Special Report

The Most Innovative Companies in 2021

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5. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
> 2021 utility patents: 2,955
> Change from 2020: -7%
> Most recent patent: Method and apparatus of communications

4. Canon K.K.
> 2021 utility patents: 3,400
> Change from 2020: -8%
> Most recent patent: Image forming apparatus

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3. LG Corporation
> 2021 utility patents: 4,388
> Change from 2020: -14%
> Most recent patent: Method for providing system information to remote UE in wireless communication system and apparatus therefor

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2. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
> 2021 utility patents: 8,517
> Change from 2020: No change
> Most recent patent: Method for RF communication connection using electronic device and user touch input

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1. International Business Machines Corporation
> 2021 utility patents: 8,540
> Change from 2020: -9%
> Most recent patent: Mixed-reality teleconferencing across multiple locations

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