Epson one of Top 100 Global Innovators for eighth consecutive year
Epson has been named as one of the 2018-19 Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators again this year, making it eight consecutive years it has been recognised.
These innovators exhibit consistently strong performance in successfully obtaining rights to their innovation, seeking wide protection and global markets for potential products and services based on that innovation and are recognised by their peers as creating leading innovation for others to build on.
Clarivate Analytics cited reasons for Epson’s inclusion in the top innovators list including the fact that Epson regularly files high volumes of patent applications and had good success this year in converting these to granted patent rights.
It also showed improved performance in global filing of inventions, filing more within the Quadrilateral authorities (US, Japan, China and Europe) than last year.
Epson holds many patents globally and is working with patent agencies in 20 countries or more at any given time.
Epson executive officer and general administrative manager Toshiya Takahata says that it’s an honour to be selected for the eighth year in a row.
“As stated in its management philosophy, Epson seeks to become an indispensable company, an ambition that Epson considers to be consistent with the realisation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. We will continue to conduct our business and pursue intellectual property activities with the aim of creating a sustainable society.”
Clarivate Analytics analyses intellectual property and patent trends based on proprietary data to determine the world’s most innovative corporations and institutions. The analysis covers four main criteria: patent volume, success, globalisation and influence.
For more details about Epson’s intellectual property activities go to: https://global.epson.com/innovation/intellectual_property/