The Top Patent-Holders In The U.S. [Infographic]

In 2013, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued 277,835 patents for inventions—the most issued in a single year. What else was notable about 2013?

Patent data from IFI claims top 1,000 U.S. assignees for 2013

_This article originally appeared in the May 2014 issue of _Popular Science.