Samsung finishes second in new USPTO patents awarded in 2014
posted by Alan F. / Jan 12, 2015, 5:13 PM
Among patents that Samsung received last year was one for a phone with an aspect ratio of 21:9. Apple received a patent for internal changes to the iPhone that would allow it to land on a less fragile part of the device when dropped. Apple originally filed that patent back in March of 2013. Both Samsung and Apple filed numerous patent applications in 2014, so both companies should continue to be awarded large numbers of new patents in the years ahead.
Google showed a huge jump in patent awards for 2014. With a huge jump of 38.6% year-over-year, the company finished 8th which put it in the top ten for the first time ever. Mobile silicon slinger Qualcomm finished 7th. For the 22nd consecutive year, IBM was awarded the most patents by the USPTO. For 2014, Big Blue had 7534 patents approved, a 10.6% increase over 2013's total. After IBM and Samsung, the top five included Canon, Sony and Microsoft in that order. While not in the top ten, Facebook saw the number of patents received in 2014 surge 120% over the prior year's figure.
Showing that innovation is not dead, the USPTO awarded a record 300,678 patents last year, a gain of 8%.
source: IFIClaims via AppleInsider
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The way the article is written is a mess. I don't understand why it goes back and forth instead of listing from 1-12.
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 5:32 PM 6
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USPTO granted a patent.. for an aspect ratio. US presidents have been asking for line item veto power for years. I'm thinking US tax payers would benefit from a line-item tax return that would allow us to defund the source of this ongoing lunacy.
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 5:33 PM 3
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apple's patents may have some actual sense involved. i disagree with the whole patent war thing in the past but i guess looked what it started. apples patent above for example makes more sense than samsungs. samsungs may be just whatever comes to mind...see if it exist if not patent it just to have patents for any and everything on earth lmao... some may either never see light of day and just like the boat load of crap they keep dishing out to the market every single month. i can't even appreciate anything samsung is doing but i do wish the company well and think their success is great. im just not a contributor i would like to see samsungs list
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 5:34 PM 0
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There are a lot of things that you can name "Galaxy" so I'm not suprised that Samsung was getting awarded with 14 patents per day. Samsung Galaxy Lotion Neo Samsung Galaxy Toilet Note Samsung Galaxy Diapers Mega and the list goes on
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 5:38 PM 1
I think you are confusing copyrights with patents.... They do have a lot of important patents in 3G/LTE, as they make cell towers etc for companies like Sprint, TMO etc., Memory Controllers and are the largest OLED patents holder.
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 6:03 PM 4
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You sound mad broseph. Do you have one already? http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-SBD-970-Toilet-Shower/dp/B00E95IB6C
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 7:48 PM 0
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How can you patent an "aspect ratio"???
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 5:45 PM 3
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"Showing that innovation is not dead, the USPTO awarded a record 300,678 patents last year, a gain of 8%." Innovation?! Are you effin' kidding me? A vast majority of that 300,678 should probably never have been awarded in the first place. What this shows is a propensity to rubber stamp the Big Business intention to never ever let the patent wars end. It's residual income for minimum effort. The change over to a first-to-file system should have been every American's first clue the government is in full support of screwing over the Little Guy.
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 9:36 PM 0
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