BlackBerry hits number 20 on the top patent winners list for 2013, up from 29

BlackBerry hits number 20 on the top patent winners list for 2013, up from 29
Even though BlackBerry had a horrific 2013, having to write off close to $3.7 billion in unsold BlackBerry 10 inventory gathering dust in the warehouse, the Canadian OEM did have a great year in the lab. In the latest rankings based on the number of U.S.patent awards granted, for 2013 BlackBerry moved up 9 spots to number 20. The company was awarded 1334 patents last year.

IBM ran away with the crown last year, as Big Blue was awarded 6809 patents, or more than 18 per day. Samsung finished second with 4675 patents. Other notable names from the mobile world that made the top ten include Sony, which finished fourth with 3098 patents awarded, Microsoft (5th place, 2660 awards), Hon Hai (8th place, 2279 grants), Qualcomm (9th place, 2103 awards) and LG (10th place, 1947 patents granted in 2013).

Among other big names in the mobile world, Google wound up number 11 with 1851 patents granted last year. Apple finished 13th with 1775 patents awarded.


source: BlackBerryReview

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11 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Samsung is #2 and Apple is #13. I don't want to hear people spew BS from now on.

4. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Well to be fair, many of the BS spew out is about patent submissions which many start being ludicrous...

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Nope. Don't want to hear it. Their patent on OIS is rightfully deserved. What they do with it is a different story.

2. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

No 13 on the patent list, but the biggest and loudest b*tch on the planet, SMH!

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Kind of like a chihuahua. Microsoft isn't that far behind either.

6. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Spot on.

5. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

that show patent quantinty and not quality. someone can make million of patent about fying bycle and become number one

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

But where is Nokia? Surprised. Most of all are Japan and US.

8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Assingee Name or Assignee Name. :D

9. Vanster

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

samsung is not just phone maker. Samsung has many products. not like apple they just make macbook, ipad, ipod, iphone, ios and another i-.. anyway ofcourse samsung number 2 howmany phone they have make, thousands. But iphone not more than 10,, see how many technology in one iphone

11. miles16852

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

i think its funny when peolpe use that so called 'horrific' word, it sounds so SISSY!

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