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Anand.Yaligar
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Re: patents
Anand.Yaligar   1/30/2014 2:06:33 PM
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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
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Re : IBM, Samsung & Qualcomm Among Top Patent Recipients
Anand.Yaligar   1/30/2014 1:51:43 PM
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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 ?

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Jessica Lipsky   1/16/2014 2:02:54 PM
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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.

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selinz   1/16/2014 1:40:41 PM
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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.

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zewde yeraswork   1/16/2014 11:00:59 AM
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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.



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