Google, Apple Climb List Of Top Patent Recipients

Law360, New York (January 14, 2014, 7:29 PM EST) -- As they battled each other in smartphone patent litigation, Apple Inc. and Google Inc. significantly increased their patent arsenal in 2013, moving up several spots on the list of top recipients of U.S. patents last year, according to a survey released Tuesday.

The annual survey by the research firm IFI Claims Patent Services found that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office had assigned both of the rival tech firms hundreds more patents last year than in 2012, leapfrogging long-established companies like General Electric Co. and General...
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