Patentees 2023

In 2023, approximately 27,500 patents were granted by the Canadian Patent Office, the most since I’ve been tracking patent stats, and up substantially from a slow year in 2022 when only 18,125 were granted. Boeing was the top recipient of patents in Canada in 2023. The other top recipients were Halliburton Energy Services, Huawei Technologies, 10353744 Canada Ltd. and Qualcomm. See more for the top 20.

According to my analysis, the owners that received the most patents in Canada in 2023 were the following:

  1. The Boeing Company (United States of America)
  2. Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (United States of America)
  3. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (China)
  4. 10353744 Canada Ltd. (Canada)
  5. Qualcomm Incorporated (China)
  6. Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd (China)
  7. Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (Canada)
  8. Eaton Intelligent Power Limited (Ireland)
  9. Arcelormittal (Luxembourg)
  10. The Procter & Gamble Company (United States of America)
  11. F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG (Switzerland)
  12. Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V. (Germany)
  13. Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. (United States of America)
  14. Sony Corporation (Japan)
  15. Intuit Inc. (United States of America)
  16. Google LLC (United States of America)
  17. The Toronto-Dominion Bank (Canada)
  18. General Electric Company (United States of America)
  19. Becton, Dickinson and Company (United States of America)
  20. Nicoventures Trading Limited (United Kingdom)

I prepared similar lists for 2020, 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011. 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.