Apple bought ~3600 patents from Intel in 2020

Intel has been a key patent acquisition source for Apple in the past few years. The trend continued in 2020 as well. Apple acquired ~4600 patents in 2020 out of which 3650 were acquired from Intel alone.

The technology centers/pockets which were targeted by Apple for patent acquisitions from Intel range from Computer Architecture to Telecommunications to Selective Visual Displays. The top technology centers of transferred patents are as follows:

Technology CenterNo. of patents bought
Computer Architecture and Computer memory70
Inter-process Communication & Software Development44
Multiplex; VoIP1100
Cryptography, Security106
Computer Networks135
Computer Graphic Processing, 3D Animation, Display Color Attribute, Object Processing, Hardware and Memory140
Selective Visual Display Systems107
Digital Communications119
Telecommunications: Analog Radio Telephone; Equipment Details213
Videophones & Telephonic Communications23
Digital Cameras17
Telemetry & Code Generation39
Aeronautics, Agriculture, Fishing, Trapping, Vermin Destroying, Plant and Animal Husbandry, Weaponry, Nuclear Systems and License & Review20

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