"Even after 104 years, IBM is still the most innovative company in the United States by at least by one important metric: patents. With 7,355 patents granted in 2015 IBM — which was founded in 1911 — crushed the competition, thanks in part to its artificial intelligence system, Watson, based in Astor Place in the East Village. “More than 2,000 of IBM’s patents last year were related to its cloud and cognitive computing,” an IBM representative wrote to the New York Business Journal this morning. “Many of which are in use and part of the Watson offering’s capabilities.” Two patents specifically mentioned in the IBM press release are Patent US9117446, which helps machines understand human emotion, and Patent US9146917, which helps machines learn from human beings."
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Watson helped IBM win more patents than any other company last year; New York Business Journal, 1/13/16
Michael del Castillo, New York Business Journal; Watson helped IBM win more patents than any other company last year: