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 2021 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 2020

2021 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.

RankOrganization2020
Patents
Change from 2019
1INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES94350%
2SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.8539-1%
3LG CORPORATION51124%
4CANON K.K.3689-9%
5INTEL CORPORATION3284-12%
6RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES32131%
7HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.31789%
8MICROSOFT CORPORATION2972-5%
9TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MFG. CO.289222%
10SONY CORPORATION28865%
11APPLE INC.284012%
12DELL TECHNOLOGIES282613%
13TOYOTA JIDOSHA K.K.28194%
14GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY2417-1%
15ALPHABET INC.2379-10%
16AMAZON.COM, INC.2373-7%
17QUALCOMM2297-4%
18BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.2157-1%
19FORD MOTOR COMPANY2090-17%
20PANASONIC CORPORATION1929-5%
21HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY1626-1%
22MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC.153521%
23FACEBOOK, INC.152716%
24JOHNSON & JOHNSON14920%
25HITACHI, LTD.1472-3%
26THE BOEING COMPANY14644%
27AT&T INC.14591%
28MEDTRONIC PLC14402%
29FUJIFILM HOLDINGS CORP13990%
30ERICSSON1378-15%
31SIEMENS AG1341-6%
32EPSON13350%
33MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION1319-3%
34TOSHIBA CORPORATION1314-4%
35HONDA MOTOR COMPANY, LTD.121912%
36DENSO CORPORATION12143%
37HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.11780%
38TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED115028%
39CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.1141-1%
40US FEDERAL GOVERNMENT1108-10%
41ROBERT BOSCH GMBH1100-13%
42FUJITSU LIMITED1093-15%
43SK GROUP109112%
44SHARP CORPORATION105226%
45NEC CORPORATION1007-2%
46HP INC.9894%
47KYOCERA CORPORATION978-10%
48KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.949-11%
49RICOH COMPANY LTD.938-6%
50MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.892-10%
51TCL CORPORATION880-30%
52INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG834-12%
53HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE8311%
54GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY802-40%
55WESTERN DIGITAL CORPORATION7886%
56ORACLE CORPORATION783-11%
57HALLIBURTON COMPANY778-24%
58NOKIA CORPORATION757-20%
59KIOXIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION7564%
60CAPITAL ONE FINANCIAL CORP.74720%
61SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES7402%
62APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.7380%
63SAP SE7379%
64ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED721150%
65SOFTBANK GROUP CORP.72014%
66BROTHER INDUSTRIES, LTD.713-8%
67VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC.71211%
68BAYER AG706-9%
69UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA687-2%
70SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY68330%
713M COMPANY668-1%
72PORSCHE AUTOMOBIL HOLDING SE6585%
73NXP SEMICONDUCTORS N.V.6490%
74STMICROELECTRONICS646-14%
75OLYMPUS CORPORATION643-9%
76SAFRAN S.A.64113%
77THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY64018%
78FANUC CORPORATION634-5%
79SCHLUMBERGER LIMITED633-27%
80LENOVO GROUP LIMITED6300%
81TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD62338%
82BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION605-1%
83KONICA MINOLTA, INC.587-13%
84JAPAN DISPLAY INC.580-15%
85TDK CORPORATION57812%
86BAKER HUGHES COMPANY572-3%
87MUBADALA INVESTMENT COMPANY571-30%
88BBK ELECTRONICS CORPORATION56454%
89AIRBUS SE560-11%
90SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LAB556-20%
91ROLLS-ROYCE GROUP PLC553-9%
92COMMSCOPE INC.550-1%
93MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.5309%
94SALESFORCE.COM, INC.52545%
95BASF SE517-16%
96ETRI499-15%
97TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED49821%
98CONTINENTAL AG4955%
99ADOBE INC.4902%
100CORNING INCORPORATED488-15%
101SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS47413%
102NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.465-22%
103THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY460-19%
104DEERE & COMPANY45613%
104ROCHE HOLDING AG4560%
106MIT44812%
107EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.447-6%
108BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION4437%
109MEDIATEK INC.423-21%
110CEA413-4%
111CNH INDUSTRIAL N.V.4061%
111EATON CORPORATION406-12%
113CATERPILLAR INC.404-22%
114NIKE, INC.396-16%
114STRYKER CORPORATION3960%
116HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY392-23%
117BAIDU, INC.38876%
118RENESAS ELECTRONICS387-37%
119JOHNSON CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL38527%
120BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY3781%
120COMCAST CORPORATION37841%
122ABB LTD3771%
122STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF FL37717%
124ON SEMICONDUCTOR CORP.3767%
125WAL-MART STORES, INC.368-12%
126EXXON MOBIL3671%
127ABBOTT LABORATORIES366-14%
128TIANMA MICROELECTRONICS CO., LTD3582%
129AISIN SEIKI CO., LTD.355-4%
129BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AG35536%
131THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC354-2%
132NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL349-11%
132YAZAKI CORPORATION349-7%
134HAIER GROUP CORP.34633%
135ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.34419%
136TSINGHUA HOLDINGS34339%
137SIGNIFY3410%
138OMRON CORPORATION33825%
139MAGNA INTERNATIONAL3346%
140DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG33115%
140INTERDIGITAL331-2%
142NIPPON TELEGRAPH & TELEPHONE3299%
143MASTERCARD INCORPORATED32521%
144CARL-ZEISS-STIFTUNG322-11%
144ROHM COMPANY LIMITED322-6%
146STATE FARM32117%
147SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY PLC320-18%
148BROADCOM INC.319-53%
149XEROX HOLDINGS CORPORATION318-22%
150TEXTRON INC.31735%
151ASML HOLDING N.V.314-2%
151UNITED MICROELECTRONICS314-14%
153ALTRIA GROUP, INC.31311%
153CNRS313-3%
153NIDEC CORPORATION31318%
153SAMSUNG SDI313-21%
153VALEO SA313-20%
153WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION3132%
159PAYPAL HOLDINGS, INC.31213%
160ANALOG DEVICES, INC.311-1%
161ITRI299-6%
162SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.29735%
163LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION296-13%
163TE CONNECTIVITY LTD.296-2%
165ACCENTURE PLC2958%
166CORTEVA, INC.292-22%
166JUNIPER NETWORKS, INC.292-8%
168YAMAHA CORPORATION28423%
169NGK INSULATORS, LTD.2830%
170NICHIA CORPORATION2815%
170XILINX, INC.28150%
172OSRAM LICHT AG280-31%
173FRAUNHOFER277-10%
173WELLS FARGO & COMPANY27782%
175FUJI ELECTRIC CO LTD275-16%
176SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY273-8%
177AAC TECHNOLOGIES HOLDINGS INC.27217%
178KOCH INDUSTRIES, INC.271-10%
179COMPAGNIE DE SAINT-GOBAIN S.A.2654%
180NOVARTIS AG2647%
181DOLBY LABORATORIES, INC.263-22%
181STANFORD UNIVERSITY2636%
183BLACKBERRY LIMITED261-22%
183DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.2618%
185NIELSEN HOLDINGS PLC26023%
186MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION25930%
186USAA25916%
188THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY2561%
189ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG255-19%
190INGERSOLL-RAND PLC25210%
191THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM250-21%
192LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION249-5%
192NVIDIA CORPORATION249-8%
192SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES249-9%
195SHIMADZU CORPORATION2486%
196THALES SA2473%
196THE CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES24717%
198MASS GENERAL BRIGHAM246-9%
199ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC.245-1%
200EBAY INC.244-8%
201ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS2424%
202MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.2410%
203SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CORPORATION (SABIC)23913%
204VISA INC.238-2%
205NIKON CORPORATION236-16%
206TATA SONS LTD235-11%
207MARVELL TECHNOLOGY GROUP LTD.234-30%
208BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE23212%
208CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.232-11%
208ZTE CORPORATION232-17%
211SANOFI S.A.231-20%
212LUMEN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.23028%
213XIAOMI INC.2291%
214ASAHI KASEI CORPORATION2249%
214BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION224-7%
216BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB222-1%
216REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORP.222102%
216SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.222-26%
219MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL HOLDINGS2200%
220KOMATSU LTD.218-2%
220THE MERCK GROUP218-8%
220XPERI HOLDING CORPORATION21816%
223CUMMINS INC.21617%
224UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.21521%
225AU OPTRONICS21431%
226DUPONT DE NEMOURS, INC.2133%
227CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.21254%
228BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY2110%
228LOREAL S.A.21134%
230PURE STORAGE, INC.2101%
230SUN PATENT TRUST2103%
232JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY20812%
232KLA CORPORATION208-16%
232SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.208-32%
232SPLUNK INC.20825%
232TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.20816%
237SMIC206-13%
238INTUIT INC.20428%
239SERVICENOW203116%
240INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC.20217%
241AGC INC.201-6%
241SNAP INC.20156%
243ECOLAB INC.200-3%
244BORGWARNER INC.195-27%
244HARVARD UNIVERSITY1955%
244SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.19573%
244WINBOND ELECTRONICS19514%
248GOPRO, INC.19427%
248MINEBEAMITSUMI, INC.194-14%
248PALANTIR TECHNOLOGIES19440%
251BAE SYSTEMS PLC193-14%
251HKC CORPORATION LIMITED193245%
251ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC.193-22%
254FRESENIUS SE & CO. KGAA190-8%
255KAWASAKI HEAVY INDUSTRIES LTD.18813%
255PURDUE UNIVERSITY18824%
257MAGIC LEAP, INC.18755%
258QORVO, INC.18611%
259BOSE CORPORATION18410%
259HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA184-1%
261INNOLUX CORPORATION18319%
261RAMBUS INC.183-2%
261TERUMO CORPORATION183-14%
264EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES18214%
265CIRRUS LOGIC, INC.18010%
265COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY1807%
267MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.17930%
267SONOS, INC.1793%
269GLOBUS MEDICAL17834%
269MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INC.178-16%
269SHIMANO, INC.178-6%
272ROCKWELL AUTOMATION, INC.17711%
273SMITH & NEPHEW PLC17516%
274CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECH173-6%
275CHEVRON CORPORATION172-16%
276ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG17038%
276SUBARU CORPORATION17010%
278HUBBELL INCORPORATED169-2%
278SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC169-26%
278TECHTRONIC INDUSTRIES16913%
278WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUND.1690%
282ARKEMA S.A.1684%
283HERE HOLDING CORP.167-9%
284HTC CORPORATION1668%
285DAINIPPON SCREEN MFG. CO., LTD.16346%
285INTELLECTUAL VENTURES163-50%
287NESTLE S.A.16217%
287NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION162-5%
287UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN162-10%
290DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.161-7%
290WISTRON CORPORATION161-4%
292MICHELIN SCA160-5%
292MICRO FOCUS INTERNATIONAL PLC160-14%
294JTEKT CORPORATION158-21%
295DOOSAN GROUP15445%
295NOVO NORDISK A/S154-13%
297MERCK & CO., INC.153-9%
298AB SKF152-4%
298KAIST152-10%
298THYSSENKRUPP AG152-20%

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