IBM Earns Record 9,100 Patents in 2018, Tops U.S. Patent List

Ginni Rometty

Ginni Rometty

ARMONK, N.Y., Jan. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) inventors received a record 9,100 patents in 2018, marking the company's 26th consecutive year of U.S. patent leadership. IBM led the industry in the number of artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, security and quantum computing-related patent grants.

"IBM is committed to leading the way on the technologies that change the way the world works – and solving problems many people have not even thought of yet," said Ginni Rometty [pictured], IBM chairman, president and CEO. "Our clients and their customers are the beneficiaries of these innovations, particularly our leadership in AI, cloud, blockchain and security for business."

Overall, nearly half of the 2018 patents relate to pioneering advancements in AI, cloud computing, security, blockchain and quantum computing. More...