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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 396, Photography

( 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
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA 59 65 71 53 84 332
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 33 33 46 46 39 197
SONY CORPORATION 31 58 44 23 16 172
FUJIFILM CORPORATION 55 55 17 9 4 140
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 17 22 35 30 28 132
HOYA CORPORATION 47 41 27 2 7 124
PANASONIC CORPORATION 11 20 29 32 24 116
NIKON CORPORATION 14 35 28 16 17 110
HON HAI PRECISION IND. CO., LTD. 18 22 31 22 9 102
TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED 12 16 10 7 13 58
OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. 13 21 9 6 7 56
OLYMPUS CORPORATION 19 13 4 5 2 43
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. 7 13 9 6 6 41
CASIO COMPUTER CO. LTD. 14 12 5 4 3 38
SEIKO PRECISION INC. 1 9 9 4 14 37
FUJINON CORPORATION (FORMERLY FUJI PHOTO OPTICAL CO. LTD.) 9 15 5 3 0 32
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY 12 12 2 4 1 31
SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD. 2 12 6 1 8 29
SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB 8 13 7 1 0 29
ALTEK CORPORATION 4 7 2 4 6 23
ASIA OPTICAL CO., INC. 14 5 4 0 0 23
NOKIA CORPORATION 10 7 3 0 2 22
NIDEC COPAL CORPORATION 0 8 3 3 6 20
LAB PARTNERS ASSOCIATES, INC. 0 3 2 6 8 19
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION 3 11 3 2 0 19
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. 9 3 2 1 3 18
SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 5 2 2 5 2 16
APPLE, INC. 0 0 5 4 6 15
DIGITALOPTICS CORPORATION MEMS 0 0 0 5 10 15
KONICA MINOLTA OPTO, INC 5 3 4 2 1 15
LG ELECTRONICS INC. 8 3 2 0 1 14
PENTAX RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. 0 0 0 12 2 14
SIIMPEL CORPORATION 3 11 0 0 0 14
RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED 1 3 2 4 2 12
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. 2 5 1 2 1 11
SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. 1 2 7 1 0 11
TOSHIBA CORPORATION 3 5 0 2 1 11
ADOBE SYSTEMS, INC. 1 0 3 5 1 10
FUJITSU LIMITED 2 5 3 0 0 10
MICROSCAN SYSTEMS INCORPORATED 0 3 4 2 1 10
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 2 6 2 0 0 10
SAMSUNG TECHWIN CO., LTD. 4 0 4 0 2 10
TAMRON CO., LTD. 4 2 3 1 0 10
VA. INC. 2 1 1 5 1 10
CHAPMAN/LEONARD STUDIO EQUIPMENT, INC. 1 1 1 3 3 9
ELMO COMPANY LIMITED 2 2 3 1 1 9
FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC 0 3 3 2 1 9
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (SHARP CORPORATION) 3 4 0 1 1 9
SOKUDO CO., LTD. 2 6 0 0 1 9
ABILITY ENTERPRISE CO., LTD. 0 0 1 4 3 8
FU ZHUN PRECISION INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD. 3 5 0 0 0 8
PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD. 3 0 5 0 0 8
TESSERA MEMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 5 3 0 0 8
HITACHI, LTD 2 2 2 0 1 7
LG INNOTEK CO., LTD 1 2 2 1 1 7
NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION 0 0 2 2 3 7
DAINIPPON SCREEN MFG. CO., LTD. 2 3 1 0 0 6
DIGITAL IMAGING SYSTEMS GMBH 0 2 2 2 0 6
FOXCONN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD 3 3 0 0 0 6
HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD. 1 1 1 1 2 6
KONICA MINOLTA PHOTO IMAGING, INC. 5 1 0 0 0 6
KYOCERA CORPORATION 1 3 2 0 0 6
LEICA CAMERA AG 2 2 0 0 2 6
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC RESEARCH LABORATORIES, INC. 1 3 1 1 0 6
RAYTHEON COMPANY 0 1 1 2 2 6
SILVERBROOK RESEARCH PTY. LTD 2 2 1 1 0 6
TDK TAIWAN CORP. 1 0 2 2 1 6
APTINA IMAGING CORPORATION 1 2 1 0 1 5
BRANDEBURY TOOL COMPANY, INC. 0 1 2 1 1 5
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. 3 0 1 1 0 5
LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD. 1 0 2 1 1 5
NAUTICAM INTERNATIONAL LIMITED 0 0 2 3 0 5
PREMIER IMAGE TECHNOLOGY(CHINA) LTD. 0 4 0 0 1 5
QUALCOMM, INC. 1 2 0 1 1 5
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH 2 0 0 3 0 5
THE TIFFEN COMPANY LLC 0 1 2 1 1 5



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