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IBM Tops U.S. Patent List for 21st Straight Year

IBM Tops U.S. Patent List for 21st Straight Year

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IBM Tops U.S. Patent List for 21st Straight Year 

Date added: 14 Jan 2014

IBM received a record 6,809 U.S. patents in 2013, marking the 21st consecutive year in a row that the company topped the annual roundup of patent recipients. More than 8,000 IBM inventors residing in 47 different U.S. states and 41 countries patented a range of inventions in 2013 that are expected to enable the company to compete and lead in strategic areas-–such as IBM’s Watson, cloud computing, Big Data analytics and the new cognitive computing era. IBM Master Inventor Lisa Seacat DeLuca (pictured) received nearly 50 U.S. patents in 2013, including patent #8,494,851, which depicts a system that continuously analyzes terms and topics discussed during a phone conversation, and automatically identifies and displays contextually relevant social networking information (courtesy: IBM)