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IBM inventors received a record-breaking 8,088 U.S. patents during 2016, the company's 24th consecutive year of patent leadership.

  • IBM inventors received a record-breaking 8,088 U.S. patents during 2016, the company's 24th consecutive year of patent leadership.

    IBM inventors received a record-breaking 8,088 U.S. patents during 2016, the company's 24th consecutive year of patent leadership.

    Date added: 09 Jan 2017

    IBM inventors received a record-breaking 8,088 U.S. patents during 2016, the company's 24th consecutive year of patent leadership. IBM’s 2016 patent output features more than 2,700 patents for inventions related to AI, cognitive computing and cloud computing, as well as thousands of patent inventions in cybersecurity, analytics and other areas. Pictured is Master Inventor Emily Kinser, a co-inventor on three patents granted to IBM in 2016, with a next-generation 3D nanostructure shown at 100,000x magnification, inspired by US Patent #9,406,561, an invention that enables computer chips stacked on top of each other directly with no interface or space in between, a process referred to as "3D Integration." (Credit: Michael Pollio/Feature Photo Service for IBM)