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December 16, 2016

how technology companies measure innovation :patents vs rd spends

"patent application grants by companies in the decade"
"the war of attrition for patents grants by companies"

Patent Grants and Innovation by Technology Brands

How do technology companies measure innovation. Does investment on Research and development  an indicator for innovation ?or granting of patent the real metric of measuring innovation.?
If you look at the chart above  which has been compiled by CBinsights, collective patent applications from these technology giants has consistently risen on an annual basis, as each company broadens the scope of its research activities.Microsoft began the decade with the most patent applications by a wide margin, but patent applications from Google and Apple have skyrocketed since. Google’s activity dramatically increased from 2011-2013 as the company reversed its early anti-patent bias.

Collectively, these  technology IP powerhouses have applied for more than 52,000 patents since 2009. Total applications have steadily risen as each company diversifies its research activities, with annual combined applications nearing 10,000 in 2013.Microsoft has filed for the most patents, this decade by applying for over 16,800 since 2009, with second-place Google applying for more than 14,500. Apple was in 3rd and Amazon 4th, with Facebook lagging significantly behind.

July 11, 2015

Huawei,Qualcomm and ZTE takes top 3 spot in International patent filings

Chinese giants  Huawei, Qualcomm and ZTE claims the top 3 spot in international Patent Filings"

Chinese giants  Huawei, Qualcomm and ZTE claims the top 3 spot in international Patent Filings

In an indication of " how chinese manufacturing" is trying to get a foothold in the US market,Chinese companies claimed the top 3 spot in international patent filings in US. Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd became the world's No. 1 applicant for international patents in 2014.  Another chinese giant , the  San Diego-based chipmaker Qualcomm Inc was no 2. Meanwhile Huawei's rival ZTE Corp, which was the world's leading applicant in 2012, t was ranked no 3 according to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

August 25, 2012

Samsung accused of Copying iPhone, to pay $1.05billion as damages to Apple

Apple has the last laugh  against its fight with Samsung as an  US court has ordered Samsung - which sold around 50 million phones in April-June, almost twice the number of iPhones - to pay $1.05 billion damages, after ruling that the South Korean firm infringed on some Apple patents.
The verdict was a big win for Apple, and it marks the end of   one of the biggest corporate  patent wars among tech giants Apple and Samsung. However  the damages are less than half the $2.5 billion compensation it sought - although that could yet be increased by the judge - and are just 1.5 percent of annual revenues from Samsung's telecoms business.
This defeat will  dent Samsung Electronics Co's $21 billion cash-pile.Samsung's crown product jewels,  Galaxy Range of smartphones and  the tablet business  have been seen  as the  powerhouse behind Samsung's rapid  growth, which has been earning around 70% of total profit. The group had net profit of $4.5 billion in April-June.2012
Also, Apple's demands for Samsung to pay it a royalty on its phone sales could hit rival phones using Google's Android operating system more than it hits Samsung. If anything, the blaze of publicity from the high-profile, high-stakes US litigation has made Samsung's brand more visible and recognised.

May 14, 2012

Making of the Patent Dispute : Google Vs Oracle

Oracle and Google went to court on April 16 for the start of an eight-week jury trial over whether Google violated Oracle's patents and copyrights when it decided to build Android using Java.
Here's our timeline infographic on the background to the case before it reached the US District Court in San Francisco.

April 28, 2012

Yahoo Ups the Ante with Facebook on Patent War

[TechCrunch]: Facebook Patent Infringement Counterclaims Against Yahoo

Yahoo  has also upped its ante  against its war with Yahoo on patent infringement is bringing out more artillery in its patent battle with Facebook. It is adding new allegations of intellectual property theft to its six-week-old lawsuit against Facebook. In court papers filed Friday, Yahoo Inc. now says Facebook's online social network infringes on 12 of its internet patents up from 10
Shortly after Yahoo filed its lawsuit March 12, Facebook bought 750 patents from IBM Corp. And on Monday, Facebook agreed to pay $550 million for 650 patents that Microsoft Corp. had just bought from AOL Inc.Yahoo's side of the story is that the intellectual property protected by the patents considerably improved Facebook's earnings because it pertains to the creation of a personal news feed that allows advertisers to identify user content—the Holy Grail of targeted marketing

This better work for Yahoo. The company is destroying what's left of its reputation by trying shakedown Facebook.
Facebook's statement on the matter, via CNBC: "We're disappointed that Yahoo's effort to engage with us was limited to a few short phone calls ... We will defend ourselves vigorously against these puzzling actions.The acrimony between Yahoo and Facebook is spilling out as Facebook is preparing to raise $5 billion in an initial public offering of stock that is expected to be the richest in Silicon Valley history.
Yahoo's decision to sue Facebook has been widely perceived in Silicon Valley as a desperate grab for a piece of the IPO action.
Here’s the list of patents Facebook is suing Yahoo for infringing published by Techcrunch ecently
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,827,208: “Generating a Feed of Stories Personalized for Members of a Social Network”
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,945,653: “Tagging Digital Media”
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,288,717: “Headline Posting Algorithm”
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,216,133: “Method for Enabling a User to Fetch a Specific Information Item from a Set of Information Items and a System for Carrying Out Such a Method”
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,411,949: “Customizing Database Information for Presentation with Media Selections”
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,236,978: “System and Method for Dynamic Profiling of Users in One-to-One Applications”