Epson Ranked Fifth among Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovators

- TOKYO, Japan, March 6, 2024 -

Seiko Epson Corporation (TSE: 6724, "Epson") has been ranked fifth in the list of Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovators 2024 announced by the global information services firm Clarivate Plc. This represents the 11th time that Epson has been named to the list since its inception in 2012.

Comments from Toshihiko Kobayashi, General Administrative Manager of the Intellectual Property Division

"It's an honor to be selected as one of the Top 100 Global Innovators. In 2022, on the occasion of Epson's 80th anniversary, we established our corporate purpose statement, which reads "Our philosophy of efficient, compact and precise innovation enriches lives and helps create a better world," and have demonstrated this aspiration both inside and outside Epson. Based on our corporate purpose, we are evolving our approach to sustainability management, and aim to solve societal issues while achieving corporate growth. Intellectual property is one of the pillars of this sustainable management. Our proprietary technologies are protected by our intellectual property rights, and support the foundation for our sustained efforts to address societal issues. The top priority of our IP activities is, and will continue to be, finding ways to use Epson's strengths to help solve issues."

Epson's sustainability management

The Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovators

Clarivate compares and analyzes invention data from around the world, assesses the quality of patent ideas using indicators directly linked to innovativeness, and annually selects companies and organizations that are at the top of the global innovation ecosystem and continuously demonstrate outstanding innovation performance.

A twin track approach is used in evaluations. The first track focuses on identifying innovating companies and organizations based on the number of patent applications filed and patents held. An "international factor" is then calculated based on the rate and scale of international inventions. The second track scores them on four factors-influence, success, geographic investment, and rarity-and a comparison against all other patent ideas is made.

For details, please see the Clarivate Analytics press release.

For more details about Epson's intellectual property, click on the link below.

About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader whose philosophy of efficient, compact and precise innovation enriches lives and helps create a better world. The company is focused on solving societal issues through innovations in home and office printing, commercial and industrial printing, manufacturing, visual and lifestyle. Epson's goal is to become carbon negative and eliminate use of exhaustible underground resources such as oil and metal by 2050.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of more than JPY 1 trillion.