BlackBerry tops the list of owners receiving the most Canadian patents during 2013. The others in the top five were Qualcomm, Schlumberger, P&G and LG Electronics. Approximately 23,800 Canadian patents were granted last year to about 9900 applicants.
According to my analysis the owners that received the most patents in Canada in 2013 were the following (totals approximate; based on first listed owner):
- BlackBerry Limited/Research In Motion Limited – 419 patents
- Qualcomm Incorporated – 329 patents
- Schlumberger Canada Limited – 183 patents
- The Procter & Gamble Company – 164 patents
- LG Electronics Inc. – 147 patents
- General Electric Company – 139 patents
- Microsoft Corporation – 132 patents
- Honda Motor Co., Ltd. – 124 patents
- Baker Hughes Incorporated – 121 patents (tied)
- Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. – 121 patents (tied)
- Airbus Operations SAS – 112 patents
- Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. – 105 patents
- F. Hoffman-La Roche AG – 98 patents
- Xerox Corporation – 97 patents
- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.- 87 patents (tied)
- Colgate-Palmolive Company – 87 patents (tied)
- Novartis AG – 84 patents
- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. – 81 patents
- Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha – 77 patents
- SNECMA – 75 patents
I prepared similar lists for 2012 and 2011, which also identified BlackBerry/Research In Motion as the top recipient of Canadian granted patents.
The above data is based on an analysis of the patent data obtained from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. Please let me know of any errors or discrepancies.