IBM Tops Leaderboard for 23rd Consecutive Year

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IBM topped the leaderboard for the most patented inventions in 2015 for the 23rd year with 7,355 new patents. Samsung & Canon were a distant 2nd and 3rd respectively.

IBM noted in a press release that its top spot reflects prowess in a variety of fields including cognitive computing, the cloud and artificial intelligence. The figures come from IFI Claims, a research firm that compiles patent records.

While the overall number of patents in the top 10 mimicked 2014, there were still some movement to note. Google rose from #8 to #5, overtaking the spot formerly held by Microsoft. Panasonic also fell from the top 10, displaced by Intel which came in at #9.

The complete top 10:

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Foreign Filing Roundup

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Good afternoon, friends! I hope everyone is getting ready for a great weekend.  Before you go, please take a look at the latest headlines in foreign filing news!

  • The two technology giants, Samsung and Apple, recently declared a truce on all non-US patent disputes.
  • Tesla got their trademark back! The dispute threatened to complicate the companies expansion into the world auto market. 
  • Adam Carolla won’t back down from a patent troll! Even after the suit was dropped, the comedian hopes to make an example of Personal Audio by invalidating their patent.
  • inovia news: Have you downloaded our 5th annual IP Trends Indicator? Click here now to check out the most definitive resource for IP professionals!

Have a great weekend, readers. Please follow us on Twitter @inoviaIP for more updates. 

Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

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Good morning, readers. Memorial Day always marks the unofficial beginning of summer here in New York and we couldn’t be happier to put the long, cold, and snowy winter behind us.  Please take a look at the latest updates in foreign patent filing for the week of May 19th:

  • In recent patent troll news, legislation protecting companies against non-practicing entities was killed on Wednesday in the Senate. 
  • In a surprising turn of events, Apple and Samsung are giving truce talks another shot in an effort to settle their legal differences outside of the courtroom.
  • South Korea will now participate in donating funds to protect intellectual property. Korea will participate in funding many of the leading projects that are undertaken by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • inovia news: The inovia team got back from Hong Kong last week from INTA’s 2014 Annual Meeting. Read more about the trip here.  

Have a great weekend! Meet us back here next week for more updates.  Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter @inoviaIP. 

Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

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You know the drill! Read below for the latest updates in foreign patent filing news. Have a great weekend and enjoy Superbowl Sunday!

  • inovia news: We have a lot of exciting events lined up in the next few months.  If you or your firm will be in attendance, please contact us here.
  • The US Chamber of Commerce released their Global IP Index which ranks a country’s IP protection. 
  • Google and Samsung signed a deal on technology patents, strengthening their alliance against competitor Apple Inc.  The deal covers the two companies’ existing patents, as well as those filed in the next 10 years.
  • 134 years ago this week, Thomas Edison received U.S. Patent No. 223,898, titled “Electric Lamp”.

Check back next week and follow us on Twitter @inoviaIP for more foreign filing updates!

Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

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It’s that time of the week again! Below, I’ve recapped the latest headlines in foreign patent filing news for the week of January 6th:

  • Apple and Samsung have finally agreed to sit down and discuss settlement opportunities surrounding smartphone related patents. 
  • Social media giant Pinterest, might be forced to change its name in Europe after the name was already trademarked in January 2012.
  • The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) announced this week that they plan to share pre-1920 data with other IP Offices.  
  • According to this WIPO report, global patent filings saw the fastest growth in over 18 years.

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Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

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Good afternoon and Happy 2014!  We woke up this morning to our first major snowstorm here in New York City.  Let’s hope it is warmer in your neck of the woods!  Below, I’ve recapped the first major foreign filing stories for the year: 

  • The USPTO is set to host a forum to discuss the implementation of Title I of the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012.
  • The Select Committee of the Administrative Council held its sixth meeting in Munich last month.
  • An article from our friends at IPWatchdog, “What happens to IP law in 2014?”
  • Will Apple and Samsung have a patent deal by next week? They have a deadline of January 8th, we’ll see if they can come to an agreement soon!

Thanks for checking in this week.  For more information relating to foreign patent filing, follow us on Twitter @inoviaIP.