According to the IPO, 307,759 patents were issued in 2018, down from 318,829 in 2017. According to the country, there are six American companies in the top ten, two in Korea, and one in Japan and one in Taiwan, China.
The top 20 companies in the top 300 IPO patents are IBM (9088), Samsung Electronics (5836), Canon (3206), General Electric (2769), Intel (2728), Alphabet (2597), LG Electronics (2473), TSMC (2448), Microsoft (2385), Qualcomm (2300), Apple (2147), Dell and Toyota Motor. Car, Ford, United Technologies, Amazon, Samsung Display, Sony, Huawei and Beijing Oriental.
Samsung Display fell from 11th to 17th, Sony from 13th to 18th and Amazon from 15th to 16th. Dell, Ford and United Technologies have improved their rankings. (Small)
Source: Responsible Editor of Netease Science and Technology Report: Wang Fengzhi_NT2541