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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 381, Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices

( 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
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 47 71 110 174 117 519
SONY CORPORATION 11 31 30 98 47 217
PANASONIC CORPORATION 26 12 51 65 55 209
YAMAHA CORPORATION 15 17 47 68 39 186
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 2 15 23 63 54 157
SIEMENS AUDIOLOGISCHE TECHNIK GMBH 20 34 22 62 18 156
BOSE CORPORATION 7 3 24 56 33 123
SIEMENS MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS PTE. LTD. 0 0 4 72 47 123
KABUSHIKI KAISHA AUDIO-TECHNICA 16 18 12 31 34 111
PHONAK AG 15 20 29 17 30 111
APPLE, INC. 3 8 6 34 37 88
HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INC. 10 9 18 29 13 79
OTICON A/S 10 9 12 25 20 76
PIONEER CORPORATION 12 17 18 20 3 70
STARKEY LABORATORIES, INC. 2 6 8 16 26 58
LG ELECTRONICS INC. 1 11 6 21 18 57
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 8 6 8 23 12 57
WIDEX A/S 3 7 12 14 13 49
HARMAN BECKER AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS GMBH 0 1 9 19 14 43
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V. 3 5 6 17 11 42
TOSHIBA CORPORATION 0 6 11 11 14 42
HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD. 0 2 10 17 11 40
NOKIA CORPORATION 0 3 11 17 7 38
SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB 7 4 8 19 0 38
FORTEMEDIA, INC. 4 6 10 14 3 37
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. 6 7 4 17 3 37
BEIJING FUNATE INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. 0 0 13 17 6 36
DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION 6 3 7 8 10 34
SENNHEISER ELECTRONIC GMBH & CO. KG 2 2 3 14 13 34
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, INCORPORATED 2 8 11 8 5 34
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, TAIWAN 0 1 5 18 9 33
TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY 0 0 0 12 21 33
CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED 1 2 4 14 11 32
GN RESOUND AS 3 5 7 7 10 32
COCHLEAR LIMITED 0 1 3 7 20 31
HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.) 1 2 9 13 4 29
PLANTRONICS INC 3 0 7 6 13 29
PERSONICS HOLDINGS INC. 0 2 1 15 8 26
SONION NEDERLAND B.V. 1 6 5 9 5 26
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION 3 4 11 2 5 25
ANALOG DEVICES, INC. 0 2 4 8 10 24
SONITUS MEDICAL, INC. 0 6 3 9 6 24
HON HAI PRECISION IND. CO., LTD. 5 1 5 4 8 23
KNOWLES ELECTRONICS, LLC 1 6 6 4 6 23
NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 0 2 4 14 3 23
RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED 4 2 2 12 3 23
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. 2 2 5 10 3 22
NEC CORPORATION 1 5 2 7 7 22
ALPINE ELECTRONICS INC. 5 4 3 4 5 21
FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 0 0 3 9 9 21
FUJITSU LIMITED 0 1 3 9 7 20
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 2 3 4 10 1 20
ONKYO CORPORATION 1 4 6 4 5 20
QUALCOMM, INC. 0 0 5 8 6 19
CHI MEI COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 7 10 1 18
SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 0 2 3 6 7 18
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA 0 3 3 7 4 17
CIRRUS LOGIC, INC. 5 5 3 3 1 17
ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE 1 1 0 6 9 17
HOSIDEN CORPORATION 2 1 4 7 3 17
INSOUND MEDICAL, INC. 4 2 5 2 4 17
MOTOROLA-MOBILITY, INC. 0 0 5 6 6 17
ADVANCED BIONICS, LLC 3 2 4 4 3 16
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC. 1 3 3 8 1 16
AKG ACOUSTICS GMBH 2 2 2 5 4 15
AUDIENCE, INC. 1 0 0 6 8 15
CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. 0 3 2 5 5 15
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH 0 1 4 5 5 15
SIEMENS HEARING INSTRUMENTS, INC. 1 2 3 9 0 15
AAC ACOUSTIC TECHNOLOGIES (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD 0 0 0 6 8 14
AGERE SYSTENS LLC 2 4 2 6 0 14
BROADCOM CORPORATION 1 1 4 6 2 14
ETYMOTIC RESEARCH, INC. 4 3 2 5 0 14
NXP B.V. 2 2 2 2 6 14
ALIPHCOM, INC. 0 0 1 4 8 13
BSE CO., LTD. 1 0 6 5 1 13
MERRY ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 0 0 4 5 4 13
POLYCOM, INC. 0 4 3 1 5 13
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY 0 2 1 5 4 12
AT& T MOBILITY II LLC 1 3 2 4 2 12
LOGITECH INTERNATIONAL, S.A. 1 1 6 3 1 12
WOLFSON MICROELECTRONICS LIMITED 0 0 4 6 2 12
EPCOS AG 2 1 0 4 4 11
HTC CORPORATION 1 0 2 2 6 11
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. 0 0 0 0 11 11
MEDIATEK INC. 0 2 2 4 3 11
REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION 2 1 1 2 5 11
SRS LABS, INC. 4 3 4 0 0 11
BERNAFON AG 5 1 1 1 2 10
CODING TECHNOLOGIES AB 1 0 8 1 0 10
GOOGLE, INC. 0 0 0 6 4 10
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. 0 2 2 4 2 10
LIFESIZE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 1 4 4 1 0 10
NEW TRANSDUCERS LIMITED 4 1 2 1 2 10
PRINCETON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 1 1 0 7 1 10
ROHM CO., LTD. 0 1 2 4 3 10
VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED 0 2 1 7 0 10
AUDYSSEY LABORATORIES, INC. 1 2 3 1 2 9
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 0 1 6 2 9
DOLBY INTERNATIONAL AB 0 1 1 4 3 9
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C. 0 0 2 4 3 9
MITSUBISHI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA 2 2 1 3 1 9
SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC 0 0 1 6 2 9
THOMSON LICENSING S.A. 2 1 1 3 2 9
TOA KABUSHIKI KAISHA/TOA CORPORATION 1 2 1 5 0 9
ADOBE SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 1 6 1 8
AT& T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. 1 0 2 3 2 8
AUDIOTONIQ, INC. 0 0 0 0 8 8
CONEXANT SYSTEMS, INC. 1 0 0 2 5 8
FRANCE TELECOM 0 1 2 1 4 8
FUJITSU TEN LIMITED 1 1 3 1 2 8
GENERAL MOTORS LLC 0 3 3 2 0 8
GN NETCOM A/S 1 0 0 2 5 8
HITACHI, LTD 1 3 1 3 0 8
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG 1 0 1 1 5 8
LOGITECH EUROPE S.A. 1 0 1 2 4 8
OMRON CORPORATION 0 0 1 2 5 8
RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK 1 0 3 0 4 8
STMICROELECTRONICS ASIA PACIFIC PTE LIMITED 0 0 2 4 2 8
THX LTD. 1 0 2 1 4 8
ABLE PLANET, INC. 0 1 3 1 2 7
CITIZEN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 2 5 0 0 0 7
COTRON CORPORATION 0 3 2 2 0 7
DTS, INC. 1 0 3 2 1 7
FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, INC. 0 2 4 0 1 7
INTEL CORPORATION 3 1 1 0 2 7
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC. 0 0 2 4 1 7
MOTOROLA, INC. 5 2 0 0 0 7
NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVERSITY 0 0 3 2 2 7
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (SHARP CORPORATION) 0 1 2 4 0 7
STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L. 0 1 0 1 5 7
TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL.) 0 0 2 4 1 7
THAT CORPORATION 1 2 0 2 2 7
ZOUNDS HEARING, INC. 0 1 2 2 2 7
BANG & OLUFSEN A/S 0 2 1 2 1 6
FUNAI ELECTRIC ADVANCED APPLIED TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE INC. 0 0 0 5 1 6
GENTEX CORPORATION 1 0 1 2 2 6
HEARWORKS PTY LIMITED 1 1 1 2 1 6
KNOWLES ELECTRONICS ASIA PTE, LTD. 0 0 0 2 4 6
KSC INDUSTRIES, INC. 1 1 0 2 2 6
MEYER SOUND LABORATORIES, INC. 1 1 0 1 3 6
NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION 0 1 2 2 1 6
OKI ELECTRIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD. 0 0 0 3 3 6
PANASONIC AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS COMPANY OF AMERICA 0 0 1 1 4 6
RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORP. 0 0 3 2 1 6
RION CO., LTD. 0 1 1 3 1 6
ROLAND CORPORATION 0 2 2 2 0 6
SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. 0 0 0 4 2 6
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 1 2 1 2 0 6
SONIC INNOVATIONS, INC. 0 0 1 2 3 6
SOUND SOURCES TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 0 3 3 0 6
WISTRON CORPORATION 0 0 1 1 4 6
BLACKBERRY LIMITED 0 0 0 0 5 5
DTS LLC 0 0 0 1 4 5
EPCOS PTE LTD. 0 0 1 2 2 5
FOXCONN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD 0 1 2 1 1 5
HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED 0 0 1 3 1 5
INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 1 1 3 0 5
JL AUDIO, INC. 0 2 0 1 2 5
JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION 0 0 0 2 3 5
KOSS CORPORATION 0 0 1 3 1 5
LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 1 1 2 1 0 5
MITEK CORPORATION 1 1 1 1 1 5
MITEL NETWORKS CORPORATION 2 2 1 0 0 5
NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY 0 0 1 2 2 5
QNX SOFTWARE SYSTEMS CO. 0 0 2 3 0 5
QNX SOFTWARE SYSTEMS, LTD. 0 0 0 1 4 5
SHURE ACQUISITION HOLDINGS, INC. 1 0 1 0 3 5
SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 2 3 5
UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORPORATION 0 0 0 2 3 5
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE REGENTS OF 0 1 0 3 1 5



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