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Scientific Presence — Alabama

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Patents Received by Businesses, Universities & Outposts

Patent Grants 2009 to 2013

This table reflects patents granted to organizations — national and international corporations, universities, government agencies, businesses, and other organizations — where the first named inventor, the first inventor on the patent, identified Alabama as their place of residence. Organizations are included on the list if they received 5 or more utility patents in the calendar years cited.
This list will help you understand which companies headquartered in the state or having outposts there are working with local inventors to create patented inventions, the new science and technology companies and universities seek to commercialize.

Patents

60 Organizations | 429 Individual Inventors

This table reflects the companies that received patents where the first named inventors are from Alabama. Official count and ranking are based on the First—Named Inventor on the patent. The USPTO Official Count attributes a patent to a state based on the residence of the first-named inventor. Source: USPTO

Who Received The Patents

Organizations | First-Named Assignee 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 70 92 80 78 109 429
NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS 4 18 20 27 40 109
ADTRAN 21 14 5 15 29 84
AUBURN UNIVERSITY 16 12 10 11 20 69
CEDAR RIDGE RESEARCH LLC 1 47 14 1 2 65
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 7 11 8 18 14 58
AT& T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. 12 10 11 10 9 52
UAB RESEARCH FOUNDATION 9 7 9 10 17 52
UNIVERSAL LIGHTING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 5 5 14 14 38
CORRELATED MAGNETICS RESEARCH, LLC 0 0 2 11 16 29
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 1 8 7 6 2 24
CFD RESEARCH CORPORATION 3 5 3 4 7 22
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA 4 1 6 6 5 22
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ARMY 6 4 3 3 5 21
BARON SERVICES, INC. 4 3 3 2 4 16
BOEING COMPANY 1 1 3 3 8 16
HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.) 1 3 1 5 6 16
FONTAINE FIFTH WHEEL COMPANY 0 5 4 2 2 13
SYNAPSE WIRELESS, INC. 0 1 5 3 4 13
MEDICAL COMPONENTS, INC. 0 6 2 1 3 12
ATRION MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. 0 0 2 7 2 11
NEXOLVE CORPORATION 1 3 3 2 2 11
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES 2 3 2 1 3 11
Q-TRACK CORPORATION 2 2 2 2 2 10
SOUTHERN RESEARCH INSTITUTE 2 3 2 2 1 10
UNITED TOLL SYSTEMS, INC. 0 4 2 3 1 10
SOUTHERN COMPANY SERVICES, INC. 0 3 2 3 1 9
TIME DOMAIN CORPORATION 5 3 1 0 0 9
A. O. SMITH CORPORATION 3 1 3 1 0 8
AVOCENT CORPORATION 4 4 0 0 0 8
BIOCRYST PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 2 0 1 3 2 8
KING KUTTER, INC. 0 1 0 4 3 8
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 2 2 2 1 1 8
YKK CORPORATION OF AMERICA 0 2 0 3 3 8
ALEREON INC. 2 4 0 1 0 7
HUBBELL INCORPORATED 5 2 0 0 0 7
INTERGRAPH SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY 1 0 1 3 2 7
INTERGRAPH TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY 0 3 1 2 1 7
SERINA THERAPEUTICS, INC. 0 0 1 3 3 7
UOP 2 1 0 0 4 7
FONTAINE TRAILER CO. 1 0 3 1 1 6
FOXRUN USA, LLC 1 2 1 2 0 6
JOHNSON OUTDOORS INC. 0 4 1 0 1 6
MITSUBISHI POLYCRYSTALLINE SILICON AMERICA CORPORATION (MIPSA) 0 0 0 2 4 6
MORGAN RESEARCH CORPORATION 4 2 0 0 0 6
NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS AL, CORPORATION 6 0 0 0 0 6
RHEEM MANUFACTURING COMPANY 2 3 1 0 0 6
SOUNDBLAST TECHNOLOGIES LLC. 0 0 2 4 0 6
STREAMLINE AUTOMATION, LLC 0 0 0 2 4 6
TORAY FLUOROFIBERS (AMERICA), INC. 1 2 1 2 0 6
CROSSROADS SYSTEMS, INC. 2 1 2 0 0 5
EGEN, INC. 0 0 2 0 3 5
ENTERPRISE ELECTRONICS CORPORATION 1 3 1 0 0 5
GE INTELLIGENT PLATFORMS EMBEDDED SYSTEMS, INC. 0 1 0 4 0 5
INTUITIVE RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 0 0 2 0 3 5
MUELLER INTERNATIONAL INC. 0 0 0 0 5 5
PERKINS TECHNICAL SERVICES, INC. 0 1 1 1 2 5
PLASMA WASTE RECYCLING, INC. 1 2 1 1 0 5
PLAYCORE 2 0 1 1 1 5
TDY INDUSTRIES, INC. 1 1 1 1 1 5
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA 0 2 0 0 3 5
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