Most innovative companies in the world in 2018

This graph shows the most innovative companies in the world as measured by the number of patent grants that each company successfully applied for at the United States Patent and Trademark Office as of 2018. In 2018, IBM was considered the most innovative company in the world with a total of 9,100 patent grants.

Most innovative companies in the world, by number of patent grants claimed in the U.S. in 2018

Number of patent grants
International Business Machines Corp9,100
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd5,850
Canon Inc3,056
Intel Corp2,735
LG Electronics Inc2,474
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) Ltd2,465
Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC2,353
Qualcomm Inc2,300
Apple Inc2,160
Ford Global Technologies LLC2,123
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Source

Release date

January 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2018

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