This graph highlights the patenting activity of the largest technology companies from 2000 onward. As usual, IBM continues to hold the top spot, with over 6000 granted patents in 2012. Samsung is a close second with just over 5000 patents. And no one will be surprised that Google and Apple are demonstrating strong year over year growth as they look to build their portfolios and strengthen their competitive positions in the marketplace.
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Contributed by Vincent Karam and Sharon Fox.