The Companies With the Most AI Patents

This chart shows the companies with the most artificial intelligence-related patents.

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IPlytics, a German market intelligence company, reveals in a recent report entitled 'Who is patenting AI technology?', the companies leading the way in AI research—at least in terms of volume. The forerunner in terms of AI-related patents is Microsoft, which owns 18,365 as of January 2019. Another U.S. company, IBM is in second place with 15,046 and the South Korean Samsung is in third with 11,243.