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“Patent Power” list shows U.S. has many top patents

U.S. holds most of the top patents in the world in which some of the familiar names such as Google, Microsoft, the U.S. Navy and Harvard University from U.S. are among the top patent holders.

Patent refers to the exclusive rights granted by a government to the inventor/s to market an invention.

A list of “”Patent Power” 2012 published by IEEE spectrum represent the top inventors ranking patent portfolios based on quality as well as quantity showing that some of the companies, such as Apple, is on number 3 in the list of patents related to “Electronics”. In this field, Japan has many of the companies or organizations which are included in the top 20 position such as Canon Inc. (1), Panasonic Corp. (4), Hitachi Ltd. (5), Sony Corp. (6), Sharp Corporation (10) and Olympus Corp. (18).


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