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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

IEEE's patent portfolio survey

And the winner is.... Microsoft. Wait! Microsoft? Shouldn't it be IBM? Well, yes and no. IBM and others hold more patents than Microsoft, but apparently Microsoft's patents have more impact. Here's the data:

If you wan to to see the data, please follow the image link. If you want to see the original data on the rest of the industries, this link.

This couldn't show on a better day - last week a friend of mine insisted on how Microsoft was incapable of innovation and R&D. Here's the objective answer.

Heard about it in: cnet

PS: where is Apple and Google? Yes, I know, their impact factor is huge, but doesn't seem to help them here. Remember the The Great Double Standard?

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