1 Feb
2018

IP-related statistics from the recent past

A selection of key IP facts and figures, as reported by <em class="italic">IAM</em> and other sources

Table 1. Top domestic invention patent recipients in China, 2017

Rank

Patent owner

Invention patents granted

1

State Grid Corporation

3,622

2

Huawei

3,293

3

Sinopec

2,567

4

BOE

1,845

5

ZTE

1,699

6

Lenovo

1,454

7

Gree

1,273

8

Oppo

1,222

9

PetroChina

1,008

10

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation

862

Source: State Intellectual Property Office

Figure 1. PCT patent applications handled by SIPO increased by 12.5% year on year

Source: Google Finance

Table 2. Stock performance of selected publicly traded IP-centric companies, November 2017 to January 2018

Tables 3A and 3B show the entities with the highest volume of in-bound patent assignment transactions (assignee table) and out-bound patent assignment transactions (assignor table), as recorded at the US Patent and Trademark Office. These results are calculated by aggregating the number of transactions completed by an assignee/assignor in November and December 2017.

One transaction may include multiple patents, patent families and patent portfolios. Many companies create numerous holding vehicles to house their different IP portfolios; this is why similar company names may appear multiple times in the tables.

Table 3A. Top 30 patent assignees by number of transactions, November-December 2017

#

Assignee entity

Number of assignments transacted

1

Thomson Reuters Global Resources Unlimited Company

255

2

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

247

3

National Institutes Of Health (NHS), U.S. Dept. Of Health And Human Services (DHHS), U.S. Government

171

4

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

107

5

LG Electronics Inc.

74

6

National Science Foundation

69

7

Dow Global Technologies LLC

60

8

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

56

9

Pivot Medical, Inc.

53

10

Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

52

11

The Regents Of The University Of California

49

12

Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC

45

13

Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

43

14

BASF SE

43

15

Google Inc.

43

16

Applied Materials, Inc.

37

17

Microsoft Corporation

37

18

International Business Machines Corporation

37

19

Nike, Inc.

36

20

Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.

36

21

Centinel Spine LLC

36

22

Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

36

23

Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin

35

24

Mann+Hummel GmbH

34

25

National Institutes Of Health - Director DEITR

33

26

Intel Corporation

31

27

Koninklijke Philips N.V.

29

28

RPX Corporation

29

29

National Institutes Of Health - Director DEITR NIH

27

30

ABB Schweiz AG

25

Source: ktMINE (www.ktmine.com)

Table 3B. Top 30 patent assignors by number of transactions, November-December 2017

#

Assignor entity

Number of assignments transacted

1

Johns Hopkins University

81

2

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

38

3

Case Western Reserve University

38

4

DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.

27

5

University Of Utah

16

6

MD Anderson Cancer Center

15

7

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

15

8

Pardo, Fernando

14

9

McGill, Alexandra

14

10

Lampela, Martti Johannes

14

11

Sugaya, Shunji

11

12

Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.

11

13

Dedic, Ian Juso

11

14

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

11

15

Concert Debt, LLC

11

16

Wang, Jian-Ping

10

17

Upskill, Inc.

10

18

RadiumOne, Inc.

10

19

Kimree Hi-Tech Inc.

10

20

Internet Brands, Inc.

10

21

Chuang, Tim Dze-How

10

22

NEC Europe Ltd.

10

23

International Business Machines Corporation

10

24

University Of Pennsylvania

9

25

North Carolina State University, Raleigh

9

26

HP Printing And Computing Solutions, S.L.U.

9

27

DePuy Spine, LLC

9

28

Wave Life Sciences Japan, Inc.

9

29

Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

9

30

Madison Capital Funding LLC

9

Source: ktMINE (www.ktmine.com)