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A Patent Milestone

  • A Patent Milestone

    A Patent Milestone

    Date added: 14 Jan 2013

    IBM topped the U.S. patent list for the 20th consecutive year in 2012. The company's inventors received a record 6,478 patents in 2012 for a range of inventions that will enable advancements across key domains, such as analytics, Big Data, cybersecurity, cloud, mobile, and a new era of cognitive computing systems. IBM Master Inventor Stephen Bedell (pictured) shows a new class of flexible and versatile semiconductor materials enabled by U.S. Patent #8,247,261 that will power ultra-thin, lightweight and flexible products and can be applied to a wide range of technologies such as biomedical, security, wearable computing and solid-state lighting. (Credit: Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)