patent leadership

IBM’s innovation: Topping the US patent list for 28 years running

A patent is evidence of an invention, protecting it through legal documentation, and importantly, published for all to read. The number of patents IBM produces each year – and in 2020, it was more than 9,130 US patents – demonstrates our continuous, never-ending commitment to research and innovation.

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IBM Offering Free Access to Patent Portfolio to Combat COVID-19

IBM is granting free access to its patent portfolio to those developing technologies to help diagnose, prevent, contain or treat coronaviruses.

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IBM Marks More Than a Quarter Century of Patent Leadership with Record Year

IFI CLAIMS Patent Services today announced that for the 26th year, IBM is the top recipient of U.S. patents – a record 9,100, including more than 3,000 patents related to work in artificial intelligence, cloud and quantum computing. Our work in these areas, and others, began long before there were practical enterprise uses for the […]

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Celebrating Abu Sebastian on National Inventors’ Day

In recognition of National Inventors’ Day, IBM researcher, Abu Sebastian, writes about his life as an inventor and his research on phase-change memory devices. Inventions come in different forms. Often, they are specific tricks or improvements that help us overcome a roadblock that presents itself when developing a specific product or prototype. But what really […]

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Cognitive computing will help autonomous vehicles share the road

It’s no secret that automakers and technology companies are racing to develop self-driving vehicles that will transform how we travel from place to place. What you may not know is that IBM has been inventing, patenting and innovating new technologies for the automotive industry for decades. For example, IBM recently partnered with Local Motors to […]

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