1 Dec
2017

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

Figure 1. Patenting activity in connected and self-driving vehicle technology

Source: WIPO, Oliver Wyman 

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

Source: Google Finance

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 September and October 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, September-October 2017

#

Assignee entity

Number of assignments transacted

1

Google Inc.

184

2

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

164

3

Dow Global Technologies LLC

90

4

LG Electronics Inc.

88

5

Deka Products Limited Partnership

87

6

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

84

7

National Institutes Of Health - Director DEITR

58

8

Sonos, Inc.

52

9

Siemens Healthcare GmbH

47

10

Tactual Labs Co.

47

11

Mahle International GmbH

46

12

Thomson Licensing

44

13

Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC

44

14

Total Raffinage France

41

15

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

40

16

The Regents Of The University Of California

40

17

National Science Foundation

40

18

BASF SE

40

19

Nike, Inc.

38

20

Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.

32

21

The Dow Chemical Company

31

22

Intel Corporation

31

23

Microsoft Corporation

30

24

Yahoo! Inc.

29

25

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)

28

26

Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

28

27

NXP B.V.

26

28

Toshiba Memory Corporation

26

29

The Governing Council Of The University Of Toronto

26

30

Phononic Devices, Inc.

26

Source: ktMINE

Table 3B. Top 30 patent assignors by number of transactions, September-October 2017

#

Assignor entity

Number of assignments transacted

1

The Scripps Research Institute

44

2

Case Western Reserve University

27

3

Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

21

4

BASF Corporation

20

5

Forlines, Clifton

18

6

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

16

7

AT&T Properties, LLC

16

8

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

16

9

AT&T Corp.

15

10

Columbia Univ New York Morningside

15

11

Silicon Valley Bank

11

12

Hoyos Vsn Corp.

11

13

Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.

10

14

Leigh, Darren

10

15

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

9

16

Bank Of America, N.A., As Administrative Agent

9

17

Sanders, Steven

9

18

Ritchey, Sharon A

9

19

Cornell University

9

20

Quixey, Inc.

8

21

ScienBiziP Consulting(Shenzhen)Co.,Ltd.

8

22

New York Blood Center

8

23

ZTE Corporation

7

24

Sears, Thomas M.

7

25

Sattar, Omer

7

26

Sanford, Kirk E.

7

27

Kimree Hi-Tech Inc.

7

28

University Of Georgia

7

29

Tankovich, Nikolai

7

30

Sony Corporation

6

Source: ktMINE