FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) has been named in the 2012 Top 100 Global Innovators list by Thomson Reuters, one of the world's leading sources of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.
With this award, Thomson Reuters recognises the world's top 100 companies that strive to protect inventions via intellectual property rights and lead the world with innovative discoveries and initiatives, based on the concept of regarding patent activity and other intellectual properties as an indicator of technological innovations and future trends. The Thomson Reuters 2012 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”, using Thomson Reuters' intellectual property and intelligence collaboration platform. Fujifilm was selected as one of the top 100 companies for its particularly high recognition of the “overall patent volume” as well as high ratings for “patent grant success rate”, and “global reach of the portfolio” and “patent influence as evidenced by citations.”
Fujifilm strives to develop intellectual properties that significantly contribute to business through close coordination of business and R&D. Fujifilm will continue to promote active R&D and work to protect and utilise intellectual properties developed from such R&D, to contribute to the enhancement of the corporate value of the global Fujifilm Group.