Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

The 2012 Patent Rankings

Hey, remember how Apple is the big bad patent bully? And how they are granted patents on simply ridiculous things that are so plainly obvious that the guys in the comments over at TechCrunch had already thought of that invention? And remember how they’re clearly miles ahead of everyone else in these frivolous filings?

Well, the 2012 patent tally has just been released from IFI Claims. IBM was (once again) in first place. Apple was 22nd. Google? 21st. And what about Samsung? Well, they ranked second.

Someone should really do a tally of all the lawsuits that are going on, because I bet Apple isn’t the most litigious, either.