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IBM Marks 17th Consecutive Year of U.S. Patent Leadership

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    IBM Marks 17th Consecutive Year of U.S. Patent Leadership

    Date added: 12 Jan 2010

    IBM inventor, John Gunnels, holds U.S. Patent #7,506,196, one of 4,914 patents IBM received from the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 2009 -- the 17th consecutive year IBM topped the annual list of patent holders. Gunnels received patent #7,506,196 for an invention that enables IBM's Blue Gene supercomputer to run with the assurance that its internal communications network is functioning properly.