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Cloud computing patents a major part of another record-breaking year for IBM

For the 26th year in a row, IBM led US companies in patents in 2018, with engineers, researchers, scientists and designers racking up a record 9,100 patents. Of those, more than 2,000 were related to cloud computing, “including a patent on a specialized monitor for unikernel-based virtual machines that takes a lightweight approach to improving […]

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Cloud accounts for more than 20 percent of record-breaking IBM patents in 2017

IBM was issued 9,043 US patents in 2017, making it the top company for US patents granted for the 25th straight year. Of those, more than 1,900 — about 21 percent of the total — were cloud-related. For example, one patent was for a system that monitors data sources including weather reports, social networks, newsfeeds […]

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Analysis of cloud computing patent holders

Prior to becoming an IBMer, I was fortunate to work at an intellectual property acquisition, management and consulting firm, Transpacific IP, headquartered in Asia. This unique experience gave me first-hand knowledge of how patents can serve as a vital strategic value to a corporation. As there has been little discussion regarding cloud computing patents, I […]

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