On December 13, 2017, IEEE Spectrum magazine published its annual ranking of the intellectual property portfolios of the top 6,000 companies spanning 18 major industries around the world. In each industry, the top 20 companies are ranked with a score that reflects the value and importance of each company’s intellectual property.
Xyleco’s score of 1038 ranked second in the Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals industry, just a short distance behind Johnson & Johnson, ranking Xyleco as having a powerful intellectual property portfolio.
Although Xyleco has a very large patent portfolio in chemicals (so much so that we thought we would mention the omission of this ranking), the company was not considered in the Chemical industry. If it had been, its score would have made it the number one ranked company in the world in that industry – well ahead of Dow Chemical which was ranked first in that category with a score of 925.
Taking all 6,000 companies analyzed across all 18 industries worldwide, Xyleco was ranked as having the 56th most powerful intellectual property portfolio.
The rankings published in IEEE Spectrum Magazine can be found at the following websites:
- Summary Article: https://spectrum.ieee.org/at-work/innovation/patent-power-2017
- Full Analysis: https://spectrum.ieee.org/static/interactive-patent-power-2017
IEEE Spectrum magazine is published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The IEEE was founded in 1884 and has been the premier professional association of the electrical and electrical engineering industries since that time. The IEEE has more than 423,000 members in more than 160 countries. Through its global network of geographical units, publications, web services, and conferences, the IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional association.