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February 27, 2009

Microsoft Leads the Field in Corporate Patents

According to a survey done by IEEE Spectrum magazine, Microsoft is the current leader in corporate patent portfolios among U.S. technology companies. Intel came in second on the patent scorecard, with IBM third. Patents are seen as an important measure of a company's ability to create and develop new technologies. Companies can also use their patent portfolios as leverage by requiring competitors to pay for the rights to use patented technologies.

IEEE Spectrum magazine is the journal of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a technology trade organization. See full results of the patent survey here.

Posted by BlogAuthor1 at February 27, 2009 3:54 PM


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