Top Patent Recipients for May 1, 2012 Identified in New Report

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This week’s report gives readers insight on the top recipients of U.S. patents. The newest report from provides information on the latest patents, including comparisons from last week and analysis of the top assignees and inventors that received patents issued on May 1, 2012.

Total Patents Issued: 5,520

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

  •     Physics - Computing; Calculating; Counting (889)
  •     Electricity - Electric Communication Technique (666)
  •     Electricity - Basic Electric Elements (441)
  •     Human Necessities - Medical or Veterinary Sciences; Hygiene (414)
  •     Physics - Measuring; Testing (228)
  •     Physics - Information Storage (116)
  •     Physics - Photography; Cinematography; Analogous Techniques Using Waves Other Than Optical Waves; Electrography; Holography (105)
  •     Physics - Optics (104)
  •     Chemistry; Metallurgy - Organic Chemistry (104)
  •     Performing Operations; Transporting - Vehicles In General (98)

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

  •     Kevin Roy Sugden (12)
  •     Shannon Tyler Moore (10)
  •     Donald Somerset McKenzie (10)
  •     Jan van der Lande (8)
  •     Jonathan Eric Gleasman (8)
  •     Lowell L. Wood, Jr. (7)
  •     Akiko Saito (7)
  •     Roderick A. Hyde (7)
  •     Denise Michele Trabona (6)
  •     Kazuo Egawa (6)

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

  •     International Business Machines Corporation (124)
  •     Canon Kabushiki Kaisha (71)
  •     Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd (61)
  •     Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba (59)
  •     Sony Corporation (55)
  •     Panasonic Corporation (53)
  •     Microsoft Corporation (53)
  •     Fujitsu Limited (42)
  •     Broadcom Corporation (41)
  •     Apple Inc. (37)

The first week of May kept right on pace with patents in April and was as active as ever with a total of 5,520 new patents. Two inventors, Lowell L. Wood, Jr. and Roderick A. Hyde, made it onto the top ten list again this week, and the inventor with the most patents, Kevin Roy Sudgen, received an impressive 12 patents.

Even though International Business Machines Corporation once again topped the Assignees list, there were some notable changes. The most note-worthy were the two newcomers Broadcom Corporations and Apple Inc., which marked its first appearance on the top ten list this year. The categories list was dominated by Physics this week - 5 of the 10 slots to be exact. It should come as no surprise that Physics - Computing; Calculating; Counting took the top spot on this week.

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