Canon Ranks Among Top Three U.S. Patent Holders For 2015

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that its parent company, Canon Inc., has yet again, ranked third for U.S. patent holders in 2015. According to patent results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, Canon was granted a total of 4,134 patents in 2015, a new record annual high for the Company. This is the 30th consecutive year that Canon Inc., has been ranked among the top five U.S. patent holders and for the 11th consecutive year, ranked first among Japanese companies for the number of U.S. patents granted.

"Research and development play a vital role to the innovation and growth of our company. As a top leader in patents year after year, we continue to provide advanced technologies and solutions to our customers and are able to strengthen our position in new markets," said Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon puts great emphasis on providing technology that is ever-changing. Through close cooperation between Canon's technology and intellectual property divisions, the Company aims to improve its technological capabilities while further enhancing its intellectual property rights.
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