We can help your business
IBM's vast collection of intellectual property can increase your ability to operate to
grow your business, make it more efficient or launch new products. Working with IBM's IP
means much more than licensing patents. Clients can work directly with members of IBM's team
of 250,000 scientists, researchers, engineers, developers and technologists who built one of
the world's largest IP portfolios. This broad collaboration creates a diversity of
viewpoints, backgrounds and expertise that enables profound new solutions. Helping clients
solve these problems is one of the many ways IBM continues to generate innovation that
matters for our company and the world.
IBM's know-how, along with IP assets, skills, and infrastructure, reaches into nearly every industry and every discipline of science and technology.
Assets from IBM's intellectual property portfolio can help meet the shifting demands of agriculture today.
Communications firms must communicate with their customers and offer the services they want.
A complex patent landscape intensifies the need for freedom of action solutions
Industry shifts necessitate analytics, modeling, simulation and advanced computing
Financial Services & Banking
Sophisticated technologies fuel operational efficiency, manage risks and blunt cyberattacks
Help improve patient care by analyzing massive amounts of data and identifying solutions
Advanced technologies help manufacturers survive and thrive in today's global economy
Media and Entertainment
Assets help media and entertainment entities thrive in the digital age's shifting environment
Optimize upsell potential through customer insight, ROI analysis and risk profiling
Innovation on a massive scale speeds development, reduces costs and differentiates products
News about IP
20 years of patent leadership
For the 20th year in a row, IBM has led the world in the number of received patents from the U.S. Patent Office. Read about the top innovations of those two decades.
Smarter Energy Research Institute
IBM and three global utility companies have formed the Smarter Energy Research Institute (SERI) to spur advances in the energy field.
Hall of Fame
Two IBM Fellows inducted into Hall of Fame for magnetic memory breakthrough
IBM received a record 6,180 patents in 2011, more than any other company for the 19th consecutive year
IBM IP Blog
Thoughts and observations about IP, inventions and patents