Introduction

This study by 1790 Analytics shows how IEEE publications contribute to the scientific foundation of patents that can be considered breakthrough innovations. Using a systematic methodology, this study identifies patents that have spurred technological development in their industry or have led to significant financial returns for their owners.

Fifteen innovative companies are highlighted, and in every case, the high-value patents featured build extensively on IEEE science. Some of these key patents have stimulated whole new areas of research. Other patents have had central roles in technology licenses and company acquisitions—deals valued at tens, and, in some cases, hundreds-of millions of dollars.*

*All monetary figures are US dollars.

Introduction

This study by 1790 Analytics shows how IEEE publications contribute to the scientific foundation of patents that can be considered breakthrough innovations. Using a systematic methodology, this study identifies patents that have spurred technological development in their industry or have led to significant financial returns for their owners.

Fifteen innovative companies are highlighted, and in every case, the high-value patents featured build extensively on IEEE science. Some of these key patents have stimulated whole new areas of research. Other patents have had central roles in technology licenses and company acquisitions—deals valued at tens, and, in some cases, hundreds-of millions of dollars.*

*All monetary figures are US dollars.