TOKYO, February 24, 2022 – Ricoh has been recognized in the “Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovators 2022” list as announced today by Clarivate Plc, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation. This recognition is given to organizations that demonstrate consistent, above-the-bar innovation excellence and which sit at the very top of the global innovation ecosystem.
To select the top 100 global innovators, Clarivate analyzes patent trends using the proprietary index based on its own patent data. It evaluates the companies according to five indicators: Volume of inventive activity (registered patents in the past five years), Success (percentage of applications approved as patents), Globalization (number of patents applied in major markets), Influence (frequency of own patents being cited by other companies' patents), and Technical Distinctiveness. This marks the third time Ricoh has featured on the list, in addition to 2012 and 2014.
In light of Ricoh's transformation from OA manufacturer to a digital services company, Ricoh plans and executes intellectual property strategies for various countries we offer digital services. Ricoh acquires innovation that leads to competition and collaboration with various stakeholders as intellectual property and promotes its utilization.
Ricoh will continue to acquire and exploit intellectual property to develop and protect our business, while creating valuable intellectual property based on both business and technological strategies.
Ricoh is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services that enable individuals to work smarter from anywhere.
With cultivated knowledge and organizational capabilities nurtured over its 85-years history, Ricoh is a leading provider of digital services and information management, and print and imaging solutions designed to support digital transformation and optimize business performance.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group has major operations throughout the world and its products and services now reach customers in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2021, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,682 billion yen (approx. 15.1 billion USD).
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