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 2014.


Top Ten U.S. Private Sector Patent Recipients for 2014*

Rank Company No. Patents
1 IBM (U.S.) 7,534
2 Samsung Electronics (Korea) 4,952
3 Canon (Japan) 4,055
4 Sony (Japan) 3,224
5 Microsoft (U.S.) 2,829
6 Toshiba (Japan) 2,608
7 QUALCOMM Inc. (U.S.) 2,590
8 Google (U.S.) 2,566
9 LG Electronics (Korea) 2,122
10 Panasonic (Japan) 2,095


*Based on weekly patent counts issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office