Report Lists Top Patent Recipients for May 15, 2012

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The latest report from lists the top recipients of patents issued on May 15, 2012. The report features information on trends in U.S. patents, with an overview that includes info on the inventors and assignees that received the most patents this week.

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The latest report gives readers an inside look at the top recipients of U.S. patents. The new report provides information on the latest patents, including comparisons from the weeks prior and details on the assignees and inventors that received the most patents issued on May 15, 2012.

Total Patents Issued: 5,319

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

  •     Physics - Computing; Calculating; Counting (793)
  •     Electricity - Electric Communication Technique (581)
  •     Electricity - Basic Electric Elements (456)
  •     Human Necessities - Medical Or Veterinary Science; Hygiene (374)
  •     Physics - Measuring; Testing (230)
  •     Physics - Photography; Cinematography; Analogous Techniques Using Waves Other Than Optical Waves; Electrography; Holography (104)
  •     Chemistry; Metallurgy - Organic Chemistry (104)
  •     Physics - Information Storage (100)
  •     Physics - Optics (95)
  •     Performing Operations; Transporting - Vehicles In General (93)

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

  •     Tomonori Matsumoto (9)
  •     Hirotada Kobayashi (9)
  •     Paul Flowers (9)
  •     Patrick Speck (7)
  •     Lowell L. Wood, Jr. (6)
  •     Damian Van Zyll De Jong (5)
  •     Paul Michael Pelken (5)
  •     Bartley K. Andre (5)
  •     Sukhwinder Singh Dhaliwal (5)
  •     Eric C. Leuthardt (5)

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

  •     International Business Machines Corporation (104)
  •     Panasonic Corporation (67)
  •     Canon Kabushiki Kaisha (66)
  •     Microsoft Corporation (54)
  •     Sony Corporation (47)
  •     General Electric Company (38)
  •     LG Electronics Inc. (37)
  •     Fujitsu Limited (36)
  •     Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (33)
  •     Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. (33)

This week there has been a slight slow down compared to the number of patents issued on May 8, 2012 with a total of 5,319 new patents. Lower overall totals are the biggest change on the Top 10 categories list. The first 5 are a repeat from last week, and Performing Operations; Transporting - Vehicles In General was the only new category, regaining the tenth spot it held a few weeks ago. The assignees list had a number of changes with Panasonic Corporation and Fujitsu Limited returning to the top 10. However, the top spot was still dominated by International Business Machines Corporation.

Unlike the other two categories, the inventors list featured an entirely new group.

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