Thomson Reuters announced its 2013 Top 100 Global Innovators the week of Oct 7., 2013, a list of the who’s who in innovation based on a series of proprietary patent metrics using its Derwent World Patents Index database.
The 2013 honorees comprise many of the likely suspects: AT&T, Apple, Google, Ford, L’Oreal and Microsoft, as well as some that aren’t so likely: Alcatel Lucent, Blackberry and Ericsson.
Annually, Thomson Reuters analysts look at all companies around the world that file patents and perform a deep dive analysis of those with 100 or more unique inventions over the last three-year period. They measure each patent holder according to the number of its unique inventions, its success of applications to grants, the global nature of its patent portfolio and its influence on future innovation.
The company also performs financial analysis on the Top 100, to see how they fare year over year, as well as compared to the S&P 500 stock index. Read More