Kyoto: Kyocera Corporation, a Japanese multinational ceramics, and electronics manufacturer has been recognized as one of the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators 2018-19 by Clarivate Analytics, a Philadelphia-based global information solutions provider focusing on intellectual property and the sciences.
Kyocera’s patent success rate and global reach were identified as outstanding, marking the fifth consecutive for Kyocera to receive this recognition. The award was presented at Kyocera headquarters in Kyoto, Japan on Wednesday, according to a press statement.
The Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators awards have been presented annually since 2011 to recognize leading enterprises and research institutions for success in generating innovation. Honourees are selected by Clarivate Analytics after an analysis of intellectual property (IP) and patents using Clarivate’s original methodology.
Candidates are evaluated by patent and citation data across four main criteria: volume, success, globalization, and influence. Among these, Kyocera’s success and globalization led to its recognition among the top innovators, the statement further said.
Kyocera’s commitment to innovation has resulted in more than 18,000 patients worldwide to date, as well as a deep respect for the IP rights of other companies and institutions.
The company has established patent offices in Japan, the United States, China, and Germany to maximize IP development and protection in its four principal business areas, which include the information and communications, automotive, environment and energy and medical and healthcare markets, it added.
In May last year, Kyocera launched its IP website to showcase its intellectual property and licensing programs. The site details various proprietary technologies cultivated through decades of research and development including V2X (vehicle to everything) solutions, a new silver alloy that maintains the original shine of silver jewelry over time and new coating technology that extends the life expectancy of artificial hip joints to name a few recent innovations.
Kyocera also recently received two awards for mobile phone designs — the 2018 Good Design Award honouring the Kyocera BASIO® 3 smartphone for seniors and the prestigious iF DESIGN AWARD 2019 for the Kyocera DuraForce PRO 2 — the only rugged 4G LTE smartphone with a Super Wide View 4K Action Camera and virtually scratchproof Sapphire Shield Display, the statement said.