Canon Ranks No.1 for U.S. Patent Acquisition

Canon Inc. ranked 1st among Japanese companies and 3rd worldwide for the number of U.S. patents acquired in 2012, as revealed by the latest ranking of patent results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services.

Canon actively promotes the globalization of its business and lays great emphasis on acquiring patents abroad, sticking to a patent-filing strategy for patents in essential countries and regions. Meanwhile, the business strategies, technology and product trends unique to each location are taken into consideration.

And the United States, with its many high-tech companies and large business scale, remains a particularly important region in business expansion and technology alliances.

Canon makes its big name via placing a high priority on technology. And the company actively promotes the acquisition of patent rights, doing thorough pre-application searches to improve the quality of applications. Through close cooperation between its technology and intellectual property divisions, Canon strives to enhance its technological abilities and preserve its intellectual property rights. Canon has ranked No.1 for U.S. Patent Acquisition among Japanese companies for 8 consecutive years.

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