SalesForce named most innovative company in the world according to Forbes.
- 6,809 patents in 2013, the 21st consecutive year that the company has led the annual list of patent recipients (https://ibm.biz/BdFqTS ).
- Investment in R&D: $6.2 billion in 2013
- 12 Research Labs on 6 continents
- 5 Nobel Prize winners
- Areas of innovations and research include Chemistry; Computer Science and Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Materials Sciences; etc.