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Canon's Patent Ranking

Canon's worldwide reputation as a technology leader is demonstrated by its continued presence in the top five of companies awarded U.S. patents each year. Canon ranked first among Japan-based companies and third in the world for companies receiving patents awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2018.

1 IBM (U.S.) 8,088
2 Samsung Electronics (Korea) 5,518
3 Canon (Japan) 3,056
4 Qualcomm 2,897
5 Google 2,835
6 Intel Corp 2,784
7 LG Electronics 2,428
8 Microsoft 2,398
9 TSMC Ltd 2,288
10 Sony 2,181

2018 Ultimate Patent Owners


Rank Ultimate Owner Active Patent Families
1 Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 61,608
2 Canon Inc 34,905
3 International Business Machines Corp 34,376
4 General Electric Co 29,021
5 Robert Bosch GmbH 26,312
6 Panasonic Corp 25,742
7 Siemens AG 25,154
8 Microsoft Corp 24,839
9 Intel Corp 24,773
10 Qualcomm Inc 20,315