Canon Inc. again ranked first among Japanese companies and third overall for the number of U.S. patents awarded in 2014. The total of 4,005 averages out to almost 11 patents every single day of the year.
|Year||Ranking*||No. of patents|
|*||Number in parenthesis represents Canon's ranking among all companies
|Note:||Number of patents for 2014 based on preliminary figures released by IFI
CLAIMS Patent Services. Figures for 2005 to 2013 tabulated by Canon
based on information issued by the United States Patent and Trademark