High Praise for Our Innovative IP Activities to Develop Global Business
Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. has been selected in the “Top 100 Global Innovators 2017” awards, judged by Clarivate Analytics (headquarters: Philadelphia, U.S.A.; Japan office: Minato-ku, Tokyo), and on June 12, Furukawa Electric received a trophy from the company. The intellectual property activities of the Furukawa Electric Group have been recognized in the awards three times so far, with the last award received in 2015.
Furukawa Electric received high praise in the criteria of “success,” which is based on the rate of patents granted, “globalization,” which is an indicator of patents applied for in the United States, Europe, China, and Japan, and “influence,” which is an indicator of the frequency at which a company’s patents is cited in the inventions of other companies.
Reasons for selection (cited by Clarivate Analytics)
This award signifies high global approval of our intellectual property activities toward new technologies that will carry future business. We believe that our selection for the award is a result of our work in R&D activities and IP activities carried out under the banner of strategy and globalization, and as such, we will continue to work to bolster these activities even further.
Left: Satoshi Sakurai, IP Solutions Senior Director, Clarivate Analytics Japan
Right: Tetsuro Ijichi, Corporate Senior Vice President and CTO, Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.