The Top 300 Patent Owners The Patent 300® is an annual compilation of the top 300 companies, organizations, and universities in the patent field, based on the quantity of issued U.S. patents each year. The 2020 Patent 300® List has been published in collaboration between Harrity Analytics and IPO, the Intellectual Property Owner's Association.

Based on U.S. Utility Patents Issued in 2019

2020 Patent 300® List

The Patent 300®, developed by Harrity Patent Analytics, is the intellectual property industry’s premier resource for patent insights and competitive intelligence on the world’s leading technology organizations.  The Patent 300® is an annual compilation of the top 300 companies, organizations, and universities in the patent field, based on the quantity of issued U.S. patents each year.

RankOrganization2019
Patents
Change from 2018
1IBM94774%
2Samsung Electronics87359%
3Canon410215%
4Intel36808%
5Microsoft314432%
6GE311019%
7Huawei293833%
8United Technologies284731%
9LG Electronics281013%
10Toyota27056%
11Sony267524%
12Alphabet26210%
13Ford251917%
14Apple251215%
15Amazon250418%
16Dell248218%
17Qualcomm23760%
18TSMC2352-6%
19BOE219033%
20Panasonic20338%
21Siemens168418%
22Ericsson161317%
23Hyundai15611%
24Hitachi154618%
25Toshiba1495-11%
26Johnson & Johnson147444%
27AT&T145514%
28Medtronic144610%
29Boeing143314%
30GM140417%
31Fujifilm137511%
32Seiko Epson13465%
33Mitsubishi Electric133312%
34Facebook131778%
35Honeywell129513%
36Fujitsu1282-1%
37Micron127637%
38Robert Bosch1272-2%
39Denso12185%
40Koninklijke Philips N.V.1194-10%
41Halliburton111225%
42Honda110415%
43Kyocera10852%
44Cisco104921%
45NEC101122%
46Ricoh994-6%
47HP Inc.95931%
48Murata Manufacturing93325%
49Nokia9051%
50Texas Instruments90213%
51Schlumberger89442%
52Oracle88820%
53LG Display86628%
54Sharp85628%
55Infineon849-3%
56HPE81857%
57Bayer81410%
58SK Hynix8040%
59LG Chem79531%
60Brother78228%
61STMicroelectronics7759%
62Mubadala Investment771-6%
63Applied Materials74727%
64Western Digital7431%
65Toshiba Memory7264%
66Olympus7126%
67University of California70620%
68Semiconductor Energy Lab701-20%
69Porsche69338%
70Sumitomo Electric68943%
71Japan Display68511%
72China Star Optoelectronics678New
73SAP67450%
74Konica Minolta6722%
75Fanuc66870%
76Verizon6551%
77NXP646-7%
78Lenovo6288%
79Capital One625232%
80Airbus6224%
81Safran61520%
82Softbank612-10%
83BASF59618%
84Broadcom59572%
85Rolls-Royce59350%
863M5914%
87ETRI58914%
88Boston Scientific58213%
88TCL582-39%
90Dow Chemical565New
91Corning56014%
92Commscope55779%
93Procter & Gamble5485%
94Corteva547New
95TDK54536%
96Saudi Aramco53662%
97Renesas530-8%
98Caterpillar5256%
99Abbott Labs522-1%
100Continental51625%
101Nissan50413%
102Hon Hai4994%
102Roche499-3%
104Mitsubishi Heavy Industries49045%
105Adobe48340%
106Becton Dickinson48174%
107Fuji Electric47341%
107Nike47321%
107Mediatek473-21%
110Eaton46217%
111Tencent45040%
112CEA4330%
113Walmart418115%
114Bank of America41730%
115ZTE416-13%
116Tokyo Electron4146%
117Xerox410-9%
118Deere & Company40946%
119ABB40614%
120Valeo40522%
121CNH Industrial4047%
122MIT40314%
123LG Innotek402-5%
124Raytheon39823%
125Seagate390-2%
126Osram38730%
127Samsung Electro-Mechanics38316%
127State Univ. System of FL38310%
129Samsung SDI38113%
130Emerson Electric37862%
131Yazaki37515%
132Stryker37447%
133BBK Electronics372New
134Carl Zeiss3670%
135Exxon Mobil356-6%
136United Microelectronics3502%
137Thermo Fisher Scientific3484%
138Blackberry343-7%
139Pure Storage341New
139Dolby Laboratories34114%
141Lockheed Martin34032%
142Signify339New
142ON Semiconductor339-3%
142Interdigital339-10%
145Salesforce.com33264%
146US Navy32711%
146Intellectual Ventures327-42%
148Koch Industries32686%
149University of Texas System32250%
149ITRI32211%
151TE Connectivity3214%
152ASML31827%
153ZF Friedrichshafen31137%
154Alibaba30896%
154Magna30819%
156Marvell307-5%
157Fraunhofer30547%
158Illinois Tool Works30011%
159Sumitomo Rubber29931%
160Whirlpool298-6%
161NTT29618%
161Juniper Networks29611%
163Johnson Controls2954%
164Aisin Seiki2940%
165Sanofi29213%
166Skyworks28639%
167Deutsche Telekom28560%
168Omron28344%
168Xiaomi28327%
170Tsinghua University27860%
171Paypal27619%
171Schaeffler2766%
173Nikon27515%
174Accenture27436%
175Bridgestone2728%
176Comcast27014%
177State Farm Insurance26935%
178Analog Devices26839%
179Nippon Steel26524%
179Ebay26518%
179Rohm2651%
182Tata Sons264110%
183Nichia26321%
184Mastercard26279%
184BMW26238%
186Lam Research261-6%
187Saint-Gobain26038%
188Casio25926%
189Disney2578%
190Nidec25330%
191Sumitomo Chemical25117%
192AMD24839%
193Echostar247-6%
194Zimmer Biomet244-1%
195Novartis243-8%
196Haier24237%
197Schneider Electric24045%
198Danaher238-4%
199KFUPM2368%
200Visa23546%
200SMIC23541%
202KLA234New
202Shimadzu23472%
204Textron23049%
205AAC Technologies22932%
206USAA22666%
206Motorola Solutions22653%
208Merck2250%
209Baidu220New
210Stanford University219-10%
211Shin-Etsu Chemical218-12%
212Nielsen217New
212Mahle21739%
214Terumo21628%
215Asahi Kasei21519%
216Saudi Basic Industries20928%
217Chinese Academy of Sciences20543%
218Dupont203New
218Sun Patent Trust2030%
220BAE Systems20220%
221Rambus20029%
221Mazda20026%
221Ecolab20020%
224Partners Healthcare197-13%
225Cadence196New
225Evonik1964%
225Jtekt1964%
228Thales1957%
229Cal Tech19423%
230Fresenius19249%
231Thyssenkrupp19148%
232Borgwarner189-6%
233Xilinx18837%
233Immersion18832%
233Johns Hopkins University18828%
233Shimano18820%
237Berkshire Hathaway187-1%
237Tivo187-4%
239Henkel18526%
240Tianma Microelectronics184New
240Here Holding18410%
242Univ of Michigan18330%
243Micro Focus181New
243AGC18141%
245Intuitive Surgical18037%
246Altria179New
246Cummins1792%
248NetApp177New
248Cook Group177-16%
250NGK Insulators17638%
251Daikin17414%
251Sonos174-7%
253Wisconsin Alumni Research1721%
253Merck & Co.172-3%
253Toray Industries172-9%
256Northrop Grumman17110%
257Delta Electronics170-17%
258Bose16920%
259Open Invention Network16830%
260Weatherford16621%
261Colgate-Palmolive16527%
261Nvidia165-17%
263Kawasaki Heavy Industries164-1%
263L'Oreal164-5%
263Microchip Technology164-15%
266Cirrus Logic163New
267Harvard University16221%
267Rockwell Automation162-6%
269Au Optronics1615%
269US Health & Human Services1615%
271Splunk160New
271Mitsubishi Chemical16021%
271Fila Korea1603%
274Hubbell159New
274Intuit159New
274Wells Fargo159New
277Ingersoll-Rand15827%
277Michelin15811%
277IGT1584%
280Arkema15711%
281Fujikura15511%
281Nitto Denko155-3%
283Innolux154New
283Synopsys154New
283Kobe Steel15414%
283HTC15410%
287GoPro15330%
287SKF153-12%
289Subaru151New
289Qorvo151-6%
289Synaptics151-23%
292Bristol Myers Squibb150New
292Dropbox150New
292JFE15013%
292Nestle150-9%
296Edwards Lifesciences149New
297Purdue University14817%
298HRL Laboratories147New
299Smith & Nephew146-7%
300Endress+Hauser143New

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