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    Top 25 applicants per leading field of technology in 2018 with the EPO


    2019/4/16|Industry News
    Medical   technology


    Digital communication


    Computer technology


    Electrical machinery,   apparatus, energy


    Transport
    Rank
    Applications

    Rank
    Applications
    Rank
    Applications
    Rank
    Applications
    Rank
    Applications
    1JOHNSON & JOHNSON700

    1HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO. LTD.1535

    1MICROSOFT CORPORATION595

    1LG GROUP471

    1AIRBUS253
    2ROYAL PHILIPS688

    2L M ERICSSON AB1117

    2SAMSUNG GROUP559

    2SIEMENS AG458

    2UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION214
    3MEDTRONIC PLC549

    3QUALCOMM, INC.785

    3INTEL   CORPORATION442

    3PHILIPS LIGHTING   BV340

    3CONTINENTAL AG207
    4BOSTON   SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION272

    4SAMSUNG GROUP457

    4ALPHABET, INC.390

    4ABB LTD.304

    4VALEO S.A.198
    5OLYMPUS   CORPORATION190

    5SONY CORPORATION452

    5HUAWEI   TECHNOLOGIES CO. LTD.319

    5VALEO S.A.177

    5SIEMENS AG154
    6SANOFI SA167

    6NOKIA   CORPORATION387

    6SIEMENS AG312

    6GENERAL ELECTRIC   COMPANY166

    6GROUPE PSA148
    7BECTON DICKINSON   & COMPANY161

    7LG GROUP368

    7QUALCOMM, INC.297

    7ROBERT BOSCH   GMBH159

    7MICHELIN SCA139
    8PROCTER &   GAMBLE COMPANY135

    8INTEL   CORPORATION301

    8ROYAL PHILIPS240

    8SAMSUNG GROUP153

    8ROBERT BOSCH   GMBH137
    9FRESENIUS SE   & CO. KGAA130

    9ZTE CORPORATION249

    9SONY CORPORATION203

    9TE CONNECTIVITY   LTD129

    9BRIDGESTONE   CORPORATION130
    10SAMSUNG GROUP126

    10NTT DOCOMO, INC.241

    10GUANGDONG OPPO   MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD155

    10PANASONIC   CORPORATION127

    10TOYOTA MOTOR   CORPORATION124
    11COOK GROUP92

    11SIEMENS AG165

    11APPLE INC.147

    11TOSHIBA   CORPORATION123

    11AUDI AG123
    12FUJIFILM   CORPORATION88

    12NEC CORPORATION156

    12ALIBABA GROUP   HOLDING LIMITED134

    12UNITED   TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION112

    12BMW AG115
    13SIEMENS AG85

    13GUANGDONG OPPO   MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD141

    13CANON INC.118

    13MITSUBISHI   ELECTRIC CORPORATION111

    13SUMITOMO RUBBER   INDUSTRIES, LTD.  106
    14TERUMO   CORPORATION83

    14SHARP   CORPORATION130

    14HP, INC.109

    14HITACHI LTD100

    14BOEING COMPANY98
    153M COMPANY80

    15ALPHABET, INC.114

    15NOKIA   CORPORATION95

    15CEA -   COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES 91

    15KNORR-BREMSE AG97
    16NOVARTIS AG75

    15MICROSOFT   CORPORATION114

    16FUJITSU LIMITED90

    16NISSAN MOTOR   COMPANY, LIMITED89

    16ZF   FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG96
    17B. BRAUN   MELSUNGEN AG72

    17PANASONIC   CORPORATION111

    17IMMERSION   CORPORATION80

    17SCHNEIDER   ELECTRIC SE85

    17RENAULT SA94
    18SHL MEDICAL AG68

    18DEUTSCHE TELEKOM   AG110

    17TECHNICOLOR SA80

    18CONTEMPORARY   AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY CO., LIMITED81

    17VOLKSWAGEN AG94
    19STRYKER   CORPORATION66

    19BRITISH   TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLC100

    19XIAOMI INC.72

    19ZKW GROUP GMBH73

    19SAFRAN SA82
    20NOVO NORDISK AS64

    20BLACKBERRY   LIMITED93

    20BOE TECHNOLOGY   GROUP CO., LTD.71

    20TOYOTA MOTOR   CORPORATION64

    20MAN SE74
    21KCI HOLDING   COMPANY, INC.63

    21ALIBABA GROUP   HOLDING LIMITED88

    20RICOH COMPANY   LTD71

    21EATON   INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED62

    21ALSTOM SA72
    22EDWARDS   LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION62

    22CHINA ACADEMY OF   TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY77

    22L M ERICSSON AB68

    22APTIV   TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED61

    21HONDA MOTOR   COMPANY LTD72
    22ST. JUDE MEDICAL62

    22CISCO SYSTEMS,   INC.77

    23FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT   ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.67

    22LUMILEDS HOLDING   B.V.61

    23NISSAN MOTOR   COMPANY, LIMITED71
    24BIOTRONIK SE   & CO. KG60

    22ORANGE SA77

    23TOSHIBA   CORPORATION67

    24ROYAL PHILIPS54

    24THYSSENKRUPP AG63
    25UNICHARM   CORPORATION59

    25MEDIATEK INC.74

    25LG GROUP66

    25CONTINENTAL AG51

    24YAMAHA MOTOR   CO., LTD.63
    Others
    9,598

    Others
    4,421

    Others
    6,871

    Others
    7,020

    Others
    6,015
    Total
    13,795

    Total
    11,940

    Total
    11,718

    Total
    10,722

    Total
    9,039























    Measurement



    Pharmaceuticals



    Biotechnology



    Other special machines



    Organic fine chemistry

    Rank
    Applications

    Rank
    Applications
    Rank
    Applications
    Rank
    Applications
    Rank
    Applications
    1SIEMENS AG206

    1INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET   DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE (INSERM)125

    1HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE LTD242

    1DEERE & COMPANY173

    1BAYER AG227
    2ROYAL PHILIPS150

    2NOVARTIS AG88

    2DSM N.V.183

    2HP, INC.123

    2BASF SE219
    3ROBERT BOSCH   GMBH148

    3MERCK & CO74

    3NOVOZYMES AS102

    3CNH INDUSTRIAL   NV116

    3UNILEVER NV/PLC172
    4HONEYWELL, INC.113

    4HOFFMANN-LA   ROCHE LTD58

    4INSTITUT   NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE (INSERM)70

    4SABIC81

    4L'OREAL SA127
    5GENERAL ELECTRIC   COMPANY110

    5UNIVERSITY OF   CALIFORNIA57

    5SANOFI SA67

    5AMAZONEN-WERKE   H. DREYER GMBH & CO. KG79

    5HOFFMANN-LA   ROCHE LTD109
    6HITACHI LTD102

    6GLAXOSMITHKLINE56

    6E. I. DU PONT DE   NEMOURS AND COMPANY66

    6CLAAS KGAA MBH78

    6SYNGENTA AG91
    7CEA -   COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES 83

    7BOEHRINGER   INGELHEIM PHARMA GMBH & CO. KG54

    7BAYER AG59

    7TETRA LAVAL   GROUP61

    7MERCK KGAA89
    8CONTINENTAL AG67

    8BAYER AG53

    8BASF SE52

    8LG GROUP56

    8LG GROUP83
    8UNITED   TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION67

    9JOHNSON &   JOHNSON51

    9JOHNSON &   JOHNSON46

    9CORNING   INCORPORATED54

    9JOHNSON &   JOHNSON82
    10HOFFMANN-LA   ROCHE LTD65

    10SANOFI SA48

    10NOVARTIS AG44

    9MICHELIN SCA54

    10PROCTER &   GAMBLE COMPANY81
    11SAMSUNG GROUP63

    11UNIVERSITY OF   PENNSYLVANIA36

    11AMGEN, INC.39

    11CL   SCHUTZRECHTSVERWALTUNGS GMBH53

    11EVONIK AG78
    12ENDRESS+HAUSER   AG62

    12NESTLE SA35

    12REGENERON   PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.37

    12BOEING COMPANY52

    12DOW CHEMICAL   COMPANY72
    13PANASONIC   CORPORATION57

    13CELGENE   CORPORATION31

    13EVONIK AG36

    13BASF SE46

    13DSM N.V.62
    13SHIMADZU   CORPORATION57

    14PFIZER, INC.30

    13UNIVERSITY OF   CALIFORNIA36

    14CONTINENTAL AG37

    14BOEHRINGER   INGELHEIM PHARMA GMBH & CO. KG61
    15SONY CORPORATION55

    15UNIVERSITY OF   TEXAS SYSTEM29

    15THE GOVERNMENT   OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE   DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES34

    15AIRBUS36

    15NOVARTIS AG60
    16HERE GLOBAL BV53

    16DSM N.V.28

    16LIFE   TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION32

    15CONCEPT LASER   GMBH36

    16COLGATE-PALMOLIVE   COMPANY57
    17VALEO S.A.52

    17MODERNATX, INC.25

    17MERCK KGAA31

    15XYZPRINTING,   INC.36

    17GLAXOSMITHKLINE54
    18SICK AG51

    18MEMORIAL SLOAN   KETTERING CANCER CENTER24

    17QIAGEN NV31

    18COVESTRO AG35

    18SABIC51
    19NXP   SEMICONDUCTORS N.V.50

    194D PHARMA   RESEARCH LIMITED23

    19IMMUNOCORE   LIMITED30

    18TORAY INC.35

    19MERCK & CO50
    20MITSUBISHI   ELECTRIC CORPORATION49

    19ASTRAZENECA PLC23

    20GLAXOSMITHKLINE28

    203M COMPANY33

    20HENKEL GROUP49
    20THE SWATCH GROUP49

    19JOHNS HOPKINS   UNIVERSITY23

    21BOEHRINGER   INGELHEIM PHARMA GMBH & CO. KG27

    21BRIDGESTONE   CORPORATION32

    21SAMSUNG GROUP45
    22THALES S.A.47

    19NOVO NORDISK AS23

    21VIB VZW27

    22GENERAL ELECTRIC   COMPANY31

    22ARKEMA GROUP40
    23APTIV   TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED46

    23THE GOVERNMENT   OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE   DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES22

    23HARVARD COLLEGE26

    23RHEINMETALL AG30

    22BEIERSDORF AG40
    24FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT   ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.45

    243M COMPANY21

    24LELAND STANFORD   JUNIOR UNIVERSITY25

    24KRONES AG29

    22BRISTOL-MYERS   SQUIBB COMPANY40
    25ABB LTD.44

    24ABBVIE INC.21

    25BRISTOL-MYERS   SQUIBB COMPANY24

    25DOW CHEMICAL   COMPANY28

    25KAO CORPORATION38
    Others
    6,853

    Others
    6,383

    Others
    5,348

    Others
    4,955

    Others
    4,156
    Total
    8,744

    Total
    7,441

    Total
    6,742

    Total
    6,379

    Total
    6,233























    Source:   EPO.




















    Status:   21.1.2019.











































    1 European patent   applications include direct European applications and international (PCT)   applications that entered the European phase during the reporting   period. 











    2 This is the ranking in   each technology field of the main consolidated applicants at the EPO in 2018   (first-named applicant principle). It is based on European patent   applications filed with the EPO in each technology field. It includes direct   European applications and international (PCT) applications that entered the   European phase. 
    Applications   by identifiable subsidiaries, not necessarily located in the same country,   are allocated to the consolidated applicants. 















    3 The definition of the   fields is based on the WIPO IPC technology concordance. The table is   available at:   http://www.wipo.int/export/sites/www/ipstats/en/statistics/patents/xls/ipc_technology.xls.