Top Patentees 2018

In 2018, approximately 23,500 patents were granted by the Canadian Patent Office. Halliburton Energy Services was the top recipient of patents with over twice the patents obtained as any other applicant. The other top applicants were General Electric Company, The Boeing Company, and BlackBerry Limited.

According to my analysis, the owners that received the most patents in Canada in 2018 were the following:

1. Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (United States)
2. General Electric Company (United States)
3. The Boeing Company (United States)
4. BlackBerry Limited (Canada)
5. Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha (Japan)
6. Baker Hughes Incorporated (United States) (tied)
7. Siemens Aktiengesellschaft (Germany)
8. The Procter & Gamble Company (United States)
9. Qualcomm Incorporated (United States)
10. F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG (Switzerland) (tied)
11. Nissan Motor Co., Ltd (Japan)
12. SNECMA (France)
13. Weatherford Technology Holdings, LLC (United States)
14. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Korea)
15. Illinois Tool Works Inc. (United States)
16. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company (United States)
17. Nestec S.A. (Switzerland) (tied)
17. Becton, Dickinson and Company (United States) (tied)
17. Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur Forderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V. (Germany) (tied)
20. Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (Japan)
21. BASF SE (Germany)
22. Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC (United States)
23. Facebook, Inc (United States)
24. Google LLC (United States)
25. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (China)

I prepared similar lists for 20162015201420132012 and 2011. This is the first year that I have been preparing such lists where BlackBerry/Research In Motion was not the top recipient of Canadian granted patents. IPO has published similar lists for recipients of US 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.

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