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Scientific Presence — Montana

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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 Montana 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

11 Organizations | 161 Individual Inventors

This table reflects the companies that received patents where the first named inventors are from Montana. 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 25 27 27 40 42 161
INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY (IGT) 3 8 9 6 7 33
SEMITOOL, INC. 8 6 6 0 0 20
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY 4 3 4 4 3 18
APPLIED MATERIALS, INC. 0 0 3 4 7 14
FOUNTAINHEAD CORPORATION 2 3 2 4 2 13
ALLIANT TECHSYSTEMS INC. 0 0 0 3 6 9
BEAR ARCHERY INC. 2 4 0 1 0 7
MYSTERY RANCH, LTD. 0 1 0 1 4 6
CORIXA CORPORATION 2 1 2 0 0 5
RIGHTNOW TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 2 2 0 1 0 5
SWAN VALLEY MEDICAL INCORPORATED 0 0 0 3 2 5
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