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

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Legal Advantage, LLC
Monday, April 16, 2012

  First Quarter 2012 - January 1, 2012 – March 31, 2012

 

Top 20 List – Law Firms

Current Rank

Law Firm

Number of Patents Issued – Q1

 

Current Rank

Law Firm

Number of Patents Issued – Q1

1

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

1349

11

Foley & Lardner LLP

463

2

Sughrue Mion, PLLC

911

12

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

427

3

Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP

794

13

Altis Law Group, Inc.

423

4

Oliff & Berridge, PLC

746

14

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

383

5

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

685

15

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

374

6

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

581

16

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

365

7

Fish & Richardson P.C.

577

17

Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

359

8

Nixon & Vanderhye P.C.

537

18

Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman LLP

356

9

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

530

19

Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

346

10

Cantor Colburn LLP

520

20

Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

330


**Source – USPTO April 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 - Q1

 

Current Rank

Company

Number of Patents Issued - Q1

1

International Business Machines Corporation

1917

11

General Electric Company

359

2

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

1216

12

GM Global Technology Operations LLC

336

3

Sony Corporation

683

13

AT&T Intellectual Property, L.P.

329

4

Microsoft Corporation

680

14

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

325

5

Panasonic Corporation

658

15

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

318

6

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

633

16

Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

317

7

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

632

17

Ricoh Company, Ltd.

310

8

Hitachi, Ltd.

378

18

QUALCOMM Incorporated

305

9

LG Electronics Inc.

374

19

Fujitsu Limited

293

10

Seiko Epson Corporation

369

20

Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

292


**Source – USPTO April 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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