IBM Granted Most U.S. Patents for 20th Year With Overseas Help

IBM Granted Most U.S. Patents for 20th Year With Overseas Help

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International Business Machines Corp.'s 6,478 patents in 2012 mark a record high for the company, research firm IFI Claims Patent Services said in a statement. South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. and Tokyo-based Canon Inc. ranked second and third.