The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies

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45. NEC Corp
> 2018 patent grants: 715
> 2017 patent grants: 819
> Country: Japan
> Products: IT and communications services

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44. Murata Manufacturing Co Ltd
> 2018 patent grants: 743
> 2017 patent grants: 566
> Country: Japan
> Products: Electronics, sensors, energy devices

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43. Honeywell International Inc
> 2018 patent grants: 749
> 2017 patent grants: 856
> Country: USA
> Products: Consumer products, aerospace engineering

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42. Texas Instruments Inc
> 2018 patent grants: 785
> 2017 patent grants: 923
> Country: USA
> Products: Semiconductors, educational technology

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40. EMC IP Holding Co LLC
> 2018 patent grants: 801
> 2017 patent grants: 645
> Country: USA
> Products: Electrical equipment