Big Blue Still Most Innovative

Looking at the 15 companies to receive the largest number of utility patents in 2013 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reflects the same trend seen in patent filing throughout the world – growth of IP in Asia. Less than half of the companies in the top 15 are U.S. corporations. One-third of the companies are Japanese, two are Korean and one is from Taiwan.

IFI CLAIMS Patent Services released the analysis of data from the USPTO last week and Mashable released this infographic from Statista. Aside from the nationalities of the companies listed, the number of patents granted also tells an interesting story.