Archive for January, 2009

Reel/Frame: 022176/0913

Thursday, January 29th, 2009
Buyer: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION - Seller: BITONTI, THOMAS F. - BOUKNIGHT, WENDELL JASON, JR. - HUTTON, JASON ALEXANDER - PRICE, DANA LEAAsset Size: Small - Date Recorded: Thursday, January 29, 2009 12:00 AM PST - Reel/Frame: 022176/0913

Reel/Frame: 022159/0949

Monday, January 26th, 2009
Buyer: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION - Seller: XIV LTD.Transaction Size: Big - Date Recorded: 1/27/2009 - Reel/Frame: 022159/0949

Reel/Frame: 022141/0763

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009
Buyer: MICROSOFT CORPORATION - Seller: DUFFY, JOHN - TOUB, STEPHEN - YILDIZ, HUSEYIN - LIDDELL, MIKEAsset Size: Small - Date Recorded: Thursday, January 22, 2009 12:00 AM PST - Reel/Frame: 022141/0763

Reel/Frame: 022120/0577

Friday, January 16th, 2009
Buyer: ALCATEL LUCENT - Seller: MOTIVE, INC.Asset Size: Medium - Date Recorded: Friday, January 16, 2009 12:00 AM PST - Reel/Frame: 022120/0577

Top Assignees in 2008

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Andrew Godsey, VP Sales

IBM led the list of companies that received patents in 2008 for the 16th year in a row. IBM received 4,186 patents in 2008 which makes it the first company to receive 4,000 patents in a year according to IFI Patent Intelligence.

The total number of patents issued in 2008 was 157,774. With IBM leading the pack, the other top ten include Samsung (3,515), Canon (2,114), Microsoft (2,030), Intel (1,776), Matsushita (1,745), Toshiba (1,609), Fujitsu (1,494), Sony (1,485) and HP (1,424).

It will be interesting to see the total number of patents issued in the future with firms like HP and IBM saying they will focus on patent quality over quantity. The USPTO saw a 6% increase in patent applications to 466,147 in 2008 so it is hard to imagine the total number of patents being issued per year going down anytime soon.

Click here to see the IFI press release.

Reel/Frame: 022115/0595

Thursday, January 15th, 2009
Buyer: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. - Seller: VOSSHALL, PETER S. - THOMPSON, AARON C. - DUMITRIU, DAN MIHAI - ERDOGAN, OZGUN A. - VOGELS, WERNER H.P. - BORLE, GEORGE A. - MILLS, MATHEWAsset Size: Small - Date Recorded: Thursday, January 15, 2009 12:00 AM PST - Reel/Frame: 022115/0595

Reel/Frame: 022108/0571

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009
Buyer: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. - Seller: NORDSTROM, PAUL G. - BODELL, COLIN - WOODS, CRAIG A.Asset Size: Small - Date Recorded: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 12:00 AM PST - Reel/Frame: 022108/0571

Reel/Frame: 022094/0131

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009
Buyer: MICROSOFT CORPORATION - Seller: LI, XIAO - JU, YUN-CHENG - ZWEIG, GEOFFREY - ACERO, ALEXAsset Size: Small - Date Recorded: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 12:00 AM PST - Reel/Frame: 022094/0131

Reel/Frame: 022083/0701

Friday, January 9th, 2009
Buyer: GE-HITACHI NUCLEAR ENERGY AMERICAS LLC - Seller: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANYAsset Size: Small - Date Recorded: Friday, January 09, 2009 12:00 AM PST - Reel/Frame: 022083/0701

Reel/Frame: 022083/0744

Friday, January 9th, 2009
Buyer: GE-HITACHI NUCLEAR ENERGY AMERICAS LLC - Seller: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANYAsset Size: Small - Date Recorded: Friday, January 09, 2009 12:00 AM PST - Reel/Frame: 022083/0744