IBM has a total of 206,272 granted patents and 174,112 patent applications distributed into 132,445 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets for IBM are USA, Japan and Germany. The main technology areas are electric digital data processing, semiconductor devices; electric solid state devices and transmission of digital information.
By showing the geographic breakdown of the company‘s patent portfolio, it is possible to determine the territorial markets that the company is focusing on.
USA is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 137,074 patents.
Japan comes in 2nd with a total of 25,090patents.
Germany rounds up the top 3 with a total of 16,900 patents.
Through grouping the company's patents into their various technology areas, it is possible to identify the core competence of the company.
The ranking below shows some of the most valuable and core patents in this company's portfolio.
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|4||US7284100||Invalidating storage, clearing buffer entries, and an instruction therefor|
|5||US7356710||Security message authentication control instruction|