The number of times Epson has applied and been granted a patent and its ability to find global markets for its technology has again earned it a spot in the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators list.
The technology firm has been in the Clarivate Analytics list since its 2011 inception and works with patent agencies in 20 countries or more at any given time.
The company has also been recognised for its ability to create leading innovations for others in the industry to build on.
Epson was also found to have improved its performance in the global filing of its inventions in the United States, Japan, China and Europe since last year.
“It is an honour to be selected as one of the Top 100 Global Innovators for the eighth consecutive year,” Toshiya Takahata, executive officer and general administrative manager at Epson, said.
“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.
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