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Asahi Glass Co. (AGC) recently announced it has been named a Thomson Reuters 2013 Top 100 Global Innovator. This program identifies and honors corporations and institutions that are at the heart of innovation as measured by a series of proprietary patent-related metrics, including overall patent volume, patent grant success rate, global reach of the portfolio, and patent influence as evidence by citations. Among these criteria, AGC reportedly received particularly high ratings for global reach of the portfolio and patent influence as evidence by citations.
“AGC has been operating globally including Japan, Asia, Europe, North America and also new markets like Brazil, where we started commercial production this year,” said Yoshiaki Tamura, general manager, Technology General division, and executive vice president of AGC. “In each of the business areas we are engaged in, we are always committed to technology development that serves the needs of local communities. AGC’s intellectual property (IP) management, which focuses on the global utilization of IP rights, underpins the group’s technological strength, and it is a great honor that our efforts have earned this prestigious recognition from Thomson Reuters.”
For more information, visit www.agc.com.