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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 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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 59 85 82 101 104 431
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 113 84 96 71 63 427
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 45 67 69 71 64 316
GOOGLE, INC. 7 12 50 111 102 282
AT& T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P. 37 63 49 48 48 245
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 43 32 53 52 52 232
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 37 31 51 42 44 205
PANASONIC CORPORATION 41 31 46 44 20 182
TOSHIBA CORPORATION 19 32 32 25 19 127
AT& T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. 1 14 19 40 46 120
LG ELECTRONICS INC. 23 23 35 25 9 115
NEC CORPORATION 7 7 16 26 33 89
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. 4 11 17 36 20 88
FUJITSU LIMITED 12 20 16 19 20 87
QUALCOMM, INC. 4 8 17 31 21 81
SONY CORPORATION 13 14 15 19 19 80
APPLE, INC. 6 17 8 19 28 78
ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE 11 7 18 23 17 76
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V. 3 8 13 20 30 74
NOKIA CORPORATION 21 9 13 10 11 64
BROADCOM CORPORATION 8 18 13 11 13 63
RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED 5 8 18 20 0 51
XEROX CORPORATION 11 8 12 10 10 51
QNX SOFTWARE SYSTEMS, LTD. 0 0 24 16 2 42
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. 15 12 9 4 1 41
TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL.) 5 1 6 15 13 40
FRANCE TELECOM 11 1 10 11 5 38
WEST CORPORATION 4 4 9 11 10 38
HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.) 5 5 5 12 9 36
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA 13 11 5 2 4 35
DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION 1 5 10 13 5 34
MOTOROLA-MOBILITY, INC. 0 4 10 11 9 34
VOICEBOX TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 3 6 11 7 7 34
INTEL CORPORATION 4 4 7 11 7 33
GENERAL MOTORS LLC 4 5 2 9 10 30
MITSUBISHI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA 9 2 7 3 6 27
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, INCORPORATED 2 8 8 5 4 27
AVAYA INC. 5 4 7 5 4 25
BLACKBERRY LIMITED 0 0 0 8 17 25
FUJI XEROX CO., LTD. 8 5 6 3 3 25
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING, INC. 0 2 7 6 8 23
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, TAIWAN 3 4 5 2 6 20
ADOBE SYSTEMS, INC. 1 4 2 5 7 19
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC. 1 5 1 3 9 19
YAHOO, INC. 2 2 2 7 6 19
DOLBY INTERNATIONAL AB 1 0 3 7 7 18
NIPPON TELEGRAPH & TELEPHONE CORP. 5 3 4 3 3 18
YAMAHA CORPORATION 1 5 5 4 3 18
AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 3 2 12 17
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. 2 1 3 6 5 17
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. 0 2 6 6 3 17
NICE SYSTEMS LTD. 3 3 3 2 6 17
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH 2 5 4 2 4 17
SKYPE 0 1 2 8 6 17
AUDIENCE, INC. 0 1 2 7 6 16
DENSO CORPORATION 4 3 4 2 3 16
MULTIMODAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 3 5 4 2 2 16
NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS AUSTRIA GMBH 1 2 6 6 1 16
PHOENIX SOLUTIONS, INC. 10 2 2 1 0 15
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 2 3 3 4 3 15
THE NIELSEN COMPANY (U.S.), L.L.C. 2 1 2 6 4 15
VOICEAGE CORPORATION 2 3 2 4 4 15
CANYON IP HOLDINGS, LLC. 0 0 2 6 6 14
EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE 4 2 3 4 1 14
INTELLISIST, INC. 1 2 5 4 2 14
LANGUAGE WEAVER, INC. 4 1 0 2 7 14
PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED 6 1 2 3 2 14
QNX SOFTWARE SYSTEMS CO. 2 12 0 0 0 14
SAP AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 4 2 1 2 5 14
SENSORY, INC. 3 2 4 0 5 14
STMICROELECTRONICS ASIA PACIFIC PTE LIMITED 4 2 4 2 2 14
K-NFB READING TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 1 1 8 3 13
ALPINE ELECTRONICS INC. 1 2 3 3 3 12
CAMBRIDGE SILICON RADIO LIMITED 1 0 7 3 1 12
CASIO COMPUTER CO. LTD. 2 1 3 4 2 12
MINDSPEED TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 2 4 3 2 1 12
THOMSON LICENSING S.A. 1 1 3 5 2 12
ALCATEL LUCENT 0 0 2 5 4 11
PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA 0 0 0 0 11 11
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. 0 2 2 4 3 11
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (SHARP CORPORATION) 1 3 2 3 2 11
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 0 2 4 3 2 11
VOCOLLECT, INC. 1 3 2 2 3 11
CODING TECHNOLOGIES AB 2 5 3 0 0 10
FACEBOOK, INC. 0 0 2 2 6 10
HITACHI, LTD 2 3 3 1 1 10
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC RESEARCH LABORATORIES, INC. 3 4 1 0 2 10
NTT DOCOMO, INC. 1 2 1 2 4 10
OKI ELECTRIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD. 3 4 0 3 0 10
SONY DEUTSCHLAND GMBH 6 2 1 0 1 10
SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB 3 5 2 0 0 10
VERINT AMERICAS INC. 2 3 3 0 2 10
ABBYY SOFTWARE LTD. 0 1 5 3 0 9
DIGITAL RISE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. 0 2 3 1 3 9
DIGITAL VOICE SYSTEMS, INC. 0 3 3 3 0 9
INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION INDUSTRY 0 2 2 5 0 9
KABUSHIKI KAISHA KENWOOD 7 0 2 0 0 9
LOQUENDO S.P.A. 2 2 3 2 0 9
MMODAL IP LLC 0 0 0 4 5 9
MOTOROLA, INC. 9 0 0 0 0 9
ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION 2 3 2 0 2 9
AGERE SYSTENS LLC 4 2 1 1 0 8
DICTAPHONE CORPORATION 5 3 0 0 0 8
FLUENTIAL, LLC 0 0 1 4 3 8
GLOBALENGLISH CORPORATION 2 1 1 2 2 8
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. 0 1 1 3 3 8
PROMPTU SYSTEMS CORPORATION 0 1 1 3 3 8
RAYTHEON BBN TECHNOLOGIES CORP. 2 0 4 1 1 8
TEGIC COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 2 1 3 2 0 8
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DIRECTOR NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY 5 0 1 2 0 8
VOICE SIGNAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 5 2 1 0 0 8
WEST VIEW RESEARCH, LLC 0 0 0 1 7 8
ABBYY INFOPOISK LLC 0 0 0 0 7 7
DIGIMARC CORPORATION 2 1 3 1 0 7
INTUIT, INC. 1 1 2 2 1 7
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION 1 3 1 0 2 7
MARVELL INTERNATIONAL LTD. 0 0 0 5 2 7
NEXIDIA INC. 1 2 2 0 2 7
NVOQ INCORPORATED 0 0 1 2 4 7
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION 1 2 1 3 0 7
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NAVY 0 3 2 1 1 7
VERIZON BUSINESS GLOBAL LLC 2 1 1 2 1 7
ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC. 6 0 0 0 0 6
BOEING COMPANY 0 0 2 3 1 6
DELTA ELECTRONICS INC. 1 0 1 3 1 6
DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG 0 1 2 2 1 6
DTS, INC. 1 1 3 1 0 6
EMC CORPORATION 1 0 2 2 1 6
MEANINGFUL MACHINES, L.L.C. 1 0 0 1 4 6
NARRATIVE SCIENCE INC. 0 0 0 0 6 6
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 1 2 1 1 1 6
POLYCOM, INC. 0 2 1 2 1 6
ROBERT BOSCH CORPORATION 1 5 0 0 0 6
SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY L.P. 0 0 1 2 3 6
TELECOM ITALIA S.P.A. 0 1 2 3 0 6
TELLABS OPERATIONS INC. 0 3 1 1 1 6
UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION 2 3 0 1 0 6
WORDRAKE HOLDINGS, LLC 0 4 1 0 1 6
ZTE CORPORATION 0 0 0 1 5 6
ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED 0 1 1 1 2 5
AUDIOEYE, INC. 1 2 2 0 0 5
CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY, LTD. 0 2 2 1 0 5
ELIZA CORPORATION 0 1 1 1 2 5
FORTEMEDIA, INC. 1 2 1 1 0 5
FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 2 1 0 1 1 5
HARMAN BECKER AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS GMBH 1 1 1 1 1 5
HONDA RESEARCH INSTITUTE EUROPE GMBH 0 4 1 0 0 5
JOHN NICHOLAS AND KRISTIN GROSS 0 0 0 3 2 5
KING ABDULAZIZ CITY FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (KACST) 0 0 0 3 2 5
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. 0 0 0 1 4 5
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY 1 1 0 1 2 5
PARROT SOCIETE ANONYME 0 1 0 1 3 5
SASKEN COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED 2 1 0 1 1 5
SHAW STROZ LLC 1 2 1 0 1 5
SIEMENS ENTERPRISE COMMUNICATIONS GMBH & CO. KG 0 0 3 2 0 5
SONY ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT LLC 1 3 0 1 0 5
SOUNDHOUND, INC. 0 0 0 4 1 5
SRI INTERNATIONAL 3 0 0 1 1 5
SVOX AG 1 2 2 0 0 5
UNITED VIDEO PROPERTIES, INC. 2 0 1 1 1 5
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE REGENTS OF 2 0 1 0 2 5



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