Patenting activity increased in 2016 rather than 2015. The US Patent and Trademark grant patents around 304 126 in 2016 from the period of 2015 around 298 407 patent.
The increase in the provision of the patent granted by technology companies, especially from western countries include Amazon, Apple, AT & T, Boeing, IBM, Intel, Google and Microsoft.
Based on data provided by Information for Industry (IFI) Patent Claims Service, the South Korean company Samsung Electronics became the most companies obtain patents. Samsung please register patents reached 8,500, higher than for 8088 IBM patents.
Technology companies tend to cost hundreds of billions of dollars the United States to find something big and profitable in order to compete with competitors.
Senior Analyst IFI Claims, Larry Cady said increased patent activity, especially in the country has a strong economy. Because the US economy improves, the US company’s patent activity increased in the past year.
This is in contrast with Japan. Its economy is stagnant in recent years to make the patent in a number of companies including Canon, Honda, Panasonic, Sony, Toshiba, and Toyota fell in 2016.
Last year about all the patents granted to companies based in the United States (US), the rest to companies based in Asia as well as companies operating in the European countries.
In addition, foreign companies seeking a US patent signifies the overwhelming demand for access to the US market, which is the largest in the world. But most Japanese companies conducting activities in Japan but filed a patent in the US.
Each company often passed over many years to benefit from the research study. Cady said, allocate resources for research and development is a strategic decision. In addition, the company makes use of patents in a variety of ways.
In addition to seeking technological breakthroughs, the company will develop a portfolio of patents as a defense against litigation. For this reason be a big driver of patents that litigation.
The patented technology often include a category of computers, digital information transmission, wireless communication network, and pictorial communication. Every new and emerging technologies have a lot of potential value in the future
Here’s a list of 10 most innovative company:
Patents in 2016: 8,500
Patents in 2015: 8053
Country: South Korea
Product: HP, televisions, household appliances
2. IBM Corp.
Patents in 2016: 8088
Patents in 2015: 7353
Product: Data management, IT services, application development
3. LG Corp.
Patents in 2016: 4052
Patents in 2015: 3,814
Country: South Korea
Product: HP, televisions, and household appliances
4. Canon Inc.
Patents in 2016: 3665
Patents in 2015: 4133
Products: Cameras, printers, and more
5. Google Inc.
Patents in 2016: 3210
Patents in 2015: 3196
Products: internet browser, search engine and laptop
6. Intel Corp.
Patents in 2016: 3066
Patents in 2015: 2189
Product: Personal computers, processors, and consumer electronics
7. Qualcomm Inc.
Patents in 2016: 2947
Patents in 2015: 2950
Products: Semiconductor, cellular modems, telecommunications equipment
Patents in 2016: 2501
Patents in 2015: 2733
Product: Digital cameras, televisions, speakers, and mobile phones
9. Toshiba Corp.
Patents in 2016: 2425
PTEN Rights 2015: 3110
Products: Laptop, hard drives, digital displays, business solutions
10. Microsoft Corp.
Patents in 2016: 2398
Patents in 2015: 1956
Products: Software, operating systems, and mobile phone.