IBM is no longer King of the Patent World!
Samsung now reigns supreme.
US Patents for 2016 by Fortune by IFI Claims Patent Services. IBM #1 with 8,052 patents issued. Samsung Electronics Co Lmt with 5,518. But, a better measure would have IBM coming in second in 2016, and even in 2015!...
The other approach that consolidates related companies here, or more directly from Sqoop here. IBM #2 when Samsung has more patents collectively with 8,551 issued in 2016.
In terms of patent applications,
In terms of patent applications, Samsung really beats out IBM:
- Samsung -- 10,695
- International Business Machines Corporation -- 8,800