Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Intellectual Property Owners Association Recognizes Intel’s Patent Prowess

At Intel, “Innovation is everything.” The words of Intel co-founder Robert Noyce were true in 1961 when he received a patent for the integrated circuit, in 1968 when Intel was founded, and in the nearly 50 years since. The result has been Intel patents for foundational technologies such as the single-chip microprocessor, memory management and countless others. In total, Intel owns more than 90,000 worldwide patent assets covering a wide range of technologies from semiconductor manufacturing to wireless networking. And last week, with 3,414 patents granted in 2016, the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) recognized Intel as ranking No. 4 on its annual list of the top 300 U.S. patent recipients. 

 Intel’s unrelenting commitment to innovation has kept Moore’s Law alive over the past half-century. Moore’s Law, in turn, has unleashed growth benefiting many industries and creating others. The strength of Intel’s patent portfolio is a testament to this unwavering investment in innovation. From 2005-2016, Intel spent more than $100 billion in R&D, spending $12.7 billion in 2016 alone, and yielding 55,000 granted patents for Intel.