1 Feb
2016

IP-related statistics from the recent past

A selection of key IP facts and figures, as reported by IAM and other sources

Table 1. Stock performance of selected publicly traded IP-centric companies, November 2015-January 2016

Source: Google Finance

The PIPX is an index of publicly traded IP licensing companies created by Dr Kevin Klein, former director of IP licensing at Freescale Semiconductor. The index is a capitalisation-weighted price-return measure of 13 listed companies. Figure 1 shows the percentage change of the PIPX Index during the calendar year 2015, along with the change in value of its 13 component companies. Figure 2 shows how much each component company contributed to changing the index over the same time period.

Figure 1. Percentage change in the value of the PIPX Index and its component stocks, 2015

Figure 2. Amount that each component stock affected the overall value of the PIPX Index, 2015

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 November and December 2015.

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, November-December 2015

#

Assignee entity

Number of assignments transacted

1

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

236

2

Intel Corporation

124

3

U.S. Department Of Energy

119

4

Robert Bosch GmbH

117

5

National Institutes Of Health - Director Deitr

91

6

National Science Foundation

78

7

Rateze Remote Mgmt. L.L.C.

77

8

Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

62

9

International Business Machines Corporation

61

10

Microsoft Corporation

55

11

Dow Global Technologies LLC

55

12

Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.

51

13

Sony Corporation

47

14

Chartoleaux KG Limited Liability Company

47

15

Oracle America, Inc.

46

16

Benhov Gmbh, LLC

46

17

Bayer Healthcare LLC

44

18

Sonicwall L.L.C.

43

19

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

43

20

Molex, LLC

41

21

Google Inc.

41

22

Tamiras Per Pte. Ltd., LLC

40

23

The Regents Of The University Of California

39

24

Energy, United States Department Of

39

25

DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.

38

26

AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.

38

27

Gula Consulting Limited Liability Company

37

28

Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

37

29

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

35

30

Dell Software Inc.

34

Source: ktMINE (www.ktmine.com)

Table 2b. Top 30 patent assignors by number of transactions, November-December 2015

#

Assignee entity

Number of assignments transacted

1

Citibank, N.A., As Collateral Agent

54

2

University Of Rochester

41

3

University Of Utah

35

4

Micropyretics Heaters International, Inc.

30

5

General Electric Capital Corporation, As Retiring Agent

30

6

Princeton University

22

7

McLean Hospital

21

8

Ohio State University

20

9

Brigham And Women's Hospital

20

10

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

17

11

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

14

12

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

14

13

City Of Hope/Beckman Research Institute

14

14

Inviragen, Inc.

12

15

University Of California Los Angeles

11

16

ScienBizIp Consulting(Shenzhen)Co.,Ltd.

11

17

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

11

18

ZTE Corporation

10

19

Sloan-Kettering Institute For Cancer Research

10

20

Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

10

21

Del Palma Orthopedics, LLC

10

22

Translational Genomics Research Inst

9

23

The Ohio State University

9

24

Searete LLC

9

25

Bank Of America, N.A.

9

26

Sony Mobile Communications AB

8

27

Silicon Valley Bank

8

28

Scripps Research Institute

8

29

Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.

8

30

Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

8

Source: ktMINE (www.ktmine.com)