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Building an arsenal: Samsung filed 3 times more smartphone patents than Apple in 2013

24
Jun
2014

Samsung has apparently had enough of being bullied by Apple in the global smartphone patent war, and it has no intentions of taking the matter sitting down. According to Thomson Reuters’ 2014 State of Innovation Report, Samsung filed a whopping 2,179 smartphone patents last year, including 1,362 related to semiconductor materials and processes. That staggering figure is more than three times the 647 mobile telephony patents Apple filed in 2013. Apple, long known for launching aggressive patent attacks on various longtime players, was ranked fourth among companies filing smartphone patents in the U.S. last year. Ahead of it was Qualcomm with 1,383 mobile telephony patents, BlackBerry with 854 patents and Intel with 697. In the APAC region, Samsung led fellow tech giants in the region by a

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