IBM First in Patents for 24th Consecutive Year
IBM Research and Patent Innovation
In 2016, IBM inventors were granted 8,088 patents -- more than 22 patents per day -- enabling the company to become the first to surpass 8,000 patents in a single year. This is the result of our commitment to strategic R&D that drives progress in business and society. IBM provides its researchers with freedom, time and resources to explore and patent their ideas. And when those ideas take off, IBM is ready to use the patented inventions to develop leading-edge products and services and protect its freedom of action in the marketplace.
Clients can work directly with the IBM scientists, researchers, engineers, developers and technologists behind IBM's patent portfolio to generate their next great idea