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Kyocera Named Among “Top 100 Global Innovators” by Clarivate


New methodology by Clarivate compared 50 million inventions to recognize “the very pinnacle of the global innovation ecosystem”.

Schiphol-Rijk, The Netherlands – 31st March: Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto) announced today that it has been recognized among the Top 100 Global InnovatorsTM2022by Philadelphia-based Clarivate TM, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation. The Top 100 Global Innovators consist of companies and institutions that demonstrate the capabilities, consistency, incredible creativity and new thinking that solve pressing challenges and establish new value for the world, Clarivate stated. 

Published annually since 2012, Clarivate’s list is based on a twin-track approach to evaluation which has been refreshed and rebooted for 2022. The first track focuses on identifying innovating organizations that pass qualification criteria based on their volume of inventive activity. The second track evaluates all inventions in the Derwent World Patents IndexTM (DWPITM), a comprehensive global collection of curated patent abstracts owned by Clarivate, and scores them on four factors: Influence, Success, Globalization, and Technical Distinctiveness. This year, 35 Japan-based enterprises appear on the list. The complete methodology is available on the Clarivate web site,

Kyocera’s policy for intellectual property (IP) extends beyond protecting its own inventions. The company focuses on contributing to society by building businesses that create new value; licensing its own IP to expand our business; and maintaining deep respect for the IP rights of others. Kyocera works closely with patent firms worldwide to promote the establishment and recognition of IP rights, and to create business opportunities with other parties by disclosing some proprietary technologies publicly through its IP website.


About Clarivate

Clarivate is a global leader in providing solutions to accelerate the lifecycle of innovation. The mission is to help customers solve some of the world’s most complex problems by providing actionable information and insights that reduce the time from new ideas to life changing inventions in the areas of science and intellectual property. Clarivate helps customers discover, protect and commercialize their inventions using its trusted subscription and technology-based solutions coupled with deep domain expertise.


Kyocera Corporation (TOKYO:6971,, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of Fine Ceramics (also known as “advanced ceramics”). By combining these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of industrial and automotive components, semiconductor packages, electronic devices, smart energy systems, printers, copiers, and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2021, the company’s consolidated sales revenue totaled 1.5 trillion yen (approx. US$13.8 billion). Kyocera is ranked #603 on Forbes magazine’s 2021 “Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, and has been listed among “The World’s 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies” by The Wall Street Journal.

About Kyocera Document Solutions Europe B.V.

Kyocera Document Solutions Europe is a group company of Kyocera Document Solutions Inc., a global leading provider of total document solutions based in Osaka, Japan. The company’s portfolio includes reliable and eco-friendly MFPs and printers, as well as business applications and consultative services which enable customers to optimize and manage their document workflow, reaching new heights of efficiency. With professional expertise and a culture of empathetic partnership, the objective of the company is to help organisations put knowledge to work to drive change.

Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a core company of Kyocera Corporation, a leading supplier of semiconductor packages, industrial and automotive components, electronic devices, solar power generating systems and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2021, the company’s consolidated sales revenue totalled 1.5 trillion yen (approx. US$13.8 billion). Kyocera is ranked #549 on Forbes magazine’s 2020 “Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, and appears on The Wall Street Journal’s latest list of “The World’s 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies.”

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