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

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Number of U.S. patents
Samsung47,855
Canon46,322
Sony36,508
Hewlett-Packard23,904
Xerox23,603
Intel21,153
Motorola21,027
Microsoft19,800
Ricoh14,363
Lucent11,713
Nokia9,615
Cisco7,208
Apple4,649
Oracle3,371
Dell2,489
Google1,124
Verizon1,110
Yahoo1,029
AOL533
Amazon448

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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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March 2012
Region
United States
Survey time period
March 2012

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