South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co registered an average of 19 patents per day in the US in the first seven months of this year, industry data showed.

Citing the data by US online journal Quartz, Yonhap news agency reported that a total of 4,143 patents were registered by Samsung Electronics till August 1, with a daily average of 19.5 patents.

Only IBM posted more patents — 5,797 in total — over the same period.

Intel Corporation was placed third with 2,064 registers, followed by Google Inc with 1,775 and Microsoft Corporation with 1,673.

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