IBM also led the industry in the number of AI, cloud computing, security and quantum computing-related patent grants, with more than 4,000 patents.
Tech giant IBM on Tuesday said that it received a record number of 9,100 patents in 2018 across areas like artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, cyber security, blockchain and quantum computing, marking the company’s 26th consecutive year of the US patent leadership.
IBM inventors from India became the second highest contributor to the company’s global tally, earning over 800 patents.
The company also led the industry in the number of AI, cloud computing, security and quantum computing-related patent grants, with more than 4,000 patents.
Overall, the patents were granted to a diverse group of more than 8,500 IBM inventors in 47 US states and 48 countries.
IBM inventors from India
According to an NDTV report, one of the patents was filed by IBM inventors Shivali Agarwal, Gaargi B Dasgupta, Shripad J Nadgowda and Tapan K Nayak – the team which developed an AI-based approach for structured representation and classification of noisy and unstructured data in tickets used in service delivery.
“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,” Ginni Rometty, IBM chairman, president and CEO, was quoted as saying.
IBM inventors received more than 2,000 cloud computing and over 1,600 AI patents.