Canon saw the highest growth of 106% in patent filings in February and 132% in grants in March in Q1 2024. Compared to Q4 2023, Q1 2024 saw an increase in patent filings by 84% and grants by 80%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Canon‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

Canon has been focused on protecting inventions in Japan(JP) with 2685 publications in Q1 2024

The Japan(JP) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 46% filings and 54% grants. The Japan(JP), United States(US), China(CN), and European Patent Office(EPO) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Canon is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Canon has 54% of its grants in Japan(JP), 23% in United States(US) and 10% in China(CN).

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Patents related to industrial automation and cybersecurity lead Canon's portfolio

Canon has the highest number of patents in industrial automation followed by, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. For industrial automation, nearly 15% of patents were filed and 16% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

Image management related patents lead Canon portfolio followed by television, and printers

Canon has highest number of patents in image management followed by television, printers, wireless networking, and diagnostic imaging. For image management, nearly 12% of patents were filed and 10% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

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