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With patents aplenty, Canon leads Island innovation

By GREGORY ZELLER // A Japanese import and major Long Island stakeholder continued to set a breakneck U.S. patent pace in 2018 – big news on an Island where innovation shapes up as a last, best socioeconomic hope. International imaging giant Canon Inc., parent of Melville-based Canon USA, ranked third in the number of utility patents awarded in 2018 by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, trailing only global tech rivals IBM and Samsung. With…