Tokyo (March 2017) – Bridgestone Corporation today announced that it was selected as one of the 2016 Top 100 Global Innovators by Clarivate Analytics. The Company was also included in the 2015 selection, making this its second inclusion.
Formerly the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, Clarivate Analytics presents this award to the top 100 innovating companies and institutions that lead global business by protecting ideas for innovative inventions through intellectual property rights and successfully commercialising these ideas. Criteria evaluated when making selections include volume, success, globalisation, and influence, which are judged based on Clarivate Analytics’ patent data.
On March 2, 2017, Bridgestone was presented with a trophy by Hirofumi Hino, Representative for Japan, Clarivate Analytics.
The Bridgestone Group positions intellectual property as an important management resource for attaining ultimate goal, being a truly global company and “Dan-Totsu” in all aspects of our business. Going forward, the Group will continue to advance intellectual property activities with the aim of contributing to the maximisation of corporate value.