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List: Top Ten US Patent Award Recipients

Date: 2005

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office

Base: All Companies applying for patents in the USA

Notes: IBM came top for the thirteenth year in a row. There is an estimated backlog of 500,000 and it takes an average of three years for approval.

Company

Number of Patents

1995 Rank

IBM

2,941

1

Canon

1,828

2

Hewlett-Packard

1,797

19

Matsushita

1,688

8

Samsung

1,641

21

Micron Technology

1,561

158

Intel

1,549

33

Hitachi

1,271

7

Toshiba

1,258

6

Fujitsu

1,154

12


 
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