Report: Samsung has the largest number of smartphone patents

With a new handset coming out almost every other day, Samsung no doubt has the highest amount of devices in its smartphone lineup compared to the competition. Well, according to a new report, Samsung also leads the pack when it comes to patents, with the Korean manufacturer having a total of 2,179 patents – both granted and applied for – under its belt. That’s more than three times higher than Apple’s, which currently holds around 647 patents according to the report, and a tad higher than LG’s 1678 patents.

In third place is Qualcomm with 1,383 patents, followed by Sony with 1,071 patents. Samsung’s frequent applications for new patents has often bought to fore what the manufacturer is working on, but most of the time those are future concepts that show no sign of coming to market in the form of an actual product any time soon.


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