Special Report

The Most Innovative Companies in 2021

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10. Sony Corporation
> 2021 utility patents: 2,624
> Change from 2020: -9%
> Most recent patent: To reduce interference between wake-up signalling transmissions from different base stations

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9. Raytheon Technologies Corporation
> 2021 utility patents: 2,694
> Change from 2020: -16%
> Most recent patent: Arcuate seed casting method

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8. Toyota Jidosha K.K.
> 2021 utility patents: 2,753
> Change from 2020: -2%
> Most recent patent: Manufacturing method of belt-shaped electrode plate, manufacturing method of cell, and electrode plate manufacturing apparatus

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7. Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd.
> 2021 utility patents: 2,807
> Change from 2020: -3%
> Most recent patent: Package structure and method of manufacturing the same

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6. Intel Corporation
> 2021 utility patents: 2,835
> Change from 2020: -14%
> Most recent patent: Block cipher encryption for processor-accelerator memory mapped input/output communication

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