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Yes, patents are not a good gauge of innovation. Companies patent everything possible just in case they can make money from them in the future. When I used to work at Xerox there was set yearly goals on the number of patents they had to be submited - whether the ideas were any good or not was irrelevant.

Conversely, in academia innovation is happening all the time, but very few universities actually bother to patent stuff.

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