Kyle Hoellger
Jan 22, 2015

Software and BM Patents Represent More than 50% of Microsoft and Google's 2014 Haul

A recent article published by IP Watchdog shed light on the breakdown of patents issued to Google, Microsoft, Apple, IBM, and other large companies in 2014. Based on their analysis, it was determined that of the 2,599 US patents granted to Google last year, over 1,500 were within the methods classes, which includes software. The same held true for Microsoft which tallied 1,575 method patents out of a total of 2,847 issued to the company.