Reply to post: You file applications, not patents

IBM filed another 8,000 patents in 2016

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You file applications, not patents

What is not given is how many of the applications will actually become patents. This is not a quibble. In the US, a couple of hundred dollars and properly filled-out paperwork will get you an application (no patent agent needed if you are the inventor). Since only a small percentage actually make any money, you may as well file boatloads.

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