• 14-JAN-2014

  • SOURCE: IBM

IBM Sets U.S. Patent Record<br>-Achieves 21st Straight Year of Patent Leadership<br>-IBM inventors received more than 6,800 U.S. patents in 2013

IBM Inventor Spotlight
ARMONK, N.Y. - 14 Jan 2014: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that its inventors received a record-setting 6,809 patents in 2013 – the 21st consecutive year the company topped the annual list of U.S. patent leaders.

IBM's 2013 patent results represent a diverse range of inventions poised to enable significant innovations that will position the company to compete and lead in strategic areas–such as IBM's Watson, cloud computing, Big Data and analytics. These inventions will also advance the new era of cognitive systems where machines will learn, reason and interact with people in more natural ways.