Insights: News Kilpatrick Townsend: Representing the World's Top Innovators

Clarivate Analytics

ATLANTA (March 1) -- Clarivate Analytics named Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton as one of only 20 U.S. law firms representing the intellectual property interests of the world’s most innovative companies in the 2017 Top 100 Global Innovators report.

The 2017 Clarivate Analytics Top 100 Global Innovators report highlights the most successful organizations in the world that are active in innovation through research and development, protection of their IP and the achievement of commercial success. The report also identifies the 25 North American law firms that most frequently handle the intellectual property needs of these organizations.

Placement on Top 100 Global Innovators has become the standard measure for innovation across the world and is recognized as a significant achievement for those who are named. The organizations in the 2017 Top 100 represent three continents and 11 different markets, with major innovation hubs Japan and the USA accounting for 75% of the list. Eighty-five of the 2017 Top 100 Global Innovators also appeared on the 2016 list, and six are new to the report.

The 2017 Clarivate Analytics Top 100 Global Innovator methodology is based on four principal criteria: overall patent volume, patent application-to-grant success rate, global reach of the portfolio and patent influence as evidenced by citations. The peer-reviewed methodology was executed using Clarivate solutions including Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI). The index provides editorially enhanced, authoritative and accurate patent data, and is trusted by more than 40 patent offices worldwide. 

To view the full list and report on the 2017 Clarivate Analytics Top 100 Global Innovator program, click here.



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