Canon Among Top-Five Companies for U.S. Patent Awards for Last 34 Years
Canon Inc. announced today that it ranked third for the number of U.S. patents awarded in 2019, becoming the only company in the world to have ranked in the top five for 34 years running, according to the latest ranking of preliminary patent results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services. Canon once again also ranked first among Japanese companies.
Canon stated that 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. Among these, the United States, with its many high-tech companies and large market scale, represents a particularly important region in terms of business expansion and technology alliances.
Canon U.S. patent rankings 2005–2019
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- Note: Number of patents for 2019 are based on figures released by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services. Figures for 2005 to 2018 are based on information issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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