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Report: More Patents Granted in 2009

Jul 15, 2010, 21:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The Intellectual Property Owners Association in its annual survey found that the PTO in calendar year 2009 issued 165,213 utility patents, up from 154,699 in 2008, a 4.4% jump. (Utility patents made up 94% of patent applications in 2009 - the balance are design, plant, and reissue patents).

"IBM Corp. received the most utility patents last year, with 4,887, followed by Samsung Electronics Co. (3,592); Microsoft Corp. (2,929); Canon K.K. (2,241) and Hitachi Ltd. (2,146)."

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