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Toshiba a Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators 2020 for the Ninth Consecutive Year 

7th August, 2020

TOKYO―Toshiba Corporation’s (TOKYO: 6502) long-standing dedication to driving forward technological innovation has once again secured its selection for the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators, the annual listing of the world’s most inventive companies published by Clarivate Analytics, the U.S.-based global information services company.

The achievement was marked today at Toshiba’s Tokyo headquarters, when Clarivate Analytics presented a trophy recognising the company’s achievement to Mr. Hideaki Ishii, Toshiba’s Executive Officer, Corporate Vice President and General Executive for Technology.

The Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators was introduced in 2011, and it quickly established itself as an internationally recognised yardstick for assessing corporate creativity. Toshiba featured in the first list, and today is one of a select group that has made the list every year, for nine years in a row.

Clarivate arrives at the list by applying its Derwent solutions to analysis of four criteria for intellectual property: volume, success, globalisation, and influence. The results go beyond patent filings to consider success in patent grants and filings for inventions, and recognise companies and institutions worldwide that have commercialised and received patent protection for ingenious innovations. This time, Toshiba received high marks under the criteria of globalisation and success.

Toshiba Group’s basic policy on intellectual property rights is grounded in a commitment to cutting-edge research, protection of innovations, and making full and effective use of IP rights, while fully respecting the legitimate intellectual property rights of third parties.

“It is a great honour to be named one of the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators 2020, and even more so to make the list for nine years in a row,” said Mr. Ishii. “We very much appreciate this high evaluation of technology and IP, to this recognition as one of the world's top innovators. Our management philosophy of “Committed to People, and Committed to the Future” and the venture spirit inherited from our founders inspire us to be innovative. We will strive to solve social issues and maximise corporate value by providing customers with CPS technology and intellectual property created through R&D.”

Toshiba will continue to contribute to value creation promoting optimal IP strategies that reflect the business environment and maximise the use of R&D results.

Top 100 Innovators

Mr. Hideaki Ishii, Toshiba’s Executive Officer, Corporate Vice President
receives the trophy from Clarivate Analytics

For more information about Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators 2020, please visit Clarivate Analytics’ website: Derwent Top 100 Innovators

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