Thursday, January 12, 2012

#IBM Breaks U.S. Patent Record; Tops Patent List for 19th Straight Year

IBM inventors received more than 6,000 patents in 2011

ARMONK, N.Y. - 11 Jan 2012: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it set a new U.S. patent record in 2011, marking the 19th consecutive year that the company has led the annual list of patent recipients. IBM inventors earned a record 6,180 U.S. patents in 2011, more than quadrupling Hewlett-Packard’s issuances and exceeding by six times those of Oracle/Sun.

More than 8,000 IBMers residing in 46 different U.S. states and 36 countries are responsible for the company's record-breaking 2011 patent tally. IBM inventors who reside outside the U.S. contributed to more than 26% of the company's 2011 patents.

Read all about it here:  http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/36463.wss#release