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Trends in Patent Transactions 2012

Trends in patent transactions 2012 Patent transactions hold a sea of information pointing to several trends. Here is a snapshot of data points from assignment transfers recorded by the USPTO, during 2012. Number of transactions Q1 Q4 Q2 Q3 21,924 29,518 21,374 20,628 Top 10 transacted technologies Digital data Wireless communication processing methods and devices Data processing systems for various applications Digital transmission 昌 Inkjet printers Preparation of medicines Semiconductor Surgical instruments & diagnostic devices devices Image/video Data recognition and transmission record carriers A-- Top 10 Assignors (Percentage of to tal transactions in 2012) Silverbro ok Research has the largest number of recorded transactions at the USPTO for 2012. In Q2, they assigned a large number of patents to Zamtec, mostly in the area of Inkjet printers. In Q3, they assigned some of their patents to Google. Silverbrooks RES 7.7% IBM AOL Inc. 3.9% 1.6% 1 2 3 4 NEC - 1.2% 5 Nexteer/Pacific Motors - 1.1% 6 IPG Electronics - 1% Zoran Corp. - 0.9% 8 Fujifilm – 0.8% 9 Qualcomm Atheros - 0.8% 10 Trident Microsystems Inc. - 0.8% Top 10 Assignees (Percentage of total transactions in 2012) Google was one of the more consistent acquirers of patent assets in 2012, with recorded transactions in alI but one quarter. Facebook was another significant acquirer of patent assets. Their transactions show up in two out of four quarters. Zamtec Ltd. 6.5% Google Facebook 2.9% 2.7% 1 3 4 Qualcomm - 1.2% 5 RPX Corp. - 1.2% 6 Steering Solutions - 1.1% 7 Intel - 0.9% 8 CSR Tech. Inc. - 0.9% 9 Pendragon Wireless LLC - 0.9% 10 Acacia Research - 0.9% Funded research in Universities Approximately 4000 transactions have arisen out of research funded by vario us U.S. Government agencies. These assignment transfers are tagged with a "confirm atory license" in the conveyancetext of the USPTO assignment record. Top Government Agencies Top Universities and and transactions transactions Massachusetts NIH 1353 427 Institute of Technology UNIVERSITY 363 288 NSF OF CALIFORNIA 354 Stanford University 191 Memorial Sloan-Kettering 64 154 Cancer Center U.S.ARHT COLUMBIA 21 139 UNIVERSITY U.S. AIR FORCE University transactions to Non-Government entities Approximately 1000 such recorded assignment transfers were found for 2012. Below is a list of top five deals in terms of maximum number of transactions. 20 Battelle Memorial Inst. > Efield Innovations, LLC 15 Oakridge Associated Univs. → UT Battelle, LLC 14 ) ITRI → Invensas Corp. 13 Monash University > Syngene Ltd. 13 ) Tokyo University Oncotherapy Science Inc. Source: • [Whitepaper] Patent transaction trends for 2012 Infographic created by: Notes: • The analysis is restricted to US patent applications where assignment transfer records Relecura are available at the USPTO. The variou s cou nts displayed here should be taken as indicative. Disclaimer This infographic, in clu ding the information and analysis and any opinion or recommendation, is neither legal advice nor intended for investment purposes. This document is not warranted to be error-free, nor subject to any other warranties or con ditions, whether expressed orally or implied in law, induding implied warranties and con ditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose INDUS Techinnovations specifically discla ims any liability with respedt to this document and no contradual obligations are formed either directly or indirectly by this document. © 2013 INDUS TechInnovations Transactions

Trends in Patent Transactions 2012

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Patent transactions hold a sea of information pointing to several trends. Here is a snapshot of data points from assignment transfers recorded by the USPTO, during 2012.




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