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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 800, Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes

( 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
PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC. 153 254 360 417 415 1599
MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY, LLC 253 205 292 390 454 1594
SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG 54 27 49 62 79 271
SEMINIS VEGETABLE SEEDS, INC. 23 34 42 64 47 210
STINE SEED FARM, INC. 28 64 77 0 1 170
AGRIGENETICS, INC. 19 5 6 49 57 136
BASF PLANT SCIENCE GMBH 24 25 20 18 17 104
E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY 19 19 22 15 23 98
M.S. TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 1 10 29 30 27 97
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 18 12 14 19 18 81
DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC 13 9 22 10 16 70
MERTEC LLC 16 8 14 6 13 57
ENZA ZADEN BEHEER, B.V. 3 7 7 23 12 52
CROPDESIGN N.V. 8 10 4 11 6 39
BAYER CROPSCIENCE AG 5 6 11 4 12 38
ATHENIX CORPORATION 6 8 8 7 3 32
CERES, INC. 4 6 9 9 0 28
NOVOZYMES, INC. 0 5 11 7 4 27
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE REGENTS OF 6 3 9 2 6 26
COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANIZATION 10 4 4 3 4 25
MENDEL BIOTECHNOLOGY, INC. 5 9 2 4 5 25
RIJK ZWAAN ZAADTEELT EN ZAADHANDEL B.V. 4 1 3 3 13 24
SCHILLINGER GENETICS, INC. 0 1 3 16 3 23
BAYER CROPSCIENCE N.V. 0 0 9 5 4 18
LIMAGRAIN EUROPE 3 4 1 4 6 18
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY 4 6 5 2 1 18
SAMUEL ROBERTS NOBLE FOUNDATION, INC. 3 3 4 2 6 18
J. R. SIMPLOT COMPANY 1 4 4 3 5 17
AGRINOMICS LLC 11 3 2 0 0 16
ARBORGEN, LLC 2 5 3 4 1 15
CORN. BAK B.V. 3 7 0 4 1 15
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA 1 0 3 5 6 15
NUNHEMS BV 0 0 0 2 13 15
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 1 3 1 5 5 15
REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 1 0 0 2 11 14
SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED 1 5 4 3 1 14
U.S. SMOKELESS TOBACCO COMPANY 4 1 3 4 2 14
BAYER BIOSCIENCE N.V. 5 8 0 0 0 13
JAPAN TOBACCO INC. 3 5 2 1 2 13
NOVOZYMES A/S 0 2 5 4 2 13
ACADEMIA SINICA 1 2 1 5 3 12
HARRIS MORAN SEED COMPANY 1 5 5 1 0 12
ICON GENETICS GMBH 5 2 4 0 1 12
SESACO CORPORATION 2 4 1 4 1 12
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS 1 2 2 6 1 12
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY RESEARCH FOUNDATION 2 4 2 3 1 12
A. DUDA & SONS, INC. 0 5 1 5 0 11
AGRICULTURE VICTORIA SERVICES PTY LTD 0 3 2 2 4 11
SHAMROCK SEED COMPANY, INC. 0 2 2 5 2 11
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. 3 1 3 2 2 11
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 4 2 0 2 3 11
JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY 4 0 4 2 0 10
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF AGROBIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 3 2 1 2 2 10
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INCORPORATED 0 0 1 5 4 10
EVOGENE LTD. 1 1 1 3 3 9
FRITO-LAY NORTH AMERICA, INC. 0 0 3 6 0 9
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE 4 2 3 0 0 9
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY 3 4 2 0 0 9
PLANT BIOSCIENCE LIMITED 0 1 2 4 2 9
TEXAS A AND M UNIVERSITY 2 2 2 3 0 9
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI 1 3 2 1 2 9
ARCADIA BIOSCIENCES, INC. 0 3 2 0 3 8
HOUSE OF AGRICULTURE SPIROU AEBE 0 0 4 4 0 8
KYOWA HAKKO KIRIN CO., LTD. 6 2 0 0 0 8
NESTEC, S.A. 0 1 5 2 0 8
RIKEN 1 0 1 2 4 8
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO 2 2 1 1 2 8
WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION 3 2 1 1 1 8
AARHUS UNIVERSITY 0 1 2 4 0 7
BIOGEMMA UK LIMITED 1 1 3 0 2 7
DAIRYLAND SEED CO., INC. 1 2 0 1 3 7
GENENTECH, INC. 2 3 2 0 0 7
MALAYSIAN PALM OIL BOARD 2 2 0 2 1 7
METABOLIX, INC. 3 1 1 1 1 7
PROGENY ADVANCED GENETICS 0 0 1 3 3 7
SALK INSTITUTE FOR BIOLOGICAL STUDIES 1 4 1 0 1 7
STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK 1 1 2 1 2 7
SYNAGEVA BIOPHARMA CORP. 2 1 0 4 0 7
TEMASEK LIFE SCIENCES LABORATORY LIMITED 0 1 2 3 1 7
ALLIANCE ONE INTERNATIONAL, INC. 6 0 0 0 0 6
BAYER CROPSCIENCE LP 0 0 4 0 2 6
BIOLEX THERAPEUTICS, INC. 2 4 0 0 0 6
MARTEK BIOSCIENCES CORPORATION 1 5 0 0 0 6
MONSANTO INVEST B.V. 0 1 0 1 4 6
PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION 2 2 1 0 1 6
ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY 2 1 1 2 0 6
SYNGENTA LIMITED 2 2 0 0 2 6
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE RESEARCH FOUNDATION 2 1 0 3 0 6
YORKTOWN TECHNOLOGIES, L.P. 1 0 2 3 0 6
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 1 1 3 0 0 5
AGRIVIDA, INC. 1 1 1 0 2 5
BIOGEMMA SAS 1 1 2 1 0 5
BIORIGINAL FOOD & SCIENCE CORP. 1 2 1 0 1 5
CHUGAI SEIYAKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA 2 3 0 0 0 5
CORNELL UNIVERSITY 1 0 0 2 2 5
DSM IP ASSETS B.V. 0 0 1 1 3 5
EXPRESSIVE RESEARCH B.V. 2 0 1 0 2 5
KOREA RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF BIOSCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 1 3 1 0 0 5
NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY 1 1 1 1 1 5
RICETEC, AG 1 0 4 0 0 5
SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED 2 1 1 0 1 5
TARGETED GROWTH, INC. 0 0 3 0 2 5
THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG 0 5 0 0 0 5
TOYOTA JIDOSHA K.K. 0 0 0 1 4 5
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF 4 0 0 0 1 5
VILMORIN 0 0 2 2 1 5



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