25 Mar
2021

Top US patent filers: positions 1 to 100

Entity nameGrantsPercentage change in grants year on yearApplications2020 applicationsRatio of applications to grantsPercentage of applications published in 2020IndustryCountry
Samsung95,1949.16%18,6418,95519.6%48.0%ElectronicsSouth Korea
IBM61,86211.11%13,6025,72022.0%42.1%Computing and softwareUnited States
Canon40,8925.78%6,6243,14016.2%47.4%ElectronicsJapan
LG Electronics38,2759.46%8,2164,49221.5%54.7%ElectronicsSouth Korea

Microsoft

38,1074.77%5,9361,75715.6%29.6%Computing and softwareUnited States

Intel

33,1513.64%8,0993,08624.4%38.1%SemiconductorsUnited States

Alphabet

30,6566.52%4,4201,91814.4%43.4%Computing and softwareUnited States

Sony

28,0905.47%5,6342,63420.1%46.8%ElectronicsJapan

Qualcomm

26,0256.05%5,4112,20720.8%40.8%SemiconductorsUnited States

Panasonic

25,7703.98%4,1781,76816.2%42.3%ElectronicsJapan

Apple

24,32117.43%4,0411,91916.6%47.5%ElectronicsUnited States

Raytheon Technologies (new entry)

21,445N/A5,3002,43824.7%46.0%ConglomerateUnited States

General Electric

21,442-3.22%3,9521,19118.4%30.1%ConglomerateUnited States

Toyota

20,95611.09%5,4912,86226.2%52.1%AutomotiveJapan

Mitsubishi

20,75913.37%4,7562,17022.9%45.6%ConglomerateJapan

Hitachi

20,3513.30%3,4781,42917.1%41.1%ElectronicsJapan

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing

19,94016.34%3,7412,73618.8%73.1%SemiconductorsTaiwan

Fujitsu

19,8281.65%3,26591516.5%28.0%Computing and softwareJapan

Fujifilm

19,0394.96%4,0691,70321.4%41.9%Imaging/printingJapan

JPMorgan Chase

18,94418.59%2,85499015.1%34.7%Financial institutionUnited States

Broadcom

18,89413.76%5641113.0%19.7%SemiconductorsUnited States

General Motors

17,9372.76%1,82579310.2%43.5%AutomotiveUnited States

Ford Motor

17,56911.44%2,7261,13615.5%41.7%AutomotiveUnited States

Seiko Epson

17,4463.22%2,8781,35516.5%47.1%Imaging/printingJapan

Bank of America

17,19418.37%2,30681813.4%35.5%Financial institutionUnited States

Siemens

16,7064.92%3,4081,28920.4%37.8%ConglomerateGermany

Huawei Technologies

16,70223.23%6,9413,41441.6%49.2%TelecomChina

Toshiba

16,5133.61%3,0881,20118.7%38.9%ElectronicsJapan

Medtronic

16,1374.20%3,4501,37121.4%39.7%Medical/pharmaIreland

The Bank of New York Mellon

15,33917.78%1,9851,23412.9%62.2%Financial institutionUnited States

Micron Technology

14,8621.86%1,8171,17412.2%64.6%SemiconductorsUnited States

Oracle

14,725-2.39%1,3516109.2%45.2%Computing and softwareUnited States

Texas Instruments

14,710-2.03%1,64495311.2%58.0%SemiconductorsUnited States

Ricoh

14,6742.59%1,4516249.9%43.0%Imaging/printingJapan

GlobalFoundries (new entry)

14,655N/A3231152.2%35.6%SemiconductorsUnited States

Wells Fargo

14,61247.18%1,1173147.6%28.1%Financial institutionUnited States

Ericsson

14,4234.90%2,8631,38119.9%48.2%TelecomSweden

Hewlett-Packard Development

14,1166.01%2,16184915.3%39.3%Computing and softwareUnited States

Wilmington Trust

13,985-31.83%1,0412567.4%24.6%Financial institutionUnited States

Honda Motor

13,8446.08%2,8311,61220.4%56.9%AutomotiveJapan

Cisco

13,6061.49%1,35775110.0%55.3%TelecomUnited States

Honeywell International

13,3815.24%1,92177714.4%40.4%ConglomerateUnited States

Robert Bosch

13,3024.09%2,9191,27121.9%43.5%ConglomerateGermany

AT&T

13,2884.56%1,45273910.9%50.9%TelecomUnited States

Boeing

12,90110.26%2,0551,11115.9%54.1%Aerospace and defenceUnited States

Nokia

12,871-5.17%2,10461916.3%29.4%TelecomFinland

Amazon

12,82311.58%1,32158910.3%44.6%ElectronicsUnited States

Denso

12,5389.14%2,5771,25620.6%48.7%AutomotiveJapan

Sharp

12,1792.90%1,86579915.3%42.8%ElectronicsJapan

Brother

11,7244.30%7785246.6%67.4%Imaging/printingJapan

Johnson & Johnson

11,5877.14%3,1901,18427.5%37.1%Medical/pharmaUnited States

Infineon Technologies

11,4618.78%1,20161110.5%50.9%SemiconductorsGermany

NXP

11,2426.23%6003225.3%53.7%SemiconductorsNetherlands

SK Group

11,2049.29%1,69099615.1%58.9%ConglomerateSouth Korea

Hyundai Motor

10,56616.14%2,7061,52525.6%56.4%AutomotiveSouth Korea

NEC

10,4634.68%2,44699423.4%40.6%Computing and softwareJapan

Deutsche Bank

10,44293.80%8563898.2%45.4%Financial institutionGermany

Hon Hai

9,9134.39%6362196.4%34.4%ElectronicsTaiwan

Philips

9,7226.01%3,4681,02335.7%29.5%ElectronicsNetherlands

Xerox

9,653-4.06%5432245.6%41.3%Imaging/printingUnited States

Semiconductor Energy Laboratory

9,640-0.75%1,00950010.5%49.6%SemiconductorsJapan

Blackberry

9,5520.06%4351834.6%42.1%TelecomCanada

Renesas

9,484-4.03%7162377.5%33.1%SemiconductorsJapan

Kyocera

9,3639.64%1,35965814.5%48.4%ElectronicsJapan

LG Display

9,1186.36%1,01563211.1%62.3%ElectronicsSouth Korea

BOE Technology Group

8,99229.85%3,5051,67839.0%47.9%ElectronicsChina

Sumitomo Electric Industries

8,8578.21%1,97187422.3%44.3%ElectronicsJapan

STMicroelectronics

8,5700.11%98050611.4%51.6%SemiconductorsSwitzerland

Intellectual Ventures

8,434-18.83%560946.6%16.8%OtherUnited States

Bayer

8,3851.50%1,00443812.0%43.6%Medical/pharmaGermany

3M

8,2950%2,30879927.8%34.6%ConglomerateUnited States

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

8,218-0.78%1,09754713.3%49.9%Computing and softwareUnited States

Olympus

8,1164.75%2,08263225.7%30.4%Imaging/printingJapan

Western Digital

8,082-26.41%2901543.6%53.1%Computing and softwareUnited States

Boston Scientific

8,081-2.92%1,87151123.2%27.3%Medical/pharmaUnited States

Procter & Gamble

8,0411.82%2,17152827.0%24.3%Consumer goodsUnited States

SAP

8,0138.75%1,24651615.5%41.4%Computing and softwareGermany

Nike

7,91014.95%1,03241713.0%40.4%Consumer goodsUnited States

Schlumberger

7,735-0.27%1,36134217.6%25.1%EnergyUnited States

Abbott Laboratories

7,697-3.35%1,54542320.1%27.4%Medical/pharmaUnited States

Konica Minolta

7,5523.57%1,05246113.9%43.8%Imaging/printingJapan

Verizon

7,4257.92%1,02244513.8%43.5%TelecomUnited States

Marvell Technology Group

7,248-12.57%2301373.2%59.6%SemiconductorsBermuda

Halliburton

7,0939.65%1,67061923.5%37.1%EnergyUnited States

Murata Manufacturing

6,9896.09%1,94897027.9%49.8%ElectronicsJapan

Airbus

6,9875.88%1,47353721.1%36.5%Aerospace and defenceNetherlands

Pangea

6,9177.93%92353813.3%58.3%OtherJapan

Volkswagen

6,52117.10%1,93592729.7%47.9%AutomotiveGermany

Facebook

6,36228.14%1,61537725.4%23.3%Computing and softwareUnited States

Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute

6,2346.53%1,22644419.7%36.2%University/research institutionSouth Korea

Applied Materials

6,2126.83%1,88878330.4%41.5%SemiconductorsUnited States

MediaTek

5,9148.30%1,27543921.6%34.4%SemiconductorsTaiwan

BASF

5,699-0.82%1,64257028.8%34.7%ChemicalsGermany

Caterpillar

5,6366.82%74438213.2%51.3%IndustrialUnited States

Baker Hughes

5,59017.17%66420811.9%31.3%EnergyUnited States

ASM International

5,3084.78%73241013.8%56.0%SemiconductorsNetherlands

Merck

5,24814.19%1,16441722.2%35.8%Medical/pharmaUnited States

Corning

5,1918.89%1,43356027.6%39.1%ChemicalsUnited States

TDK

5,1457.41%1,18260623.0%51.3%ElectronicsJapan

On Semiconductor

5,1173.67%39130.8%33.3%SemiconductorsUnited States