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Which individual has held the most patents in US history?

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04/01/2011

Thomas Edison was granted 1093 US Patents - a record that has yet to be broken by a single individual. He also held a couple hundred foreign patents in the UK, France, and Germany. This goes without mentioning the 500-800 denied US applications he filed as well as other inventions he may never have had sought protection for.