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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 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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 71 110 174 117 104 576
SONY CORPORATION 31 30 98 47 57 263
PANASONIC CORPORATION 12 51 65 55 48 231
YAMAHA CORPORATION 17 47 68 39 33 204
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 15 23 63 54 48 203
SIEMENS MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS PTE. LTD. 0 4 72 47 38 161
BOSE CORPORATION 3 24 56 33 30 146
SIEMENS AUDIOLOGISCHE TECHNIK GMBH 34 22 62 18 5 141
KABUSHIKI KAISHA AUDIO-TECHNICA 18 12 31 34 31 126
APPLE, INC. 8 6 34 37 39 124
PHONAK AG 20 29 17 30 20 116
STARKEY LABORATORIES, INC. 6 8 16 26 52 108
OTICON A/S 9 12 25 20 26 92
HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INC. 9 18 29 13 14 83
LG ELECTRONICS INC. 11 6 21 18 15 71
WIDEX A/S 7 12 14 13 19 65
PIONEER CORPORATION 17 18 20 3 5 63
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V. 5 6 17 11 20 59
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 6 8 23 12 8 57
HARMAN BECKER AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS GMBH 1 9 19 14 10 53
TOSHIBA CORPORATION 6 11 11 14 11 53
COCHLEAR LIMITED 1 3 7 20 21 52
NOKIA CORPORATION 3 11 17 7 14 52
TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY 0 0 12 21 17 50
GN RESOUND AS 5 7 7 10 15 44
DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION 3 7 8 10 15 43
HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD. 2 10 17 11 3 43
SENNHEISER ELECTRONIC GMBH & CO. KG 2 3 14 13 11 43
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, INCORPORATED 8 11 8 5 6 38
BEIJING FUNATE INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. 0 13 17 6 1 37
CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY, LTD. 2 4 14 11 6 37
FORTEMEDIA, INC. 6 10 14 3 3 36
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, TAIWAN 1 5 18 9 3 36
AAC ACOUSTIC TECHNOLOGIES (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD 0 0 6 8 21 35
HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.) 2 9 13 4 7 35
QUALCOMM, INC. 0 5 8 6 14 33
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. 7 4 17 3 0 31
SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB 4 8 19 0 0 31
SONION NEDERLAND B.V. 6 5 9 5 5 30
SONITUS MEDICAL, INC. 6 3 9 6 6 30
KNOWLES ELECTRONICS, LLC 6 6 4 6 7 29
NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 2 4 14 3 6 29
PLANTRONICS INC 0 7 6 13 3 29
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH 1 4 5 5 14 29
FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 0 3 9 9 7 28
NXP B.V. 2 2 2 6 16 28
PERSONICS HOLDINGS INC. 2 1 15 8 2 28
AUDIENCE, INC. 0 0 6 8 13 27
FUJITSU LIMITED 1 3 9 7 7 27
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. 2 5 10 3 7 27
NEC CORPORATION 5 2 7 7 5 26
ANALOG DEVICES, INC. 2 4 8 10 0 24
ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE 1 0 6 9 8 24
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION 4 11 2 5 1 23
WOLFSON MICROELECTRONICS LIMITED 0 4 6 2 11 23
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 3 4 10 1 4 22
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. 0 0 0 11 11 22
ONKYO CORPORATION 4 6 4 5 3 22
BLACKBERRY LIMITED 0 0 0 5 16 21
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA 3 3 7 4 4 21
HON HAI PRECISION IND. CO., LTD. 1 5 4 8 3 21
MOTOROLA-MOBILITY, INC. 0 5 6 6 4 21
SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 2 3 6 7 3 21
ALIPHCOM, INC. 0 1 4 8 7 20
HTC CORPORATION 0 2 2 6 10 20
RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED 2 2 12 3 0 19
BROADCOM CORPORATION 1 4 6 2 5 18
CHI MEI COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC. 0 7 10 1 0 18
ALPINE ELECTRONICS INC. 4 3 4 5 1 17
CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. 3 2 5 5 2 17
GOOGLE, INC. 0 0 6 4 7 17
HOSIDEN CORPORATION 1 4 7 3 2 17
INSOUND MEDICAL, INC. 2 5 2 4 4 17
ADVANCED BIONICS, LLC 2 4 4 3 3 16
MERRY ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 0 4 5 4 3 16
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC. 3 3 8 1 1 16
CIRRUS LOGIC, INC. 5 3 3 1 3 15
DOLBY INTERNATIONAL AB 1 1 4 3 6 15
ETYMOTIC RESEARCH, INC. 3 2 5 0 5 15
BSE CO., LTD. 0 6 5 1 2 14
POLYCOM, INC. 4 3 1 5 1 14
SIEMENS HEARING INSTRUMENTS, INC. 2 3 9 0 0 14
AKG ACOUSTICS GMBH 2 2 5 4 0 13
AUDIOTONIQ, INC. 0 0 0 8 5 13
GN NETCOM A/S 0 0 2 5 6 13
MEDIATEK INC. 2 2 4 3 2 13
ROHM CO., LTD. 1 2 4 3 3 13
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY 2 1 5 4 0 12
AGERE SYSTENS LLC 4 2 6 0 0 12
AT& T MOBILITY II LLC 3 2 4 2 1 12
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C. 0 2 4 3 3 12
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. 2 2 4 2 2 12
MITSUBISHI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA 2 1 3 1 5 12
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC. 0 2 4 1 5 12
AT& T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. 0 2 3 2 4 11
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 1 6 2 2 11
CONEXANT SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 2 5 4 11
COTRON CORPORATION 3 2 2 0 4 11
INVENSENSE INC. 0 0 0 0 11 11
LOGITECH INTERNATIONAL, S.A. 1 6 3 1 0 11
OMRON CORPORATION 0 1 2 5 3 11
SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC 0 1 6 2 2 11
VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED 2 1 7 0 1 11
ADVANCED BIONICS AG 0 1 0 1 8 10
FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION 0 2 0 0 8 10
FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, INC. 2 4 0 1 3 10
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG 0 1 1 5 3 10
LOGITECH EUROPE S.A. 0 1 2 4 3 10
PRINCETON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 1 0 7 1 1 10
STMICROELECTRONICS ASIA PACIFIC PTE LIMITED 0 2 4 2 2 10
AUDYSSEY LABORATORIES, INC. 2 3 1 2 1 9
CODING TECHNOLOGIES AB 0 8 1 0 0 9
EPCOS AG 1 0 4 4 0 9
FUNAI ELECTRIC ADVANCED APPLIED TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE INC. 0 0 5 1 3 9
LIFESIZE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 4 4 1 0 0 9
NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVERSITY 0 3 2 2 2 9
PERSONICS HOLDINGS, LLC. 0 0 0 0 9 9
REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION 1 1 2 5 0 9
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (SHARP CORPORATION) 1 2 4 0 2 9
SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. 0 0 4 2 3 9
STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L. 1 0 1 5 2 9
THOMSON LICENSING S.A. 1 1 3 2 2 9
TOA KABUSHIKI KAISHA/TOA CORPORATION 2 1 5 0 1 9
WISTRON CORPORATION 0 1 1 4 3 9
ZOUNDS HEARING, INC. 1 2 2 2 2 9
ABLE PLANET, INC. 1 3 1 2 1 8
ADOBE SYSTEMS, INC. 0 1 6 1 0 8
DTS, INC. 0 3 2 1 2 8
FRANCE TELECOM 1 2 1 4 0 8
FUJITSU TEN LIMITED 1 3 1 2 1 8
GENERAL MOTORS LLC 3 3 2 0 0 8
GENTEX CORPORATION 0 1 2 2 3 8
HITACHI, LTD 3 1 3 0 1 8
JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION 0 0 2 3 3 8
KOSS CORPORATION 0 1 3 1 3 8
NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION 1 2 2 1 2 8
PANASONIC AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS COMPANY OF AMERICA 0 1 1 4 2 8
SOUND SOURCES TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 3 3 0 2 8
TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL.) 0 2 4 1 1 8
CAMBRIDGE SILICON RADIO LIMITED 1 0 0 2 4 7
DTS LLC 0 0 1 4 2 7
EPCOS PTE LTD. 0 1 2 2 2 7
MEYER SOUND LABORATORIES, INC. 1 0 1 3 2 7
NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY 0 1 2 2 2 7
OKI ELECTRIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD. 0 0 3 3 1 7
RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK 0 3 0 4 0 7
ROLAND CORPORATION 2 2 2 0 1 7
SRS LABS, INC. 3 4 0 0 0 7
STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. 0 1 1 1 4 7
THAT CORPORATION 2 0 2 2 1 7
THX LTD. 0 2 1 4 0 7
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE REGENTS OF 1 0 3 1 2 7
BANG & OLUFSEN A/S 2 1 2 1 0 6
BERNAFON AG 1 1 1 2 1 6
DENSO CORPORATION 1 0 2 1 2 6
EARLENS CORPORATION 1 0 0 3 2 6
GENELEC OY 1 0 2 1 2 6
KNOWLES ELECTRONICS ASIA PTE, LTD. 0 0 2 4 0 6
MITEK CORPORATION 1 1 1 1 2 6
MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD. 0 1 0 2 3 6
NEW TRANSDUCERS LIMITED 1 2 1 2 0 6
NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. 0 0 3 1 2 6
QNX SOFTWARE SYSTEMS, LTD. 0 0 1 4 1 6
RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORP. 0 3 2 1 0 6
RION CO., LTD. 1 1 3 1 0 6
SHURE ACQUISITION HOLDINGS, INC. 0 1 0 3 2 6
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 2 1 2 0 1 6
SONIC INNOVATIONS, INC. 0 1 2 3 0 6
SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 2 3 1 6
UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORPORATION 0 0 2 3 1 6
VOCOLLECT, INC. 1 1 1 0 3 6
ABATECH ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 0 0 0 3 2 5
ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC. 1 0 3 0 1 5
AUDIO PIXELS LTD. 0 1 1 1 2 5
AVAYA INC. 0 0 2 1 2 5
BONGIOVI ACOUSTICS, LLC 0 0 2 2 1 5
CITIZEN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 5 0 0 0 0 5
CLEARONE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 0 1 3 0 1 5
COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC. 1 1 1 1 1 5
EXSILENT RESEARCH B.V. 0 0 1 0 4 5
FOXCONN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD 1 2 1 1 0 5
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC 0 3 0 0 2 5
GP ACOUSTICS (UK) LTD. 0 0 3 0 2 5
HEARWORKS PTY LIMITED 1 1 2 1 0 5
HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED 0 1 3 1 0 5
HUAWEI DEVICE CO., LTD. 0 0 0 1 4 5
IHEAR MEDICAL, INC. 0 0 1 1 3 5
INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOLOGY, INC. 1 1 3 0 0 5
INTEL CORPORATION 1 1 0 2 1 5
JAZZ HIPSTER CORPORATION 1 0 1 0 3 5
JL AUDIO, INC. 2 0 1 2 0 5
KSC INDUSTRIES, INC. 1 0 2 2 0 5
KYOCERA CORPORATION 0 0 2 1 2 5
LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 1 2 1 0 1 5
MARVELL INTERNATIONAL LTD. 0 0 3 0 2 5
OTICON MEDICAL A/S 0 0 1 1 3 5
QNX SOFTWARE SYSTEMS CO. 0 2 3 0 0 5
RED LION 49 LIMITED 0 0 3 0 2 5
RED TAIL HAWK CORPORATION 0 0 0 2 3 5
RICHTEK TECHNOLOGY CORP. 0 2 0 1 2 5
SILENTIUM LTD. 2 1 0 0 2 5
SKYPE 0 0 0 0 5 5
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 1 0 2 1 1 5
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NAVY 0 2 1 1 1 5



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