IBM Grabs Top Patent Crown Again

The more than 6,000 patents IBMers received in 2011 represent a range of inventions that enable new innovations and add value to the company’s products, services, including smarter solutions for retail, banking, health care, transportation and other industries. The patented inventions also span a wide range of computing technologies to support a new generation of more cognitive, intelligent and insight-driven systems, processes and infrastructures for smarter commerce, shopping, medicine, transportation and more, IBM said.