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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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How inventing became a passion: Developing autonomous vehicles to help support healthy aging and people with disabilities

For more than 10 years, I have focused my research on creating accessible technology for people with disabilities. This led to my current research in designing solutions for the aging population whose cognitive and functional ability change over time. Over the weekend I had the opportunity to participate in the USPTO’s press event at SXSW, […]

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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 tech in drones could reduce infectious outbreaks

In 2012, neuroscientist, TEDTalker, inventor James Kozloski’s wife Sumali was in nursing school in Connecticut – just when the state was struggling to deal with some of the highest rates of hospital-acquired infections in the country. The outbreak, for example, contributed 914 cases of “super bug” Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to the some 80,000 annual cases […]

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Dr. Richard L. Garwin, The Problem-Solver

“I’m not a philosopher. I’m a physicist and a technician…you have ideas or you see needs and you think about them. Mostly I’ve done that.” That’s how IBM Fellow Emeritus and former IBM Researcher Richard L. “Dick” Garwin humbly sums up his career as one of the most influential scientists and researchers of his time, […]

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