Tuesday, January 14, 2003

IBM again granted more patents than any other U.S. company

IBM again granted more patents than any other U.S. company ... "Since 1993 IBM inventors have been awarded a record 22,357 patents, about 7,000 more than the next closest company, Canon, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The company has received more patents than 10 of the largest computer companies combined, which include Hewlett-Packard/Compaq, Intel, Sun, Microsoft, Dell, Apple, EMC, Oracle, and EDS.
Over that same period, IBM officials said the company's patent portfolio has generated about $10 billion in intellectual property royalties."
Maybe they should file a patent on their patent application process.
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