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Apple has registered 2014 patents less than the Samsung and Google
IFI Claims edition updated list of companies that have registered the most patents in 2014. It is believed that the total number of patents is a key indicator of technological corporations, and for many firms patented technologies are also the main source of income.
Just last year, the Office of patents and trademarks registered 300,678 US patents. Many users believe that Apple is the world leader in the number of registered applications, the press even called vendor “collector patents” for trying to register even common design elements. However, the American giant computer electronics received in 2014 “only” 2,003 patents, once on the 11th place among corporations, registering the highest number of technologies and solutions.
IBM, for many years a leader in the registration of inventions, their number has increased in comparison with 2013 year by 10% in 2014, registering 7,534 patents. She earned on licensing its patents in the past year, more than a billion dollars. The second was the Samsung 4952 with the index of documents. Canon has increased the number of patents of inventions to 4055 and closed the top three.
Fourth place with 3224 patents takes Sony, fifth – Microsoft, which received last year 2,829 patents. Improved its position Google, which in 2013 ranked 11th in the rankings, but moved to eighth.
Top ten rankings are only companies from industry IT. In addition to the above-mentioned companies in the top ten included Toshiba (2,608 patents), Qualcomm (2590), Google (2566) and LG (2122). Rounded out the top most prolific generators of inventions Panasonic, which received 2,095 patents.
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