Top Patentees in Canada 2014

BlackBerry tops the list once again for receiving the most Canadian patents in the past year. The others in the top five for 2014 were Qualcomm, P&G, General Electric and Schlumberger. Approximately 23,000 Canadian patents were granted last year to approximately 9500 applicants.

According to my analysis, the owners that received the most patents in Canada in 2014 were the following (totals approximate, based on first listed owner):

  1. BlackBerry Limited
  2. Qualcomm Incorporated
  3. The Procter & Gamble Company
  4. General Electric Company
  5. Schlumberger Canada Limited
  7. Microsoft Corporation (tied)
  8. Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (tied)
  9. LG Electronics Inc.
  10. Baker Hughes Incorporated
  11. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
  12. Colgate-Palmolive Company
  13. Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
  14. Samsung Electronics
  15. Airbus Operations SAS
  16. Tyco Healthcare Group LP
  17. F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
  18. The Boeing Company
  19. Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
  20. Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal

I prepared similar lists for 20132012 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.