|[February 14, 2013]
Canon Ranks Among Top Five U.S. Patent Holders for over a Quarter of a Century
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--
Canon (News - Alert) U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced
that for the 27th consecutive year its parent company, Canon
Inc., has ranked among the top five United States patent holders.
Topping the 2011 figure of 2,813 patents, Canon reached a new high for
2012, obtaining 3,174 patents. In addition, Canon Inc. ranked first
among Japanese companies and third overall in the United States for
patents granted according to the latest ranking of preliminary patent
results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services.
Maintaining a dedication to research and development has enabled Canon
to remain a leader in patents held, year after year. These patents have
allowed the Company to expand into new product categories while
continually improving on core technologies.
"The patents registered today will help lead to the innovations of
tomorrow," said Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, chief
administrative officer and general counsel, Canon U.S.A. "Making
research and development a top priority has enabled us to continually
provide customers around the gobe with advanced products spanning
various technology segments."
Canon puts great emphasis on providing advanced technology that is
ever-changing. Through close cooperation between Canon's technology and
intellectual property divisions, the Company aims to improve its
technological capabilities while further enhancing its intellectual
For more information on Canon and its products, please visit: www.usa.canon.com
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer,
business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With
approximately $40 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon
Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2012†
and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2012.
In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award
for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories
for the ninth consecutive year and for camcorders for the past two
years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer
satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer
service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A.
is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental
responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A.,
sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.
†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and
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