Photo - Paul Moung, MD, IBM Malaysia
Technology solutions giant IBM said that for the 21st year in a row, it has filed the highest number of patents with the United States Patent Office, with 6809 patents awarded this year, three of which are from Malaysia.
IBM Malaysia managing director Paul Moung said the three that were awarded to Malaysian teams concerned inventions that have helped our clients improve their business processes.
Moung said the three local patents were for the following inventions: automated paper consumption tracking and auditing; message oriented construction of web services; and, spacer and process to enhance the strain in the channel with stress liner.
"IBMers in Malaysia are proud with the recognition that underscores that when talent and creativity are combined with teamwork, the results are immeasurable," he said.
"We take pride in being recognised as the U.S. patent leader, but patents are only one gauge of innovation," said IBM Fellow and vice president of Innovation, Bernie Meyerson.
"Equally significant is the impact that our patented inventions have when they are used to enable solutions that help clients and societies solve problems," said Meyerson. "Furthermore, the broad range of inventions that these patents represent underscores the need for a patent system that equally and fairly promotes and supports innovation across all technical fields."
More than 8,000 IBM inventors
IBM's 2013 patent total exceeded the combined totals of Amazon, Google, EMC, HP, Intel, Oracle/SUN and Symantec. The company's record 2013 patent count was made possible by more than 8,000 IBM inventors residing in 47 different U.S. states and 41 countries, he said.
The Top Ten list of 2013 U.S. patent recipients include:
1 IBM 6,809
2 Samsung 4,676
3 Canon 3,825
4 Sony 3,098
5 Microsoft 2,660
6 Panasonic 2,601
7 Toshiba 2,416
8 Hon Hai 2,279
9 Qualcomm 2,103
10 LG Electronics 1,947
[Data provided by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services]
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