BlackBerry tops the list once again for receiving the most Canadian patents in the past year, obtaining almost twice as many patents as the second place applicant. The others in the top five for 2015 were Qualcomm, Halliburton Energy Services, General Electric and Schlumberger. Approximately 21,000 Canadian patents were granted last year to approximately 9000 applicants.
According to my analysis, the owners that received the most patents in Canada in 2015 were the following (totals approximate, based on first listed owner):
- BlackBerry Limited (Canada)
- Qualcomm Incorporated (USA)
- Halliburton Energy Services (USA)
- General Electric Company (USA)
- Schlumberger Canada Limited (Canada)
- SNECMA (France)
- LG Electronics Inc. (Korea)
- Baker Hughes Incorporated (tied) (USA)
- The Procter & Gamble Company (tied) (USA)
- The Boeing Company (USA)
- Colgate-Palmolive Company (USA)
- Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (Canada)
- Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (USA)
- F. Hoffman-La Roche AG (Switzerland)
- Ethicon Endo-Surgey, Inc. (USA)
- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Korea)
- Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC (USA)
- BASF SE (Germany)
- Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (Japan)
- Siemens Aktiengesellschaft (Germany)
I prepared similar lists for 2014, 2013, 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.