Calif., IBM Granted Most US Patents In 2008

Law360, New York (June 15, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- California, the state that Intel Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co. and an array of universities call home, was awarded 22,202 patents last year — by far the most patents granted out of all the states in the U.S., according to authors of a book on patent rankings.

Computer giant IBM Corp. was granted 4,186 patents last year, topping the list for the 16th year in a row as the company that received the most patents and marking the first time more than 4,000 patents were obtained by a...
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