For the 28th consecutive year, IBM is the leader in US patents granted.
Two of their most prolific inventors are located at the Research Triangle Park Campus in North Carolina, both of them are IBM Master Inventors. Corville Allen, the leading Black Inventor in NC, added 36 patents and has participated in 260 patents in the past 11 years. Martin Keen, the most prolific inventor in NC, added 92 patents to his total of 255; in addition to being an IBM Master Inventor.
IBM notes: "Martin and Corville’s new patents combine with a diverse group of more than 9,000 IBM inventors in 46 different U.S. states and 54 countries, to build on IBM’s rich history of innovation and driving progress to empower clients, people and society.”