Latest Report Identifies Top Patent Recipients for April 24, 2012

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The newest report outlines the top recipients of U.S. patents issued on April 24, 2012. The weekly report covers top trends and activity in U.S. patents, with an overview of the inventors, categories and organizations that received the most patents within the week.

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The latest report provides insight on this week's top recipients of U.S. patents. The latest report from gives an overview of the newest patents and recipients including how they compare to those that were issued in recent weeks and who is receiving the most patents. The information below outlines the top categories, inventors and assignees for patents issued on April 24, 2012.

Total Patents Issued: 5,419

Top 10 Categories (categories with the most new patents issued):

  •     Physics - Computing; Calculating; Counting (866)
  •     Electricity - Electric Communication Technique (588)
  •     Human Necessities - Medical or Veterinary Sciences; Hygiene (446)
  •     Electricity - Basic Electric Elements (431)
  •     Physics - Measuring; Testing (264)
  •     Chemistry; Metallurgy - Organic Chemistry (122)
  •     Physics - Optics (102)
  •     Physics - Information Storage (101)
  •     Performing Operations; Transporting - Vehicles In General (96)
  •     Mechanical Engineering; Lighting; Heating; Weapons; Blasting (94)

Top 10 Inventors (inventors with the most new patents issued):

  •     Lowell L. Wood, Jr. (8)
  •     Robert A. Rae (8)
  •     Roderick A. Hyde (7)
  •     Nathan P. Myhrvold (6)
  •     Chad Ryshkus (6)
  •     Douglas J. Roger (6)
  •     Andrew G. V. Oldknow (5)
  •     Eric C. Leuthardt (5)
  •     Muriel Y. Ishikawa (5)
  •     Victoria Y. H. Wood (5)

Top 10 Organizations / Assignees (organizations / assignees with the most new patents issued):

  •     International Business Machines Corporation (108)
  •     Microsoft Corporation (72)
  •     Canon Kabushiki Kaisha (66)
  •     Panasonic Corporation (65)
  •     Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. (49)
  •     Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd (47)
  •     Sony Corporation (46)
  •      LG Electronics Inc. (39)
  •     Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba (34)
  •     Fujitsu Limited (33)

In the final week of April, the pace of new patents stayed right on track with the rest of the month falling just 13 shy of the total number of patents issued last week. International Business Machines Corporation reigned supreme again this week for the assignees. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. has made its way back on the list along with Fujitsu Limited.

Unlike most weeks, an inventor, Andrew G. V. Oldknow, managed to make it onto the top 10 list two weeks in a row and secured the same number of patents as he had previously. The rest of the list is occupied by newcomers. That isn't the case of the Categories Top 10 list which is comprised mostly of the same familiar ones. Physics - Computing; Calculating; Counting continues to be the most active category as it has been for months. However, Performing Operations; Transporting - Vehicles In General did manage to break into the top 10 and shake things up a little bit.

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