IBM Tops Leaderboard for 23rd Consecutive Year

IBM Tops Leaderboard for 23rd Consecutive Year

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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