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*
|2||Samsung Electronics (Korea)||4,952|
|7||QUALCOMM Inc. (U.S.)||2,590|
|9||LG Electronics (Korea)||2,122|
*Based on weekly patent counts issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office