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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 716, Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks

( 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 179 246 211 256 169 1061
CADENCE DESIGN SYSTEMS, INC. 98 89 112 129 119 547
SYNOPSYS INC. 45 67 91 104 117 424
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD. 10 13 36 76 119 254
ALTERA CORPORATION 36 32 62 48 65 243
XILINX, INC. 50 64 65 33 29 241
FUJITSU LIMITED 36 45 42 42 43 208
TOSHIBA CORPORATION 33 37 42 24 10 146
MENTOR GRAPHICS CORPORATION 10 15 23 35 44 127
LSI CORPORATION 14 21 30 29 25 119
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 43 13 19 22 15 112
RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORP. 2 27 43 21 16 109
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, INCORPORATED 11 19 18 13 16 77
FUJITSU SEMICONDUCTOR LIMITED 10 19 14 24 6 73
FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, INC. 11 7 11 16 25 70
NEC CORPORATION 11 9 24 8 7 59
GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. 6 3 3 9 37 58
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 11 9 10 15 13 58
ASML NETHERLANDS B.V. 2 5 4 16 23 50
PANASONIC CORPORATION 13 9 8 4 4 38
APPLE, INC. 1 0 8 22 6 37
ORACLE AMERICA, INC. 8 9 12 4 2 35
TELA INNOVATIONS, INC. 6 7 7 5 9 34
UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORPORATION 7 3 7 6 11 34
ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC. 4 4 4 13 5 30
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG 11 8 1 3 5 28
QUALCOMM, INC. 2 2 6 9 9 28
ATRENTA, INC. 2 2 0 5 18 27
HON HAI PRECISION IND. CO., LTD. 1 4 9 7 3 24
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA 2 1 8 4 8 23
HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD. 0 0 8 11 4 23
TABULA, INC. 2 5 3 4 9 23
INTEL CORPORATION 4 4 5 4 4 21
MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. 4 3 3 8 3 21
LUMINESCENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 8 7 1 4 0 20
SONY CORPORATION 3 4 6 4 3 20
ELPIDA MEMORY, INC. 12 0 1 5 1 19
PULSIC LIMITED 4 2 5 4 3 18
CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORP. 2 4 2 3 6 17
NVIDIA CORPORATION 1 2 0 4 10 17
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE REGENTS OF 2 6 2 2 5 17
ARM LIMITED 0 6 3 4 3 16
KLA-TENCOR CORPORATION 0 5 3 2 6 16
LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION 4 5 4 2 1 16
HYNIX SEMICONDUCTOR INC. 4 2 7 2 0 15
BROADCOM CORPORATION 0 4 6 0 4 14
NUFLARE TECHNOLOGY, INC. 3 4 3 4 0 14
ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION 0 0 2 3 9 14
THE MATH WORKS, INC. 1 3 2 5 3 14
AGERE SYSTENS LLC 3 3 3 3 1 13
JASPER DESIGN AUTOMATION, INC. 1 1 3 4 4 13
ASML MASKTOOLS, B.V. 5 2 2 2 1 12
SPRINGSOFT USA, INC. 3 7 2 0 0 12
ACTIVE-SEMI, INC. 1 2 8 0 0 11
FUJITSU MICROELECTRONICS LIMITED 11 0 0 0 0 11
HITACHI, LTD 3 3 4 1 0 11
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, TAIWAN 1 3 2 3 2 11
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELEKTRONICA CENTRUM (IMEC VZW) 2 3 2 4 0 11
MARVELL INTERNATIONAL LTD. 1 1 1 4 4 11
ACHRONIX SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION 1 0 5 3 1 10
ALGOTOCHIP CORPORATION 0 0 3 7 0 10
CALYPTO DESIGN SYSTEMS, INC. 2 2 4 1 1 10
NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION 3 5 1 1 0 10
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. 0 5 0 3 2 10
SYNOPSYS TAIWAN CO., LTD. 0 0 0 1 9 10
GAUDA, INC. 2 0 3 2 2 9
HITACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 2 0 1 3 3 9
NEC ELECTRONICS CORPORATION 9 0 0 0 0 9
NXP B.V. 1 2 3 1 2 9
REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION 0 2 2 2 3 9
SOLIDO DESIGN AUTOMATION INC. 3 3 1 2 0 9
SPRING SOFT INC. 2 0 4 3 0 9
EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC 0 0 3 3 2 8
GLOBALFOUNDRIES SINGAPORE PTE. LTD. 0 0 0 5 3 8
MAGMA DESIGN AUTOMATION, INC. 2 6 0 0 0 8
NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY 0 1 0 4 3 8
RAMBUS, INC. 2 1 3 1 1 8
BOEING COMPANY 2 0 2 3 0 7
D2S, INC. 1 0 0 3 3 7
DONGBU HITEK CO., LTD. 3 3 1 0 0 7
NANGATE INC. 0 0 0 6 1 7
SAGE SOFTWARE, INC. 2 4 0 0 1 7
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (SHARP CORPORATION) 3 3 1 0 0 7
SUVOLTA, INC. 1 1 0 0 5 7
GOLDEN GATE TECHNOLOGY, INC. 1 1 1 3 0 6
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. 2 1 3 0 0 6
INVENTEC CORPORATION 2 0 4 0 0 6
JUNIPER NETWORKS, INC. 0 0 3 1 2 6
MACRONIX INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD. 1 2 0 2 1 6
MAXELER TECHNOLOGIES LTD. 0 0 0 1 5 6
MSTAR SEMICONDUCTOR, INC. 0 1 2 2 1 6
NAN YA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 0 2 0 2 2 6
NANGATE A/S 0 3 3 0 0 6
NIKON CORPORATION 0 0 0 4 2 6
OKI SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD. 4 2 0 0 0 6
OTRSOTECH, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY 0 2 3 1 0 6
QIMONDA AG 4 1 0 0 1 6
SEMICONDUCTOR INSIGHTS INC. 1 2 1 1 1 6
STMICROELECTRONICS ROUSSET SAS 0 0 0 2 4 6
STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L. 2 1 1 1 1 6
SYNTEST TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 1 1 1 1 2 6
APPLIED MICRO CIRCUITS CORPORATION 0 0 1 3 1 5
AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD. 0 0 0 2 3 5
COHERENT LOGIX INCORPORATED 1 1 1 1 1 5
HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED 1 0 3 1 0 5
MICRONIC LASER SYSTEMS AB 1 2 1 1 0 5
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 2 2 0 1 0 5
NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVERSITY 0 0 2 1 2 5
OLAMBDA, INC. 1 3 0 1 0 5
ONESPIN SOLUTIONS, GMBH 2 0 1 1 1 5
PDF SOLUTIONS, INC. 4 1 0 0 0 5
TAKUMI TECHNOLOGY CORP. 0 2 2 1 0 5
TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED 1 1 2 1 0 5
WORLDWIDE PRO LTD. 0 0 1 2 2 5



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