The Sqoop indexes on patents and grants rank the top 40 ‘most inventive’ companies. as they are published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. It has pulled together a list of the companies that have applied for the most patents, and received the most grants, from the USPTO so far this year.
IBM is the leader. Considered by some to be old, staid and more of a tortoise than a hare, IBM actually has been granted the most patents this year, having won 3,059 at the end of May. (Yes, that IBM, the big, old enterprise tech company that everyone thought was being left in the dust by the newcomers of Silicon Valley.)
Check out the rest of the list here.
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