IBM, Samsung Lead Patent Rankings | EE Times


The U.S. issued 308,853 utility patents last year, down 3.5% from a historic high in 2017, according to data compiled by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services.

The number of U.S. patent applications rose last year, suggesting that grants will rise again in the next year or so, IFI said as it published its Top 50 List.

IBM continued to lead by a wide margin at 9,100 patents, up 1% from 2017.

Source: IBM, Samsung Lead Patent Rankings | EE Times

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