Top 25 Most Inventive Companies

Global Firm Inventiveness Index as Measured by Patent Value (Among Large Corporations)

Rank

Inventiveness Index*

Inventiveness (5 yrs)

1

Microsoft 185,044

2

Samsung 128,727

3

Canon 109,650

4

Hewlett-Packard 101,502

5

Intel 96,610

6

Hitachi 70,450

7

Ricoh 57,501

8

IBM 57,414

9

Panasonic 51,577

10

Seiko Epson 49,573

11

Toshiba 48,221

12

Medtronic 46,288

13

3M 46,187

14

Sony 43,747

15

Texas Instruments 36,905

16

Xerox 33,809

17

Fujitsu 31,057

18

Pfizer 29,329

19

Exxon Mobil 28,426

20

Sun Microsystems 27,497

21

Apple 25,587

22

Qualcomm 21,149

23

General Electric 19,649

24

Nokia 18,658

25

Bristol-Myers Squibb 16,295

*The Top Inventive Companies in this list were selected using the following process: Beginning with a list of the top 1,000 most influential companies in the world (based on recent annual revenue - trailing annual revenue from September 2008 to September 2009), the companies were then ranked and sorted according to a statistical measure of patent value, based on U.S. utility patents issued during a trailing 5 year period. Taking into account the relative quality of each patent (i.e., IPQ score), and time-adjusting for patent age and technology obsolescence, Ocean Tomo PatentRatings® determined the Top 25 Most Inventive Companies.

Data Source: Ocean Tomo PatentRatings

 

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