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US patent grants fell 3.5% in 2018 after nearly a decade of increases: IFI Claims

Michael Loney, New York


IBM was the US patent leader for the 26th year in a row in 2018 while China was the only major patenting country to show a net increase in US grants, according to IFI CLAIMS Patent Services’ new ranking

IBM was the US patent leader for the 26th year in a row in 2018, with 9,100 grants, according to IFI CLAIMS Patent Services’ 2018 Top 50 US Patent Recipients. This was a 1% increase from 2017. 


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