AT&T Intellectual Property identifies, protects, develops, markets, licenses and sells the intellectual property for AT&T worldwide.
AT&T Intellectual Property:
- manages one of the world's largest and most valuable intellectual property portfolios
- owns approximately 20,000 patents and applications worldwide
- directs a robust intellectual property licensing and sales program
- owns one of the world's most valuable brands, AT&T
Our philosophy is to optimally protect AT&T's intellectual property, respect the intellectual property of others and license or sell AT&T's intellectual property to others for fostering continued innovation in society.
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The History of AT&T Technology
In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell rushed to the patent office to claim his invention of the telephone . Before that, the only way to have a conversation with someone in real-time was in person. Now, it's hard to imagine a world where technology isn't driving our communications. This invention led to the creation of AT&T.
AT&T Patents: Imagining Tomorrow's Experiences Today
AT&T has contributed more than 12,500 active patents, giving the company one of the strongest patent portfolios in the industry. In fact, we receive an average of five patents per day.
Secrets of Innovation from a Top Inventor – Celebrating 200 Patents
It’s no surprise the most valuable asset behind our Intellectual Property (IP) program comes from the great minds of our people. Dale Malik, Director – Innovation and Ecosystems, has had a lot to celebrate during his 33 years at AT&T.