Top Patent Recipients for July 3, 2012 Revealed in New Report

(PRWEB) July 05, 2012 patent reports detail the top recipients of U.S. patents each week. The information in this weeks report highlights data on the newest patents, provides comparison to last weeks patents as well as insight on the inventors and assignees that were issued the most patents on July 3, 2012.

Total Patents Issued: 5,557

Top 10 Categories (categories with the most new patents issued):

????Physics – Computing; Calculating; Counting (873)
????Electricity – Electric Communication Technique (665)
????Electricity – Basic Electric Elements (470)
????Human Necessities – Medical Or Veterinary Science; Hygiene (435)
????Physics – Measuring; Testing (273)
????Physics – Information Storage (122)
????Electricity – Generation, Conversion, Or Distribution Of Electric Power (113)
????Human Necessities – Agriculture; Forestry; Animal Husbandry; Hunting; Trapping; Fishing (104)
????Physics – Optics (103)
????Physics – Photography; Cinematography; Analogous Techniques Using Waves Other Than Optical Waves; Electrography; Holography (100)

Top 10 Inventors (inventors with the most new patents issued):

????Rick A. Hamilton, II (6)
????Anders Fahrendorff (6)
????Arif Ali Baig (6)
????George Endel Deckner (6)
????Iain Allan Hughes (6)
????Dirk Pieters (5)
????Rico Zorkendorfer (5)
????Ian James Murchison (5)
????Clifford A. Pickover (4)
????James Morrow (4)

Top 10 Organizations / Assignees (organizations / assignees with the most new patents issued):

????International Business Machines Corporation (170)
????Sony Corporation (88)
????Microsoft Corporation (56)
????Panasonic Corporation (55)
????Canon Kabushiki Kaisha (55)
????Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. (49)
????Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba (48)
????Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (42)
????Intel Corporation (33)
????LG Electronics Inc. (31)

The first week of July patents started off impressively. The total number of patents is once again back up over 5,500 after dipping down below 4,500 in June. International Business Machines Corporation is also back on top, reclaiming its top spot on the assignees list. Intel and LG quickly regained their spots as well, ousting Ricoh and QUALCOMM from the number 9 and 10 spots after only a week.

The top categories list had a few shakeups with Physics and Electricity replacing both Chemistry; Metallurgy categories from last week. Like most weeks, July 3 had a whole new group of top inventors. Despite the jump in patents issued, inventors this week fell short of surpassing the numbers posted by last weeks top inventors.

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