[Reuters 2012] Top 100 Global Innovators

By: // On 4 December 2012 // in Lifestyle, Tech

The IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters has announced its 2012 Top 100 Global Innovators list, honoring 100 corporations and institutions around the world that are at the heart of innovation as measured by a series of proprietary patent-related metrics. In alphabetical order, they are:

3M Company Eaton Corporation
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) EMC Corporation
Alcatel-Lucent Emerson
Altera Ericsson
Analog Devices European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company
Apple Exxon Mobil
Arkema FANUC
AT&T Ford
Boeing Fujitsu
Brother Industries General Electric
Canon Goodyear Tire & Rubber
Chevron Google
CNRS Hewlett-Packard
Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique Hitachi
Corning Honda Motor Company
Delphi Honeywell International
Denso Corporation IBM
Dow Chemical Company IFP Energies Nouvelles
DuPont Intel
Jatco Ricoh
John Deere Roche
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Rockwell Automation
Korea Electronics Technology Institute Saint-Gobain
Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology Samsung Electronics
LG Electronics SanDisk
Lockheed Martin Sandvik
L’Oreal Scania
LSI Corporation Seagate
LSIS Seiko Epson
Marvell Sharp
Michelin Shin-Etsu Chemical
Micron Siemens
Microsoft Snecma
Mitsubishi Electric Solvay
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Sony
Monsanto STMicroelectronics
Motorola Symantec
Nike TE Connectivity
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Texas Instruments
Nitto Denko Thales
NTT Toshiba
Olympus Toyota Motor Corporation
Panasonic U.S. Department of the Army
Pohang University of Science and Technology U.S. Department of the Navy
Procter & Gamble United Technologies
Qualcomm Valeo
Raytheon Xerox
Renault Xilinx


For the first time, academic institutions and government entities made the list. The two 2012 university recipients are both from South Korea: Pohang University of Science and Technology and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. The two government entities that made the list are from the U.S.: the Departments of the Army and the Navy. The U.S. continues to lead in the number of organizations it has on the list, with 47 this year. Asia has the next highest, with 32, comprising 25 from Japan and 7 from South Korea.

The Top 100 list is based on four principle criteria: 1- overall patent volume, 2- patent grant success rate, 3- global reach of the portfolio and 4- patent influence as evidenced by citations.

The full report is available here.

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