IBM Has Most U.S. Patents for 23rd Year in Cloud, Watson Push

IBM received the most U.S. patents in 2015 for the 23rd consecutive year, as the company extends its bet that clients will increasingly need and buy more services that use machine learning and similar technologies to improve business functions. IBM Corp. was awarded 7,355 patents in 2015, the company said Wednesday in a statement. South Korea’s Samsung Electronics received the second-most patents followed by Canon, Qualcomm and Google, according to data compiled by IFI Claims Patent Services, a unit of Fairview Research. IBM Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty has been focused on expanding the company’s portfolio of what it calls cognitive computing, which uses machine learning and data analytics technologies to help businesses predict behavior and events as well as streamline operations. IBM sells these services and products under the…


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