IBM secures the most U.S. patents also 20132014-03-21 | Comebuy News
Last year, IBM received the most patents in the United States. With 6809 new rights, the company clinched in the 21st year in a row the leading position in the statistics of IFI claims patent services. Samsung ranked second with 4675 patents, followed by Canon (3825 patents), Sony (3098 patents) and Microsoft (2660 patents).
"Patents are only a measure of innovation," said Bernie Meyerson, Vice President of IBM. "Rather the variety of inventions, representing these patents, underlines the necessity of a patent system that supported innovations on an equal and fair in all technical areas and is pushing ahead."
Qualcomm clinched last year 2103 new rights, 62 percent more than in the previous year in the United States. It managed the chip maker for the first time in the top ten, which is dominated by Asian companies. Four companies come from Japan, two from Korea and one from Taiwan. The other three are based in the United States.
Google and Apple made it for the first time in the top 20, with the Internet Group received more rights with 11th place for the second time in a row as Apple (13th). BlackBerry apparently is still much money despite its difficult financial situation in research and development. The Canadian mobile manufacturers improved to 20th place (2012: 29th place). Intel and Hewlett-Packard are located directly in front of him.
Two German companies were in the top 50. Siemens received 2013 997 rights in the United States, which means place 33. Robert Bosch won the 34th place with 945 patents.
[with material from Larry Dignan, ZDNet.com]