Newest Report Reveals Top Patent Recipients for April 10, 2012

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The newest report from lists the top recipients for U.S. patents issued on April 10, 2012. This latest report reveals the organizations and inventors that have received the most patents as well as the categories that patents are being filed under.

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The new report from reveals the top trends and activity for U.S. patents. This weekly report takes a look at the latest patents and how they compare to those that were recently issued, with a focus on who is receiving them. The data listed below provides information on the top recipients of patents issued on April 10, 2012.

Total Patents Issued: 5,624

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

  • Physics - Computing; Calculating; Counting (808)
  • Electricity - Electric Communication Technique (674)
  • Electricity - Basic Electric Elements (482)
  • Human Necessities - Medical or Veterinary Sciences; Hygiene (402)
  • Physics - Measuring; Testing (294)
  • Physics - Information Storage (111)
  • Mechanical Engineering; Lighting; Heating; Weapons; Blasting (105)
  • Chemistry; Metallurgy - Organic Chemistry (102)
  • Physics - Photography; Cinematography; Analogous Techniques Using Waves Other Than Optical Waves; Electrography; Holography (96)
  • Performing Operations; Transporting - Vehicles In General (93)

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

  • Henry C. Chu (9)
  • Michael Paul Gehrke (9)
  • Terri Lynn Meisel (9)
  • Roman Adolf Weyenberg, Jr. (8)
  • Sabine Leifeld (6)
  • Heike Ranze (6)
  • Parviz Bazargani (6)
  • Michael Wiklund (6)
  • Anders Fahrendorff (5)
  • Shunpei Yamazaki (5)

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

  • Canon Kabushiki Kaisha (83)
  • Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba (64)
  • Panasonic Corporation (60)
  • Microsoft Corporation (58)
  • Sony Corporation (50)
  • International Business Machines Corporation (43)
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd (38)
  • LG Electronics Inc. (33)
  • Hitachi, Ltd. (30)

It was another highly active week at the United States Patent and Trade Office, which surpassed the number of patents issued last week by one whole patent. That means to date April 10th is the week with the highest number of patents awarded in 2012. These patents went to a brand new group of Top 10 inventors. However, it should be noted that on a whole the number of patents per inventor was higher.

The exact opposite is the case for the Top 10 Categories and Assignees lists, which have remained largely unchanged so far this year. There was one newcomer to the category list, Performing Operations; Transporting - Vehicles In General.

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