Businesses With Most Patents in 2003

From USPTO, January 2004

Top 10 Private Sector Patent Recipients for the 2003 Calendar Year

PreliminaryRank in 2003*
Preliminary# Patents in 2003*
Organization*
(Final Rank in 2002)
(Final Number of Patents in 2002)
1
3,415
International Business Machines Corporation
(1)
(3,288)
2
1,992
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
(2)
(1,893)
3
1,893
Hitachi, Ltd.
(5)
(1,601)
4
1,786
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
(6)
(1,544)
5
1,759
Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
(9)
(1,385)
6
1,707
Micron Technology, Inc.
(3)
(1,833)
7
1,592
Intel Corporation
(15)
(1,077)
8
1,353
Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
(16)
(842)
9
1,313
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
(11)
(1328)
10
1,311
Sony Corporation
(7)
(1,434)

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