Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Anand.Yaligar
User Rank
Rookie
Re: patents
Anand.Yaligar   1/30/2014 2:06:33 PM
NO RATINGS
There are a number of smaller companies that are emerging and looking to cause a stir by getting as many patents as possible.

@zewde, most of the time these smaller companies apply for patents and once they get the patent they sell the idea to big companies instead of building their own product.

Anand.Yaligar
User Rank
Rookie
Re : IBM, Samsung & Qualcomm Among Top Patent Recipients
Anand.Yaligar   1/30/2014 1:51:43 PM
NO RATINGS
IBM remains the top awardee for the 21st year in a row, with 6,809 patents -- approximately 2,000 more than the closest contender.

I am curious to know what makes IBM so successful. Why other companies cant beat IBM ?

Jessica Lipsky
User Rank
Blogger
Re: patents
Jessica Lipsky   1/16/2014 2:02:54 PM
NO RATINGS
I think it will be interesting to see what happens with software patents after the SC case. Even though Frazier doesn't think it'll have much of an effect, I bet it will somewhere down the line.

selinz
User Rank
Manager
USPTO.gov
selinz   1/16/2014 1:40:41 PM
NO RATINGS
Here is more comprehensive link from the source of the data:

http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/ido/oeip/taf/reports_topo.htm

 

Here is a rank order from 1995

IBM, Canon, Motorola, NEC, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Hitachi, Matsushita, Kodak, GE, Sony, Fujitsu, AT&T, 3M, TI, Fuji photo filme

2000

IBM, NEC, Canon, Samsung, Lucent, Toshiba, Motorola, Fujitsu, Matsushita, AMD, Hitachi, Mitsubishi, Siements, HP, Kodak, Intel, GE, Philips

2005

IBM, Canon, HP, Matsushita, Samsung, Micron, Intel, Hitachi, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Sony, GE, Epson, Infineon, Philips, Bosch, Microsoft, TI, Honda, Siements, NEC, Sun, Mitsibishi, Denso, Renesas, Kodak, Agilent, Sharp, Rico, LG, Honeywell, Motorola, TSMC, Cisco, Xerox, 3M

2010

IBM, Samsung, Microsoft, Canon, Panasonic, Toshiba, Sony, Intel, LG, HP, Hitachi, Seiko, Fujitsu, GE, Rico, Cisco, Fujifilm, Honda, Hynix, Broadcom, GM, Micron

Interesting how times change.

zewde yeraswork
User Rank
Blogger
patents
zewde yeraswork   1/16/2014 11:00:59 AM
NO RATINGS
There are a number of smaller companies that are emerging and looking to cause a stir by getting as many patents as possible. That expalins all of the turmoil, if not at the top of the list, in that second and third rung.



Flash Poll
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Engineer's Bookshelf
Caleb Kraft

The Martian: A Delightful Exploration of Math, Mars & Feces
Caleb Kraft
3 comments
To say that Andy Weir's The Martian is an exploration of math, Mars, and feces is a slight simplification. I doubt that the author would have any complaints, though.

The Engineering Life - Around the Web
Caleb Kraft

Surprise TOQ Teardown at EELive!
Caleb Kraft
Post a comment
This year, for EELive! I had a little surprise that I was quite eager to share. Qualcom had given us a TOQ smart watch in order to award someone a prize. We were given complete freedom to ...

Design Contests & Competitions
Caleb Kraft

Join The Balancing Act With April's Caption Contest
Caleb Kraft
47 comments
Sometimes it can feel like you're really performing in the big tent when presenting your hardware. This month's caption contest exemplifies this wonderfully.

Engineering Investigations
Caleb Kraft

Frankenstein's Fix: The Winners Announced!
Caleb Kraft
8 comments
The Frankenstein's Fix contest for the Tektronix Scope has finally officially come to an end. We had an incredibly amusing live chat earlier today to announce the winners. However, we ...

Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)