Google, Apple and Qualcomm tops the 2016 patent portfolio

IEEE has come up with the patent portfolio ranking/scorecards of 2016. The Patent Power scorecards are based on objective, quantitative benchmarking of the patent portfolios of more than 6,500 leading commercial enterprises, academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies worldwide. Google, Apple and Qualcomm takes the first 3 places among all the industries combined. Google tops communcations/internet services sector with 18,554 pipeline power, Apple tops the Electronics sector with 10,545 pipeline power and Qualcomm tops the Communication/Internet Equipment sector with 7674 pipeline power.

Western Digital and Facebook takes 4th and 5th places in the rankings respectively. Check the below image for the top companies by pipeline power.

Google Apple Qualcomm Facebook

You can check the complete list and rankings by each sector here.

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