Samsung Remains No. 2 U.S. Patent Holder for 12th Consecutive Year

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    August 13, 2019 08:35

    Samsung obtained the second-highest number of patents in the U.S. last year.

    In a list published by the Intellectual Property Owners Association on Monday, Samsung ranked No. 2 with 5,836 patents only behind IT giant IBM with 9,088 patents. Samsung has held the spot on the list for 12 consecutive years.

    LG was in seventh place with 2,473 patents.

    Canon, which ranked third with 3,206 patents, was the only Japanese firm that made it to the top 10, compared to six companies in 2017.

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