IBM topped the list with 9,130 patents. It has led the list for 28 years in a row. More than 5,000 of these were for artificial intelligence and cloud computing.
South Korea’s Samsung Electronics, one of the largest consumer electronics firms in the world, ranked second with 6,415. Japan’s Canon, another huge electronics firm, ranked third with 3,225 patents. Microsoft ranked fourth at 2,905, followed by chip company Intel with 2,867.
Several of America’s best-known tech companies were high on the list. Apple ranked eighth with 2,792 patents. Amazon ranked 11th with 2,244.
Of the car companies that made the top 20, Toyota had 2,079 patents, which put it in 14th place. Ford took 15th place with 2,025, and Hyundai ranked 20th with 1,464.
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|Hewlett Packard Development||873|
|Hewlett Packard Enterprise||807|
|GM Global Technology Operations||781|