U.S tech companies have been the driving forces behind innovation in America for over two hundred years.
Together IBM and General Electric have filed over 1.5 million patents, 60 times the number filed by the U.S. government.
Abroad there’s a similar story. While IBM and GE rank first and third for patents filed, Japanese corporations like Canon, Hitachi and Mitsubishi mak
e up the rest of the top ten.
Breakthrough patents improve the world and earn billions of dollars for these companies.