The five companies that earned the most U.S. patents last year are the same five companies that dominated the 2015 ranking of top patent recipients.
IBM acquired more U.S. patents than any other company for the 21st year in a row. But Google has quickened its patent pace and climbed to No. 11 in the rankings.
Employee morale will plummet and key people will quit as Yahoo forces workers to the office, critics say. But data about telecommuting comes to different conclusions.