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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20 Comments

1. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

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

3. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Probably meant Sony.

8. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

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

14. GadgetsMcGoo

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 15, 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.

20. MobileKicker

Posts: 212; Member since: Sep 19, 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

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

4. GeekMovement unregistered

Proof reading wouldn't be a bad idea.

5. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

copy it , then paste it. no time wasted.

6. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 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.

7. cc3493

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 06, 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."

9. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 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

11. yudi.nemesis unregistered

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

16. shikroi

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 24, 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.

10. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

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

12. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1207; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

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

13. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 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.

17. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

now that's a good joke buddy

21. MobileKicker

Posts: 212; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

He is saying right you fool Lumia is nothing

18. tumchaaditya

Posts: 71; Member since: May 21, 2012

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

19. buccob

Posts: 2949; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

in a parallel universe

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