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Google, Apple Rise in Patent Ranks

IBM still No. 1, extends its lead over Samsung
1/12/2015 09:00 AM EST
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wilber_xbox
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Re: Patent Statistics ... and Lead Times
wilber_xbox   1/27/2015 7:02:20 AM
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with close to 400K employees, its not surprizing that IBM is taking the lead as top innovators. IBM was a hardware company once and a large chuck of the current patents can be related to hardware. It will be interesting to see how IBM position itself and compete with Google, Amazon, and other cloud providers.

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Patent Statistics ... and Lead Times
DrQuine   1/17/2015 3:12:34 PM
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IBM's award of more than 20 patents a day is quite an achievement. However, neither this article nor others I've seen point out that issued patent statistics are a trailing indicator (after the fact). Patents average 4 years to issue (at least for my 49) so the statistics reflect innovation happening several years ago.

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Re: For those of you interested
Sheetal.Pandey   1/13/2015 12:30:24 AM
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Surprised to see Google and Apple at below 5 position. But may be they were not big players in hardware field.. And most of the patents business started with hardware ....

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johndavis   1/12/2015 5:43:51 PM
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Here is the link to the top 50 US patent receivers:

http://www.ificlaims.com/index.php?page=misc_top_50_2014

 

It will be interesting to report on how the patents, or invention in general, play a role in how a technology company create value. As we know, prior to this year, Apple was never in top 10 but it has created the most valuable company in the world. And last year, Apple received less patents than its iPhone manufacturer Foxconn/Hon Hai did.

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