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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 607, Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application

( 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
CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC. 113 158 214 211 259 955
MEDTRONIC INC. 104 184 174 194 237 893
PACESETTER, INC. 55 86 66 87 73 367
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 28 40 57 76 108 309
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION 18 43 51 62 108 282
ADVANCED NEUROMODULATION SYSTEMS, INC. 16 17 30 48 34 145
SECOND SIGHT MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. 10 12 31 36 42 131
COCHLEAR LIMITED 13 15 26 26 43 123
ADVANCED BIONICS, LLC 17 20 21 31 20 109
BIOTRONIK CRM PATENT AG 16 17 16 20 20 89
GREATBATCH LTD. 3 13 12 27 26 81
CYBERONICS, INC. 6 14 16 10 22 68
ST. JUDE MEDICAL AB 2 5 13 18 18 56
CAMERON HEALTH, INC. 7 11 7 14 13 52
MED-EL ELEKTROMEDIZINISCHE GERAETE GMBH 1 3 9 12 20 45
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. 3 8 8 7 7 33
CVRX, INC. 4 5 4 8 11 32
PHYSIO-CONTROL, INC. 0 5 10 10 7 32
ARIZANT HEALTHCARE INC. 2 5 9 9 6 31
BIOCONTROL MEDICAL BCM LTD. 2 6 12 4 7 31
ZOLL CIRCULATION, INC. 5 4 8 7 7 31
THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION 5 7 4 6 8 30
INVENTION SCIENCE FUND I, LLC 0 0 4 18 6 28
EBR SYSTEMS, INC. 3 5 9 1 8 26
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. 1 10 4 6 4 25
ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION 3 6 3 8 5 25
ENTEROMEDICS INC. 3 6 5 3 7 24
NEUROPACE, INC. 0 6 4 7 7 24
SORIN CRM S.A.S.. 0 0 1 6 15 22
INTRAPACE, INC. 5 6 4 3 1 19
ARDIAN, INC. 2 5 1 8 1 17
ELA MEDICAL S.A. 5 6 4 2 0 17
ELECTROCORE LLC 0 3 5 4 5 17
NEVRO CORPORATION 0 0 0 5 12 17
SYNECOR, LLC 2 3 3 6 2 16
ALFRED E. MANN FOUNDATION FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH 3 1 5 3 3 15
DEFIBTECH LLC 2 0 4 5 3 14
IMPULSE DYNAMICS N.V. 0 2 3 7 2 14
INNERCOOL THERAPIES, INC. 1 3 6 3 1 14
RMX, LLC 0 0 2 9 3 14
TEARSCIENCE, INC. 0 0 7 5 2 14
BIOTRONIK SE & CO. KG 0 0 0 0 13 13
METACURE LTD. 1 2 2 5 3 13
BRAINSGATE LTD. 3 3 4 1 1 12
KENERGY, INC. 2 4 2 3 1 12
PROTEUS BIOMEDICAL, INC. 1 2 7 2 0 12
SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC. 4 2 1 4 1 12
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS 0 1 1 1 9 12
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. 0 0 0 0 11 11
STANDEN LTD. 5 3 3 0 0 11
ADVANCED BIONICS AG 0 0 0 0 10 10
AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION 3 3 0 3 1 10
ERCHONIA CORPORATION 0 0 5 1 4 10
ETHICON, INC. 0 1 2 4 3 10
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH 0 0 3 1 6 10
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION 0 1 2 2 5 10
NOVOCURE LTD. 0 0 2 4 4 10
NEUROTHERM, INC. 1 1 3 3 1 9
STANFORD UNIVERSITY 0 1 2 4 2 9
INTELECT MEDICAL,INC. 0 1 4 2 1 8
LIFE RECOVERY SYSTEMS HD, LLC 1 3 1 1 2 8
MEDTRONICS, INC. 0 2 2 2 2 8
NANOSTIM, INC. 0 0 3 1 4 8
NIDEK CO., LTD. 0 1 2 4 1 8
NYXOAH SA 0 0 0 0 8 8
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 1 5 0 0 2 8
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE REGENTS OF 0 2 2 1 3 8
BENECHILL, INC. 0 2 1 3 1 7
BIONESS INC. 0 0 1 1 5 7
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY 2 1 1 1 2 7
ENCORE MEDICAL ASSET CORPORATION 2 1 1 2 1 7
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. 0 3 2 1 1 7
MASSACHUSETTS EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY 1 0 3 0 3 7
REMON MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LTD. 3 1 2 0 1 7
RIC INVESTMENTS, LLC 0 4 1 0 2 7
SPINAL MODULATION, INC. 2 0 1 2 2 7
THERMOTEK, INC. 0 0 1 3 3 7
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEARCH FOUNDATION 0 2 0 2 3 7
APNEX MEDICAL, INC. 0 1 0 1 4 6
ASTHMATX, INC. 2 2 1 1 0 6
CODMAN NEURO SCIENCES SARL 0 2 0 3 1 6
COVIDIEN LP 0 0 0 1 5 6
ENDOSTIM, INC. 0 1 0 1 4 6
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. 3 1 0 2 0 6
MEDTRONIC URINARY SOLUTIONS, INC. 1 1 2 2 0 6
NEUROVISTA CORPORATION 1 2 1 1 1 6
NUVASIVE, INC. 0 0 4 0 2 6
PALO ALTO INVESTORS 0 2 2 1 1 6
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, ATRIAL FIBRILLATION DIVISION, INC. 0 1 1 2 2 6
THERMAGE, INC. 0 0 1 4 1 6
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH 0 1 1 2 2 6
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY 0 1 4 0 1 6
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 1 0 1 1 3 6
AXELGAARD MANUFACTURING CO., LTD. 0 3 0 0 2 5
BACKBEAT MEDICAL, INC. 0 0 0 2 3 5
CARDIAC SCIENCE CORPORATION 0 0 3 1 1 5
CODMAN + SHURTLEFF, INC. 1 0 2 2 0 5
FUNCTIONAL NEUROMODULATION INC. 0 0 1 0 4 5
GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION 0 1 0 1 3 5
IMI INTELLIGENT MEDICAL IMPLANTS AG 1 0 1 1 2 5
KAO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (KAO CORPORATION) 0 0 0 2 3 5
LEPTOS BIOMEDICAL, INC. 2 3 0 0 0 5
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH 1 0 0 2 2 5
NATIONAL CEREBRAL AND CARDIOVASCULAR CENTER 0 0 5 0 0 5
NDI MEDICAL, INC. 1 1 2 0 1 5
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY 0 1 1 1 2 5
OLYMPUS CORPORATION 0 0 1 0 4 5
OSCOR INC. 0 0 1 4 0 5
SCION NEUROSTIM LLC 0 0 0 3 2 5
STRYKER CORPORATION 0 0 0 1 4 5
SYNAPSE BIOMEDICAL, INC. 0 1 1 0 3 5
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INCORPORATED 1 0 0 1 3 5
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA 0 0 3 1 1 5
VOMARIS INNOVATIONS, INC. 0 3 1 1 0 5
ZELTIQ AESTHETICS, INC. 0 1 0 3 1 5



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