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U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
Patent Technology Monitoring Team (PTMT)

EXTENDED YEAR SET - Patenting In Technology Classes,
Breakout By Organization

Count of 1969 - 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 131, Tobacco

( 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 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 44 59 35 50 42 41 39 22 40 25 39 52 44 22 12 25 26 33 29 22 31 25 24 26 7 15 22 23 22 41 27 29 13 19 17 24 9 8 6 5 9 9 17 20 28 26 1203
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY 4 5 13 7 7 2 1 12 2 1 0 0 2 1 2 2 8 5 15 23 22 34 43 40 16 16 15 10 10 11 1 6 3 5 1 1 3 6 13 10 5 15 10 4 10 12 434
PHILIP MORRIS INCORPORATED 7 8 5 3 6 3 1 3 7 7 7 7 19 18 13 14 24 18 21 2 7 6 22 31 28 8 8 10 12 3 10 5 7 3 8 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 376
BROWN & WILLIAMSON TOBACCO CORPORATION 1 6 4 6 6 15 9 5 9 7 3 4 7 11 6 9 20 10 12 3 2 10 4 7 1 2 1 2 1 7 7 5 4 2 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 225
PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 5 10 4 9 24 29 23 39 35 187
HAUNI-WERKE KORBER + CO. KG 5 8 5 4 7 6 9 12 12 6 4 14 20 4 9 17 10 20 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 183
JAPAN TOBACCO INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 3 7 1 1 2 7 6 8 9 3 9 1 10 5 5 6 7 5 1 3 1 5 9 8 4 10 7 153
G.D. SOCIETA PER AZIONI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 4 6 7 10 6 8 7 7 5 3 4 6 8 6 4 6 3 6 1 2 1 4 0 1 3 3 3 4 0 2 1 1 137
INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS + FRAGRANCES INC 0 0 2 0 0 1 5 6 1 7 5 7 12 10 3 12 5 4 1 2 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 89
BRITISH-AMERICAN TOBACCO COMPANY LIMITED 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 4 3 2 3 4 5 1 4 14 9 4 6 3 4 0 1 1 3 2 1 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 88
KORBER AG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 20 12 11 10 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 76
HAUNI MASCHINENBAU AG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 3 2 1 5 7 10 9 6 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 59
MOLINS LIMITED 0 0 0 0 2 6 2 7 6 8 1 6 4 4 3 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56
MOLINS PLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 4 5 5 6 5 5 3 2 2 1 4 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56
AMF INCORPORATED 5 10 5 5 1 4 6 3 3 1 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53
B.A.T. CIGARETTEN-FABRIKEN GMBH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 1 0 2 5 2 2 5 1 4 6 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44
LIGGETT GROUP INC. 2 2 2 4 2 3 5 2 4 2 4 4 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42
BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (INVESTMENTS) LIMITED 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 3 10 10 37
HOECHST CELANESE CORPORATION 5 1 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 3 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32
ROTHMANS OF PALL MALL CANADA LIMITED 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 3 4 0 0 2 2 1 2 4 2 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32
ROTHMANS, BENSON & HEDGES INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 2 2 1 2 2 1 3 1 0 1 2 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 30
SERVICE D'EXPLOITATION INDUSTRIELLE DES TABACS ET DES ALLU 1 4 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27
AMERICAN FILTRONA CORPORATION 0 1 2 2 1 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26
IMPERIAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES PLC 0 1 0 1 0 3 9 2 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25
BLUNT WRAP U.S.A., INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 6 3 24
FIRMENICH SA 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 5 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23
FOCKE & CO. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 23
KIMBERLY-CLARK CORPORATION 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 2 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY 9 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22
FABRIQUES DE TABAC REUNIES S.A. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 1 1 1 2 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22
IMPERIAL TOBACCO GROUP LIMITED 2 0 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22
SCHWEITZER-MAUDUIT INTERNATIONAL, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 3 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 21
SUTTON RESEARCH CORPORATION 3 3 8 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
TAMAG/BASEL AG 0 1 2 2 0 2 3 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
AMERICAN BRANDS, INC. 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19
U.S. SMOKELESS TOBACCO COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 4 0 3 6 19
JAPAN TOBACCO + SALT PUBLIC CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17
DAICEL CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 15
GALLAHER LIMITED 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
MOLINS MACHINE COMPANY LIMITED 3 2 1 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
BRITISH-AMERICAN TOBACCO (GERMANY) GMBH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 14
EFKA-WERKE FRITZ KIEHN GMBH 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
SASIB S.P.A. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 2 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
OLIN CORPORATION 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
GBE INTERNATIONAL PLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
GIVAUDAN CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
P. H. GLATFELTER CO. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
REEMTSMA, H. F., + PH. F. 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
H- -O FILTER CORPORATION 0 3 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
UNIVERSAL LEAF TOBACCO COMPANY, INCORPORATED 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 11
GULF + WESTERN CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
IMPERIAL GROUP LIMITED 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
MYA SARAY LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 4 1 8
REGENT COURT TECHNOLOGIES LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
ARENCO AKTIEBOLAG 0 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
B.V. ARENCO P.M.B. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
CULBRO CORPORATION 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
DAICEL LTD. 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
INDUSTRIAL NUCLEONICS CORPORATION 0 1 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
MONTCLAIR RESEARCH CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
REEMTSMA CIGARETTENFABRIKEN GMBH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 7
ROTHMANS INTERNATIONAL SERVICES LIMITED 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
BAUMGARTNER PAPIERS S.A. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
CIGARETTE COMPONENTS LIMITED 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
HERCULES INCORPORATED 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
INTERNATIONAL TOBACCO MACHINERY SP. ZO.O. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 6
JAPAN MONOPOLY CORPORATION 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
RUYAN INVESTMENT (HOLDINGS) LIMITED 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 6
ADVANCED TOBACCO PRODUCTS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
AKTIEBOLAGET LEO 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
ARADIGM CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 5
CONSOLIDATED CIGAR CORP. 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
DECOUFLE S.A.R.L. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5
GIZEH-WERK G.M.B.H. 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
IMASCO LIMITED 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
LOEW'S THEATRES, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
NJOY, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 5
REYNOLDS LEASING CORPORATION 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
TOBACCO RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE LIMITED 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5



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