In the last 12 years, IBM has received 29,021 patents – more than any other company or individual in the world. In 2005 alone they received 2,974 U.S. patents

(IBM inventions and discoveries include the following: DRAM (dynamic random access memory) cells | Magnetic storage | The relational database | The RISC (reduced instruction set computer) chip architecture | Fractals | Superconductivity)