Quantity vs. Quality

World's Top 10 Most Inventive Companies: Quantity vs. Quality

“Ranking companies based on a statistical assessment of value is critical, as not all patents are created equally,” states Jonathan Barney, PatentRatings® system inventor and Ocean Tomo Managing Director. “Simply counting how many patents a company holds can lead to a very misleading view of the patent landscape.”

  Quantity: Most Patent Grants*   Quality: Most Valuable Portfolios**

1

IBM

1

Microsoft

2

Samsung

2

Samsung

3

Microsoft

3

Canon

4

Canon

4

Hewlett-Packard

5

Panasonic

5

Intel

6

Toshiba

6

Hitachi

7

Sony

7

Ricoh

8

Intel

8

IBM

9

Seiko Epson

9

Panasonic

10

Hewlett-Packard

10

Seiko Epson
 
*U.S. patents issued in 2009
**U.S. patents granted over the past 5 years
Data Sources: IFI Patent Intelligence (quantity), Ocean Tomo PatentRatings® (quality)

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