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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 704, DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing)

( 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
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 110 113 84 96 71 474
NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 25 59 85 82 101 352
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 55 45 67 69 71 307
AT& T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P. 36 37 63 49 48 233
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 23 43 32 53 52 203
PANASONIC CORPORATION 26 41 31 46 44 188
GOOGLE, INC. 4 7 12 50 111 184
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 15 37 31 51 42 176
TOSHIBA CORPORATION 9 19 32 32 25 117
LG ELECTRONICS INC. 6 23 23 35 25 112
AT& T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. 6 1 14 19 40 80
SONY CORPORATION 11 13 14 15 19 72
FUJITSU LIMITED 4 12 20 16 19 71
NOKIA CORPORATION 18 21 9 13 10 71
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. 1 4 11 17 36 69
ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE 7 11 7 18 23 66
QUALCOMM, INC. 5 4 8 17 31 65
NEC CORPORATION 8 7 7 16 26 64
BROADCOM CORPORATION 9 8 18 13 11 59
APPLE, INC. 8 6 17 8 19 58
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. 18 15 12 9 4 58
RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED 5 5 8 18 20 56
XEROX CORPORATION 9 11 8 12 10 50
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V. 5 3 8 13 20 49
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA 16 13 11 5 2 47
QNX SOFTWARE SYSTEMS, LTD. 0 0 0 24 16 40
FRANCE TELECOM 4 11 1 10 11 37
INTEL CORPORATION 9 4 4 7 11 35
DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION 4 1 5 10 13 33
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, INCORPORATED 10 2 8 8 5 33
VOICEBOX TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 4 3 6 11 7 31
WEST CORPORATION 1 4 4 9 11 29
HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.) 1 5 5 5 12 28
TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL.) 1 5 1 6 15 28
FUJI XEROX CO., LTD. 3 8 5 6 3 25
MOTOROLA-MOBILITY, INC. 0 0 4 10 11 25
AVAYA INC. 3 5 4 7 5 24
MITSUBISHI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA 2 9 2 7 3 23
GENERAL MOTORS LLC 0 4 5 2 9 20
YAMAHA CORPORATION 5 1 5 5 4 20
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, TAIWAN 5 3 4 5 2 19
DENSO CORPORATION 5 4 3 4 2 18
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. 4 0 2 6 6 18
MOTOROLA, INC. 8 9 0 0 0 17
MULTIMODAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 3 3 5 4 2 17
NIPPON TELEGRAPH & TELEPHONE CORP. 2 5 3 4 3 17
PHOENIX SOLUTIONS, INC. 2 10 2 2 1 17
MINDSPEED TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 4 2 4 3 2 15
NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS AUSTRIA GMBH 0 1 2 6 6 15
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING, INC. 0 0 2 7 6 15
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. 2 2 1 3 6 14
CODING TECHNOLOGIES AB 4 2 5 3 0 14
QNX SOFTWARE SYSTEMS CO. 0 2 12 0 0 14
STMICROELECTRONICS ASIA PACIFIC PTE LIMITED 2 4 2 4 2 14
ADOBE SYSTEMS, INC. 1 1 4 2 5 13
ALPINE ELECTRONICS INC. 4 1 2 3 3 13
EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE 0 4 2 3 4 13
PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED 1 6 1 2 3 13
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH 0 2 5 4 2 13
SAP AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 4 4 2 1 2 13
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 4 0 2 4 3 13
YAHOO, INC. 0 2 2 2 7 13
HITACHI, LTD 3 2 3 3 1 12
INTELLISIST, INC. 0 1 2 5 4 12
KABUSHIKI KAISHA KENWOOD 3 7 0 2 0 12
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 0 2 3 3 4 12
VOICE SIGNAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 4 5 2 1 0 12
VOICEAGE CORPORATION 1 2 3 2 4 12
CAMBRIDGE SILICON RADIO LIMITED 0 1 0 7 3 11
CASIO COMPUTER CO. LTD. 1 2 1 3 4 11
DOLBY INTERNATIONAL AB 0 1 0 3 7 11
LOQUENDO S.P.A. 2 2 2 3 2 11
NICE SYSTEMS LTD. 0 3 3 3 2 11
NTT DOCOMO, INC. 5 1 2 1 2 11
OKI ELECTRIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD. 1 3 4 0 3 11
SKYPE 0 0 1 2 8 11
SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB 1 3 5 2 0 11
THE NIELSEN COMPANY (U.S.), L.L.C. 0 2 1 2 6 11
THOMSON LICENSING S.A. 1 1 1 3 5 11
AUDIENCE, INC. 0 0 1 2 7 10
DICTAPHONE CORPORATION 2 5 3 0 0 10
DIGITAL VOICE SYSTEMS, INC. 1 0 3 3 3 10
K-NFB READING TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 0 1 1 8 10
SENSORY, INC. 1 3 2 4 0 10
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC. 0 1 5 1 3 10
SONY DEUTSCHLAND GMBH 1 6 2 1 0 10
TEGIC COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 2 2 1 3 2 10
ABBYY SOFTWARE LTD. 0 0 1 5 3 9
INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION INDUSTRY 0 0 2 2 5 9
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC RESEARCH LABORATORIES, INC. 1 3 4 1 0 9
ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION 2 2 3 2 0 9
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (SHARP CORPORATION) 0 1 3 2 3 9
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DIRECTOR NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY 1 5 0 1 2 9
AGERE SYSTENS LLC 0 4 2 1 1 8
ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC. 2 6 0 0 0 8
BLACKBERRY LIMITED 0 0 0 0 8 8
CANYON IP HOLDINGS, LLC. 0 0 0 2 6 8
DIGIMARC CORPORATION 1 2 1 3 1 8
LANGUAGE WEAVER, INC. 1 4 1 0 2 8
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. 0 0 2 2 4 8
VERINT AMERICAS INC. 0 2 3 3 0 8
VOCOLLECT, INC. 0 1 3 2 2 8
ALCATEL LUCENT 0 0 0 2 5 7
DIGITAL RISE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. 1 0 2 3 1 7
NEXIDIA INC. 2 1 2 2 0 7
QNX SOFTWARE SYSTEMS (WAVEMAKERS), INC. 4 3 0 0 0 7
RAYTHEON BBN TECHNOLOGIES CORP. 0 2 0 4 1 7
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION 0 1 2 1 3 7
SIEBEL SYSTEMS, INC. 3 2 1 1 0 7
TELECOM ITALIA S.P.A. 1 0 1 2 3 7
AT&T CORP. 3 2 1 0 0 6
DELTA ELECTRONICS INC. 1 1 0 1 3 6
DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG 1 0 1 2 2 6
DTS, INC. 0 1 1 3 1 6
FORTEMEDIA, INC. 1 1 2 1 1 6
GLOBALENGLISH CORPORATION 0 2 1 1 2 6
INTUIT, INC. 0 1 1 2 2 6
MARVELL INTERNATIONAL LTD. 1 0 0 0 5 6
ROBERT BOSCH CORPORATION 0 1 5 0 0 6
SILVERBROOK RESEARCH PTY. LTD 2 1 3 0 0 6
SONY ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT LLC 1 1 3 0 1 6
SRI INTERNATIONAL 2 3 0 0 1 6
SVOX AG 1 1 2 2 0 6
TELLME NETWORKS, INC. 2 2 1 1 0 6
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NAVY 0 0 3 2 1 6
UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION 0 2 3 0 1 6
VERIZON BUSINESS GLOBAL LLC 0 2 1 1 2 6
AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 3 2 5
AUDIOEYE, INC. 0 1 2 2 0 5
BOEING COMPANY 0 0 0 2 3 5
BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATION, PLC 3 0 1 0 1 5
CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED 0 0 2 2 1 5
EMC CORPORATION 0 1 0 2 2 5
ESCRIPTION, INC. 1 0 2 2 0 5
FLUENTIAL, LLC 0 0 0 1 4 5
FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 1 2 1 0 1 5
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 1 2 1 0 1 5
HONDA RESEARCH INSTITUTE EUROPE GMBH 0 0 4 1 0 5
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. 0 0 1 1 3 5
ITTIAM SYSTEMS (P) LTD. 1 4 0 0 0 5
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION 0 1 3 1 0 5
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 0 1 2 1 1 5
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY 2 1 1 0 1 5
POLYCOM, INC. 0 0 2 1 2 5
PROMPTU SYSTEMS CORPORATION 0 0 1 1 3 5
SHAW STROZ LLC 1 1 2 1 0 5
SIEMENS ENTERPRISE COMMUNICATIONS GMBH & CO. KG 0 0 0 3 2 5
TELLABS OPERATIONS INC. 0 0 3 1 1 5
VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED 1 0 1 1 2 5
WORDRAKE HOLDINGS, LLC 0 0 4 1 0 5



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