Joff Wild In what will count as among the least surprising news stories of 2012, for the 19th year in succession IBM secured the most patent grants at the USPTO during 2011. And, once again, it was a record number: 6,180 - up 5% on the 2010 total. Just to confirm that the status quo is alive and kicking, Samsung came in second (4,894), just as it has done since I...

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