1 Jun
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. The top patent holders in the Internet of Things (IoT) space as detailed in Relecura’s April report: “IoT - Technology Landscape and IP Commercialization Trends”. The full report is available here.

Figure 2. Median damages award (in $ million)

Figure 3. Median damages award (in $ million) (excluding summary and default judgment)

Table 1. Stock performance of selected publicly traded IP-centric companies, March-May 2017

Source: Google Finance

Tables 2A and 2B 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 March and April 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 2A. Top 30 patent assignees by number of transactions, March-April 2017

#

Assignee entity

Number of assignments transacted

1

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

518

2

National Institutes Of Health - Director DEITR

306

3

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

247

4

Inphi Corporation

133

5

Olympus Corporation

96

6

LG Electronics Inc.

93

7

Intel Corporation

82

8

Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

80

9

Dow Global Technologies LLC

79

10

Thomson Licensing

70

11

National Science Foundation

70

12

JES Technology, LLC

64

13

Qualcomm Incorporated

63

14

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

61

15

NASA

57

16

International Business Machines Corporation

56

17

The Regents Of The University Of California

55

18

Research In Motion Limited

55

19

Sony Corporation

53

20

Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC

52

21

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)

48

22

Robert Bosch GmbH

48

23

Novartis AG

48

24

Blackberry Limited

48

25

Google Inc.

47

26

Apple Inc.

47

27

Stealth Peptides International, Inc.

46

28

Microsoft Corporation

45

29

Macom Connectivity Solutions, LLC

45

30

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

45

Source: ktMINE (www.ktmine.com)

Table 2B. Top 30 patent assignors by number of transactions, March-April 2017

#

Assignor entity

Number of assignments transacted

1

University Of Massachusetts Medical School

103

2

University Of Massachusetts Medical Sch

97

3

Partners Healthcare Innovation

62

4

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

61

5

Washington University

59

6

Clariphy Communications, Inc.

51

7

University Of California Los Angeles

37

8

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

33

9

Zena Technologies, Inc.

31

10

Snacktops, Inc.

29

11

Wayne State University

26

12

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

24

13

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

23

14

Landis+Gyr Technology, Inc.

22

15

John Wayne Cancer Institute

21

16

Consert, Inc.

21

17

University Of Pennsylvania

19

18

Patel, Mahesh Vithalbhai

19

19

Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.

18

20

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

18

21

Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

17

22

Johnson, Jason

17

23

Northeastern Unviersity

16

24

New York University

16

25

Bank Of America, N.A.

16

26

Siemens Corporation

15

27

NSCL Trust, By Its Trustee 2327303 Ontario Inc.

15

28

NEC Tokin Corporation

15

29

Bhagwat, Sachin

15

30

University Of Florida

14

Source: ktMINE (www.ktmine.com)