Top U.S. Patent Inventors and Assignees

Patents have played a crucial role in shaping the world we live in today. They protect and promote innovation, allowing inventors and companies to flourish. This page highlights some of the most prolific inventors and leading assignees who have contributed significantly to the patent landscape in recent years.

Top Inventors this year.

Top Inventors for U.S. Patent Applications 2024
1. Tao Luo San Diego, CA, United States 331
2. Dawei Zhang Saratoga, CA, United States 214
3. Esmael Hejazi Dinan McLean, VA, United States 191
4. Junyi LI Fairless Hills, PA, United States 185
5. Yan Zhou San Diego, CA, United States 172
6. Ruilong Xie Niskayuna, NY, United States 166
7. Haitong Sun Cupertino, CA, United States 158
8. Chunxuan Ye San Diego, CA, United States 148
9. Xiaoxia Zhang San Diego, CA, United States 141
10. Muhammad Sayed Khairy Abdelghaffar San Jose, CA, United States 139

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Top Assignees this year.

Top Assignees for U.S. Patent Applications 2024
1. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. Suwon-si, Korea (South) 1,411
2. TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA Toyota-shi, Japan 783
3. TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD. Hsinchu, Taiwan 532
4. NEC Corporation Tokyo, Japan 465
5. NEC CORPORATION Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan 464
6. INTEL CORPORATION Santa Clara, CA, United States 464
7. KIA CORPORATION Seoul, Korea (South) 452
8. Hyundai Motor Company Seoul, Korea (South) 451
9. LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD. Seoul, Korea (South) 428
10. DELL PRODUCTS L.P. Round Rock, TX, United States 400

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Top Inventors since 2005.

Inventors with the highest number of patent applications filed between the years 2005 and 2024

Top Inventors for U.S. Patent Applications 2005-2024
1. Tao Luo San Diego, CA, United States 4,953
2. Kia Silverbrook Balmain, Australia 4,210
3. Frederick E. Shelton, IV Hillsboro, OH, United States 3,053
4. Shunpei Yamazaki Tokyo, Japan 2,967
5. Peter Gaal San Diego, CA, United States 2,857
6. Roderick A. Hyde Redmond, WA, United States 2,753
7. Wanshi Chen San Diego, CA, United States 2,637
8. Lowell L. Wood, JR. Bellevue, WA, United States 2,626
9. Xiaoxia Zhang San Diego, CA, United States 2,439
10. Shunpei YAMAZAKI Setagaya, Japan 2,294
11. Kangguo CHENG Schenectady, NY, United States 2,248
12. Jing Sun San Diego, CA, United States 2,009
13. Edward K.Y. Jung Bellevue, WA, United States 1,669
14. Sarbajit K. Rakshit Kolkata, India 1,661
15. Royce A. Levien Lexington, MA, United States 1,614
16. Mark A. Malamud Seattle, WA, United States 1,589
17. Robert W. Lord Seattle, WA, United States 1,580
18. Satoshi Nagata Tokyo, Japan 1,559
19. Shan Liu San Jose, CA, United States 1,481
20. SHOU-SHAN FAN Beijing, China 1,478

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Top Assignees since 2005.

Assignees with the highest number of patent applications filed between the years 2005 and 2024

Top Assignees for U.S. Patent Applications 2005-2024
1. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION ARMONK, NY, United States 120,124
2. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. Suwon-si, Korea (South) 78,580
3. CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA Tokyo, Japan 55,974
4. Sony Corporation Tokyo, Japan 39,522
5. INTEL CORPORATION Santa Clara, CA, United States 39,205
6. LG ELECTRONICS INC. Seoul, Korea (South) 38,731
7. QUALCOMM INCORPORATED San Diego, CA, United States 34,930
8. Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba Tokyo, Japan 32,416
9. MICROSOFT CORPORATION Redmond, WA, United States 30,984
10. APPLE INC. Cupertino, CA, United States 28,551
11. GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY Schenectady, NY, United States 27,132
12. SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION Tokyo, Japan 24,181
13. FUJITSU LIMITED Kawasaki, Japan 22,944
14. Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC Redmond, WA, United States 22,931
15. HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. Shenzhen, China 22,908
16. Micron Technology, Inc. Boise, ID, United States 21,999
17. TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA Toyota-shi, Japan 21,852
18. PANASONIC CORPORATION Osaka, Japan 20,362
19. FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC Dearborn, MI, United States 20,338
20. FUJIFILM CORPORATION Tokyo, Japan 19,120

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