The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies

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5. Canon Inc
> 2018 patent grants: 3,056
> 2017 patent grants: 3,284
> Country: Japan
> Products: Cameras, camcorders, printers

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4. Intel
> 2018 patent grants: 3,322
> 2017 patent grants: 3,537
> Country: USA
> Products: Personal computers, consumer electronics, processors

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3. LG
> 2018 patent grants: 4,198
> 2017 patent grants: 4,465
> Country: South Korea
> Products: Mobile phones, televisions, home appliances

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2. Samsung
> 2018 patent grants: 8,568
> 2017 patent grants: 8,880
> Country: South Korea
> Products: Mobile phones, televisions, home appliances

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1. International Business Machines Corp
> 2018 patent grants: 9,100
> 2017 patent grants: 9,043
> Country: USA
> Products: Data management, IT services, application development