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24 Years of IBM Patent Leadership

21 Years of IBM Patent Leadership IBM inventors received a record 8,088 patents in 2016 representing a diverse range of inventions, as well as a strong and growing focus on cognitive solutions and the cloud platform as the company positions itself for leadership in a new era of computing. This is the 24th consecutive year that IBM topped the annual list of U.S. patent recipients

 

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Date Title
09 Jan 2017 IBM Inventors Receive Record-Breaking 8,000+ U.S. Patents in 2016
13 Jan 2016 IBM First in Patents for 23rd Consecutive Year
12 Jan 2015 IBM Breaks U.S. Patent Record in 2014
30 Apr 2014 Made in IBM Labs: Army Of Digital "Air Traffic Controllers" Makes Clouds More Efficient, Scalable
04 Apr 2014 Made in IBM Labs: Enabling Secure Notifications to Mobile Devices via the Cloud
31 Jan 2014 IBM and Twitter Announce Patent and Cross-License Agreement
14 Jan 2014 IBM Sets U.S. Patent Record
23 Dec 2013 Made in IBM Labs: Advancing Privacy and Security in the Cloud
13 Dec 2013 Made in IBM Labs: Improving the Security of Cloud Apps Accessed by Mobile Devices
26 Nov 2013 Made in IBM Labs: Unlocking Business Insights and Sales Opportunities with Cloud Services
21 Nov 2013 Made In IBM Labs: Testing Cloud Invention To Prevent Natural Disaster Outages
08 Nov 2013 Made in IBM Labs: Invention Lets Companies Choose Greener Cloud Options
25 Oct 2013 Made in IBM Labs: Securing Data for Cloud Computing
18 Oct 2013 Made in IBM Labs: Using Analytics to Optimize Cloud Data Center Allocation
10 Oct 2013 Made in IBM Labs: Dynamically Managing Network Bandwidth in a Cloud

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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.

    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)

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

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

    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. Master Inventor Yu Deng (pictured) was a co-inventor on five of the patents granted to IBM in 2016, including the milestone 8,000th patent granted on December 27 (US Patent #9,529,893) for an invention designed to search and analyze pictures, videos and other content shared on social media. (Credit: Michael Pollio/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

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

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

    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. Master Inventor Ruchi Mahindru (pictured) was a co-inventor on seven patents granted to IBM in 2016 including US Patent# 9,325,703 for an invention related to system security. (Credit: Michael Pollio/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM First in Patents for 23rd Consecutive Year

    IBM First in Patents for 23rd Consecutive Year

    Date added: 13 Jan 2016

    IBM topped the annual list of U.S. patent recipients in 2015, receiving 7,355 patents during the company's 23rd consecutive year of leadership. 23 year-old inventor, Jeremy Greenberger (pictured), contributed new patent applications in 2015 to advance the future of cognitive, cloud and Internet of Things. (Photo Credit: Jared Lazarus/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM Tops U.S. Patent List for 21st Straight Year 

    IBM Tops U.S. Patent List for 21st Straight Year 

    Date added: 14 Jan 2014

    IBM received a record 6,809 U.S. patents in 2013, marking the 21st consecutive year in a row that the company topped the annual roundup of patent recipients. More than 8,000 IBM inventors residing in 47 different U.S. states and 41 countries patented a range of inventions in 2013 that are expected to enable 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 Master Inventor Lisa Seacat DeLuca (pictured) received nearly 50 U.S. patents in 2013, including patent #8,494,851, which depicts a system that continuously analyzes terms and topics discussed during a phone conversation, and automatically identifies and displays contextually relevant social networking information (courtesy: IBM)

  • 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)


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