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IBM stays top in record year for US utility patent grants

Michael Loney, New York


The IFI Claims US Top 50 ranking of patent recipients reveals IBM acquired the most patents ever of any company in a year. Asian companies account for more than half of the top 50

Last year saw 304,126 utility patent grants in the US, the most on record in a single year, according to IFI Claims Patent Services. The producer of global patent databases and web services has announced its 2016 IFI CLAIMS US Top 50, an annual ranking of top patent recipients.

IBM held on to the top slot for the 24th consecutive year. Its 8,088 US patents granted in 2016 was up nearly 10% over 2015 and is the most any company has ever acquired in a calendar year.

The remaining top five recipients were unchanged from 2015, with Samsung in second place, Canon third, Qualcomm fourth and Google...


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