Company Profile: Canon

Updated Time: 6 Sep 2018

Canon has a total of 141,686 granted patents and 427,578 patent applications distributed into 315,309 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets for Canon are Japan, USA and European Patent Office. The main technology areas are pictorial communication, electrography; electrophotography; magnetography and typewriters; selective printing mechanisms.

468,007Total Patents

141,686 Grants

427,578 Applications

Canon has a grant to application ratio of 0.331, which is approximately 1 patent granted for every 3.018patent applications.

Canon

Geographic Breakdown

By showing the geographic breakdown of the company‘s patent portfolio, it is possible to determine the territorial markets that the company is focusing on.

TOP 3 Countries

  • Japan
    Japan

    Japan is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 318,338 patents.

  • USA
    USA

    USA comes in 2nd with a total of 79,977 patents.

  • European Patent Office
    European Patent Office

    European Patent Office rounds up the top 3 with a total of 19,581 patents.

Key Technologies

Through grouping the company's patents into their various technology areas, it is possible to identify the core competence of the company.

Key Technologies

Valuable Patents

The ranking below shows some of the most valuable and core patents in this company's portfolio.

Rank Patent Title
1 US20110091877A1 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MINIMIZATION OR ELIMINATION OF DIFFUSION EFFECTS IN A MICROFLUIDIC SYSTEM
2 US20110239022A1 COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME
3 US8454141 Liquid container and liquid supplying system
4 TWI391797B PROCESS CARTRIDGE, ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTOSENSITIVE DRUM UNIT
5 EP1993003B1 Toner supply container and toner supply system