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21 Years of IBM Patent Leadership 

  • 21 Years of IBM Patent Leadership 

    21 Years of IBM Patent Leadership 

    Date added: 14 Jan 2014

    IBM inventors received a record 6,809 U.S. patents in 2013 -- the 21st consecutive year that the company has led the annual list of patent recipients. IBM inventors patented range of inventions in 2013 that will position the company to compete and lead in strategic areas-–such as IBM's Watson, cloud computing, Big Data analytics and the new cognitive computing era. IBM Researcher Dr. Christian Cachin (pictured) is co-inventor of U.S. Patent #8,422,686, which describes a technique that automates the lifecycle of cryptographic keys used to encrypt and secure data, and can enhance security for cloud computing applications (courtesy: IBM)