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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 719, Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (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 43 96 103 94 98 434
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 90 55 56 69 52 322
SAP AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 33 26 12 21 11 103
ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION 7 12 8 17 9 53
INTEL CORPORATION 8 8 5 8 15 44
ORACLE AMERICA, INC. 14 10 7 3 7 41
EMC CORPORATION 5 3 9 10 13 40
GOOGLE, INC. 2 2 8 11 14 37
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA 4 4 9 7 12 36
APPLE, INC. 5 5 9 8 8 35
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 13 6 7 4 4 34
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. 7 7 7 6 6 33
RED HAT, INC. 1 2 6 6 17 32
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 5 1 2 7 10 25
ADOBE SYSTEMS, INC. 2 3 5 7 2 19
AT& T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. 5 1 6 2 5 19
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. 0 3 5 4 6 18
THE MATH WORKS, INC. 7 4 2 1 4 18
SYMANTEC CORPORATION 3 2 5 5 2 17
SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY L.P. 1 1 6 4 4 16
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. 3 2 2 3 4 14
DELL PRODUCTS, L.P. 0 2 4 4 4 14
FUJITSU LIMITED 3 0 4 3 4 14
VMWARE, INC. 3 0 6 1 4 14
ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED 0 1 3 4 4 12
RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED 4 2 4 2 0 12
EBAY INC. 2 1 1 2 5 11
MCAFEE, INC. 4 0 1 3 3 11
NETAPP, INC. 1 2 1 4 3 11
NOKIA CORPORATION 4 1 1 3 2 11
AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 1 3 1 5 10
QUALCOMM, INC. 1 0 3 2 4 10
BEA SYSTEMS, INC. 9 0 0 0 0 9
NEC CORPORATION 0 0 3 3 3 9
NVIDIA CORPORATION 0 4 2 2 1 9
TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL.) 2 2 1 2 2 9
BROADCOM CORPORATION 0 1 3 1 3 8
COMPUTER ASSOCIATES THINK, INC. 3 3 2 0 0 8
HITACHI, LTD 2 2 0 1 3 8
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. 0 0 2 3 3 8
NTT DOCOMO, INC. 1 2 1 2 2 8
SIEBEL SYSTEMS, INC. 3 0 1 2 2 8
YAHOO, INC. 1 2 1 3 1 8
AT& T MOBILITY II LLC 0 1 1 2 3 7
CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC. 2 2 1 1 1 7
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. 1 0 2 3 1 7
LSI CORPORATION 1 0 2 2 2 7
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 1 1 1 4 0 7
SONY CORPORATION 0 1 3 1 2 7
BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA 0 2 0 4 0 6
ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE 1 1 2 2 0 6
MARVELL INTERNATIONAL LTD. 0 1 2 1 2 6
NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION 1 0 0 4 1 6
SOFTWARE AG 0 0 5 1 0 6
AMERICAN MEGATRENDS, INC. 0 0 0 3 2 5
HTC CORPORATION 0 0 2 0 3 5
INVENSYS SYSTEMS, INC. 2 1 1 1 0 5
OPEN INVENTION NETWORK, LLC 0 0 1 2 2 5
SALESFORCE.COM, INC. 0 0 0 3 2 5
SYMANTEC OPERATING CORPORATION 3 1 0 0 1 5
TOPIA TECHNOLOGY, INC. 1 1 0 1 2 5
TOSHIBA CORPORATION 0 2 2 0 1 5
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING, INC. 0 0 1 4 0 5



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