Number of U.S. patents held by tech companies in 2012

 
Samsung 47,855
Canon 46,322
Sony 36,508
Hewlett-Packard 23,904
Xerox 23,603
Intel 21,153
Motorola 21,027
Microsoft 19,800
Ricoh 14,363
Lucent 11,713
Nokia 9,615
Cisco 7,208
Apple 4,649
Oracle 3,371
Dell 2,489
Google 1,124
Verizon 1,110
Yahoo 1,029
AOL 533
Amazon 448
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This statistic shows the number of U.S. patents held by selected tech companies. As of March 2012, Samsung held 47,855 U.S. patents. Apple, one of Samsung's main competitors, held 4,649 patents.

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