Happy New Year.
Now that we are in the new year, I have compiled a list of who received patents in 2013 (for some big names in industry). The list of names that I searched was not exhaustive but mostly commonly known companies that I thought would be interesting to TVC clients.
Take a look at Samsung and Apple to see how the great patent litigation competition is shaping up. It is clear that foreign companies are obtaining more patents than U.S. companies in several industries. This may be a sign that foreign companies, which are used to a first to file system, are building some big portfolios. I hope that you will find this interesting and maybe cause you to concentrate more on helping your business with appropriate patent applications that claim products and/or services that you will be selling in the future.
Automotive Companies by Assignee Name
|Hyundai Motor Company||461|
|Kia Motors Corporation||195|
Chemical Companies by Assignee Name
|W. R. Grace||9|
Defense & Aerospace Companies by Assignee Name
|Science Applications International||12|
Electronics Companies by Assignee Name
|International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)||6762|
Pharma Companies by Assignee Name