The Nitto Denko Corporation (Headquarters: Osaka Japan, President: Yukio Nagira) was awarded the 2013 Top 100 Global Innovators Award sponsored by Thomson Reuters (Headquarters: New York, NY, USA, Japanese Office: Tokyo), a leading information service company. This is the third consecutive year that the company received this award which recognizes the top 100 global innovators.
Thomson Reuters identifies the world’s most innovative companies and research institutes through analysis of patent and intellectual property trends based on its original patent data. The methodology was developed by Thomson Reuters with the support of IP experts from outside organizations. The criteria for this award are “Volume,” a sizable amount of innovation; “Success,” the ratio of published applications to granted patents over the past three years; “Global,” a ratio that shows which companies place a high value on their portfolios in major world markets; and “Influence,” a total count of citations by other companies to each organizations’ patents over the past three years. Among others, “Influence” accounts for 50% of a total evaluation score.
“It is quite an honor to receive this award for three years in a row. It is a result of the efforts by all Nitto Group members. We will continue to establish our globally competitive IP network.” said Toshihiko Omote, Board Member and CTO. Takashi Shoda, Senior General Manager of Intellectual Property Division added, “It is very encouraging to receive such a high evaluation. We will further promote our IP activities with an aim to achieve better business results and management stabilization.” The Thomson Reuters 2013 Top 100 Global Innovator companies span the globe. The largest percentage of companies is from North America: 46%. Asia accounts for 32% and Europe for 22%. Japanese companies represent 28% of those companies represented worldwide. Nitto strives to further enhance the value of its IP and maximize its corporate value.
[Press Release by Thomson Reuters] (http://thomsonreuters.com/press-releases/102013/thomson-reuters-2013-top-100-global-innovators