRS 0 4 0 1 0 5
DAEWOO ELECTRONICS COMPANY, LTD. 4 1 0 0 0 5
FUJINON CORPORATION (FORMERLY FUJI PHOTO OPTICAL CO. LTD.) 2 3 0 0 0 5
KONICA MINOLTA HOLDINGS, INC. 1 4 0 0 0 5
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. 2 2 1 0 0 5
OPTWARE CORPORATION 2 2 0 0 1 5
SONY DISC & DIGITAL SOLUTIONS INC. 1 0 4 0 0 5
WD MEDIA, INC. 0 0 0 2 3 5



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