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Scientific Presence — District of Columbia

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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 District of Columbia 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

19 Organizations | 108 Individual Inventors

This table reflects the companies that received patents where the first named inventors are from District of Columbia. 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 10 17 24 27 30 108
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES 3 6 4 9 5 27
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NAVY 1 6 3 8 6 24
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 0 2 5 7 2 16
CARNEGIE INSTITUTION OF WASHINGTON 2 2 3 2 4 13
OPNET TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 1 2 1 6 0 10
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING, INC. 0 0 1 4 4 9
BOEING COMPANY 3 0 3 2 0 8
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND 2 3 0 2 1 8
EFFICIENT AUCTIONS LLC 0 2 1 2 2 7
FANNIE MAE 2 1 3 1 0 7
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY 2 0 0 3 2 7
INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY (IGT) 1 2 3 1 0 7
FUJITSU LIMITED 0 0 0 4 2 6
ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC. 1 0 1 0 3 5
AOL LLC 1 1 1 0 2 5
GEORGE MASON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES, INC. 1 1 0 1 2 5
METIER, LTD. 1 2 1 1 0 5
NOKIA SIEMENS NETWORKS GMBH & CO. KG 0 0 1 4 0 5
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, POSTAL SERVICE 1 2 1 0 1 5
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