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KYOCERA Named Among Top 100 Global Innovators by Clarivate Analytics

Tuesday, May 1, 2018  
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Kyocera Corp. has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Global Innovators by Clarivate Analytics, a worldwide information solutions provider. Kyocera's 2017 patent success rate and global reach were identified as outstanding, marking the fourth consecutive year for Kyocera to receive this recognition. The award was presented at Kyocera headquarters in Kyoto, Japan.

The Top 100 Global Innovators awards have been presented annually since 2011 to recognize leading enterprises and research institutions for their innovative efforts. Honorees 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" during 2017 led to its recognition among the top innovators.

Kyocera has a tradition of innovative research and development, as well as a deep respect for the IP rights of others. The company has established patent offices in Japan, the United States, China and Germany to maximize IP development and protection in its principal markets of information and communications, automotive, environment and energy, and medical and health care. Kyocera holds a diverse range of patents including smartphone-related technologies, wireless IoT technologies and applied technologies for piezoelectric devices. In 2017, Kyocera Group companies obtained a total of 1,144 patents in the United States, according to the top 1,000 list announced by U.S.-based IFI CLAIMS Patent Service in January 2018.

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