Fujitsu Named Photonics Patent Leader for Sixth Consecutive Year

The U.S. Patent Office awarded the company 111 optical technology patents in 2010 - more than double the number received by the closest competitor.

ach year, the USPTO reports the number of award patents by technology classification as well as the companies receiving the most patent awards. Fujitsu has received 370 patents over the past six years under Classification 398 – Optical Communications in technologies that include materials science, optical components, 40G/100G high speed photonics, optical amplifiers, and packet/optical integration.

Since 2006, Fujitsu’s advances in optical communications have garnered the company nearly three times the number assigned to the next closest optical developer, Finisar. Behind Fujitsu and Finisar, the top patent generators for Optical Communications include Nortel, Samsung, and Lucent.

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