Patent Race: and the winner is..

IBM is the top patent awardee for the fourteen year in a row, leading with 3651 patents this year,  followed by Samsung Electronics with 2,453. Canon third with 2,378.

Jim Stallings, IBM vice-president, intellectual property and standards, last year on April launched an attack toward USPTO arguing that its methods were flawed:

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of filings of patents recently, around the world, but particularly in the United States

So there is a “CIA within the CIA”, or more than one?