Of course, the total of 3,411 doesn't mention how many are really technological innovations, and how many are things like "Bracket for mounting disk drive in inverted position." (: --Paul E Musselman PaulMmn@ix.netcom.nospam.com >Just an FYI > >John >-------------------- > >http://www.crn.com/sections/BreakingNews/breakingnews.asp?ArticleID=32502 > > >In 2001, the company lead the pack with 3,411 U.S. patents >issued, up 20 percent from the previous record figure of 2,886 set in 2000, >according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. For the ninth >consecutive year, IBM received more patents than any other private-sector >organization, according to a statement from the patent office.
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