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List of the 100 most innovative Companies in the world 2014: BlackBerry made the cut?


There were 39 Japanese companies that made 2014’s top 100 most innovative organisations list, compared to 35 American firms, according to a 2014 Global Innovators list released by Thomson Reuters, a global financial news and information provider.

So more than one-third of the most innovative companies allegedly come from Japan, while Canada had one (BlackBerry)!

Somehow BlackBerry — yes BlackBerry made the cut?

The struggling cell phone maker, once dominated the smartphone space, but now its market share is less than 1% of the worldwide market, yet this is the 2nd straight year Blackberry was included on the list.


First launched in 2011, the list has been compiled on four patent-related criteria: overall patent volume, patent approval success rate, global reach of the portfolio and patent influence as evidenced by citations.

Here’s the full list of the 2014 top 100 global innovators:

3M Company  Furukawa Electric Novartis       
ABB General Electric NTT
Abbott Laboratories  Google Olympus
Advanced Micro Devices Hewlett-Packard  Oracle
Aisin Seiki Hitachi Panasonic
Alcatel-Lucent Honda Motor Company Philips
Altera Honeywell International Qualcomm
Apple Huawei Ricoh
Arkema IBM  Roche
Asahi Glass IFP Energies Nouvelles  Safran
AT&T Intel Saint-Gobain
BASF ITRI Samsung Electronics
BlackBerry Johnson & Johnson  SanDisk
Boeing Kao Corporation Seagate
BOSCH Kobe Steel Seiko Epson
Brother Industries Komatsu Semiconductor Energy
Canon Kyocera Sharp
Casio Computer LG Electronics  Shin-Etsu Chemical
CNRS, The French National
Center for Scientific
Lockheed Martin Siemens
LSI Corporation Sony
Commissariat a l’Energie
LSIS  STMicroelectronics
Corning  Marvell Sumitomo Electric
Covidien MediaTek Sumitomo Rubber Industries
Daikin Industries Medtronic Symantec 
Denso Corporation Micron TDK
Dow Chemical Company Microsoft TE Connectivity
DuPont Mitsubishi Electric Texas Instruments 
Emerson Mitsubishi Heavy
Tokyo Electron
Ericsson  NEC Toshiba
ETRI NGK Spark Plug Toyota Motor Corporation
Fraunhofer  Nike Xerox
Freescale Semiconductor  Nippon Steel & Sumitomo
FUJIFILM Nissan Motor Company  Yamaha Corporation
Fujitsu  Nitto Denko   

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