The companies that registered the most patents with the USPTO in 2014 were (1) IBM; (2) Samsung; (3) Canon; (4) Sony; and (5) Microsoft. This is the 22nd consecutive year in which IBM has topped the list. In 2014, IBM became the first company to receive more than 7,000 patents in one year. IBM’s 7,534 patents represents a 10.6 percent increase above the number of patents it received from the USPTO in 2013. Source: Wall Street Journal If you have any questions regarding the content of this communication, please contact Jonathan R. Wachs: firstname.lastname@example.org | 301.575.0302. If you would like to subscribe to receive Friday Factoids® in your inbox click here.