IBM Continues To Dominate US Patent List

Law360, San Diego (January 10, 2013, 6:26 PM EST) -- IBM Corp. said Thursday that it picked up more U.S. patents than any other firm for the 20th year in a row, receiving a record 6,478 patents in 2012.

New York-based IBM dominated the annual list of the top 50 U.S. patent recipients released by patent data company IFI Claims Patent Services, holding nearly 1,400 more patents than the next company in line. South Korea-based Samsung Electronics Co. ranked second with 5,081 patents, and Tokyo’s Canon Inc. came in third with 3,174 patents.

Japan-based firms Sony...
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