Sunday, February 12, 2012

Intellectual Property @ IBM

Intellectual Property @ IBM:

'via Blog this'

This IBM Blog article talks about US Innovation: alive and well.

IBM blasts it outta the park again in 2011 with the most patents issued by the USPTO. These are organized by the owner of the patents, the "assignee". See the top 50 list at IFIClaims.

IBM had 6,180 patents issued in the US, far more than the next inventor company.

The electronics companies from Japan and Korea were strong in the top 15.

Here are the top US companies. Note that Microsoft is in 6th place with 2,311 patents issued. Quite a change for a company that once relied mostly on copyright for it IP protection. GE at #11 with 1,448 patents. HP dropped to 14 as the company struggles.

The big automakers were generally in the middle of the pack with GM #18 with 1,095 patents. Apple at 39 with 676 patents (but then, not all patents are created equal). DuPont was #50 with 523 patents.


Rank
Grants
Company Name
Country
1
6180
International Business Machines Corp
United States
6
2311
Microsoft Corp
United States
11
1448
General Electric Co
United States
14
1308
Hewlett-Packard Development Co L P
United States
16
1244
Intel Corp
United States
17
1164
Broadcom Corp
United States
18
1095
GM Global Technology Operations LLC
United States
22
980
Cisco Technology Inc
United States
24
947
Micron Technology Inc
United States
26
923
Qualcomm Inc
United States
28
880
Xerox Corp
United States
32
794
Texas Instruments Inc
United States
33
780
Honeywell International Inc
United States
35
721
AT&T Intellectual Property I L P
United States
37
695
Boeing Co The
United States
39
676
Apple Inc
United States
50
523
Du Pont de Nemours, E I & Co
United States

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Happy Digital Learning Day


This day is sponsored by the National Writing Project...
http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/3729

Here's a pretty cool article on the idea with some great links at the bottom.
http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/happy-digital-learning-day

via ST... Thanks.