Melville, NY—Canon USA reported that its parent company, Canon Inc., earned another top-five finish for 2022 IFI Claims patents. This is based on the service’s newly published 2022 Top 50 U.S. Patent Assignees.
Canon’s 2,694 granted U.S. patents for 2022 ranked fifth overall. Moreover, this extends the company’s streak to 37 consecutive years finishing among the top five for the number of patents granted.
It also sustained a run of finishing in the top 10 every year since 1983, according to Canon. The company also finished first in U.S. patents granted among Japanese companies for the 18th consecutive year.
“Canon has been in the top 10 of the IFI U.S. Top-50 patent ranking for several decades,” said Mike Baycroft, CEO of IFI Claims Patent Services. “This says a lot about how much it reveres innovation and how committed it is to protecting it.”
Canon 2022 IFI Claims Patents
Canon promotes the development and utilization of intellectual property rights to help maintain a robust patent portfolio. Further, securing patents in the United States, with its tech companies and large-market scale, remains a key component in its plan for developing strong technological alliances.
“It is important to continue to pursue opportunities for innovation to help adapt to the evolving needs of our customers,” said Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel of Canon USA, Inc. and senior managing executive officer of Canon Inc.
“Another high placement on the IFI Claims list is a strong reflection of our commitment to delivering innovative ideas and solutions and a testament to the dedication of our staff in this endeavor.”
What’s more, Liebman said Canon is focused on creating new technologies in its current four core business groups of printing, imaging, medical and industrial equipment. The company is also focusing on developing fundamental technologies and new business in other fields. They include next-generation imaging, volumetric video, healthcare as well as artificial intelligence.
Canon also continues to promote the acquisition and utilization of intellectual property rights for such technologies.