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US patent grants fall for first time since 2007

Michael Loney, New York


IBM remained the top US patent recipient in 2015, but it was the first year since 2007 in which overall patent activity fell, according to analysis released by IFI Claims Patent Services. IFI also identified an increasing trend of companies choosing to spread their portfolios across multiple entities

Last year was the first year since 2007 that the number of patents granted by the USPTO fell, according to a study of the top 50 US patent recipients by IFI Claims Patent Services.

The 298,407 utility patents granted for...


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