3M sold battery material patents
Umicore SA has acquired three patents related to making next-generation lithium-ion batteries from 3M Co. that could be valuable ammunition in its patent infringement battle with BASF SE.
IBM is leading
IBM has proven it is once again dominant in earning patents, as it closed the year with 8,088 U.S. patents granted to its investors in 2016.
Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft
Google and Microsoft are delving deep into the world of AI, while Apple is working on its core device and hardware business, and Amazon is plotting its expansion above and beyond ecommerce.