IBM on 8 January announced that with a record number of 9,100 patents that employee inventors have received, the firm has become the top recipient of US patents for the 26th year. The company has also said that out of all the received patents, more than 3,000 patents are related to work in artificial intelligence, cloud and quantum computing.
Shivali Agarwal, Gaargi B Dasgupta, Shripad J Nadgowda and Tapan K Nayak are the Indian inventors of IBM and they have secured the position of a 2nd highest contributor to the global record tally with over 800 of patents.
One of the patents filed from IBM India includes an AI-based approach for structured representation and classification of noisy and unstructured tickets in service delivery.
We’re proud to lead the field in U.S. patents for the 26th consecutive year. Our record 9,100 patents in 2018 include over 3,000 in AI, cloud and quantum computing. Learn more: https://t.co/0PWctK39Bo pic.twitter.com/Ia4pYOCVjU
— IBM (@IBM) January 8, 2019
IBM received more than 1,600 artificial intelligence, which is more than any other organisation and includes Project Debater, a first-of-a-kind AI system from IBM Research that can debate humans on complex topics. Talking about cloud computing and quantum computing, the firm has bagged over 2,000 patents in cloud computing and the highest number of quantum computing patents issued including a new way of miniaturising components that improve the performance of quantum computers.
Furthermore, IBM has received over 1,400 patents in cybersecurity and also bagged patents in the space of IoT, which includes “Water Temperature Mapping and Monitoring to Protect Marine and Freshwater Life,” an intelligent system that could be used to identify, characterise, and monitor vertical temperature profiles and gradients that can affect various organisms and water quality in oceans and lakes.
“IBM is committed to leading the way on the technologies that change the way the world works – and solving problems many people have not even thought of yet,” said Ginni Rometty, IBM chairman, president and CEO. “Our clients and their customers are the beneficiaries of these innovations, particularly our leadership in AI, cloud, blockchain and security for business.”
Overall, the new patents were granted to a diverse group of more than 8,500 IBM inventors in 47 different US states and 48 countries.