The Most Innovative Companies

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General Electric Logo
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15. General Electric
> 2015 U.S. patents:
1,757
> 2014 U.S. patents: 1,859
> Pct. change 2014-2015: -5.5%
> Country: United States
> Products: Microwaves, refrigerators, dishwashers

TSMC Logo
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14. Taiwan Semiconductor
> 2015 U.S. patents:
1,774
> 2014 U.S. patents: 1,460
> Pct. change 2014-2015: 21.5%
> Country: Taiwan
> Products: Solar panels, semiconductors

Apple Logo
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13. Apple
> 2015 U.S. patents:
1,938
> 2014 U.S. patents: 2,003
> Pct. change 2014-2015: -3.2%
> Country: United States
> Products: Laptops, smart phones, tablets

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12. Toyota
> 2015 U.S. patents:
1,966
> 2014 U.S. patents: 1,888
> Pct. change 2014-2015: 4.1%
> Country: Japan
> Products: Cars, trucks, SUVs

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11. Intel Corp
> 2015 U.S. patents:
2,216
> 2014 U.S. patents: 1,782
> Pct. change 2014-2015: 24.4%
> Country: United States
> Products: Computer processors, servers

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10. Panasonic
> 2015 U.S. patents:
2,408
> 2014 U.S. patents: 2,490
> Pct. change 2014-2015: -3.3%
> Country: Japan
> Products: Televisions, cameras, speakers

Microsoft Logo
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9. Microsoft
> 2015 U.S. patents:
2,412
> 2014 U.S. patents: 2,830
> Pct. change 2014-2015: -14.8%
> Country: United States
> Products: Computer software, smartphones

Sony Logo
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8. Sony
> 2015 U.S. patents:
2,889
> 2014 U.S. patents: 3,756
> Pct. change 2014-2015: -23.1%
> Country: Japan
> Products: Televisions, cameras, tablets

QUALCOMM Headquarters
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7. Qualcomm
> 2015 U.S. patents:
2,961
> 2014 U.S. patents: 2,652
> Pct. change 2014-2015: 11.7%
> Country: United States
> Products: Semiconductors, telecommunications equipment

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6. Toshiba
> 2015 U.S. patents:
3,110
> 2014 U.S. patents: 3,050
> Pct. change 2014-2015: 2.0%
> Country: Japan
> Products: Laptops, tablets, digital displays