Canon is First Among Japanese Companies, and Third Among U.S. Companies, for Patents Awarded in 2015

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Canon Inc. of Tokyo reports that it again ranked first among Japanese companies, and third overall among U.S. companies, for patents awarded in 2015, according to the latest ranking of preliminary patent results issued by the IFI CLAIMS Patent Services on January 13th.

Canon says it “actively promotes the globalization of its business and places great value on obtaining patents overseas, carefully adhering to a patent-filing strategy that pursues patents in essential countries and regions while taking into consideration the business strategies and technology and product trends unique to each location.”

Canon U.S. patent rankings among Japanese companies 2005–2015

Year Ranking* No. of patents
2015 1st (3rd) 4,134
2014 1st (3rd) 4,055
2013 1st (3rd) 3,820
2012 1st (3rd) 3,173
2011 1st (3rd) 2,818
2010 1st (4th) 2,551
2009 1st (4th) 2,200
2008 1st (3rd) 2,107
2007 1st (3rd) 1,983
2006 1st (3rd) 2,366
2005 1st (2nd) 1,829

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January 2015: Canon Remains #1 Among Japanese Companies for U.S. Patents


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