IBM became the leader in the number of granted patents in the U.S. for 2021
US and global patent data aggregator IFI Claims Patent Services has released a new issue of its annual patent ranking of companies by the number of patents obtained in the US in 2021, according to IFI Claims. First place went to International Business Machines (IBM).
According to the IFI Claims study, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted IBM 8,682 patents for 2021. Samsung received 6,366 patents and Canon received 3,021 patents. The top five list also includes TSMC and Huawei, which received 2798 and 2770 patents, respectively. The middle of the list is occupied by Intel, Apple, LG and Microsoft, each of which was granted more than 2500 patents.
In January of the current year IFI Claims presented the rating of the largest patent holders of the world. The leader was Samsung with 90,416 active patents. In second place is the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which was granted by the USPTO in 2021 with 78,415 applications. The Chinese manufacturer of home appliances Midea is the third leader with 58,495 patents.
IFI Claims Patent Services acts as the largest interlinked patent database that does not have a traditional user interface. Many applications, web services and solutions such as Google Patents are built on IFI Claims data. Every year, the company releases patent rankings for the previous year, which are used by the world's leading organizations.
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