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.
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.
Japan is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 318,338 patents.
USA comes in 2nd with a total of 79,977 patents.
European Patent Office rounds up the top 3 with a total of 19,581 patents.
Through grouping the company's patents into their various technology areas, it is possible to identify the core competence of the company.
The ranking below shows some of the most valuable and core patents in this company's portfolio.
|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|