January 16, 2020
Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., was granted 3,548 patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office and maintained its third place ranking for patents granted in 2019 according to IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, a leading producer of global patent databases.
With this year’s ranking, Canon has become the only company in the world to have ranked in the top five for number of patents granted for 34 consecutive years. Additionally, Canon has once again ranked first in patents among Japanese companies for the 15th consecutive year. Preliminary patent results already indicated this at the beginning of January, but now the official ranking has been released.
Canon stated that these patents continue to demonstrate the company’s contribution to science and technology which are used to develop fundamental technologies designed to drive innovation and support customer and business needs.
“As technology continues to evolve, we too will continue exploring new areas and future innovation opportunities,” said Seymour Liebman, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Canon U.S.A. Inc. “Canon is proud to be in the top three patent holders as it reflects our dedication and commitment to delivering innovative ideas and solutions to meet market and customer demands.”
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