37 years in a row! Canon's industry-leading patent streak keeps going strong

A selection of canon cameras and lenses
(Image credit: Canon)

For the 37th year in a row, Canon has ranked in the top 5 for the number of US patents awarded in 2022. This makes Canon the only company in the world to have ranked in the top five for almost four decades. 

Best known for making some of the best mirrorless, best DLSRs and best professional cameras, Canon’s continued globalization of its business places a huge amount of value on obtaining patents overseas. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.