Epson has again been recognised this year as one of the 2018-19 Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators, one of only 35 organisations to have been recognised for the eighth year in a row since the inception of the program in 2011. These innovators exhibit consistently strong performance in successfully obtaining rights to their new ideas, seeking wide protection and global markets for potential products and services based on that innovation and are recognised by their peers for creating leading innovation for others to build on.
Clarivate Analytics cited these reasons for Epson’s inclusion in the top innovators list: the fact that Epson regularly files high volumes of patent applications and that they had good success this year in converting these to granted patent rights.
They also showed improved performance in global filing of inventions filing more within the Quadrilateral authorities (US, Japan, China and Europe) than last year.
Epson holds many patents globally and is working with patent agencies in 20 countries or more at any given time.
“It is an honour to be selected as one of the Top 100 Global Innovators for the eighth consecutive year,” said Toshiya Takahata, executive officer and general administrative manager at Epson. 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.” he adds.