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List: Top Ten US Patent Award Recipients

Date: 2004

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office

Base: All Companies applying for patents in the USA

Notes: IBM headed the list of top 10 US Patent Award Recipients in 2004, followed by Matsushita and then Canon.

Company

Number of Patents

2003 Rank

IBM

3,248

1

Matsushita

1,934

4

Canon

1,805

2

HP

1,775

5

Micron Technology

1,760

6

Samsung

1,604

9

Intel

1,601

7

Hitachi

1,514

3

Toshiba

1,310

13

Sony

1,305

10



 
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