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Canon’s Continued Innovation Earns Company Position Among Top Three U.S. Patent Holder Companies 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Press release from the issuing company

MELVILLE, N.Y. – Redefining the boundaries of what’s possible through its strong focus on innovation, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., has for the 31st consecutive year, secured a spot among the top three companies for U.S. patent holders. According to patent results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, Canon was granted a total of 3,665 patents for 2016, further demonstrating Canon’s continued path of innovation to help see the impossible.

“The first critical element towards developing remarkable solutions that move the needle for consumers and business industries alike is research and development,” said Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, Canon U.S.A. Inc. “This strong showing of patents granted year after year allow us to build intelligent products and solutions for the future, turning great ideas into reality.” 

This is the 31st consecutive year that Canon Inc., has been ranked among the top five U.S. patent holders and for the 12th consecutive year, ranked first among Japanese companies for the number of U.S. patents granted.  The patents granted demonstrate the company’s commitment to using a robust set of intellectual property rights to develop visionary solutions in consumer, business and medical areas.  This announcement comes on the heels of the Consumer Electronics Show, where Canon unveiled its “Visionaries Welcome” ethos and displayed products featuring previous patented technology, including Canon’s 250 megapixel sensor.

 

 

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