The U.S. Drops Out of the Top 10 in Innovation Ranking – Bloomberg

Watch South Korea remained the global-Innovation gold medalist for the fifth consecutive year. Samsung Electronics Co., the nation’s most-valuable company by market capitalization, has received more U.S. patents in the 2000s than any firm except International Business Machines Corp.

Its semiconductors, smartphones and digital-media equipment spawned an ecosystem of Korean suppliers and partners similar to what Japan developed around Sony Corp. and Toyota Motor Corp.

Source: The U.S. Drops Out of the Top 10 in Innovation Ranking – Bloomberg