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Scientific Presence — Wisconsin

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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 Wisconsin 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

244 Organizations | 985 Individual Inventors

This table reflects the companies that received patents where the first named inventors are from Wisconsin. 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 170 210 188 197 220 985
WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION 106 127 131 144 151 659
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. 90 131 132 115 105 573
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 110 128 116 105 109 568
ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 39 39 46 46 46 216
S. C. JOHNSON + SON, INC. 42 50 32 32 32 188
MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY, LLC 19 35 36 45 24 159
GEORGIA-PACIFIC CONSUMER PRODUCTS LP 18 35 23 24 23 123
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. 6 22 19 24 46 117
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY 15 16 28 28 29 116
MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION 19 20 15 19 26 99
COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY 20 20 34 9 7 90
CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, INC. 11 18 19 24 17 89
KOHLER CO. 13 18 15 20 18 84
BRIGGS + STRATTON CORPORATION 14 4 9 22 28 77
BRUNSWICK CORPORATION 12 12 22 12 15 73
PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC. 11 6 12 14 20 63
PROMEGA CORPORATION 5 13 18 12 10 58
EATON CORPORATION 7 6 13 9 16 51
JOHNSON CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY COMPANY 5 9 6 10 15 45
MASTER LOCK COMPANY LLC 14 3 12 3 13 45
THIRD WAVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 10 11 7 4 5 37
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. 2 5 6 13 10 36
CARDINAL CG COMPANY 8 13 7 3 3 34
GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, INC. 4 1 9 6 14 34
HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION 3 9 8 9 5 34
HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR CO., INC. 10 9 8 2 5 34
RITE-HITE HOLDING CORPORATION 4 5 4 7 12 32
OSHKOSH CORPORATION 2 10 5 7 6 30
DEERE + COMPANY 2 9 7 5 6 29
RELIANCE CONTROLS CORP. 3 8 6 8 4 29
DIVERSEY, INC. 0 3 5 8 12 28
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 3 6 2 9 8 28
TREK BICYCLE CORPORATION 2 6 11 7 2 28
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 0 8 6 7 5 26
CRAY INC. 4 5 6 7 4 26
DIXIE CONSUMER PRODUCTS LLC 5 3 8 4 6 26
KRAFT FOODS GLOBAL BRANDS LLC 4 8 4 9 1 26
TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC. 3 5 5 7 6 26
BROADCOM CORPORATION 2 3 6 5 9 25
MODINE MANUFACTURING COMPANY 9 3 4 4 5 25
SNAP-ON INCORPORATED 6 7 6 1 5 25
BRADY WORLDWIDE, INC. 0 2 8 8 6 24
CURT G. JOA, INC. 4 6 7 3 4 24
MEDTRONIC INC. 4 3 7 3 6 23
TOMOTHERAPY INCORPORATED 5 6 0 5 7 23
CURWOOD, INC. 4 2 5 6 5 22
TT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 3 4 4 6 4 21
APPLETON PAPERS, INC. 2 9 4 2 3 20
EMERSON ELECTRIC CO. 7 4 4 3 2 20
GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, LLC 11 4 1 3 1 20
ORION ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC. 4 4 1 2 8 19
CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC. 0 7 7 1 3 18
KRUEGER INTERNATIONAL, INC. 7 4 4 3 0 18
ROCHE MADISON INC. 8 5 5 0 0 18
ROVCAL, INC. 2 8 5 3 0 18
SPACESAVER CORPORATION 4 6 3 4 1 18
WISYS TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION, INC. 4 4 3 5 2 18
AGRIGENETICS, INC. 0 1 1 1 14 17
HARNISCHFEGER TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 2 3 12 17
MHE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 7 3 2 1 4 17
THE UWM RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. 0 3 3 7 4 17
BADGER METER, INC. 4 1 2 5 4 16
JOHNSON HEALTH TECH. CO. LTD. 3 4 4 3 2 16
RUUD LIGHTING, INC. 6 3 2 5 0 16
SNO-WAY INTERNATIONAL, INC. 1 6 5 3 1 16
ACTUANT CORPORATION 4 1 3 3 4 15
DEXCOM, INC. 1 5 5 1 3 15
KENERGY, INC. 3 5 2 3 2 15
QUAD/GRAPHICS INC. 4 2 2 2 5 15
THERMO ELECTRON SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION 4 3 1 4 3 15
COMPOSITE PANEL SYSTEMS, LLC 0 0 6 4 4 14
HARRIS MORAN SEED COMPANY 3 1 4 5 1 14
HUSCO INTERNATIONAL, INC. 3 7 0 2 2 14
WEILER AND COMPANY, INC. 3 3 5 1 2 14
AT& T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. 1 1 2 1 8 13
EPIC SYSTEMS CORPORATION 1 1 4 3 4 13
GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 8 2 3 0 0 13
MANITOWOC CRANE COMPANIES, INC. 1 2 4 2 4 13
MCP IP, LLC 0 0 0 0 13 13
MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. 3 2 3 1 4 13
UNICO, INC. 3 3 1 3 3 13
A. O. SMITH CORPORATION 2 7 3 0 0 12
AMERICAN OFF-ROAD TECHNOLOGIES LLC 3 2 2 5 0 12
BRADSHAW MEDICAL INC. 1 4 1 4 2 12
C. G. BRETTING MANUFACTURING CO., INC. 0 3 2 3 4 12
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. 3 2 4 1 2 12
COATING EXCELLENCE INTERNATIONAL LLC 0 1 1 6 4 12
ROCHE NIMBLEGEN, INC. 3 2 5 1 1 12
SCA TISSUE NORTH AMERICA LLC 3 1 3 2 3 12
TERADATA US, INC. 1 3 5 2 1 12
TITAN SPINE, LLC 0 0 0 0 12 12
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 4 2 3 2 1 12
4FRONT ENGINEERED SOLUTIONS, INC. 1 0 4 4 2 11
AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR CORPORATION 1 2 3 4 1 11
BEMIS MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. 2 3 2 2 2 11
CNH AMERICA LLC 4 1 2 2 2 11
FRITO-LAY NORTH AMERICA, INC. 2 0 0 3 6 11
HELLERMANNTYTON CORPORATION 1 5 2 3 0 11
TECHNOLOGIES HOLDINGS CORP. 2 1 1 2 5 11
ALM HOLDING CO. 0 1 4 2 3 10
CEQUENT TRAILER PRODUCTS, INC. 0 4 3 1 2 10
CMD CORPORATION 1 2 2 4 1 10
FLEETGUARD, INC. 5 4 0 1 0 10
GEA FARM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 2 2 2 4 10
INO THERAPEUTICS LLC 1 0 0 2 7 10
NORDCO INC. (WISCONSIN) 1 3 0 2 4 10
POLARIS INDUSTRIES, INC. 2 0 2 3 3 10
REXAM BEAUTY AND CLOSURES INC. 4 3 1 1 1 10
REYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC. 2 6 1 1 0 10
SEMINIS VEGETABLE SEEDS, INC. 0 1 0 0 9 10
SUB-ZERO, INC. 0 6 0 1 3 10
WAUSAU PAPER MILLS, LLC 0 0 5 5 0 10
ABBVIE INC. 0 0 0 0 9 9
ALKAR-RAPIDPAK-MP EQUIPMENT, INC. 0 1 4 2 2 9
C P PACKAGING, INC. 3 2 1 3 0 9
EMPIRE LEVEL MANUFACTURING CO. 0 3 2 2 2 9
HUSCO AUTOMOTIVE HOLDINGS, LLC 0 0 5 2 2 9
INTEL CORPORATION 4 1 0 2 2 9
J. L. CLARK, INC. 0 1 1 3 4 9
JOHNSON CONTROLS- SAFT ADVANCED POWER SOLUTIONS LLC 0 0 2 1 6 9
KRAFT FOODS GROUP BRANDS LLC 0 0 0 0 9 9
LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 2 1 2 2 2 9
REGAL BELOIT EPC INC. 0 0 0 5 4 9
STRATATECH CORPORATION 1 2 4 1 1 9
STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION 2 0 2 1 4 9
TALARIS INC. 1 2 3 3 0 9
AOS HOLDING COMPANY 2 1 2 2 1 8
ARROWHEAD MADISON INC. 0 0 0 5 3 8
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. 0 2 1 4 1 8
BRADLEY FIXTURES CORPORATION 0 2 1 3 2 8
DUPONT NUTRITION BIOSCIENCES APS 0 0 0 0 8 8
ERAGEN BIOSCIENCES, INC. 4 2 1 1 0 8
GAUTHIER BIOMEDICAL INC. 0 2 3 1 2 8
HOSPIRA, INC. 4 0 2 2 0 8
KUHN NORTH AMERICA, INC. 2 2 0 2 2 8
L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY 0 0 3 3 2 8
MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY 1 4 0 1 2 8
METAVANTE CORPORATION 0 2 1 3 2 8
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 3 0 0 3 2 8
PHAEDRUS, LLC 3 1 1 1 2 8
PIONEER PET PRODUCTS, LLC 0 0 0 4 4 8
QUAD/TECH, INC. 1 2 2 1 2 8
SARIS CYCLING GROUP, INC. 1 2 2 2 1 8
SPX CORPORATION 2 2 2 2 0 8
SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG 0 2 0 3 3 8
WATLOW ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING COMPANY 2 3 2 1 0 8
WESTERN INDUSTRIES, INC. 1 4 2 1 0 8
BINFORMA GROUP LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY 0 0 3 3 1 7
BOSTIK, INC. 2 1 2 0 2 7
BRUKER AXS, INC. 1 3 2 0 1 7
BUELL MOTORCYCLE COMPANY 0 3 3 1 0 7
CAREFUSION 2200, INC. 0 2 1 1 3 7
CELLECTAR, INC. 1 2 2 0 2 7
DRESSER, INC. 3 0 2 1 1 7
EARTH TOOL COMPANY, L.L.C. 3 1 1 2 0 7
FISKARS BRANDS, INC. 1 1 3 0 2 7
GATEWAY PLASTICS, INC. 0 1 3 2 1 7
INCOVA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 3 3 1 0 7
LUMINO, INC. 0 2 2 1 2 7
MONEYGRAM INTERNATIONAL, INC. 0 1 2 1 3 7
MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER & CO. 5 2 0 0 0 7
NCR CORPORATION 2 1 4 0 0 7
ORBITAL TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 0 2 4 0 1 7
PKWARE, INC. 0 2 2 3 0 7
PLATYPUS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 1 3 0 2 1 7
POWERMAG, LLC 0 0 0 1 6 7
SEAMLESS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 1 0 1 5 0 7
SEAQUIST CLOSURES FOREIGN, INC. 4 2 1 0 0 7
SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC. 0 0 2 5 0 7
VIRENT, INC. 0 0 0 2 5 7
WACKER NEUSON PRODUCTION AMERICAS LLC 0 0 0 4 3 7
AD-TECH MEDICAL INSTRUMENT CORP. 3 0 1 0 2 6
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL USA, LLC 0 0 0 2 4 6
ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION 2 2 2 0 0 6
BROAN-NUTONE LLC 0 2 0 1 3 6
CELLULAR DYNAMICS INTERNATIONAL, INC. 0 0 0 0 6 6
COOPER INDUSTRIES INC. 1 2 1 1 1 6
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY 0 3 1 1 1 6
EPICENTRE TECHNOLOGIES CORP. 0 3 0 2 1 6
F/G PRODUCTS, INC. 2 0 0 3 1 6
GLOBAL TRAFFIC TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 2 1 3 0 0 6
M-B-W., INC. 1 2 1 1 1 6
MARINE TRAVELIFT, INC. 2 1 2 1 0 6
MARQUIP, LLC 2 0 1 2 1 6
METAL ERA, INC. 0 3 3 0 0 6
NATIONAL PRESTO INDUSTRIES, INC. 2 1 0 1 2 6
PARKER-HANNIFIN CORPORATION 0 2 2 0 2 6
R & B WAGNER, INC. 1 3 0 2 0 6
REXNORD INDUSTRIES, INC. 2 2 0 1 1 6
SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES INC. 0 0 3 1 2 6
SEATS, INCORPORATED 0 1 2 0 3 6
SELLARS ABSORBENT MATERIALS, INC. 2 0 1 3 0 6
SHELTERED WINGS, INC. 0 0 3 2 1 6
SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC. 0 0 5 1 0 6
SIEMENS WATER TECHNOLOGIES CORP. 3 2 1 0 0 6
SPRINGS WINDOW FASHIONS LP 2 1 2 0 1 6
STEPAN COMPANY 0 1 4 1 0 6
ULTRATEC, INC. 1 1 1 1 2 6
ALKAR-RAPIDPAK, INC. 4 1 0 0 0 5
ALLIANCE LAUNDRY SYSTEMS LLC 1 0 3 1 0 5
ANDERSEN CORPORATION 0 0 2 0 3 5
ARDISAM, INC. 0 1 1 1 2 5
ARKION LIFE SCIENCES LLC 0 0 2 3 0 5
BEMIS COMPANY INC. 0 1 2 1 1 5
BLANKING SYSTEMS, INC. 1 1 1 0 2 5
BRP US INC. 1 0 1 1 2 5
BUYMETRICS, INC. 0 1 1 2 1 5
CARNES COMPANY, INC. 0 1 2 1 1 5
CATERPILLAR GLOBAL MINING LLC 0 0 0 2 3 5
DANISCO US INC 0 0 2 0 3 5
DESTRON-FEARING CORPORATION 1 1 2 1 0 5
DORNER MFG. CORP. 1 2 2 0 0 5
DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC 0 0 1 3 1 5
DOWCO, INC. 0 0 2 1 2 5
ECOLAB INC. 3 2 0 0 0 5
ENTHERMICS MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 1 2 2 5
GKN SINTER METALS, INC. 1 0 2 2 0 5
GOOGLE, INC. 0 0 0 2 3 5
HATCO CORPORATION 0 2 1 2 0 5
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. 0 2 0 1 2 5
HPD, LLC 3 0 2 0 0 5
INNOVAPORT LLC 0 1 1 2 1 5
ISOLA USA CORP. 2 1 1 1 0 5
KOSS CORPORATION 0 0 0 4 1 5
LAKE COUNTRY MANUFACTURING, INC. 0 1 2 2 0 5
LUMINEX CORPORATION 0 0 0 2 3 5
META DOME, L.L.C. 0 1 0 2 2 5
MOTOROLA, INC. 0 5 0 0 0 5
NEWA TECNO INDUSTRIA S.R.L. 4 1 0 0 0 5
PDC FACILITIES, INC. 2 1 0 1 1 5
PENTAIR FILTRATION, INC. 3 2 0 0 0 5
POWERBRACE CORPORATION 1 0 0 1 3 5
RESEARCH PRODUCTS CORPORATION 1 0 0 2 2 5
RIVERWEST ENGINEERING & DESIGN, INC. 1 0 1 2 1 5
SANDISK CORPORATION 3 2 0 0 0 5
SEAQUIST CLOSURES, L.L.C. 0 1 3 1 0 5
SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC. 0 0 0 2 3 5
THE COLMAN GROUP, INC. 2 1 1 1 0 5
THE MILLS COMPANY INC. 1 2 1 1 0 5
TORO COMPANY 0 2 2 0 1 5
TULIP CORPORATION 1 1 3 0 0 5
VIRENT ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC. 0 1 4 0 0 5
WS PACKAGING GROUP, INC. 1 0 0 1 3 5
ZITI TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY 0 0 3 0 2 5
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