Special Report

The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies

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50. GlobalFoundries Inc
> 2018 patent grants: 635
> 2017 patent grants: 854
> Country: Cayman Islands
> Products: Semiconductors

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49. Sharp Corp
> 2018 patent grants: 643
> 2017 patent grants: 686
> Country: Japan
> Products: Televisions, home appliances, smartphones

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48. Fujifilm Corp
> 2018 patent grants: 658
> 2017 patent grants: 695
> Country: Japan
> Products: Cameras, industrial products, medical systems

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47. Dell Products LP
> 2018 patent grants: 668
> 2017 patent grants: 623
> Country: USA
> Products: Computers, servers, printers, software

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46. Oracle
> 2018 patent grants: 703
> 2017 patent grants: 767
> Country: USA
> Products: Database software and cloud storage systems