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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 711, Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems)

( 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
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 299 315 396 363 495 1868
HITACHI, LTD 174 220 250 215 183 1042
INTEL CORPORATION 83 86 92 90 97 448
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 47 77 75 67 87 353
EMC CORPORATION 56 51 60 62 108 337
FUJITSU LIMITED 27 40 59 74 76 276
MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. 25 33 60 62 80 260
TOSHIBA CORPORATION 31 41 59 56 70 257
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 48 43 57 49 57 254
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. 47 44 46 56 57 250
NETAPP, INC. 30 43 47 51 70 241
ORACLE AMERICA, INC. 43 68 41 26 14 192
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 35 33 39 31 32 170
APPLE, INC. 16 15 32 36 59 158
LSI CORPORATION 15 16 34 35 53 153
SYMANTEC CORPORATION 4 13 25 47 30 119
VMWARE, INC. 6 16 22 31 38 113
NVIDIA CORPORATION 16 13 25 27 27 108
PHISON ELECTRONIC CORP. 2 16 29 25 27 99
SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES INC. 0 8 30 26 35 99
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY, LLC 16 18 22 16 23 95
PANASONIC CORPORATION 9 26 20 20 19 94
SONY CORPORATION 16 15 25 17 19 92
MARVELL INTERNATIONAL LTD. 8 19 18 24 22 91
ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC. 11 9 16 23 26 85
FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, INC. 6 8 28 18 21 81
SANDISK IL LTD. 12 22 26 12 9 81
COMMVAULT SYSTEMS, INC. 14 15 16 16 14 75
GOOGLE, INC. 0 2 15 31 26 74
QUALCOMM, INC. 10 11 15 22 15 73
WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 2 12 19 38 71
SILICON MOTION, INC. 1 6 24 16 19 66
ARM LIMITED 7 17 19 8 13 64
SYMANTEC OPERATING CORPORATION 29 16 4 12 3 64
NEC CORPORATION 10 5 11 20 16 62
ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION 4 5 11 13 28 61
BROADCOM CORPORATION 16 16 11 7 9 59
DELL PRODUCTS, L.P. 9 9 14 11 16 59
RAMBUS, INC. 3 6 11 18 13 51
SPANSION LLC 4 8 16 11 11 50
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, INCORPORATED 6 1 8 11 24 50
RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORP. 1 17 15 10 6 49
SANDISK CORPORATION 21 24 1 2 0 48
MARVELL WORLD TRADE LTD. 3 4 6 12 22 47
AMERICAN MEGATRENDS, INC. 10 12 7 7 6 42
VIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 8 2 10 9 12 41
MOSAID TECHNOLOGIES INC. 5 13 9 8 5 40
RED HAT, INC. 4 4 17 5 10 40
JUNIPER NETWORKS, INC. 6 10 9 8 6 39
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA 2 1 4 10 19 36
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. 10 8 6 4 8 36
HITACHI GLOBAL STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES NETHERLANDS B.V. 4 10 5 8 8 35
FUSION-IO, INC. 0 4 6 11 13 34
CLEVERSAFE, INC. 1 2 3 12 15 33
NETWORK APPLIANCE, INC. 13 5 10 4 0 32
AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 1 2 4 10 14 31
FUJITSU SEMICONDUCTOR LIMITED 5 6 7 5 7 30
SAP AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 5 7 6 7 5 30
NETLOGIC MICROSYSTEMS, INC. 10 6 4 4 5 29
NXP B.V. 6 6 5 5 6 28
VIRIDENT SYSTEMS INC. 2 4 7 7 7 27
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG 6 5 4 4 7 26
MARVELL ISRAEL (MISL) LTD. 1 3 9 8 5 26
ROUND ROCK RESEARCH, LLC 3 9 5 4 5 26
STEC, INC. 2 4 2 9 8 25
SUPER TALENT ELECTRONICS, INC. 8 9 7 1 0 25
XILINX, INC. 4 4 7 6 4 25
GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. 10 8 5 1 0 24
NOKIA CORPORATION 5 3 5 3 8 24
INFINIDAT LTD. 0 0 1 8 14 23
MIPS TECHNOLOGIES INC. 9 7 4 2 1 23
ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE 5 4 4 7 2 22
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. 0 0 3 7 12 22
SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC. 22 0 0 0 0 22
MEDIATEK INC. 2 4 8 5 2 21
QIMONDA AG 8 5 3 2 3 21
TILERA CORPORATION 5 2 4 6 4 21
ALTERA CORPORATION 2 6 4 1 7 20
QUANTUM CORP. (CA) 5 4 4 0 7 20
CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORP. 3 5 3 6 2 19
HYNIX SEMICONDUCTOR INC. 2 3 5 4 5 19
IMATION CORP. 0 1 8 5 5 19
PURE STORAGE INC. 0 0 0 5 14 19
PIVOT 3, INC. 0 2 12 4 0 18
TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL.) 2 4 3 3 6 18
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION 4 5 3 2 3 17
UNITY SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION 5 9 3 0 0 17
INVENTEC CORPORATION 5 7 3 0 1 16
LG ELECTRONICS INC. 7 6 2 1 0 16
DENSBITS TECHNOLOGIES LTD. 0 0 2 1 12 15
EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC 0 0 5 3 7 15
LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD 2 1 4 2 6 15
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. 2 4 4 3 2 15
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC. 7 6 2 0 0 15
NETLIST, INC. 0 0 1 5 8 14
RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED 3 8 0 3 0 14
SANDISK ENTERPRISE IP LLC 0 0 0 4 10 14
STMICROELECTRONICS S.A. 7 5 1 0 1 14
TDK CORPORATION 3 2 9 0 0 14
VIOLIN MEMORY, INC. 0 0 1 7 6 14
WARATEK PTY LTD. 3 7 4 0 0 14
MACRONIX INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD. 1 2 5 1 4 13
A-DATA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. 0 1 6 3 2 12
ATMEL CORPORATION 2 4 2 2 2 12
MEGACHIPS CORPORATION 3 5 1 1 2 12
MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED 1 6 2 0 3 12
RED HAT ISRAEL, LTD. 0 0 6 2 4 12
SILVER PEAK SYSTEMS, INC. 1 1 4 3 3 12
AGERE SYSTENS LLC 6 0 2 2 1 11
CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC. 2 1 3 3 2 11
FUJI XEROX CO., LTD. 0 4 2 1 4 11
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. 4 2 2 3 0 11
INFORTREND TECHNOLOGY INC. 1 2 3 3 2 11
NOVELL, INC. 4 1 3 1 2 11
SKYMEDI CORPORATION 1 3 5 2 0 11
SYNOPSYS INC. 0 0 0 6 5 11
THOMSON LICENSING S.A. 1 3 4 2 1 11
APPLIED MICRO CIRCUITS CORPORATION 0 0 2 3 5 10
ATI TECHNOLOGIES ULC 0 0 2 3 5 10
CONVERSANT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT INC. 0 0 0 0 10 10
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. 5 3 0 2 0 10
MTEK VISION CO., LTD. 3 1 5 0 1 10
OPEN TEXT S.A. 0 0 1 7 2 10
REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION 1 3 1 3 2 10
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH 2 3 3 2 0 10
SILICON SYSTEMS, INC. 3 0 4 2 1 10
ACRONIS INC. 3 6 0 0 0 9
AGIGA TECH INC. 0 3 2 1 3 9
CADENCE DESIGN SYSTEMS, INC. 0 3 3 1 2 9
DOT HILL SYSTEMS CORP. 3 2 1 0 3 9
KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 3 2 4 0 0 9
TAEJIN INFO TECH CO., LTD 0 0 0 6 3 9
AT& T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. 1 2 2 3 0 8
BENHOV GMBH, LLC. 0 2 2 1 3 8
COMPUTER ASSOCIATES THINK, INC. 2 2 4 0 0 8
CRAY INC. 1 1 2 3 1 8
CROSSROADS SYSTEMS, INC. 3 4 0 1 0 8
DATARAM, INC. 0 6 1 0 1 8
GEMALTO SA 1 2 2 0 3 8
GENESYS LOGIC, INC. 2 4 0 1 1 8
MSTAR SEMICONDUCTOR, INC. 1 1 0 2 4 8
QST HOLDINGS, L.L.C. 1 5 1 0 1 8
QUEST SOFTWARE, INC. 0 3 4 1 0 8
ST-ERICSSON SA 2 1 3 2 0 8
TERADATA US, INC. 1 2 0 5 0 8
AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD. 0 0 0 1 6 7
AZUL SYSTEMS, INC. 2 2 1 1 1 7
BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA 4 2 0 1 0 7
CA, INC. 0 0 1 3 3 7
DENSO CORPORATION 0 3 2 1 1 7
DSSD, INC. 0 0 2 5 0 7
INVENTION SCIENCE FUND I, LLC 2 1 2 1 1 7
MEMORY TECHNOLOGIES LLC 0 0 0 2 5 7
OCZ TECHNOLOGY GROUP, INC. 0 0 1 5 1 7
OVERLAND STORAGE, INC. 0 1 3 1 2 7
RENESAS TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 6 1 0 0 0 7
SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY L.P. 0 3 2 2 0 7
STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L. 0 4 2 1 0 7
TREK 2000 INTERNATIONAL LTD. 2 1 2 2 0 7
VIGNETTE SOFTWARE, LLC 3 4 0 0 0 7
XYRATEX TECHNOLOGY LIMITED 2 0 1 1 3 7
YAHOO, INC. 2 1 2 2 0 7
ALCATEL LUCENT 1 0 1 0 4 6
AVAYA INC. 0 0 1 4 1 6
FACEBOOK, INC. 0 0 0 3 3 6
HICAMP SYSTEMS, INC. 1 1 1 3 0 6
ITE TECH. INC. 2 1 3 0 0 6
PARALLELS IP HOLDINGS GMBH 0 0 3 2 1 6
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL 0 0 0 4 2 6
SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC. 3 3 0 0 0 6
SILICON GRAPHICS INTERNATIONAL CORP. 0 0 2 2 2 6
SK HYNIX INC. 0 0 0 2 4 6
SPECTRA LOGIC CORPORATION 0 0 2 0 4 6
AVID TECHNOLOGY, INC. 2 1 1 1 0 5
BOARD OF GOVERNORS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS 1 2 1 0 1 5
BUFFALO, INC. 0 1 3 1 0 5
DATADIRECT NETWORKS, INC. 0 1 1 1 2 5
ELPIDA MEMORY, INC. 1 0 3 1 0 5
EMC INTERNATIONAL COMPANY 0 0 0 3 2 5
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 1 1 1 1 1 5
HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD. 1 0 0 3 1 5
INPHI CORPORATION 0 0 2 0 3 5
INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOLOGY, INC. 2 1 2 0 0 5
IP CUBE PARTNERS CO., LTD. 0 0 0 3 2 5
MEMOIR SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 1 2 2 5
NETAC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. 1 2 2 0 0 5
OCZ STORAGE SOLUTIONS INC. 0 0 0 0 5 5
PARALLEL NETWORKS, LLC 2 1 1 1 0 5
PMC-SIERRA US, INC. 1 0 1 1 2 5
QLOGIC CORPORATION 0 1 1 2 1 5
QNX SOFTWARE SYSTEMS GMBH & CO. KG 4 1 0 0 0 5
RAYTHEON COMPANY 0 0 2 1 2 5
SANDFORCE, INC. 3 1 1 0 0 5
SANDISK 3D LLC 2 0 2 1 0 5
SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 2 2 0 1 0 5
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 1 3 1 0 0 5
SILICON IMAGE, INC. 1 1 0 2 1 5
STANDARD MICROSYSTEMS CORPORATION 1 2 1 1 0 5
STMICROELECTRONICS ROUSSET SAS 0 0 0 3 2 5
SUNPLUS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. 0 1 4 0 0 5
TEXAS MEMORY SYSTEMS, INC. 2 0 3 0 0 5
TOSHIBA STORAGE DEVICE CORPORATION 1 4 0 0 0 5
UNISYS CORPORATION 1 1 1 2 0 5
VIZIONCORE, INC. 0 0 5 0 0 5



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