A new market report from Chetan Sharma Consulting confirms that there’s a new leader in the mobile patents space.
Last year, the company granted the most mobile patents was IBM, which took the top spot from the previous year’s mobile patents leader Samsung.
In 2014, Samsung was the company with the second higher number of mobile-related patents.
Wireless and processing technology giant Qualcomm ranked third, its highest ranking to date.
Rounding out the top ten are Microsoft, Google, Sony, LG, Apple, BlackBerry and Ericsson.
“According to the US Patent Office (USPTO), in 2014, the number of patents granted grew over 8% by the end of 2014 for the same time period,” the report summary notes. “The numbers of foreign filings are now in the majority for both the applications filed as well as the patents granted.”
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