IBM, Matsushita, Canon and HP received the most US patents in 2004

United States Patent and Trademarks Office released the list of top 10 private recipients of US patents in 2004. IBM, Matsushita, Canon and HP lead the list of most prolific patent receivers.

United States Patent and Trademarks Office released the list of top 10 private recipients of US patents in 2004. IBM, Matsushita, Canon and HP lead the list of most prolific patent receivers.



Top US patent recipients
# in 2004 Number of Patents in 2004 Organization # in 2003 Number of Patents in 2003
1
3,248
IBM
(1)

(3,415)

2
1,934
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co
(4)

(1,774 )

3
1,805
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
(2)

(1,992)

4
1,775
Hewlett-Packard
(5)

(1,759)

5
1,760
Micron Technology
(6)

(1,707)

6
1,604
Samsung Electronics
(9)

(1,313)

7
1,601
Intel Corporation
(7)

(1,592)

8
1,514
Hitachi
(3)

(1,893)

9
1,310
Toshiba Corporation
(13)

(1,184)

10
1,305
Sony Corporation
(10)

(1,311)

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office

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