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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 850, Scanning-Probe Techniques or Apparatus; Applications of Scanning-Probe Techniques, e.g., Scanning Probe Microscopy [Spm]

( 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
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 2 2 3 3 7 17
BRUKER NANO, INC. 0 1 1 3 10 15
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 1 0 4 4 6 15
SII NANOTECHNOLOGY INC. 0 4 3 4 2 13
AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 2 2 1 3 1 9
HITACHI, LTD 0 0 3 2 4 9
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KANAZAWA UNIVERSITY 0 4 0 1 2 7
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE REGENTS OF 1 1 2 1 2 7
HITACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 0 1 1 3 1 6
INFINITESIMA LIMITED 0 0 2 2 2 6
NANOINK, INC. 0 0 5 1 0 6
STANFORD UNIVERSITY 0 1 3 2 0 6
UT-BATTELLE, LLC 0 0 0 1 5 6
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA 4 0 1 0 0 5
GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORP. 1 0 3 1 0 5
JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY 1 1 1 2 0 5
JPK INSTRUMENTS AG 0 1 0 2 2 5
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 0 0 0 2 3 5



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