1,000 US patent club 2018

Between them, the 346 entities named in the IAM/ktMINE US Patent 1,000 Club hold close to 50% of all active US patents

The IAM/ktMINE US Patent 1,000 Club lists every entity with an active US patent portfolio of 1,000-plus rights. The list of 346 entities encompasses a huge share of US patented technologies, controlling over 1.6 million assets. This accounts for nearly half of all granted, in-force US patents on the market today.

As patent transaction activity continues to grow and M&A activity heats up among the top innovators, it is likely that this list will change dramatically year over year. Keeping up filing rates is essential to maintaining a position on the list. Well-established entities with a long history of innovation will need to invest more resources to maintain their filing rates as their portfolios age, while younger companies will need to focus their attention on R&D into new technologies.

Representation by region

As US entities take up 168 positions on our list, it is unsurprising to see that US corporations represent the majority of countries represented in the IAM/ktMINE US Patent 1,000 Club, but patent activity is growing in Asia as well. More than 30% of the top filers are headquartered there, with almost 70% of these coming from Japan.

For the entire list, about 50% of the entities represented are based outside the United States. These companies own 928,328 granted patent assets or about 57% of granted US patents. European entities make up about 18% of this list, controlling more than 214,000 granted assets.

Sabic Global Technologies is the sole entity with more than 1,000 US assets from the Middle East. There are no entities representing South America, Africa or Oceania.

Representation by industry

On the IAM/ktMINE Patent 100 we saw a greater density of technologies within the computing, software and semiconductors area, while more traditional industries – such as big pharma, industrial equipment and consumer goods – were scarce.

The extension of our results in the IAM/ktMINE US Patent 1,000 Club represent a more diversified grouping of industries. Electronics and semiconductors still lead the pack but the automotive sector represents about 9.5% of the list, followed by industrial equipment at almost 8% and medical/pharmaceuticals at just over 6.5%.

Non-traditional patent owners also feature among the top patent filers, including RPX Corp, Rambus Inc and Intellectual Ventures. As larger companies spin off portfolios, license technologies and leverage other mechanisms to monetise their patent portfolios, the list of non-traditional patent owners is likely to grow.

At the low end, about 4% of the entities represented are universities or other non-profit research institutions, 2% are aerospace and defence, and about 1% are entertainment or broadcast.

Figure 1. Top industries

High application activity

Pending patent applications are indicative of what an entity’s future portfolio will look like. Increasing patent application activity relative to a company’s entire portfolio is a sign that spending on R&D is ramping up.

Interestingly, four Chinese companies – BOE Technology, Xiaomi, Huawei and ZTE – are in the top 10 patent portfolios with the highest ratio of patent applications to granted patents. As only five Chinese entities made it into our list of top patent filers, we can expect these entities to climb even higher up the rankings over the coming years.

Other notable companies with increased application activity are eBay, Facebook, L’Oréal, Nestlé and Salesforce. eBay’s patent application growth could be bolstered by the consumer’s need for more secured transaction processes, while Facebook’s increased patent activity may indicate that its corporate strategy for innovation is to develop organic, in-house technology, as opposed to other companies that have relied on M&A to stay competitive.

Of the entities with the top 10 highest ratios of patent applications to granted patents, the average ratio is about 67% apps-to-grants.

High 2017 publication activity

The IAM/ktMINE Patent 1,000 Club analysis also features the ratio of patent application publication activity from 2017 and compares that to each entity’s overall application portfolio. Standout entities with a large publication volume from 2017 are highlighted by higher ratios.

When comparing entities with more than 50% of their pending applications published in 2017, it becomes apparent that 16 out of 32 entities are filing from Asia. From that same group, US entities such as Dolby Labs, Skyworks Solutions, Net App, Lockheed Martin and John Deere & Co stand out as portfolios to watch. The average publication activity for 2017 was about 35% of the entire patent application portfolio.

Table 1High application to grant ratio

Entity

Grant count

App count

Ratio of apps to grants

Percentage of portfolio published in 2017

Country

Region

Industry

Boe Technology Group Co, Ltd

3,437

3,359

97.7%

51.7%

China

Asia

Electronics

eBay Inc

2,223

1,822

81.9%

23.6%

United States

North America

Computing and software

Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd

8,423

5,632

66.9%

40.9%

China

Asia

Telecoms

Fanuc Corporation

1,261

838

66.5%

51.3%

Japan

Asia

Computing and software

Facebook, Inc

3,014

1,905

63.2%

40.3%

United States

North America

Computing and software

Xiaomi, Inc

1,129

699

61.9%

58.4%

China

Asia

Electronics

ZTE Corporation

2,422

1,466

60.5%

40%

China

Asia

Telecoms

Salesforce Com, Inc

1,065

636

59.7%

28.8%

United States

North America

Computing and software

Toray Industries, Inc

1,095

631

57.6%

33.4%

Japan

Asia

Chemicals

L'Oréal

1,364

782

57.3%

28.4%

France

Europe

Consumer goods

Table 2High 2017 application growth: selected portfolios

Entity

Grant count

App count

Ratio of apps to grants

Percentage of portfolio published in 2017

Country

Region

Industry

Boe Technology Group Co, Ltd

3,437

3,359

97.7%

51.7%

China

Asia

Electronics

Fanuc Corporation

1,261

838

66.5%

51.3%

Japan

Asia

Computing and software

Xiaomi Inc

1,129

699

61.9%

58.4%

China

Asia

Electronics

Shenzhen Shenchao Technology Investment Co, Ltd

2,337

1,200

51.3%

52.2%

China

Asia

Other

Skyworks Solutions, Inc

1,029

342

33.2%

53.5%

United States

North America

Semiconductors

Dolby Laboratories, Inc

1,156

362

31.3%

51.7%

United States

North America

Consumer goods

Fuji Electric Co, Ltd

1,770

499

28.2%

51.1%

Japan

Asia

Energy

Arm, Ltd

1,218

333

27.3%

51.1%

United Kingdom

Europe

Semiconductors

Nichia Corporation

1,014

277

27.3%

58.8%

Japan

Asia

Chemicals

NetApp, Inc

1,787

442

24.7%

51.6%

United States

North America

Computing and software

Lockheed Martin Corporation

3,338

585

17.5%

54.5%

United States

North America

Aerospace and defence

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, Ltd

14,220

2,425

17.1%

52.2%

Taiwan

Asia

Semiconductors

ROHM Co, Ltd

2,433

402

16.5%

55.7%

Japan

Asia

Semiconductors

NSK, Ltd

1,093

176

16.1%

54.5%

Japan

Asia

Industrial

Toyoda Gosei Co, Ltd

1,212

184

15.2%

54.3%

Japan

Asia

Industrial

Methodology

To create the IAM/ktMINE US Patent 1,000 Club list, ktMINE analysed patent publications to determine granted and pending patent applications in good standing. Granted patent data includes utility patents along with design and plant patents. Patents and applications that have expired, been abandoned or have been otherwise unmaintained are excluded from this dataset. The data pulled for this publication is current as of January 1 2018.

ktMINE technology aggregates each granted patent and application to its corresponding corporate tree in order to create the most up-to-date and complete portfolio. Each entity is designated by the location of its corporate headquarters for supplementary analysis. In addition, we include a ratio of patent application activity to consider the rate of an entity’s innovation. These are based upon each entity’s patent publication activity in 2017 relative to its overall portfolio of pending patent applications.

The data underpinning the listing was collected and aggregated from ktMINE through its IP data and analytics platform. It was gathered from sources such as the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the US Patent and Trademark Office, the European Patent Office (EPO), the World Intellectual Property Organisation, the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval, the Public Access to Court Electronic Records, other regulatory bodies, and hundreds of news sources. ktMINE then linked these datasets to form the most comprehensive repository of IP data available.

The firm’s technology cleanses hundreds of corporate data sources using algorithmic normalisation and clustering to consolidate entities. The company mapping processes more than 11.4 million corporate history records to determine the ultimate parent of each patent by leveraging SEC data and M&A information on company subsidiaries.

Table 3US Patent 1,000

Entity

Grant count

App count

Ratio of apps to grants

Percentage of portfolio published in 2017

Country

Region

Industry

Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd

75,596

22,867

30.2%

31.1%

South Korea

Asia

Electronics

International Business Machines Corporation

46,443

14,855

32%

42.6%

United States

North America

Computing and software

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

38,996

7,473

19.2%

35.8%

Japan

Asia

Electronics

Microsoft Corporation

33,327

7,674

23%

29.9%

United States

North America

Computing and software

Intel Corporation

31,012

5,375

17.3%

40.4%

United States

North America

Semiconductors

Panasonic Corporation

28,255

4,374

15.5%

36.4%

Japan

Asia

Electronics

LG Electronics, Inc

28,235

7,483

26.5%

40.8%

South Korea

Asia

Electronics

Sony Corporation

28,210

6,193

22%

33.3%

Japan

Asia

Electronics

Hitachi, Ltd

25,917

5,369

20.7%

36.6%

Japan

Asia

Electronics

Toshiba Corporation

23,014

5,404

23.5%

36%

Japan

Asia

Electronics

Alphabet, Inc

22,875

4,233

18.5%

35.6%

United States

North America

Computing and software

Qualcomm, Inc

22,751

6,152

27%

29.6%

United States

North America

Semiconductors

Avago Technologies General IP Pte, Ltd

22,390

1,264

5.6%

15.5%

Singapore

Asia

Semiconductors

General Electric Company

20,690

5,471

26.4%

38.7%

United States

North America

Conglomerate

Fujitsu, Ltd

20,368

4,278

21%

34.1%

Japan

Asia

Computing and software

Fujifilm Corporation

18,343

2,979

16.2%

40.6%

Japan

Asia

Imaging/printing

Seiko Epson Corporation

18,303

2,956

16.2%

42.6%

Japan

Asia

Imaging/printing

Nokia OYJ

17,539

3,774

21.5%

20.3%

Finland

Europe

Telecoms

Mitsubishi Corporation

16,939

4,608

27.2%

36%

Japan

Asia

Conglomerate

Micron Technology, Inc

15,938

839

5.3%

39.6%

United States

North America

Semiconductors

Apple, Inc

15,796

4,232

26.8%

31.1%

United States

North America

Electronics

Siemens AG

15,651

3,930

25.1%

30.6%

Germany

Europe

Conglomerate

Texas Instruments, Inc

14,922

1,407

9.4%

41.4%

United States

North America

Semiconductors

Ricoh Company, Ltd

14,875

1,658

11.1%

34.7%

Japan

Asia

Electronics

General Motors Company

14,610

1,928

13.2%

41.2%

United States

North America

Automotive

Hewlett-Packard Development Company LP

14,523

2,527

17.4%

37.7%

United States

North America

Computing and software

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd

14,220

2,425

17.1%

52.2%

Taiwan

Asia

Semiconductors

Oracle Corporation

14,118

1,964

13.9%

32.9%

United States

North America

Computing and software

Medtronic Plc

13,971

3,634

26%

30.0%

United States

North America

Medical/pharma

Hon Hai Precision Industry Company, Ltd

13,511

1,942

14.4%

17.4%

Taiwan

Asia

Electronics

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

13,060

4,156

31.8%

41%

Japan

Asia

Automotive

Honeywell International, Inc

12,893

2,406

18.7%

33%

United States

North America

Conglomerate

Cisco Systems, Inc

12,797

1,438

11.2%

36.9%

United States

North America

Telecoms

Honda Motor Company, Ltd

12,660

1,658

13.1%

50.8%

Japan

Asia

Automotive

AT&T, Inc

12,437

1,990

16%

41.3%

United States

North America

Telecoms

DowDuPont, Inc

12,424

2,424

19.5%

23.8%

United States

North America

Chemicals

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson

12,282

3,324

27.1%

37.1%

Sweden

Europe

Telecoms

GlobalFoundries, Inc

12,037

970

8.1%

31.5%

United States

North America

Semiconductors

Xerox Corporation

11,952

926

7.7%

32.7%

United States

North America

Imaging/printing

Ford Motor Company

11,264

2,882

25.6%

46.4%

United States

North America

Automotive

Robert Bosch GmbH

11,179

3,368

30.1%

31.5%

Germany

Europe

Automotive

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

10,930

2,050

18.8%

38.3%

Japan

Asia

Electronics

Dell, Inc

10,901

2,288

21%

37%

United States

North America

Computing and software

Western Digital Corporation

10,696

786

7.3%

44.5%

United States

North America

Electronics

NEC Corporation

10,357

2,847

27.5%

32.2%

Japan

Asia

Computing and software

Intellectual Ventures

10,327

1,479

14.3%

18.5%

United States

North America

Other

Denso Corporation

10,228

2,029

19.8%

43.3%

Japan

Asia

Automotive

Koninklijke Philips NV

10,133

3,982

39.3%

25.6%

Netherlands

Europe

Conglomerate

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

9,890

704

7.1%

59.8%

Japan

Asia

Imaging/printing

Renesas Electronics Corporation

9,879

862

8.7%

51.3%

Japan

Asia

Semiconductors

Infineon Technologies AG

9,874

1,425

14.4%

42.3%

Germany

Europe

Semiconductors

Johnson & Johnson

9,797

2,248

22.9%

28.5%

United States

North America

Medical/pharma

NXP BV

9,286

1,056

11.4%

33.5%

Netherlands

Europe

Semiconductors

Boeing Company

9,280

2,104

22.7%

46.3%

United States

North America

Aerospace and defence

SK Group

9,158

1,425

15.6%

46.4%

South Korea

Asia

Conglomerate

United Technologies Corporation

9,118

5,047

55.4%

29.7%

United States

North America

Conglomerate

Boston Scientific Corporation

8,954

1,891

21.1%

31.7%

United States

North America

Electronics

BlackBerry, Ltd

8,781

873

9.9%

22.9%

Canada

North America

Telecoms

Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Company, Ltd

8,661

1,667

19.2%

40.3%

Japan

Asia

Semiconductors

Huawei Technologies Company, Ltd

8,423

5,632

66.9%

40.9%

China

Asia

Telecoms

Abbott Laboratories

8,361

2,028

24.3%

27.4%

United States

North America

Medical/pharma

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP

8,055

1,493

18.5%

42.5%

United States

North America

Computing and software

Procter & Gamble Company

7,761

2,326

30%

30.2%

United States

North America

Consumer goods

3M Company

7,521

2,082

27.7%

32.9%

United States

North America

Conglomerate

LG Display Company, Ltd

7,297

1,052

14.4%

51.7%

South Korea

Asia

Electronics

Schlumberger Technology Corporation

7,147

2,261

31.6%

25.9%

United States

North America

Energy

Konica Minolta, Inc

7,075

1,307

18.5%

37%

Japan

Asia

Imaging/printing

Olympus Corporation

7,070

1,880

26.6%

45.4%

Japan

Asia

Imaging/printing

STMicroelectronics NV

7,019

592

8.4%

42.9%

Switzerland

Europe

Semiconductors

Kyocera Corporation

6,657

1,545

23.2%

46.1%

Japan

Asia

Electronics

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc

6,651

379

5.7%

24.8%

United States

North America

Semiconductors

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd

6,649

1,607

24.2%

41.8%

Japan

Asia

Electronics

Marvell Technology Group, Ltd

6,307

247

3.9%

34.4%

BM

North America

Semiconductors

Verizon Communications, Inc

6,246

1,491

23.9%

26.5%

United States

North America

Telecoms

SAP SE

5,894

1,365

23.2%

33%

Germany

Europe

Computing and software

Applied Materials, Inc

5,801

1,492

25.7%

32.7%

United States

North America

Semiconductors

Amazon.com, Inc

5,776

1,222

21.2%

37.2%

United States

North America

Electronics

Airbus Group SE

5,631

1,553

27.6%

34.6%

Netherlands

Europe

Aerospace and defence

Hyundai Motor Company

5,629

2,527

44.9%

49.5%

South Korea

Asia

Automotive

Murata Manufacturing Company, Ltd

5,398

1,286

23.8%

46.7%

Japan

Asia

Semiconductors

Seagate Technology Public Company

5,287

379

7.2%

36.4%

Ireland

Europe

Electronics

Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute

5,153

2,155

41.8%

23.9%

South Korea

Asia

University/research institution

Nike, Inc

5,123

993

19.4%

40.3%

United States

North America

Consumer goods

Halliburton Company

5,082

2,232

43.9%

37.7%

United States

North America

Energy

BASF SE

5,060

1,553

30.7%

25.8%

Germany

Europe

Chemicals

Caterpillar, Inc

5,026

1,581

31.5%

34.3%

United States

North America

Industrial

Monsanto Company

4,781

401

8.4%

34.4%

United States

North America

Chemicals

TDK Corporation

4,650

538

11.6%

47.2%

Japan

Asia

Electronics

Industrial Technology Research Institute

4,626

704

15.2%

41.8%

Taiwan

Asia

University/research institution

Tokyo Electron, Ltd

4,538

1,068

23.5%

31%

Japan

Asia

Semiconductors

Merck & Company, Inc

4,521

1,170

25.9%

35.8%

United States

North America

Medical/pharma

Danaher Corporation

4,491

807

18%

30%

United States

North America

Conglomerate

JPMorgan Chase & Company

4,469

822

18.4%

31%

United States

North America

Finance

Lenovo Group, Ltd

4,319

1,300

30.1%

30.6%

Hong Kong

Asia

Electronics

Eastman Kodak Company

4,291

142

3.3%

15.5%

United States

North America

Imaging/printing

F Hoffman La Roche

4,257

1,523

35.8%

33.4%

United States

North America

Medical/pharma

Nissan Motor Company, Ltd

4,256

633

14.9%

35.5%

Japan

Asia

Automotive

Baker Hughes, Inc

4,245

1,036

24.4%

36.4%

United States

North America

Energy

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc

4,244

449

10.6%

30.3%

United States

North America

Consumer goods

Bank of America, NA

4,221

1,723

40.8%

36.3%

United States

North America

Finance

Yamaha Corporation

4,166

313

7.5%

47.9%

Japan

Asia

Automotive

Continental AG

4,056

1,013

25.0%

38.2%

Germany

Europe

Automotive

The Regents of The University Of California

4,022

1,594

39.6%

29.7%

United States

North America

University/research institution

Raytheon Company

3,991

452

11.3%

43.1%

United States

North America

Aerospace and defence

MediaTek Inc

3,984

1,293

32.5%

36.9%

Taiwan

Asia

Semiconductors

Corning Inc

3,983

1,222

30.7%

37%

United States

North America

Chemicals

Sprint Corporation

3,930

50

1.3%

36%

United States

North America

Telecoms

Emerson Electric Company

3,763

780

20.7%

34.7%

United States

North America

Energy

Parker Hannifin Corporation

3,761

726

19.3%

36.2%

United States

North America

Industrial

Becton Dickinson and Company

3,685

1,100

29.9%

29.8%

United States

North America

Medical/pharma

AU Optronics Corporation

3,646

294

8.1%

36.1%

Taiwan

Asia

Electronics

ABB ASEA Brown Boveri, Ltd

3,638

771

21.2%

31%

Switzerland

Europe

Electronics

Motorola Solutions, Inc

3,627

245

6.8%

31.4%

United States

North America

Telecoms

Illinois Tool Works, Inc

3,486

921

26.4%

31.8%

United States

North America

Industrial

ASML Netherlands BV

3,447

392

11.4%

42.1%

Netherlands

Europe

Semiconductors

RPX Corporation

3,444

176

5.1%

1.1%

United States

North America

Other

Technicolor SA

3,443

981

28.5%

20.4%

France

Europe

Other

Boe Technology Group Company, Ltd

3,437

3,359

97.7%

51.7%

China

Asia

Electronics

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc

3,361

915

27.2%

28.9%

United States

North America

Medical/pharma

CommScope Holding Company, Inc

3,351

393

11.7%

56.5%

United States

North America

Telecoms

Bridgestone Corporation

3,340

814

24.4%

41.6%

Japan

Asia

Automotive

Lockheed Martin Corporation

3,338

585

17.5%

54.5%

United States

North America

Aerospace and defence

Nikon Corporation

3,324

596

17.9%

32.2%

Japan

Asia

Imaging/printing

Exxon Mobil Corporation

3,307

522

15.8%

41.8%

United States

North America

Energy

Semiconductor Components Industries LLC

3,269

216

6.6%

40.3%

United States

North America

Semiconductors

Carl Zeiss AG

3,247

828

25.5%

33.7%

Germany

Europe

Imaging/printing

United Microelectronics Corporation

3,207

265

8.3%

50.6%

Taiwan

Asia

Electronics

Yazaki Corporation

3,204

625

19.5%

31.2%

Japan

Asia

Automotive

Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha

3,165

488

15.4%

41%

Japan

Asia

Automotive

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation

3,123

766

24.5%

34.9%

Japan

Asia

Telecoms

Masco Corporation

3,071

98

3.2%

26.5%

United States

North America

Industrial

Deere & Company

3,068

422

13.8%

50.7%

United States

North America

Consumer goods

Analog Devices, Inc

3,054

309

10.1%

43.7%

United States

North America

Electronics

Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH

3,034

872

28.7%

25%

Germany

Europe

Medical/pharma

Facebook, Inc

3,014

1,905

63.2%

40.3%

United States

North America

Computing and software

Novartis AG

3,011

778

25.8%

35.5%

Switzerland

Europe

Medical/pharma

Adobe Systems, Inc

2,989

817

27.3%

38.6%

United States

North America

Imaging/printing

Xilinx, Inc

2,984

26

0.9%

38.5%

United States

North America

Semiconductors

Johnson Controls, Inc

2,983

790

26.5%

32.3%

United States

North America

Conglomerate

Nvidia Corporation

2,976

611

20.5%

19.1%

United States

North America

Semiconductors

Man SE

2,949

659

22.3%

42.9%

Germany

Europe

Automotive

Lam Research Corporation

2,857

508

17.8%

36.4%

United States

North America

Semiconductors

Shin-Etsu Chemical Company, Ltd

2,758

586

21.2%

41.3%

Japan

Asia

Chemicals

International Game Technology PLC

2,757

281

10.2%

26.7%

Italy

Europe

Entertainment

Osram GmbH

2,736

661

24.2%

39.6%

Germany

Europe

Semiconductors

Whirlpool Corporation

2,732

660

24.2%

43.8%

United States

North America

Consumer goods

Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc

2,566

281

11%

23.5%

United States

North America

Consumer goods

Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc

2,565

579

22.6%

28.7%

United States

North America

Medical/pharma

Omega Credit Opportunities Master Fund LP

2,556

88

3.4%

1.1%

Cayman Islands

North America

Other

Chi Mei Corporation

2,531

376

14.9%

33.2%

Taiwan

Asia

Chemicals

Rolls-Royce PLC

2,484

1,106

44.5%

30.9%

United Kingdom

Europe

Automotive

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

2,462

163

6.6%

30.1%

United States

North America

Semiconductors

Avaya, Inc

2,437

440

18.1%

16.8%

United States

North America

Telecoms

ROHM Company, Ltd

2,433

402

16.5%

55.7%

Japan

Asia

Semiconductors

Macronix International Company, Ltd

2,426

119

4.9%

26.9%

Taiwan

Asia

Semiconductors

ZTE Corporation

2,422

1,466

60.5%

40%

China

Asia

Telecoms

Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives

2,416

733

30.3%

35.9%

France

Europe

Energy

Nuance Communications, Inc

2,402

259

10.8%

18.9%

United States

North America

Telecoms

Daimler AG

2,398

260

10.8%

23.5%

Germany

Europe

Automotive

Delphi Automotive PLC

2,394

210

8.8%

39%

United Kingdom

Europe

Automotive

TE Connectivity, Ltd

2,373

327

13.8%

39.4%

Switzerland

Europe

Electronics

InterDigital, Inc

2,371

587

24.8%

29.5%

United States

North America

Telecoms

Newell Rubbermaid, Inc

2,367

154

6.5%

32.5%

United States

North America

Consumer goods

Shenzhen Shenchao Technology Investment Company, Ltd

2,337

1,200

51.3%

52.2%

China

Asia

Other

FCA US LLC

2,307

96

4.2%

20.8%

United States

North America

Automotive

Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH

2,306

836

36.3%

24.6%

Germany

Europe

Medical/pharma

eBay, Inc

2,223

1,822

82%

23.6%

United States

North America

Computing and software

Sagem

2,211

561

25.4%

13.5%

France

Europe

Electronics

Juniper Networks, Inc

2,204

184

8.3%

57.1%

United States

North America

Computing and software

Hoya Corporation

2,196

199

9.1%

42.7%

Japan

Asia

Industrial

Berkshire Hathaway, Inc

2,195

454

20.7%

36.6%

United States

North America

Conglomerate

Northrop Grumman Corporation

2,181

149

6.8%

51%

United States

North America

Aerospace and defence

Stryker Corporation

2,180

591

27.1%

35.5%

United States

North America

Medical/pharma

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2,153

893

41.5%

32.8%

United States

North America

University/research institution

Delta Electronics, Inc

2,149

408

19%

31.9%

Taiwan

Asia

Electronics

Porsche Automobil Holding

2,131

464

21.8%

37.9%

Germany

Europe

Automotive

Oki Data Corporation

2,127

182

8.6%

47.8%

Japan

Asia

Imaging/printing

Goodyear Tire & Rubber

2,118

171

8.1%

38.6%

United States

North America

Automotive

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

2,106

184

8.7%

44%

United States

North America

Medical/pharma

Scientific Games Corporation

2,090

336

16.1%

23.2%

United States

North America

Electronics

Symantec Corporation

2,079

77

3.7%

50.6%

United States

North America

Computing and software

Casio Computer Company, Ltd

2,078

488

23.5%

36.5%

Japan

Asia

Electronics

Xperi Corporation

2,070

165

8%

57.6%

United States

North America

Other

US Navy

2,040

265

13%

36.2%

United States

North America

Other

Harris Corporation

2,029

64

3.2%

32.8%

United States

North America

Other

Socionext, Inc

2,025

98

4.8%

36.7%

Japan

Asia

Semiconductors

Nitto Denko Corporation

2,019

830

41.1%

26%

Japan

Asia

Chemicals

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG

1,993

612

30.7%

42%

Germany

Europe

Automotive

Funai Electric Company

1,992

261

13.1%

24.9%

Japan

Asia

Electronics

Red Hat, Inc

1,981

527

26.6%

29.2%

United States

North America

Computing and software

Synopsys, Inc

1,975

204

10.3%

36.3%

United States

North America

Electronics

Cree, Inc

1,974

306

15.5%

16.7%

United States

North America

Electronics

Rockwell Collins, Inc

1,966

178

9.1%

39.3%

United States

North America

Aerospace and defence

Wistron Corporation

1,948

390

20.0%

19.0%

Taiwan

Asia

Electronics

Polaris Innovations, Ltd

1,934

0%

N/A

United States

North America

Electronics

Monterey Research LLC

1,931

6

0.3%

N/A

United States

North America

Other

Schaeffler Technologies AG

1,897

504

26.6%

43.3%

Germany

Europe

Automotive

Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd

1,897

501

26.4%

41.9%

Japan

Asia

Chemicals

Sabic Global Technologies BV

1,894

579

30.6%

45.8%

Saudi Arabia

Middle East

Energy

Fila Korea, Ltd

1,877

213

11.3%

41.3%

South Korea

Asia

Consumer goods

Henkel AG & Company, KGaA

1,871

686

36.7%

47.1%

Germany

Europe

Consumer goods

Battelle Memorial Institute

1,851

441

23.8%

27%

United States

North America

University/research institution

Syngenta AG

1,845

255

13.8%

31.4%

Switzerland

Europe

Chemicals

Evonik Degussa GmbH

1,833

530

28.9%

22.8%

Germany

Europe

Chemicals

Omron Corporation

1,824

482

26.4%

39.6%

Japan

Asia

Electronics

Asahi Kasei Corporation

1,816

516

28.4%

27.1%

Japan

Asia

Chemicals

Rockwell Automation, Inc

1,807

322

17.8%

22.4%

United States

North America

Industrial

Shell Oil Company

1,805

510

28.3%

26.7%

United States

North America

Energy

NetApp, Inc

1,787

442

24.7%

51.6%

United States

North America

Computing and software

Fuji Electric Company, Ltd

1,770

499

28.2%

51.1%

Japan

Asia

Energy

Ecolab, Inc

1,763

453

25.7%

38%

United States

North America

Other

Chevron Corporation

1,760

311

17.7%

17.4%

United States

North America

Energy

Round Rock Research LLC

1,739

9

0.5%

N/A

United States

North America

Other

Board of Regents the University of Texas System

1,731

794

45.9%

31.6%

United States

North America

University/research institution

Allergan PLC

1,723

455

26.4%

25.1%

Ireland

Europe

Medical/pharma

Komatsu, Ltd

1,712

252

14.7%

58.3%

Japan

Asia

Industrial

On Semiconductor Corporation

1,694

66

3.9%

13.6%

United States

North America

Semiconductors

Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH

1,682

302

18%

30.1%

Germany

Europe

Medical/pharma

CNH Industrial Group

1,681

431

25.6%

47.3%

Netherlands

Europe

Industrial

NGK Insulators, Ltd

1,677

378

22.5%

40.5%

Japan

Asia

Industrial

California Institute of Technology

1,675

459

27.4%

32.7%

United States

North America

University/research institution

Microchip Technology, Inc

1,659

203

12.2%

32%

United States

North America

Semiconductors

VIA Technologies, Inc

1,651

72

4.4%

38.9%

Taiwan

Asia

Semiconductors

Stats Chippac, Ltd

1,645

101

6.1%

25.7%

Singapore

Asia

Semiconductors

Pfizer, Inc

1,630

280

17.2%

32.9%

United States

North America

Medical/pharma

Nintendo Company, Ltd

1,629

343

21.1%

17.5%

Japan

Asia

Entertainment

Kla-Tencor Corporation

1,627

305

18.7%

35.1%

United States

North America

Automotive

Thales SA

1,623

410

25.3%

38.8%

France

Europe

Industrial

Kohler Company

1,620

149

9.2%

43.6%

United States

North America

Consumer goods

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

1,613

379

23.5%

30.3%

United States

North America

University/research institution

Kao Corporation

1,588

230

14.5%

30%

Japan

Asia

Consumer goods

Htc Corporation

1,580

401

25.4%

22.9%

Taiwan

Asia

Electronics

Excalibur IP LLC

1,578

485

30.7%

7.8%

United States

North America

Other

Schneider Electric Industries SAS

1,575

422

26.8%

30.6%

France

Europe

Energy

Ciena Corporation

1,562

101

6.5%

58.4%

United States

North America

Medical/pharma

The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University

1,549

652

42.1%

29.6%

United States

North America

University/research institution

Cadence Design Systems, Inc

1,537

10

0.7%

10%

United States

North America

Electronics

Nidec Corporation

1,532

402

26.2%

39.8%

Japan

Asia

Electronics

Conversant Intellectual Property Management, Inc

1,529

130

8.5%

23.8%

Canada

North America

Other

Colgate Palmolive Company

1,525

404

26.5%

31.4%

United States

North America

Consumer goods

Memjet Technology, Ltd

1,523

31

2%

77.4%

United States

North America

Imaging/printing

Veritas Technologies LLC

1,520

56

3.7%

21.4%

United States

North America

Computing and software

Rambus, Inc

1,518

192

12.6%

48.4%

United States

North America

Other

Daikin Industries, Ltd

1,504

411

27.3%

36.3%

Japan

Asia

Industrial

Lapis Semiconductor Company, Ltd

1,497

90

6%

47.8%

Japan

Asia

Semiconductors

Koch Industries, Inc

1,496

193

12.9%

42%

United States

North America

Energy

Saint-Gobain Glass France

1,496

610

40.8%

28%

France

Europe

Chemicals

CenturyLink, Inc

1,495

317

21.2%

31.9%

United States

North America

Telecoms

Furukawa Electric Company, Ltd

1,489

300

20.1%

31%

Japan

Asia

Energy

JTEKT Corporation

1,482

347

23.4%

49.9%

Japan

Asia

Industrial

BAE Systems PLC

1,481

320

21.6%

30.3%

United Kingdom

Europe

Aerospace and defence

Atmel Corporation

1,474

142

9.6%

23.2%

United States

North America

Semiconductors

Valeo

1,468

791

53.9%

41.7%

France

Europe

Automotive

Lexmark International, Inc

1,459

98

6.7%

52%

United States

North America

Imaging/printing

Michelin

1,453

626

43.1%

31%

France

Europe

Automotive

Comcast Corporation

1,449

627

43.3%

25.7%

United States

North America

Telecoms

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation

1,446

594

41.1%

37.4%

Japan

Asia

Industrial

Walt Disney Company

1,446

428

29.6%

33.4%

United States

North America

Entertainment

Magna International, Inc

1,442

507

35.2%

38.3%

Canada

North America

Automotive

Accenture PLC

1,442

458

31.8%

34.7%

Ireland

Europe

Other

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

1,438

631

43.9%

32.8%

France

Europe

University/research institution

Abbvie, Inc

1,433

371

25.9%

26.4%

United States

North America

Medical/pharma

Cook Group, Inc

1,421

483

34%

25.5%

United States

North America

Medical/pharma

Kobe Steel, Ltd

1,409

471

33.4%

36.7%

Japan

Asia

Industrial

Longitude Semiconductor SARL

1,391

47

3.4%

29.8%

Luxembourg

Europe

Semiconductors

Wells Fargo & Company

1,387

262

18.9%

31.7%

United States

North America

Finance

Shimano, Inc

1,385

229

16.5%

48.9%

Japan

Asia

Consumer goods

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc

1,380

204

14.8%

22.1%

United States

North America

Finance

L'Oréal

1,364

782

57.3%

28.4%

France

Europe

Consumer goods

Nestle SA

1,364

777

57%

23.4%

Switzerland

Europe

Consumer goods

JVC Kenwood Corporation

1,354

185

13.7%

49.2%

Japan

Asia

Electronics

Finisar Corporation

1,334

74

5.5%

45.9%

United States

North America

Telecoms

Callaway Golf Company

1,306

24

1.8%

79.2%

United States

North America

Consumer goods

Advantest Corporation

1,298

115

8.9%

20.9%

Japan

Asia

Electronics

Realtek Semiconductor Corporation

1,275

108

8.5%

48.1%

Taiwan

Asia

Semiconductors

Dai Nippon Printing Company, Ltd

1,274

267

21%

34.5%

Japan

Asia

Imaging/printing

Unilever NV

1,269

294

23.2%

24.8%

Netherlands

Europe

Consumer goods

Fanuc Corporation

1,261

838

66.5%

51.3%

Japan

Asia

Computing and software

SC Johnson & Son, Inc

1,259

103

8.2%

30.1%

United States

North America

Consumer goods

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc

1,257

342

27.2%

36.5%

Japan

Asia

Chemicals

Textron, Inc

1,254

273

21.8%

38.1%

United States

North America

Industrial

Kawasaki Heavy Industries

1,244

302

24.3%

39.1%

Japan

Asia

Industrial

Autoliv, Inc

1,241

122

9.8%

51.6%

Sweden

Europe

Automotive

Ingersoll Rand PLC

1,237

426

34.4%

27%

Ireland

Europe

Industrial

AECOM

1,235

277

22.4%

34.7%

United States

North America

Industrial

Japan Display

1,231

146

11.9%

48.6%

Japan

Asia

Electronics

Borgwarner, Inc

1,227

460

37.5%

33.7%

United States

North America

Automotive

Arm, Ltd

1,218

333

27.3%

51.1%

United Kingdom

Europe

Semiconductors

TiVo Corporation

1,218

421

34.6%

25.4%

United States

North America

Entertainment

Cummins, Inc

1,217

316

26.0%

49.1%

United States

North America

Energy

Inventec Corporation

1,213

184

15.2%

28.3%

Taiwan

Asia

Electronics

Toyoda Gosei Co, Ltd

1,212

184

15.2%

54.3%

Japan

Asia

Industrial

Asm International NV

1,208

153

12.7%

42.5%

Netherlands

Europe

Semiconductors

Callahan Cellular LLC

1,203

23

1.9%

30.4%

United States

North America

Telecoms

NCR Corporation

1,200

344

28.7%

19.8%

United States

North America

Electronics

CA, Inc

1,194

400

33.5%

39%

United States

North America

Computing and software

US Department of Health and Human Services

1,186

358

30.2%

29.1%

United States

North America

Other

Eaton Corporation PLC

1,184

191

16.1%

42.4%

Ireland

Europe

Energy

GlaxoSmithKline PLC

1,183

341

28.8%

29.9%

United Kingdom

Europe

Medical/pharma

Mahle International GmbH

1,177

413

35.1%

26.4%

Germany

Europe

Automotive

Kia Motors Corporation

1,167

221

18.9%

5.4%

South Korea

Asia

Automotive

NGK Spark Plug Company, Ltd

1,166

207

17.8%

31.9%

Japan

Asia

Industrial

Sandvik AB

1,165

225

19.3%

25.8%

Sweden

Europe

Industrial

Baxter International, Inc

1,163

255

21.9%

23.9%

United States

North America

Medical/pharma

Dolby Laboratories, Inc

1,156

362

31.3%

51.7%

United States

North America

Consumer goods

Agilent Technologies, Inc

1,140

165

14.5%

20%

United States

North America

Computing and software

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaf

1,137

540

47.5%

31.5%

Germany

Europe

University/research institution

Xiaomi, Inc

1,129

699

61.9%

58.4%

China

Asia

Electronics

DSM IP Assets BV

1,125

496

44.1%

25%

Netherlands

Europe

Chemicals

Asahi Glass Company, Ltd

1,122

529

47.1%

38.8%

Japan

Asia

Industrial

Citigroup, Inc

1,122

301

26.8%

31.2%

United States

North America

Finance

Synaptics, Inc

1,110

266

24%

45.9%

United States

North America

Electronics

The Bank of New York Mellon

1,105

111

10%

9%

United States

North America

Finance

Audi AG

1,102

415

37.7%

49.2%

Germany

Europe

Automotive

Volvo AB

1,098

345

31.4%

33.3%

Germany

Europe

Automotive

Dover Corporation

1,097

205

18.7%

22.4%

United States

North America

Industrial

Toray Industries, Inc

1,095

631

57.6%

33.4%

Japan

Asia

Chemicals

NSK, Ltd

1,093

176

16.1%

54.5%

Japan

Asia

Industrial

Citrix Systems, Inc

1,084

219

20.2%

28.8%

United States

North America

Computing and software

Arris International PLC

1,082

241

22.3%

35.3%

United States

North America

Telecoms

Terumo Corporation

1,073

614

57.2%

30.8%

Japan

Asia

Medical/pharma

Hamamatsu Photonics KK

1,072

213

19.9%

40.8%

Japan

Asia

Imaging/printing

Salesforce Company, Inc

1,065

636

59.7%

28.8%

United States

North America

Computing and software

Mcafee LLC

1,064

244

22.9%

38.1%

United States

North America

Computing and software

Hubbell, Inc

1,057

216

20.4%

49.5%

United States

North America

Industrial

Haier US Appliance Solutions Inc

1,056

295

27.9%

25.4%

United States

North America

Consumer goods

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc

1,049

84

8.0%

31%

United States

North America

Electronics

Acer, Inc

1,047

217

20.7%

30%

Taiwan

Asia

Electronics

Vodafone Holding GmbH

1,044

154

14.8%

19.5%

Germany

Europe

Telecoms

NTN Corporation

1,042

253

24.3%

43.9%

Japan

Asia

Industrial

Weatherford Technology Holdings, LLC

1,038

160

15.4%

1.9%

United States

North America

Energy

Shimadzu Corporation

1,036

318

30.7%

38.7%

Japan

Asia

Industrial

Skyworks Solutions Inc

1,029

342

33.2%

53.5%

United States

North America

Semiconductors

Microsemi Corporation

1,028

25

2.4%

36%

United States

North America

Semiconductors

Unicharm Corporation

1,027

211

20.5%

27%

Japan

Asia

Consumer goods

Takata Corporation

1,025

81

7.9%

30.9%

Japan

Asia

Automotive

Smith & Nephew, Inc

1,024

346

33.8%

29.5%

United Kingdom

Europe

Medical/pharma

The Johns Hopkins University

1,019

531

52.1%

27.7%

United States

North America

University/research institution

Nichia Corporation

1,014

277

27.3%

58.8%

Japan

Asia

Chemicals

Target Corporation

1,013

76

7.5%

22.4%

United States

North America

Consumer goods

The Regents of the University of Michigan

1,011

368

36.4%

27.4%

United States

North America

University/research institution

Trimble Navigation, Ltd

1,008

128

12.7%

14.1%

United States

North America

Electronics

Solvay SA

1,006

478

47.5%

25.5%

Belgium

Europe

Chemicals

Pioneer Corporation

1,006

152

15.1%

30.9%

Japan

Asia

Electronics

National Oilwell

1,005

156

15.5%

25.6%

United States

North America

Energy

Echostar Corporation

1,003

329

32.8%

35.9%

United States

North America

Telecoms

Megan Rourke is data operations manager and Eric Podlogar is head of IP strategy and valuation at ktMINE, Chicago, United States

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