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The Top 20 Companies and Firms who were Granted Patents for the Third Quarter of 2012

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Legal Advantage, LLC
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

  Third Quarter 2012 - July 1, 2012 – September 30, 2012

 

Top 20 List – Law Firms

Current Rank

Law Firm

Number of Patents Issued – Q2

 

Current Rank

Law Firm

Number of Patents Issued – Q2

1

Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

1447

11

Foley & Lardner LLP

531

2

Altis Law Group, Inc.

1246

12

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

515

3

Sughrue Mion, PLLC

1071

13

Nixon & Vanderhye P.C.

511

4

Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP

849

14

Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

496

5

Oliff & Berridge, PLC

829

15

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

486

6

Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C.

781

16

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

474

7

Fish & Richardson P.C.

665

17

Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

427

8

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P.

598

18

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

400

9

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

585

19

Staas & Halsey LLP

388

10

Cantor Colburn LLP

548

20

Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

382


**Source – USPTO October 2012
**Data is subject to change as there may be some lag time in publishing issued patents data by the USPTO. 


 

Top 20 List - Companies

Current Rank

Company

Number of Patents Issued - Q2

 

Current Rank

Company

Number of Patents Issued - Q2

1

International Business Machines Corporation

1826

11

Fujitsu Limited

552

2

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

1721

12

Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

517

3

Sony Corporation

1035

13

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

492

4

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

899

14

Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

447

5

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

871

15

Xerox Corporation

436

6

Microsoft Corporation

867

16

General Electric Company

434

7

LG Electronics Inc.

862

17

Ricoh Company, Ltd.

386

8

Panasonic Corporation

822

18

Google Inc.

375

9

Hitachi, Ltd.

785

19

Apple Inc.

375

10

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

658

20

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

369


**Source – USPTO October 2012
**Data is subject to change as there may be some lag time in publishing issued patents data by the USPTO.  Numbers may be lower or higher due to divestitures, acquisitions, mergers and / or incomplete subsidiary information.  Legal Advantage attempts to capture information from  aforementioned events, however due to timing and availability of information it is not always possible.

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