Kyle Hoellger
Jan 21, 2014

IBM Paces Innovation for the 21st Consecutive Year

According to IFI CLAIMS Patent Services IBM received more US patents in 2013, 6,809 in total, than any other company. Checking in at number two was Samsung with 4,676 and rounding out the top three was Canon with 3,825. Both Google (11th) and Apple (13th), with 1,851 and 1,775 US patents respectively, cracked the top 20 for the first time in their history.

Top 15 Recipients of U.S. Patents in 2013 [CHART]
IBM received 6,809 U.S. patents in 2013. That's an average of nearly 19 patents every day last year -- more than any other company.