Microsoft Ranked No.5 In The List Of Top U.S. Patent Recipients For 2014

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IFI CLAIMS Patent Services today released its annual tabulation of the top U.S. patent recipients for 2014. The company has posted the official 2014 IFI CLAIMS Top 50, a ranking of global companies and organizations to receive the most utility patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Without any doubt, IBM came on top again with over record breaking 7,534 patents. Microsoft held its No.5 position with over 2,829 patents. Biggest mover in the top 10 list is Google, oogle enters the Top 10 for the first time at position #8—up a remarkable 38.6 percent—trailing #7 Qualcomm by just 21 patents and only 263 patents shy of #5 Microsoft. Apple is listed at No.12 position.

RANKGrantsAssingee NameCountry
17534International Business Machines CorpUnited States
24952Samsung Electronics Co LtdKorea
34055Canon KKJapan
43224Sony CorpJapan
52829Microsoft CorpUnited States
62608Toshiba CorpJapan
72590Qualcomm IncUnited States
82566Google IncUnited States
92122LG Electronics IncKorea
102095Panasonic CorpJapan
112003Apple IncUnited States
121860General Electric CoUnited States
131820Fujitsu LtdJapan
141662Seiko Epson CorpJapan
151634Ricoh Co LtdJapan

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