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Scientific Presence — South Dakota

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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 South Dakota 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

12 Organizations | 186 Individual Inventors

This table reflects the companies that received patents where the first named inventors are from South Dakota. 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 19 28 33 54 52 186
DAKTRONICS, INC. 2 4 9 10 8 33
GATEWAY 2000, INC. 8 6 0 0 0 14
POET RESEARCH, INC. 0 1 2 0 11 14
SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY 0 2 5 1 1 9
VISHAY DALE ELECTRONICS, INC. 0 0 6 1 1 8
WESTENDORF MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. 2 0 0 4 2 8
SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG 2 3 0 0 2 7
AMESBURY GROUP INC. 0 1 1 1 3 6
HURCO TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 1 3 1 0 1 6
METABANK 0 0 1 1 4 6
MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY, LLC 0 0 0 6 0 6
WOLF PACK PRODUCTS, LLC 0 0 0 3 2 5
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