KYOCERA Named Among Top 100 Global Innovators by Clarivate Analytics

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Company recognized for patent success rate and global reach for fourth consecutive year

Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto) was recognized today as one of the Top 100 Global Innovators by Clarivate Analytics, a worldwide information solutions provider. Kyocera’s 2017 patent success rate and global reach were identified as outstanding, marking the fourth consecutive year for Kyocera to receive this recognition. The award was presented at Kyocera headquarters in Kyoto, Japan.

The Top 100 Global Innovators awards have been presented annually since 2011 to recognize leading enterprises and research institutions for their innovative efforts. Honorees are selected by Clarivate Analytics after an analysis of intellectual property (IP) and patents using Clarivate’s original methodology.

Candidates are evaluated by patent and citation data across four main criteria: “Volume,” “Success,” “Globalization,” and “Influence.” Among these, Kyocera’s “Success” and “Globalization” during 2017 led to its recognition among the top innovators.

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Kyocera’s Junichi Jinno (left), General Manager of Corporate Legal and Intellectual Property Group, receives trophy from Hirofumi Hino, Head of Clarivate Analytics’ Japan office.

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Kyocera has a tradition of innovative research and development, as well as a deep respect for the IP rights of others. The company has established patent offices in Japan, the U.S., China, and Germany to maximize IP development and protection in its principal markets of information & communications, automotive, environment & energy, and medical & healthcare. Kyocera holds a diverse range of patents including smartphone-related technologies, wireless IoT technologies, and applied technologies for piezoelectric devices. In 2017, Kyocera Group companies obtained a total of 1,144 patents in the U.S., according to the top 1,000 list announced by U.S.-based IFI CLAIMS Patent Service in January 2018.  

Methodology of Top 100 Global Innovators
Clarivate Analytics surveys four main criteria to select the Top 100 Global Innovators. Details are available at: Link