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The Top 20 Companies and Firms who were Granted Patents for the Fourth Quarter of 2011

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Legal Advantage, LLC
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

  Forth Quarter 2011 - October 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011

 

Top 20 List – Law Firms

Current Rank

Law Firm

Number of Patents Issued – Q4

 

Current Rank

Law Firm

Number of Patents Issued – Q4

1

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

1462

11

Nixon & Vanderhye P.C.

504

2

Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP

925

12

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

441

3

Sughrue Mion, PLLC

859

13

Foley & Lardner LLP

462

4

Oliff & Berridge, PLC

728

14

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

458

5

Altis Law Group, Inc.

633

15

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

456

6

Fish & Richardson P.C.

596

16

Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

397

7

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

556

17

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

377

8

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

555

18

Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

350

9

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

552

19

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

337

10

Cantor Colburn LLP

506

20

Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

332


**Source – USPTO January 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 - Q4

 

Current Rank

Company

Number of Patents Issued - Q4

1

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

1398

11

Fujitsu Limited

374

2

International Business Machines Corporation

1143

12

Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

370

3

HitachiCanon Kabushiki Kaisha, Ltd.

738

13

Seiko Epson Corporation

360

4

Panasonic Corporation

703

14

Hitachi, Ltd.

351

5

Sony Corporation

657

15

GM Global Technology Operations LLC

329

6

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

607

16

Ricoh Company, Ltd.

322

7

Microsoft Corporation

594

17

Intel Corporation

297

8

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

533

18

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

291

9

LG Electronics Inc.

457

19

AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.

289

10

General Electric Company

445

20

QUALCOMM Incorporated

288


**Source – USPTO January 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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