For the eighth year in a row, IBM Corp. was awarded more US patents than any other company. IBM received 2,922 patents in 2000. NEC Corp. came in second with 2,034. Canon Inc. won 1,897. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. gained 1,442 and Lucent Technologies Inc. was awarded 1,415. IBM has research labs in New York state, California, Texas, Beijing, Israel, Tokyo, Zurich and Delhi, India.
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