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KBA leads in U.S. Patent Board scorecard

May 31, 2011 12:00 AM


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KBA North America announces parent company Koenig & Bauer AG is ranked 27th among the top 50 in the annual update of The Patent Board’s “Patent Scorecard” for manufacturers of heavy industrial equipment in 2011.

In the Patent Scorecard, Koenig & Bauer was granted 44 U.S. patents.

“This high ranking reflects the group’s consistent focus on innovation as a pioneer of press engineering for the past 194 years,” says Mark Hischar, president and CEO, KBA North America. “KBA had the highest ranking of the three German press manufacturers. We’re very proud of our continuing lead in this prestigious ranking.”

The Patent Board’s Patent Scorecard is based on companies and private research firms that are grouped by their Patent Board technology strength ranking which is based on the scale, quality, impact, and nearness to core science of a company's patent-based intellectual property. This overall strength rating factors in both qualitative and quantitative aspects of a company's patent portfolio. The charts help to spot the leaders in each group and across the board. All indicators based on 13-week rolling averages.