A lot to learn from IBM
IBM has a 250-person team managing its patents, and it provides training for more than 8,000 inventors. They record about 20,000 breakthroughs annually, and only some are submitted for patents. Needless to say Indian companies are nowhere in the picture, and that’s a matter of great concern. Before we call ourselves a superpower it would make immense sense to take a look at our ability to invent and innovate. It would be pretty safe to assume that India as a country has a long way to go before staking claim to being a provider of pedigree.
IBM has been a pioneer in this regard and there is much we can learn from it. They are way ahead of close competitors like HP and Oracle in this regard. According to IBM, the fountain of innovation is not coming from a solitary source; more than 8,000 IBM-ers residing in 46 different US states and 35