IBM topped again the rating companies that received the highest number of patents per year
Agency IFI Claims Patent Services has published the rating company registered the highest number of patents in the United States in 2014.
IFI Claims Patent tracks on technological inventions. Rating again led the corporation IBM – already in the 22 th time.
In comparison with 2013 year the list of leaders remained the same: for IBM follow Samsung Electronics, Canon, Sony and Microsoft.
It is worth noting that Google and Apple significantly improved their position in the list, compared with rivals. Google in 2014 received a patent in 2566 – almost 39% more than in 2013.
This allows the company rose from eleventh place on the list in eighth.
IBM has received 7534 patents in 2014 – a 10.6% increase over the previous year. IBM – the first company to receive more than 7,000 US patents in a year.
General Director of IFI Claims Mike Beykroft (Mike Baycroft) argues that the vast majority of patents relate to computers, software and related technologies.
The total number of issued patents in the United States for the first time exceeded 300 million, an increase of 8% over the year. Almost half – 49.1% – were foreign inventors. In 2013, the figure was 49.4%.
March 25, 2014, Google received a patent describing the algorithm “Panda”, and on September 16 – a patent for the use of information about television programs viewed as a signal ranking..