Google's patent count spikes 170%, beats Apple's 2012 tally

By , Network World |  Hardware, Apple, Google

U.S. companies are holding their own against a growing number of Asian and European firms that, in recent years, have put a very high priority on patent accumulation, said IFI CEO Mike Baycroft in a statement. IBM has made this strategy a priority for more than two decades, and now many of the other U.S. firms are following suit as a means to outpace current and future competition.

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