Samsung Gained the Most Mobile Patents in 2012 and Now Has the Most Globally

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  1. dgstorm

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    If you had to guess, which company do you think holds the most mobile patents? If you guess Apple, Google or anyone else other than Samsung you would be wrong. According to an exhaustive study performed by mobile analyst Chetan Sharma, Samsung gained the most mobile patents of any company last year, and now holds the world crown for holding the most mobile patents overall. Here's a quote with a few of the details,

    This means that Samsung has been gearing up to either defend themselves from Apple attacks or wage their own war on everyone. Let's cross our fingers it is the former and not the latter.

    As an interesting aside, the U.S. accounts for 72% of all mobile patents between Europe and the US.

    Thanks for the tip, grenefroggie!

    Source: TechCrunch