Top Patentees 2020

In 2020, approximately 21,300 patents were granted by the Canadian Patent Office, down slightly from 2019. Halliburton Energy Services was again the top recipient of patents. The other top applicants were The Boeing Company, General Electric Company, BASF and Becton, Dickinson and Company.

According to my analysis, the owners that received the most patents in Canada in 2020 were the following:

  1. Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (United States Of America)
  2. The Boeing Company (United States Of America)
  3. General Electric Company (United States Of America)
  4. BASF SE (Germany)
  5. Becton, Dickinson And Company (United States Of America)
  6. SNECMA (France)
  7. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (China)
  8. The Procter & Gamble Company (United States Of America)
  9. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Republic Of Korea)
  10. Qualcomm Incorporated (United States Of America)
  11. Illinois Tool Works Inc. (United States Of America)
  12. Amazon Technologies, Inc. (United States Of America)
  13. Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (Canada)
  14. Google LLC (United States Of America)
  15. Covidien LP (United States Of America)

I prepared similar lists for 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011. This is the third year that BlackBerry/Research In Motion was not the top recipient of Canadian granted patents and is now no longer in the top-25. 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.