Canon holds the largest number of patents in the field of digital photos

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

According to Japanese Patent Organization, more than 80% of patents in the field of digital cameras owned by Japanese companies. This is a DSLR, compact cameras, camcorder and mobile phones, as well as specialized medical cameras. Thus, for the period from 1998 to 2006 he was granted 32,804 patents in the field of digital photos, and 83.5% were Japanese companies. If we talk only about a SLR-cameras, the figure is even more impressive - 98.4%.

Most of all patents obtained by Canon (4544), then goes Fujifilm (4067), Olympus (2894), Sony (2609), Konica Minolta (1772), Nikon (1536), Casio (1389), Panasonic (1199), Hoya ( 1137) and Ricoh (1040). If we talk about companies from other countries, it is possible to Samsung (11 seats), HP (12 seat), Kodak (14 seats).