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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 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 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 55 43 96 103 94 391
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 93 90 55 56 69 363
SAP AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 16 33 26 12 21 108
ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION 5 7 12 8 17 49
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. 16 7 7 7 6 43
INTEL CORPORATION 7 8 8 5 8 36
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 6 13 6 7 4 36
EMC CORPORATION 7 5 3 9 10 34
ORACLE AMERICA, INC. 0 14 10 7 3 34
APPLE, INC. 2 5 5 9 8 29
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA 5 4 4 9 7 29
GOOGLE, INC. 1 2 2 8 11 24
SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC. 20 1 0 0 0 21
SYMANTEC CORPORATION 4 3 2 5 5 19
ADOBE SYSTEMS, INC. 1 2 3 5 7 18
AT& T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. 2 5 1 6 2 16
BEA SYSTEMS, INC. 7 9 0 0 0 16
RED HAT, INC. 0 1 2 6 6 15
RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED 3 4 2 4 2 15
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 0 5 1 2 7 15
SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY L.P. 2 1 1 6 4 14
THE MATH WORKS, INC. 0 7 4 2 1 14
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. 3 3 2 2 3 13
FUJITSU LIMITED 3 3 0 4 3 13
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. 1 0 3 5 4 13
DELL PRODUCTS, L.P. 2 0 2 4 4 12
NOKIA CORPORATION 3 4 1 1 3 12
NVIDIA CORPORATION 3 0 4 2 2 11
VMWARE, INC. 1 3 0 6 1 11
SIEBEL SYSTEMS, INC. 3 3 0 1 2 9
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 2 1 1 1 4 9
ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED 0 0 1 3 4 8
COMPUTER ASSOCIATES THINK, INC. 0 3 3 2 0 8
ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE 2 1 1 2 2 8
HITACHI, LTD 3 2 2 0 1 8
MCAFEE, INC. 0 4 0 1 3 8
NETAPP, INC. 0 1 2 1 4 8
NTT DOCOMO, INC. 2 1 2 1 2 8
TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL.) 1 2 2 1 2 8
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. 1 1 0 2 3 7
NEXT SOFTWARE, INC. 4 0 1 2 0 7
QUALCOMM, INC. 1 1 0 3 2 7
YAHOO, INC. 0 1 2 1 3 7
AVAYA INC. 3 0 1 1 1 6
BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA 0 0 2 0 4 6
CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC. 0 2 2 1 1 6
EBAY INC. 0 2 1 1 2 6
NEC CORPORATION 0 0 0 3 3 6
PANASONIC CORPORATION 2 0 1 1 2 6
SOFTWARE AG 0 0 0 5 1 6
UNISYS CORPORATION 3 1 0 2 0 6
AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 1 3 1 5
BROADCOM CORPORATION 0 0 1 3 1 5
FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC. 1 0 2 0 2 5
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. 0 0 0 2 3 5
INVENSYS SYSTEMS, INC. 0 2 1 1 1 5
LSI CORPORATION 0 1 0 2 2 5
NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION 0 1 0 0 4 5
SONY CORPORATION 0 0 1 3 1 5
SYMANTEC OPERATING CORPORATION 1 3 1 0 0 5
TOPIA TECHNOLOGY, INC. 2 1 1 0 1 5
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING, INC. 0 0 0 1 4 5



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