IBM Again Ranks First in Number of Patents

In 1911, IBM was granted its first patent and it took 50 years for it receive its 5,000th.  But things have certainly picked up.  According to an analysis by ifi Claims Services, IBM was granted more than 5,000 in 2010, ranking the company as No. 1 in patents.  This was the first time that any company has received more than 5,000 patents in a year.  The following is a list of the top 30 companies on the list:

Rank       Company                                                                                         Number of patents

1 International Business Machines Corp 5,896
2 Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (Korea) 4,551
3 Microsoft Corp 3,094
4 Canon K K (Japan) 2,552
5 Panasonic Corp (Japan) 2,482
6 Toshiba Corp (Japan) 2,246
7 Sony Corp (Japan) 2,150
8 Intel Corp 1,653
9 LG Electronics Inc (Korea) 1,490
10 Hewlett-Packard Development Co L P 1,480
11 Hitachi Ltd (Japan) 1,460
12 Seiko Epson Corp (Japan) 1,443
13 Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd (Taiwan) 1,438
14 Fujitsu Ltd (Japan) 1,296
15 General Electric Co 1,225
16 Ricoh Co Ltd (Japan) 1,200
17 Cisco Technology Inc 1,115
18 Honda Motor Co Ltd (Japan) 1,050
19 Fujifilm Corp (Japan) 1,041
20 Hynix Semiconductor Inc (Japan) 973
21 Broadcom Corp 958
22 GM Global Technology Operations Inc 942
23 Micron Technology Inc 917
24 Siemens AG (Germany) 873
25 Xerox Corp 858
26 Denso Corp (Japan) 853
27 Texas Instruments Inc 829
28 Honeywell International Inc 824
29 Sharp K K (Japan) 818
30 Toyota Jidosha K K (Japan) 802

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