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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