Canon saw the highest growth of 108% in patent filings and 108% in grants in October in Q4 2023. Compared to Q3 2023, Q4 2023 saw an increase in patent filings by 108% and grants by 108%. 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 European Patent Office(EPO) with five publications in Q4 2023

The European Patent Office(EPO) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 50% filings and 33% grants. The European Patent Office(EPO), China(CN), World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO), and Germany(DE) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Canon is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Canon has 33% of its grants in European Patent Office(EPO), 33% in Germany(DE) and 33% in Japan(JP).

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

Canon has the highest number of patents in industrial automation followed by, digitalization and cybersecurity. For industrial automation, nearly 17% of patents were filed and 14% of patents were granted in Q4 2023.

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 14% of patents were filed and 9% of patents were granted in Q4 2023.

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This content was updated on 1 March 2024

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