The IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters have released their fourth annual 2014 Top 100 Global Innovators list. Measured by a series of patent-related metrics, the program honors the 100 most innovative organizations globally.

The report says that “…the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators demonstrate that investment in innovation leads to economic success. They outperformed the S&P 500 for the fourth consecutive year, achieving year-over-year market cap weighted revenue growth of 12.6 percent, roughly double the 6.85 percent annual revenue growth generated by S&P 500 companies. The 2014 Top 100 Global Innovators also generated the equivalent of US $3.69 trillion in revenue last year. And, they had an increase in R&D investment of more than double their NASDAQ counterparts; the Top 100 increased R&D spend by 16.9 percent, whereas NASDAQ’s R&D investment jumped by 8.18 percent and S&P 500 by only 3.97 percent.”

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“The term innovation has become such an overused buzzword that it’s easy to lose sight of what real innovation looks like. By focusing exclusively on quantitative analysis of global business’ intellectual property portfolios, we are able to identify not only what companies are inventing the most, but also how aggressively they are protecting those inventions,” said Basil Moftah, president, Thomson Reuters IP & Science. “This list of 100 companies represents the absolute vanguard of innovation – the organizations that are driving new breakthroughs, creating new jobs and igniting the global economy; we are honored to recognize their efforts.”

BlackBerry has made the list again this year, with regards to the smartphone patent war. The reason for BlackBerry making the list this year is due to “further strides to bring its business back to full strength with the formation of a separate business unit to handle its patent portfolio and the recent release of the BlackBerry Passport smartphone.”

How exactly are the 100 companies selected? The Thomson Reuters 2014 Top 100 Global Innovator methodology is based on four principle criteria: overall patent volume, patent grant success rate, global reach of the portfolio and patent influence as evidenced by citations.

Here’s the full list of the Thomson Reuters 2014 top 100 global innovators:

3M Company 

Furukawa Electric

Novartis       

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ABB

General Electric

NTT            

Abbott Laboratories 

Google

Olympus

Advanced Micro Devices

Hewlett-Packard 

Oracle

Aisin Seiki

Hitachi

Panasonic

Alcatel-Lucent

Honda Motor Company

Philips

Altera

Honeywell International

Qualcomm

Apple

Huawei

Ricoh

Arkema

IBM 

Roche

Asahi Glass

IFP Energies Nouvelles 

Safran

AT&T

Intel

Saint-Gobain

BASF

ITRI

Samsung Electronics

BlackBerry

Johnson & Johnson 

SanDisk

Boeing

Kao Corporation

Seagate

BOSCH

Kobe Steel

Seiko Epson

Brother Industries

Komatsu

Semiconductor Energy Laboratory

Canon

Kyocera

Sharp

Casio Computer

LG Electronics 

Shin-Etsu Chemical

CNRS, The French National

Center for Scientific Research

Lockheed Martin

Siemens

LSI Corporation

Sony

Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique

LSIS 

STMicroelectronics

Corning 

Marvell

Sumitomo Electric

Covidien

MediaTek

Sumitomo Rubber Industries

Daikin Industries

Medtronic

Symantec 

Denso Corporation

Micron

TDK

Dow Chemical Company

Microsoft

TE Connectivity

DuPont

Mitsubishi Electric

Texas Instruments 

Emerson

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Tokyo Electron

Ericsson 

NEC

Toshiba

ETRI

NGK Spark Plug

Toyota Motor Corporation

Fraunhofer 

Nike

Xerox

Freescale Semiconductor 

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal 

Xilinx

FUJIFILM

Nissan Motor Company 

Yamaha Corporation

Fujitsu 

Nitto Denko 

 

 

Thomson Reuters Top 100
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PR Newswire