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Apple, BlackBerry named among the top 100 innovative companies for 2013

Apple, BlackBerry named among the top 100 innovative companies for 2013
The IP and Science business of Thomson Reuters named the world's top 100 innovative companies for 2013. The list was released in alphabetical order with no ranking. The companies on this list brought in $4.5 trillion in revenue in 2013, spent $223 billion on R&D (which is how they manage to get on the list in the first place) and added 266,000 jobs. Consider that the names on the list outspent the 500 companies on the S&P 500 by 8.8% when it came to R&D.

Among the companies listed with involvement in smartphones are Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, Google and BlackBerry. This is the first year on the list for the otherwise beleaguered BlackBerry. The Canadian manufacturer saw the number of patents it filed grow 38% between 2010 and 2011 and 17% between 2011 and 2012. The company's patent portfolio is said to be one of the things that potential buyers of the company are looking at. As you know by now, the company has agreed to be bought out by Fairfax Financial for $4.7 billion although we are now hearing that non-financial firms like Cisco, Samsung, LG and SAP are looking at making a bid for the company.

Other firms with an involvement in mobile include Japan's Sony, Intel, Corning, Qualcomm and Marvell.

source: ThomsonReuters

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posted on 07 Oct 2013, 02:23 2

1. ScottSchneider (Posts: 318; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


Japan's Samsung... Isn't it always Korean Tech Giant...

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 02:31 3

3. Commentator (Posts: 2418; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Probably meant Sony.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 03:44

8. ScottSchneider (Posts: 318; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


I think I saw Samsung, Blackberry named top inventing companies... Was it changed to Apple now some how >?

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 08:05 1

14. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 165; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Seems like Alan F. for once have gone back for once to correct one of his articles. Maybe also got a call from a big sponsor to insert Apple in there.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 12:03

20. MobileKicker (Posts: 212; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)


Blackberry is innovative

But like apple it followed its tradition of qwerty devices
So lost the market

Bb z series is not bad as pa thinks
it rocks

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 02:24

2. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2653; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Cool!!! There's so much in BB patents.
@Alan: When Sammy went to Japan to become Japan's Samsung? South Korea lost!!!...

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 02:45 7

4. GeekMovement (Posts: 1501; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Proof reading wouldn't be a bad idea.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 03:21 2

5. chocolaking (Posts: 440; Member since: 22 May 2012)


copy it , then paste it. no time wasted.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 03:25 4

6. alterecho (Posts: 1082; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


This isn't the innovative list, its a list of economically sound companies. Its considering the amount of money they bought in. I knew it at a glance, since Nokia, of all the companies, isn't listed.

Maybe they'll be listed in the 'top companies affected by trojan horses' list.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 03:41 1

7. cc3493 (Posts: 155; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


This is what the list is based on:
"Methodology
The Thomson Reuters 2013 Top 100 Global Innovator methodology is based on four principle criteria: overall patent volume, patent grant success rate, global reach of the portfolio and patent influence as evidenced by citations. The peer-reviewed methodology was executed using Thomson Reuters Derwent World Patents Index® (DWPI), Derwent Patents Citations Index™, Quadrilateral Patent Index™, and Thomson Innovation®, its IP and intelligence collaboration platform. Comparative financial analysis was done using the Thomson Reuters Advanced Analytics for Deal-Making platform."

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 04:40 3

9. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1143; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


so still no nokia? i see many features originated from nokia products then imitated on later dates.
ie nfc usage, ois and double tap to wake

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 05:03 2

11. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


NFC, OIS and double tap to wake isn’t nokia innovations.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 11:15 1

16. shikroi (Posts: 187; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


Double tap to wake is from Symbian,they had a nfc phone in 2006 and OIS in smartphone camera modules is Nokia's thing.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 04:53 7

10. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Apple, Blackberry innovative? Ha ha ha ha...ha.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 07:31 1

12. kanagadeepan (Posts: 668; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Yes, this news is full of mistakes... Samsung from Japan, Apple and Blackberry as innovative, etc....

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 08:01 1

13. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


I will give BlackBerry the innovative tag on their keyboard. As far as I know, I have not seen anyone else do it this way. So, it's something new...which is what innovative means...doing something new...which PA writers seem to not realize.

As for Apple...no....just no.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 12:06

17. akki20892 (Posts: 3472; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


now that's a good joke buddy

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 12:04

21. MobileKicker (Posts: 212; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)


He is saying right you fool
Lumia is nothing

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 08:20 1

15. Bernoulli (Posts: 1448; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Microsoft makes smartphones?! Anyway I can see the innovative technology from blackberry, but apple??

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 12:20

18. tumchaaditya (Posts: 71; Member since: 21 May 2012)


Ohh so they invented a new color for new iConic iPhone huh...

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 13:51

19. buccob (Posts: 1429; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


in a parallel universe

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