Report Reveals Top Trends for Patents Issued on March 13, 2012

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The newest report from reveals the top trends for U.S. patents issued on March 13, 2012. This week's patent report lists the organizations that are securing the most patents, the patent categories with the most activity and the inventors that are being awarded the most patents.

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This week's report provides insight on the top trends and activity for United States Patent and Trade Office issued patents. The data below shows the top recipients of patents issued on March 13, 2012.

Total Patents Issued: 4,334 / 5,333

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

  •     Physics - Computing; Calculating; Counting (728)
  •     Electricity - Electric Communication Technique (472)
  •     Electricity - Basic Electric Elements (371)
  •     Human Necessities - Medical or Veterinary Sciences; Hygiene (292)
  •     Physics - Measuring; Testing (207)
  •     Physics - Photography; Cinematography; Analogous Techniques Using Waves Other Than Optical Waves; Electrography; Holography (97)
  •     Physics - Information Storage (84)
  •     Physics - Optics (83)
  •     Chemistry; Metallurgy - Organic Chemistry (79)
  •     Human Necessities - Agriculture; Forestry; Animal Husbandry; Hunting; Trapping; Fishing (78)

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

  •     Robert Sabemig (13)
  •     Ethan Nelson Ray (8)
  •     Jonathan Eric Gleasman (8)
  •     Denise Michele Trabona (8)
  •     Leslie MacNeil (7)
  •     Shunpei Yamazaki (6)
  •     Victor Mehren (6)
  •     Kristy Safarik (6)
  •     Bartley K. Andre (5)
  •     Daniel J. Coster (5)

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

  •     International Business Machines Corporation (118)
  •     Microsoft Corporation (57)
  •      Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba (55)
  •     Panasonic Corporation (41)
  •     Canon Kabushiki Kaisha (40)
  •     Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd (38)
  •     Sony Corporation (37)
  •     Ricoh Company, Ltd. (28)
  •     LG Electronics Inc. (27)
  •     FUJIFILM Corporation (26)

There was a lot less patent activity this week compared to the number of patents issued on March 6, 2012. Overall there was nearly 1,000 less patents awarded by the USPTO. Despite the drop Physics categories dominated the top 10 list taking 5 of the spots, including the top spot which again went to Physics - Computing; Calculating; Counting.

For the inventors top 10 list, Robert Sabemig maintained the top spot for the second week in a row and even bested his total number of patents from last week. The rest of the list included a completely new set of inventors. However, the assignees top 10 list features a much more familiar set of names. International Business Machines Corporation and Panasonic Corporation kept its spot while Ricoh Company, Ltd. made

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