Special Report

The Most Innovative Companies in 2021

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15. Amazon.Com, Inc.
> 2021 utility patents: 2,110
> Change from 2020: -11%
> Most recent patent: Management of allocated computing resources in networked environment

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14. Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.
> 2021 utility patents: 2,141
> Change from 2020: -1%
> Most recent patent: Cap manipulator and cap assembly

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13. Qualcomm
> 2021 utility patents: 2,165
> Change from 2020: -6%
> Most recent patent: Secure global navigation satellite systems

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12. Microsoft Corporation
> 2021 utility patents: 2,453
> Change from 2020: -17%
> Most recent patent: Content sharing with user and recipient devices

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11. Apple Inc.
> 2021 utility patents: 2,591
> Change from 2020: -9%
> Most recent patent: Synchronization signal block based beam failure detection

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