U.S. semiconductor companies perennially rank high on the list of top patent recipients. This is partly because U.S. semiconductor companies invest a higher share of sales into research and development than any other U.S. industry. On average, the U.S. semiconductor industry invests about one-fifth of total sales into R&D. While this is a huge amount, it does not guarantee company success in the industry. Rather, it is simply the business model that firms must adopt to compete in such a highly innovative and competitive industry. It therefore comes as little surprise that much of this investment in R&D results in a large number of inventions that receive patent protection.
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