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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 623, Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor

( 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 63 91 97 118 134 503
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. 57 94 116 84 82 433
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. 36 48 64 59 60 267
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC 0 0 35 53 62 150
BIOMET MANUFACTURING CORP. 13 15 26 28 34 116
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC 14 26 19 24 19 102
DEPUY PRODUCTS, INC. 12 16 25 28 10 91
MEDTRONIC INC. 9 8 20 15 29 81
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. 17 11 15 16 21 80
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORP. 10 10 17 16 25 78
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. 1 3 18 14 24 60
COOK INC. 25 26 8 0 0 59
CORDIS CORPORATION 8 11 8 17 9 53
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC. 0 0 0 0 49 49
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) 14 8 9 11 6 48
OSSUR HF 8 9 13 8 8 46
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. 6 6 8 4 18 42
DEPUY SPINE, INC. 3 11 6 16 5 41
ZIMMER, INC. 2 5 5 14 14 40
ABBOTT MEDICAL OPTICS INC. 0 5 11 5 18 39
GLOBUS MEDICAL INC. 1 4 2 12 18 37
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. 7 8 5 10 6 36
C. R. BARD, INC. 3 5 6 9 9 32
ABBOTT LABORATORIES VASCULAR ENTERPRISES LIMITED 1 10 9 6 4 30
THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION 6 5 7 6 6 30
SPINECORE, INC 5 6 6 5 7 29
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. 4 4 7 7 6 28
KYPHON SARL 8 5 5 7 2 27
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 4 4 5 5 7 25
ARTHREX INC. 1 2 6 7 9 25
NUVASIVE, INC. 2 4 5 6 6 23
ANULEX TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 1 6 10 3 2 22
BAUSCH & LOMB, INC. 2 1 7 3 9 22
INTRINSIC THERAPEUTICS, INC. 5 3 7 4 3 22
AESCULAP-WERKE AG 2 2 4 8 5 21
ENDOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 2 5 5 8 1 21
NOVARTIS AG (FORMERLY SANDOZ LTD.) 0 0 5 10 6 21
COVIDIEN LP 0 0 0 2 18 20
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. 4 2 6 6 2 20
WILLIAM A. COOK AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD. 1 3 11 3 2 20
CARDIAC DIMENSIONS, INC. 4 9 3 2 1 19
SADRA MEDICAL, INC. 0 3 5 6 4 18
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (TERUMO CORPORATION) 1 5 1 2 9 18
W. L. GORE & ASSSOCIATES, INC. 0 0 0 12 6 18
CONFORMIS, INC 2 2 1 0 12 17
ENDOLOGIX, INC. 1 1 3 7 5 17
MEDINOL LTD. 2 5 5 2 3 17
SPINALMOTION, INC. 3 2 3 4 5 17
SPINEWAVE, INC. 1 6 4 3 3 17
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. 5 3 2 1 6 17
XTENT, INC., 1 0 12 4 0 17
DEPUY MITEK, INC. 0 0 2 6 7 15
OTTO BOCK HEALTHCARE GMBH 0 2 4 7 2 15
REVA MEDICAL, INC. 0 3 3 3 6 15
THEKEN SPINE, LLC 1 5 1 5 3 15
TITAN SPINE, LLC 0 1 0 1 13 15
BENVENUE MEDICAL INC. 0 5 5 0 4 14
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES AG 3 4 3 2 2 14
INNOVATIONAL HOLDINGS, LLC 1 6 3 2 2 14
LDR MEDICAL 2 4 1 4 3 14
ORBUSNEICH MEDICAL, INC. 0 4 2 1 7 14
TRYTON MEDICAL, INC. 1 3 3 4 3 14
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP 1 0 4 9 0 14
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. 2 8 3 1 0 14
BIOSENSORS INTERNATIONAL GROUP, LTD. 0 2 3 5 3 13
BIOTRONIK VI PATENT AG 0 1 3 6 3 13
GORE ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS, INC. 2 5 6 0 0 13
SCI-MED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. 4 3 4 1 1 13
FLEXUSPINE, INC. 0 2 2 5 3 12
JMEA CORPORATION 3 0 2 5 2 12
PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 0 1 6 5 12
RTI BIOLOGICS, INC. 1 4 2 3 2 12
TRIVASCULAR INC. 0 1 2 7 2 12
VISIOGEN, INC. 0 3 1 3 5 12
ZIMMER GMBH 3 2 2 1 4 12
ADVANCED BIO PROSTHETIC SURFACES, LTD. 1 3 0 4 3 11
ALLERGAN, INC. 0 0 3 2 6 11
AMEDICA CORPORATION 0 6 1 3 1 11
BIOMET SPORTS MEDICINE, LLC 2 3 2 3 1 11
CERVITECH, INC. 1 1 4 3 2 11
ETHICON, INC. 1 3 4 0 3 11
EXACTECH, INC. 1 2 1 4 3 11
FREEDOM INNOVATIONS, LLC 3 5 1 0 2 11
IMPLIANT LTD. 3 8 0 0 0 11
JENAVALVE TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 0 4 2 5 11
LINARES MEDICAL DEVICES, LLC 0 0 3 6 2 11
MOXIMED, INC. 2 3 0 3 3 11
WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. 2 3 2 1 3 11
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, INC. 0 2 1 3 4 10
AMO GRONINGEN B.V. 0 1 3 3 3 10
CAYENNE MEDICAL, INC. 0 1 2 3 4 10
COOK BIOTECH INCORPORATED 4 1 1 2 2 10
LABORATOIRES PEROUSE 0 3 1 5 1 10
PROSTHETIC DESIGN, INC. 2 1 2 3 2 10
CODMAN + SHURTLEFF, INC. 1 1 2 4 1 9
DEPUY INTERNATIONAL LTD. 0 3 0 3 3 9
DIRECT FLOW MEDICAL, INC. 2 2 2 1 2 9
HEINZ KURZ GMBH MEDIZINTECHNIK 2 1 1 4 1 9
J.W. MEDICAL SYSTEMS, LTD. 0 0 0 3 6 9
K2M, INC. 0 0 0 3 6 9
OHIO WILLOW WOOD COMPANY, INC. 2 1 3 2 1 9
POWERVISION, INC. 2 1 1 2 3 9
SPINAL KINETICS, INC. 0 2 3 1 3 9
TORNIER SAS 0 1 3 5 0 9
VALTECH CARDIO, LTD. 0 0 1 4 4 9
ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. 2 1 2 1 2 8
ANGIOMED GMBH & CO. MEDIZINTECHNIK KG 0 0 4 2 2 8
APTUS ENDOSYSTEMS, INC. 3 1 3 1 0 8
BIEDERMANN MOTECH GMBH 2 3 2 1 0 8
BIOQUEST PROSTHETICS, LLC 3 1 2 1 1 8
BOLTON MEDICAL INC. 0 1 3 2 2 8
C& C VISION INTERNATIONAL LIMITED 0 2 3 3 0 8
CARDINAL SPINE, LLC 0 0 4 3 1 8
COALIGN INNOVATIONS, INC. 0 1 2 1 4 8
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES, LLC 0 2 3 2 1 8
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH 0 3 2 2 1 8
MED INSTITUTE, INC. 1 6 1 0 0 8
MEDTRONIC COREVALVE LLC 0 0 4 2 2 8
MUSCULOSKELETAL TRANSPLANT FOUNDATION 1 1 3 3 0 8
NOVOSTENT CORPORATION 0 3 3 0 2 8
REX MEDICAL, LP 0 4 1 3 0 8
SORIN BIOMEDICA CARDIO S.R.L. 0 1 4 2 1 8
STRYKER CORPORATION 0 0 1 3 4 8
ABBOTT VASCULAR SOLUTIONS, INC. 0 5 0 1 1 7
ACTIVE IMPLANTS CORPORATION 1 3 1 1 1 7
BAROSENSE, INC. 1 1 1 4 0 7
CARDIOKINETIX, INC. 0 0 0 3 4 7
CARDIOSOLUTIONS, INC. 0 0 0 2 5 7
CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATION 1 2 2 2 0 7
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES PVT, INC. 2 2 2 0 1 7
GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC 0 0 4 2 1 7
HOYA CORPORATION 0 0 2 0 5 7
IMDS, INC. 0 1 0 0 6 7
INBONE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 1 3 1 2 7
KENSEY NASH BVF TECHNOLOGY, LLC 0 1 2 1 3 7
KENSEY NASH CORPORATION 0 2 2 1 2 7
LIFE SPINE, LLC 0 1 0 2 4 7
MEDTRONIC VENTOR TECHNOLOGIES LTD. 0 0 1 2 4 7
NULENS, LTD., 0 3 1 1 2 7
SORIN GROUP ITALIA S.R.L. 0 0 0 0 7 7
SPINAL GENERATIONS, LLC 1 3 1 1 1 7
STANFORD UNIVERSITY 0 3 2 2 0 7
SYNERGY DISC REPLACEMENT, INC. 0 0 2 4 1 7
TAEWOONG MEDICAL CO., LTD. 1 0 2 1 3 7
VICTHOM HUMAN BIONICS INC. 0 2 2 2 1 7
VISIONCARE OPHTHALMIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 4 1 2 0 7
X-SPINE SYSTEMS, INC. 1 1 1 3 1 7
ARTHROSURFACE, INCORPORATED 1 2 0 2 1 6
ASCENSION ORTHOPEDICS, INC. 0 3 1 0 2 6
ATLAS SPINE, INC. 0 1 1 3 1 6
BENOIST GIRARD SAS 2 2 1 1 0 6
BIOMEDFLEX, LLC 0 0 4 1 1 6
CONCEPT MATRIX, LLC 1 2 1 1 1 6
CUSTOM SPINE, INC. 0 2 3 1 0 6
FACET SOLUTIONS, INC. 4 2 0 0 0 6
GI DYNAMICS, INC. 2 1 1 1 1 6
ICON INTERVENTIONAL SYSTEMS, INC. 0 1 3 1 1 6
INVENTION SCIENCE FUND I, LLC 0 0 0 3 3 6
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY 0 0 0 5 1 6
ORTHOCARE INNOVATIONS LLC 0 0 2 2 2 6
SEASPINE, INC. 0 3 0 2 1 6
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 0 1 0 3 2 6
SPINELOGIK, INC. 0 0 0 2 4 6
SPIRATION, INC. 0 1 2 0 3 6
STRYKER SPINE 1 1 0 1 3 6
TRANS1 INC. 3 1 0 2 0 6
ACUFOCUS, INC. 1 0 1 1 2 5
APTIS MEDICAL, LLC 0 1 2 1 1 5
BARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR, INC. 0 0 3 2 0 5
BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG 0 0 0 0 5 5
CERVICAL XPAND, LLC 5 0 0 0 0 5
CRYOLIFE, INC. 2 1 1 0 1 5
DC DEVICES, INC. 0 0 1 3 1 5
DEPUY (IRELAND) LIMITED 0 0 0 1 4 5
DIAMICRON, INC. 1 0 1 1 2 5
FINSBURY (DEVELOPMENT) LIMITED 2 0 0 0 3 5
GUIDED DELIVERY SYSTEMS, INC. 0 1 3 0 1 5
JOTEC GMBH 0 0 3 1 1 5
KOWA COMPANY LTD. 0 0 2 3 0 5
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC 0 0 0 0 5 5
MAKO SURGICAL CORP. 0 2 0 0 3 5
MICARDIA CORPORATION 1 2 0 0 2 5
MICROVENTION, INC. 1 0 0 2 2 5
MOIRAI ORTHOPEDICS, LLC 0 0 1 3 1 5
MVRX, INC. 0 1 2 2 0 5
OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP. 0 0 3 2 0 5
OTTO BOCK HEALTHCARE LP 0 1 1 1 2 5
PACESETTER, INC. 0 3 2 0 0 5
PULMONX, INC. 0 3 0 1 1 5
TRANSCEND MEDICAL, INC. 0 0 0 3 2 5
VASCUTEK LIMITED 0 0 1 3 1 5
VERTEBRAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 1 0 2 2 0 5
WALDEMAR LINK GMBH & CO. 3 0 2 0 0 5
ZIMMER SPINE 0 2 0 2 1 5
ZIMMER SPINE S.A.S. 1 0 3 1 0 5



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