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Canon among top US patentees for 11th year

January 14, 2016

The OEM reported that it is ranked first again for awarded patents among Japanese companies.dialoose_1359206747_Canon

Canon stated that it “again ranked first among Japanese companies and third overall” in terms of US patents being awarded in 2015, noting that it “actively promotes the globalisation of its business and places great value on obtaining patents overseas”. It added that it “carefully adher[es] 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”.

The US market, with “its many high-tech companies and large market scale”, represents for Canon a “particularly important region in terms of business expansion and technology alliances”. The Recycler reported on Canon’s previous US patent achievements in 2014, 2013 and 2012.

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