Canon sets a new innovation record, ranking top 5 in patents for 38 years in a row

(Image credit: Canon)

Canon is a great technological innovator and pushes new ideas at a consistent rate. This has been echoed by the official US patent rankings for 2023, where Canon placed fifth for the total number of new patents filed by companies – which makes it the 38th consecutive year that it has been in the top five. True consistency!

We often write stories of Canon's latest patent submissions, typically focusing on its camera and lens systems, many of which have been implemented in the best Canon cameras on the market today. Due to its innovative nature, Canon has transitioned successfully into creating state-of-the-art mirrorless cameras and lenses for photographers, filmmakers and other industries, such as medicine and science.  

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 

Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.