IBM fails to top the US patents list for first time in 27 years

IBM broke its own record of 9100 granted patents in 2018 by earning 9262 patents in 2019 at USPTO. It could be the maximum number of patents any company has won in a single year but Samsung surpassed and broke IBM’s winning streak.

Below we have visualized IBM patents per year evolution over the last decade:

We analyzed the grant rate of IBM applications by picking up all the publications since 2000 and calculated some stats as shown below:

Updated on January 24, 2021

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