Samsung got highest number of mobile patents in FY12
Samsung’s patent arsenal is now stronger than ever before, and will probably grow even more in FY13.
Analyst Chetan Sharma compiled the numbers and determined that Samsung was granted a huge number of new mobile patents in 2012, and that placed South Korean company at the top for FY12. The number edges out Nokia to give Samsung the largest number of mobile patents granted since 1996. But Apple surprisingly doesn’t even make the top 10 for new patents.
Mobile technologies is big business in the intellectual property world. accounting for 25 percent of all patents granted in the US. While only a fraction of technologies covered by such newly issued patents ever make it to the consumer, as long as companies can gain legal protection though them, the litigation will follow.