1 Oct
2015

IP-related statistics from the recent past

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

Table 1. The status and results of Patent Trial and Appeal Board trials, including inter partes reviews (IPRs) and covered business method proceedings (CBMs), initated by Apple, Samsung Electronics and Google – the top three filers as of September 2015

Source: Lex Machina

Table 2. Stock performance of selected publicly traded IP-centric companies, July-September 2015

Source: Google Finance

Table 3a. Top 30 patent assignees by number of transactions, July-August 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

289

2

National Science Foundation

206

3

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

174

4

Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited

104

5

Robert Bosch GmbH

97

6

Dow Global Technologies LLC

91

7

Energy, United States Department Of

89

8

Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

84

9

Google Inc.

82

10

Intel Corporation

69

11

Koninklijke Philips N.V.

68

12

American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.

64

13

Microsoft Corporation

57

14

Sony Corporation

55

15

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

52

16

National Institutes Of Health

51

17

International Business Machines Corporation

48

18

U.S. Department Of Energy

44

19

The Regents Of The University Of California

44

20

Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)

42

21

Smart Mobile, Inc.

37

22

Aliphcom

37

23

Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.

36

24

Concert Debt, LLC

35

25

Baxalta Incorporated

35

26

Baxalta GmbH

35

27

ScienBiziP Consulting(Shenzhen)Co.,Ltd.

34

28

Rovi Guides, Inc.

34

29

Marvell International Ltd.

34

30

Virent, Inc.

33

Table 3b. Top 30 patent assignors by number of transactions, July-August 2015

 

Assignor entity

Number of assignments transacted

1

Stanford University

55

2

ScienBiziP Consulting(Shenzhen)Co.,Ltd.

39

3

IP Holdings, Inc.

37

4

Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University

31

5

Stuber, Michael A.

22

6

University Of Pittsburgh

21

7

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

21

8

Molin, Stuart B.

20

9

Searete LLC

18

10

Princeton University

18

11

ISP Investments Inc.

18

12

Northwestern University

17

13

General Electric Capital Corporation

15

14

Baxter International Inc.

15

15

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

14

16

Ebay Inc.

14

17

California Institute Of Technology

14

18

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

13

19

Medical Technology, Inc.

13

20

Baxter Healthcare SA

13

21

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

13

22

Albert Einstein College Of Medicine

13

23

Pellaud, Jerome

12

24

Lossignol, Wilfried

12

25

Georgia Institute Of Technology

12

26

Dana-Farber Cancer Inst

12

27

Berlowitz, Paul J.

12

28

Barckholtz, Timothy A.

12

29

Penn, Aaron

11

30

O'Riordan, Patrick

11

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 July and August 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.