StrutPatent.com Report Examines Top Trends for New Patents Issued on January 31, 2012

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The latest report from StrutPatent.com examines the most recent patents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The report highlights top developments and trends for U.S. patents issued on January 31, 2012, including which categories have experienced the most activity as well as which organizations and inventors are securing the most patents.

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The latest StrutPatent.com report examines the most notable trends for patents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The information below outlines the top recipients of patents issued on January 31, 2012.

Total Patents Issued: 5,265

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

  •     Physics - Computing; Calculating; Counting (940)
  •     Electricity - Electric Communication Technique (567)
  •     Electricity - Basic Electric Elements (466)
  •     Human Necessities - Medical or Veterinary Sciences; Hygiene (383)
  •     Physics - Measuring; Testing (253)
  •     Physics - Information Storage (116)
  •     Physics - Photography; Cinematography; Analogous Techniques Using Waves Other Than Optical Waves; Electrography; Holography (111)
  •     Chemistry; Metallurgy - Organic Chemistry (108)
  •     Mechanical Engineering; Lighting; Heating; Weapons; Blasting (96)
  •     Electricity - Basic Electronic Circuitry (90)

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

  •     Kia Silverbrook (8)
  •     Charles G. V. Rohan (8)
  •     Stephen W. Swaine (8)
  •     Lynne M. Coventry (8)
  •     David C. McGinn (8)
  •     Andrew Colley (8)
  •     Philip N. Day (8)
  •     Steven J. Birnie (8)
  •     Scott E. Dunn (6)
  •     Shun-Ming Huang (6)

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

  •     International Business Machines Corporation (205)
  •     Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd (66)
  •     Sony Corporation (59)
  •     Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba (57)
  •     Panasonic Corporation (52)
  •     Microsoft Corporation (50)
  •     LG Electronics Inc. (36)
  •     Canon Kabushiki Kaisha (30)
  •     Honeywell International Inc. (29)
  •     Broadcom Corporation (29)

There was a notable increase in the number of patents issued in January's final week. The USPTO issued a total of 5,265, over 500 more than last week. Although, Kia Silverbrook again tops the list of inventors with the most patents, he shares that honor with seven other inventors who also received 8 patents.

Physics - Computing; Calculating; Counting topped the list of categories just as it did on the January 24, 2012 patent report. Physics overall was the most dominant group with 4 of the top 10 categories being physics related, including the only new category to make the list this week, Physics - Photography; Cinematography; Analogous Techniques Using Waves Other Than Optical Waves; Electrography; Holography.

The top 10 patent assignees list contains many of the same players with 8 out of 10 having made the list last week as well. International Business Machines Corporation is still the most active assignee by far, getting even more patents than they did in the previous week. The two newcomers Honeywell International Inc. and Broadcom Corporation round out the list of top 10 patent assignees for the week so January 31, 2012.

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