UK Top 500 companies with most patents filed

Company Company number Number of patents
Rolls-Royce plc 01003142 2450
Ford Motor Company Limited 00235446 1314
Lucas Industries Plc NF000476 1251
Jaguar Land Rover Limited 01672070 980
ARM Limited 02557590 958
Imperial Chemical Industries PLC NF000097 950
Dyson Technology Limited 01959090 888
BAE SYSTEMS plc 01470151 719
Unilever Plc 00041424 618
The General Electric Company p l c 05732876 613
QinetiQ Limited 03796233 574
Toshiba Research Europe Limited 02519556 544
STC plc 00106921 518
Roke Manor Research Limited 00267550 507
Johnson Matthey Plc 00033774 498
British Telecommunications public limited company 01800000 490
The Plessey Company Limited 00203848 486
Jaguar Land Rover BR016800 486
Micromass UK Limited 03162904 485
Cirrus Logic International Semiconductor Ltd. SC495735 427
Imagination Technologies Limited 01306335 417
Automotive Products plc 11449236 386
Smiths Industries Public Limited Company 00391027 370
Cambridge Display Technology Limited 02672530 355
Dunlop Limited 00995293 321
Glaxo Group Limited 00305979 310
Motorola Limited NF002874 307
BTG International Limited 02664412 305
British Gas plc 05266924 281
British Nuclear Fuels Limited 05027024 264
Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Limited 01806912 260
Rover Group Limited 11432085 258
The B.O.C. Group plc 00022096 257
British Broadcasting Corporation RC000057 256
Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd. 03665875 253
Airbus Operations Limited 03468788 251
British Broadcasting Corporation NF002275 235
Otter Controls Limited 00406954 216
Siemens Plc 00727817 198
Smiths Group Plc 00137013 197
J.C. Bamford Excavators Limited 00561597 191
Vodafone IP Licensing Limited 06846238 190
De La Rue International Limited 00720284 185
Zeneca Limited 09298713 181
Thales Holdings UK Plc 03945443 181
Philips Electronics UK Limited 00446897 180
Vodafone Group plc 01833679 179
Metal Box plc 10418584 174
NEC Technologies (UK) Limited 04072718 173
Kenwood Limited 00872044 161
John Wyeth & Brother Limited 00135937 161
Reckitt Benckiser (UK) Limited 03982446 159
Intelligent Energy Limited 03958217 155
Edwards Limited 06124750 152
EML Limited 10696827 152
Siemens Healthcare Limited 09567186 144
British Steel Corporation 00030048 144
Fujitsu Services Limited 00096056 143
Ferranti Limited 09705535 140
Texas Instruments Limited 00574102 139
Smith & Nephew plc 02981446 137
GE Aviation Systems Limited 00745917 136
T & N Technology Limited 03798466 135
Albright & Wilson Limited 00054724 134
Chloride Group Public Limited Company 00035389 134
Metaswitch Networks Ltd. 01578918 128
The University of Sheffield 08839092 125
Plessey Semiconductors Limited 04129612 123
Quantel Limited 01130271 121
Perkins Engines Company Limited 02089227 117
MBDA UK Limited 03144919 117
University of Southampton RC000668 115
Gyrus Medical Limited 02349996 114
Balfour Beatty Plc 00395826 112
NDS Limited 03080780 112
Ultraframe (UK) Limited 01765701 110
AE plc 00435189 110
Pandrol Limited 00521438 110
OneSubsea IP UK Limited 08432197 108
British Steel Limited 09438207 108
ASSA ABLOY Limited 02096505 107
Federal-Mogul Technology Limited 00951424 106
Kodak Limited 00059535 106
ITW Limited 00559693 106
BAE SYSTEMS Electronics Limited 00053403 104
STMicroelectronics (Research & Development) Limited 00714719 103
Owen Mumford Limited 01257871 101
Fujifilm Imaging Colorants Limited 05369196 100
AES Engineering Limited 00392743 99
Marconi Instruments Limited 06353849 95
B & F Limited SC170717 94
Kohler Mira Limited 00252115 94
Hoover Plc NF002964 93
International Computers Limited 11690874 93
Consort Medical plc 00406711 93
British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited 00074974 93
GE Oil & Gas UK Limited 01521132 91
Ceramaspeed Limited 01137591 90
Beecham Group Limited 00227531 90
Polypipe Limited 01099323 89
The Post Office 00288977 89
Accentus plc 06733973 89
De La Rue Systems Limited 03834125 88
Huntleigh Technology Limited 01891943 88
BP Chemicals Limited 00194971 88
Lotus Cars Limited 00895081 84
University College London RC000631 84
Lin Pac Mouldings Ltd 01696691 83
Latchways Limited 01189060 83
Subsea 7 Limited 04316695 82
Ultra Electronics Limited 02830644 82
FlexEnable Limited 03904098 81
C & J D Barton Limited SL000995 81
Royal Ordnance Plc 01842254 80
BOC Limited 00337663 79
ITI Scotland Limited SC251900 78
Bendix Limited 06556528 77
Novar ED&S Limited SC530391 77
Associated Electrical Industries Limited 00062919 77
Vickers Limited 04932668 76
Radiodetection Limited 01334448 76
Ubiquisys Limited 05247998 76
Securistyle Limited 01381767 76
Courtaulds Plc NF000596 76
Sericol Group Limited 00840375 75
ip.access Ltd 03400157 75
Trico Limited 00234268 75
ITT Industries Limited 00814151 75
TRW Limited 00872948 74
CAMCO DRILLING GROUP LIMITED NI020719 73
Spirax-Sarco Limited 00509018 72
United Biscuits (UK) Limited 02506007 71
Avdel UK Limited 00315076 70
EA Technology Limited 02566313 70
Pilkington P E Limited 02759088 70
Pilkington Brothers Limited 02108188 70
Nidec Control Techniques Limited 01236886 70
Glynwed Pipe Systems Limited 01698059 69
Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited 00820771 69
UbiNetics Limited 05569054 69
Protean Electric Limited 06747884 68
Jaguar Cars Limited 01672067 68
CMR Surgical Limited 08863657 67
Raychem Limited 00674709 67
University College Cardiff Consultants Limited 01477909 66
Telephone Cables Limited 00262342 66
Torotrak (Development) Limited 02118766 65
National Nuclear Corporation Limited 02290928 65
Nvidia Technology UK Limited 07768653 65
Gurit (UK) Limited 01368806 65
Girling Limited 00867091 65
Cambridge Consultants Limited 01036298 65
GW PHARMA LIMITED 03704998 64
Snell Advanced Media Limited 01160119 63
Pfizer Limited 00526209 63
ERA Home Security Limited 02838541 63
GKN Technology Limited 00859388 63
Morphy Richards Limited 00644702 62
Bentley Motors Limited 00992897 62
Barr & Stroud Limited SC060291 61
Pirelli General PLC 09138063 61
Promethean Ltd 01308938 61
ABB Limited 03780764 60
Pilkington Group Limited 00041495 60
BPB Industries Public Limited Company 00147271 60
EEV Limited 04595977 60
Lilly Industries Limited 00757048 59
Short Brothers Plc NI001062 59
Oxford University Innovation Limited 02199542 59
Acco UK Limited 00197754 59
DisplayLink (UK) Limited 04811048 58
Thorn EMI plc 03158105 58
ARM IP Limited 08413587 58
Wilkinson Sword Limited 00029311 58
Penny & Giles Inductive Technology Ltd 11972051 58
University of Surrey RC000671 57
Field Group Plc 09421101 57
BTR Plc 05003884 57
STMicroelectronics Limited 00713086 57
Security Products UK Limited 01403050 57
Transense Technologies Plc 01885075 57
Crane Limited 00098677 57
Tyco Electronics UK Ltd 00550926 56
Ocado Innovation Limited 08813912 56
Hexcel Composites Limited 03069887 56
Specialised Petroleum Services Group Limited SC204919 55
Cranfield University RC000151 55
SmithKline Beecham p.l.c. 02337959 55
TeraView Limited 04126946 54
Scapa Group Plc 00826179 54
Taylor Hobson Limited 03230332 54
The Boots Company Plc 00027657 54
United Gas Industries PLC 00243952 53
Oclaro Technology Limited 02298887 52
Innovia Films Limited 00271998 52
Sheffield Hallam University 02143539 52
WFS Technologies Ltd SC247354 51
Johnson & Johnson Medical Limited SC132162 51
Cambridge Enterprise Limited 01069886 51
Kidde Graviner Limited 04622277 51
Keymed (Medical & Industrial Equipment) Limited 00966736 50
Hepworth Building Products Limited 00310251 50
Rolls-Royce Power Engineering plc 01305027 50
Ricardo UK Limited 02815682 49
Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare (UK) Limited 00261312 49
Nicoventures Holdings Limited 08318038 49
Corin Limited 01910453 49
Aker Solutions Limited 04977339 49
Neopost Limited 02658324 49
Hydro International Plc 01606391 49
NOVALIA LIMITED 05950794 49
Automotive Products Group Ltd 03003797 48
Element Six Technologies Limited 08206603 48
Stoves Group Plc 02351719 48
Draeger Safety UK Ltd 00777464 48
Numatic International Limited 00773331 48
D.H. Haden Limited 00617666 48
Eschmann Holdings Limited 04212642 48
Thames Water Utilities Limited 02366661 47
Gripple Limited 01772901 47
Welland Medical Limited 02170535 47
Cummins Limited 00573951 47
Barclays Bank Plc 01026167 47
Imperial Tobacco Limited 01860181 47
Portakabin Limited 00685303 47
The University Of Hull 03714387 47
Weatherford U.K. Limited 00862925 47
CREO MEDICAL LIMITED 04658880 47
Syngenta Limited 02710846 47
Tidal Generation Limited 05338761 47
DS Smith Packaging Limited 00630681 46
Roussel Laboratories Limited 00336062 46
Braitrim (U.K.) Limited 00705044 46
Brunel University 04237327 46
NSK Steering Systems Europe Limited 02936891 46
Proto Magic Innovations Limited 03026661 46
The Morgan Crucible Company Plc 07328730 46
Creda Limited 08799579 46
Radius Systems Limited 01585669 45
GKN Aerospace Services Limited 00355922 45
Sepura plc 04353801 45
H & P Baelz Limited 02277126 45
Cambridge Mechatronics Limited 03071231 45
Decca Limited 00237172 45
W L Gore & Associates (UK) Limited 10253213 45
PA Consulting Services Limited 00414220 45
YKK Europe Limited 02476027 45
Oxley Developments Company Limited 00376071 45
ROYAL MAIL GROUP LIMITED 04138203 45
Reeves Wireline Technologies Limited 00096365 45
Scott Bader Company Limited 00189141 44
Vetco Gray Controls Limited 03113851 44
University of Strathclyde SC097979 44
Medical Research Council RC000346 44
Gibbs Technologies Limited 03689665 44
Mainetti (UK) Limited SC170666 44
Pitney Bowes Limited 00182037 44
Chas A Blatchford and Sons Limited 11054566 44
VODAFONE LIMITED 01471587 44
Bowthorpe Industries Limited 03900841 44
Stannah Stairlifts Limited 01401451 43
Landis+Gyr Limited 01202284 43
The Rank Organisation Plc 04522340 43
Bridon plc 00198474 43
Titon Hardware Limited 01071731 43
Fisons plc NF002529 43
BTR Industries Limited 00478575 43
Celltech Limited 11752240 43
Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Limited 03277793 43
Mechadyne Limited 09843555 42
Energy Technologies Institute LLP 06420033 42
Grouphomesafe Limited 09469049 42
Davy McKee (Sheffield) Limited 00631209 42
NuAire Limited 00877308 42
Oxford Plastic Systems Limited - Whiteley, Christopher James 01956653 42
W & T Avery Limited 05174958 42
Multitone Electronics PLC 00256314 41
The University of Manchester RC000797 41
Sky CP Limited 09513259 41
Tickhill Engineering Company Limited 00809228 41
Weston Aerospace Limited 04740406 41
Ceres Intellectual Property Company Limited 05571804 41
SKF (UK) Limited 00107367 40
Beyond Twenty Ltd 11333075 40
WRc plc 02262098 40
Anglian Windows Limited 02540020 40
Intumescent Systems Ltd 02139649 40
Aqualisa Products Limited 01281596 40
Ilford Limited 11843226 40
Belron International Limited 02442568 40
Sensor Highway Limited 03148432 39
The University of Warwick 03002114 39
Mangar International Limited 01623146 39
Linde Material Handling (UK) Ltd 00324340 39
Cummins Generator Technologies Limited 00441273 39
Cotswold Architectural Products Limited 01160238 39
Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies Limited 00635311 39
Melba Products Limited 01627322 39
Marine Current Turbines Limited 02395158 39
Schneider Electric Limited 01407228 39
AB Electronic Components Limited 00578077 39
Robert McBride Ltd 00220175 39
Foseco International Limited 00468147 39
McLaren Automotive Limited 01967717 38
Hager Engineering Limited 02777167 38
De Montfort University 06634464 38
Safran Landing Systems UK Ltd 03548809 38
SPTS Technologies Limited 07037852 38
Element Six (UK) Limited 01050981 38
Coates Brothers PLC 10282458 38
Cummins Turbo Technologies Limited 00506282 38
Nexeon Limited 05717554 38
Biomet UK Limited 01019715 37
Airbus UK Limited 06846202 37
Chesapeake plc 11665305 37
Forticrete Limited 00221210 37
LuK Leamington Limited 03121567 37
Legrand Electric Limited 00115834 37
Inmarsat Limited 04886072 37
DTR VMS Limited 06703842 37
Barcrest Group Limited 03500514 37
United Wire Ltd SC001878 37
Hoechst UK Limited NF003073 37
Xaar Technology Limited 02469592 37
University of Plymouth Enterprise Limited 03707827 36
Baxi Heating UK Limited 03879156 36
McAlpine & Company Limited SC006445 36
Microsaic Systems Limited 03568010 36
Fives Landis Limited 05577045 36
Concentric Pumps Limited 03870488 36
The Vitec Group Plc 00227691 36
GE Aviation UK 06051522 36
Micropore International Limited 03904153 36
Fox International Group Limited 01144907 36
Croda International Plc 00206132 35
Silixa Ltd. 06207412 35
Cementation Skanska Limited 00937574 35
Nomix Manufacturing Co Ltd 01688928 35
Bluwireless Technology Limited 06855929 35
Louver-Lite Limited 01011431 35
RPC Containers Limited 02786492 35
Sun Chemical Limited 02647054 35
Kratos Analytical Ltd 00563161 35
Ferranti International plc 00083718 35
Bostik Limited 00068328 35
Wrekin Holdings Limited 04654088 34
Sophos Limited 02096520 34
Thorn Security Limited NF003058 34
Colebrand Limited 04977965 34
Hellermanntyton Limited 05652018 34
P2i Ltd 04814350 34
Baker Perkins Holdings PLC 09482158 34
Romax Technology Limited 02345696 34
Marshalls Mono Limited 00509579 34
M & G Services (Scotland) Limited 04519627 34
Glidevale Building and Products Limited 01555630 34
AppSense Limited 03873980 33
Expro North Sea Limited 01108011 33
Hotpoint Limited NF003064 33
Orange Personal Communications Services Limited 02178917 33
Glasdon Limited 00797011 33
Inmarsat Global Limited 03675885 33
Kind Consumer Limited 05760846 33
Pet Mate Limited 01971114 33
Concentric Controls Limited 05596552 33
GKN Sankey Limited 00797556 33
Survitec Group Limited 00905173 33
Leonardo MW Ltd 02426132 32
ACO Technologies plc 01854115 32
Crystalate Electronics Limited 00691591 32
Caltec Limited 04386277 32
Kidde IP Holdings Limited 04299285 32
FOX DESIGN INTERNATIONAL LIMITED 02542438 32
Cosmetic Warriors Ltd 04165681 32
Epwin Group Plc 07742256 32
Cambium Networks Ltd 07752773 32
Victrex Manufacturing Limited 02845018 32
Marks & Spencer plc 02251183 32
Surelock McGill Limited 00684463 31
Aston Martin Lagonda Limited 01199255 31
Parker Hannifin Limited 07595632 31
Reckitt Benckiser (Brands) Limited 08192386 31
JSP Limited 00791380 31
Castrol Limited 00149435 31
Electrium Sales Limited 02226729 31
Infrared Integrated Systems Limited 03186364 31
Scot Young Research Limited 00481830 31
Hesco Bastion Limited 02600319 31
Oxford BioMedica (UK) Limited 03028927 31
Ifor Williams Trailers Limited 01206036 31
ALSTOM UK 00778482 31
University of Bradford RC000647 31
Loughborough University RC000332 30
University of Warwick RC000678 30
ZOOtech Limited 03829615 30
Rieter-Scragg Limited 01578829 30
BP Exploration Operating Company Limited 00305943 30
Smurfit Kappa UK LTD 01017013 30
UbiNetics (VPT) Limited 05507344 30
Renishaw plc 01106260 30
Electrolux Limited 02331516 30
NOV Downhole Eurasia Limited 04514250 30
Robinson & Sons Limited 00039811 30
Jeyes Group Limited 04440301 30
Electricity Association Services Limited 02366837 30
Ferodo Limited 00851194 30
Guinness Brewing Worldwide Limited 00510607 30
Oxford Instruments Nanotechnology Tools Limited 00704320 29
Building Product Design Limited 03944123 29
Spinnaker International Limited 02516654 29
Crompton Ltd 00542653 29
Ashley & Rock Limited 06535236 29
Haldex Brake Products Limited 01971131 29
Radioscape Limited 06923368 29
Jemella Limited 04115691 29
Ferno (UK) Limited 01007475 29
Levolux A.T. Limited 02678660 29
Barr and Stroud Limited 06396965 29
Vertu Corporation Limited 07753443 29
Global Invacom Limited 02319127 29
Vent-Axia Group Limited 01102834 29
Bioquell UK Limited 02520270 29
Desoutter Limited 07314984 29
Roger Bullivant Limited 07681731 29
F L Smidth & Co A/S 02745363 29
Crabtree Electrical Industries Limited 00154486 29
Domino Printing Sciences Plc 01363137 29
National Power Plc 03851172 29
The Helping Hand Company (Ledbury) Limited 02172956 28
Sunrise Medical Limited 03570204 28
Federal-Mogul Friction Products Limited 00447826 28
Adey Holdings (2008) Limited 06738605 28
The University Of Nottingham 07229624 28
M-Solv Limited 05292712 28
GE Healthcare UK Limited 03337033 28
EBS Group Limited 02633663 28
Mothercare UK Limited 00533087 28
BAE SYSTEMS (Defence Systems) Ltd 00236538 28
King's College London RC000297 28
SGB Services Plc 09822894 28
Farmitalia Carlo Erba SpA 00907870 28
EBAC Limited 01089991 28
Gordon Murray Design Limited 06116476 28
Drennan International Limited 01420261 28
Beldray Limited 08398519 28
NSK Europe Ltd 02223191 27
Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine RC000231 27
Husqvarna UK Limited 00974979 27
Egbert H Taylor & Company Limited 00718441 27
UAP Limited 04133155 27
Hawke Cable Glands Limited 05879163 27
MMD Design and Consultancy Limited 01396760 27
CVON Innovations Ltd 04616815 27
Star Refrigeration Limited SC048005 27
Swintex Limited 00670973 27
Schlumberger Holdings Limited 01686572 27
Mechadyne International Limited 01834088 27
Alexander Dennis Limited SC268016 27
M-I Drilling Fluids U.K. Limited SC161934 27
TBA Industrial Products Limited 00166685 27
IMRA Europe S.A.S. FC021775 27
Thomson Training & Simulation Limited 08544202 27
Apical Limited 03701846 27
GSI Group Limited 10634139 27
Avecia Limited 03730853 27
LRC Products Limited 00698371 26
TomTom Software Ltd 03661315 26
Esselte UK Ltd 00627602 26
Vax Limited 01341840 26
Xenova Limited 01970244 26
Terex GB Limited NI006669 26
Renold PLC 00249688 26
CXR Limited 04294298 26
Eaton Limited 00155621 26
Link 51 Limited 04440478 26
Brightwake Limited 01356034 26
Triton PLC 01211050 26
DS Smith (UK) Limited 00501594 26
Exosect Limited 03762879 26
Costain Oil, Gas & Process Limited 00786418 26
Tata Steel UK Limited 02280000 26
Risbridger Limited 00679728 26
Pifco Limited 11932807 26
Kenwood Marks Limited 02407362 26
IMI Vision Limited 04421176 26
Honeywell Control Systems Limited 00217803 26
Innospec Limited 00344359 26
Chemence Limited 01746313 25
Dura Automotive Limited 00542101 25
Knorr-Bremse Systems for Commercial Vehicles Limited 00529247 25
Pegler Limited 01194543 25
1e Limited 03401322 25
Starpoint Electrics Limited 00922239 25
Loadhog Limited 04627117 25
Delkim Products Limited 01967158 25
Integrated Furniture Technologies Limited 05290878 25
Titus International PLC 01421303 25
Genevac Ltd 02456835 25
Speedo International Limited 00227323 25
Thomas Dudley Limited 02399487 25
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