(DigitalJournal) RS Components has analyzed over 5,000 patent applications to find out which companies are leading the way in the development of quantum technology.
Microsoft is the company leading the way in patent application filings, racing ahead of its rivals with an impressive 425 applications. This is not to say that other technology firms are slow to innovate. Other notable companies include IBM, with 296 patents, and Intel with 242 patent applications.
There has been a steady increase in the number of patent applications over the past 10 years, going from 12 applications in 1998 to 558 in 2018. This growth in patents indicates the level of research going into the technology.
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