Xerox Corp. received 706 US patents last year, a 16 percent increase from 2008 and a gain that places the company among the world’s top 25 corporate patent recipients in 2009.
Xerox’s joint venture in Japan, Fuji Xerox Co.Ltd. received 425 US patents, in increase of 28 percent over 2008.
When taken together the Xerox group garnered 1’131 patents totally which pushes Xerox into rank 12 worldwide. Fuji Xerox patents were not included in the ranking compiled by US patent analysis firm IFI Patent Intelligence.
Xerox and Fuji Xerox collectively invest about USD 1,15 billion annually in research, developments and engineering.