The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies

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15. Amazon Technologies Inc
> 2018 patent grants: 2,035
> 2017 patent grants: 1,962
> Country: USA
> Products: Consumer products, e-readers, TV and movie streaming

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14. Ford Global Technologies LLC
> 2018 patent grants: 2,123
> 2017 patent grants: 1,868
> Country: USA
> Products: Automobiles

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13. Apple Inc
> 2018 patent grants: 2,160
> 2017 patent grants: 2,226
> Country: USA
> Products: Mobile phones, computers, tablets, software

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12. Sony
> 2018 patent grants: 2,165
> 2017 patent grants: 2,672
> Country: Japan
> Products: Digital cameras, televisions, speakers, mobile phones

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11. Google
> 2018 patent grants: 2,197
> 2017 patent grants: 2,706
> Country: USA
> Products: Search engine, internet browser, laptops