Apple, BlackBerry named among the top 100 innovative companies for 2013
posted by Alan F. / Oct 07, 2013, 2:16 AM
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.
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Japan's Samsung... Isn't it always Korean Tech Giant...
posted on Oct 07, 2013, 2:23 AM 2
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Probably meant Sony.
posted on Oct 07, 2013, 2:31 AM 3
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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 Oct 07, 2013, 3:25 AM 4
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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 Oct 07, 2013, 3:41 AM 1
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Apple, Blackberry innovative? Ha ha ha ha...ha.
posted on Oct 07, 2013, 4:53 AM 7
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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 Oct 07, 2013, 8:01 AM 1
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