1 Dec
2016

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

Figures 1 and 2 come from a study of mobile phone patent licence royalties published by the Hoover Institution in September 2016. The complete study is available at www.hooverip2.org.

Figure 1. Patent royalties as a percentage of value of mobile phones (smart and feature) shipped, 2007-2015

Source: A new dataset on mobile phone patent license royalties, Alexander Galetovic, Stephen H Haber and Lew Zaretzki, www.hooverip2.org

Figure 2. Mobile phone economics, 2015

Source: A new dataset on mobile phone patent license royalties, Alexander Galetovic, Stephen H Haber and Lew Zaretzki, www.hooverip2.org

Table 1. Stock performance of selected publicly traded IP-centric companies, September-November 2016

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 September and October 2016.

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, September-October 2016

#

Assignee entity

Number of assignments transacted

1

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

141

2

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

111

3

National Science Foundation

85

4

National Institutes Of Health-Director DEITR

73

5

Nuvasive Specialized Orthopedics, Inc.

57

6

ViiV Healthcare UK (No. 5) Limited

54

7

The Regents Of The University Of California

50

8

Dow Global Technologies LLC

50

9

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

48

10

Dell Products L.P.

48

11

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

45

12

LG Electronics Inc.

45

13

Nokia Technologies OY

41

14

Microsoft Corporation

41

15

International Business Machines Corporation

39

16

ZTE Corporation

34

17

Acushnet Company

34

18

Thomson Licensing

33

19

Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

32

20

Robert Bosch GmbH

32

21

Intel Corporation

32

22

Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.

31

23

Champ Tech Optical (Foshan) Corporation

31

24

President And Fellows Of Harvard College

30

25

Dell Software Inc.

30

26

Zhen Ding Technology Co., Ltd.

29

27

Qi Ding Technology Qinhuangdao Co., Ltd.

29

28

Deka Products Limited Partnership

29

29

Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited

28

30

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha AKA Sharp Corporation

28

Source: ktMINE (www.ktmine.com)

Table 2b. Top 30 patent assignors by number of transactions, September-October 2016

#

Assignor entity

Number of assignments transacted

1

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

81

2

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

32

3

Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd.

31

4

Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.

31

5

Zhen Ding Technology Co., Ltd.

29

6

Henry M. Jackson Fdn For The Adv Mil/Med

24

7

Vertellus Specialties Inc.

23

8

Columbia Univ New York Morningside

18

9

University Of California, San Francisco

17

10

Meyerhofer, Eric

16

11

Cire, Frank

16

12

Kaylin, Clifford

15

13

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

15

14

Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

14

15

Dana-Farber Cancer Inst

14

16

Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.

13

17

King, David William

12

18

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

12

19

Siemens Corporation

11

20

Ross, Caitlyn

11

21

Bank Of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., As Collateral Agent

11

22

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

9

23

Wayne State University

9

24

Medoff, Marshall

9

25

Kimree Hi-Tech Inc.

9

26

University Of South Florida

8

27

ScienBiziP Consulting(Shenzhen)Co.,Ltd.

8

28

Indiana University Research And Technology Corporation

8

29

University Of Utah

7

30

Princeton University

7

Source: ktMINE (www.ktmine.com)