Patenting innovation is an important business strategy for businesses in the Logan, Utah vicinity. As 2010 winds down, there are over 500 live patents in Cache Valley, Utah. A majority of these patents are owned by a half-dozen entities. Specifically, the following entities are ranked in order of patents granted: (1) ICON; (2) USU; (3) IMDS; (4) LMC; (5) Facet Solutions; (6) HyClone Labs/ThermoScientific; (7) Harris Research; (8) Wescor; (9) Integrated Systems Engineering; (10) Standers; (11) Saddleman; (12) Joseph Corbett; and (13) EK Ekcessories. Interestingly, over one hundred other patents are owned by sixty different entities, each of which holds five or fewer patents.