Ericsson has for the fifth consecutive year been named as one of the world’s most innovative companies in the annual Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators report. The award demonstrates Ericsson’s strong track record of innovative leadership.

Ericsson’s innovations and work benefits the greater good. Ericsson is built on the principle of creating innovative technology that can improve how we live, work and connect all over the world. In the future, everyone and everything will be connected. Ericsson’s role is to drive this transformation, opening up new ways to innovate, to collaborate and to empower people, business and society.

On November 12, 2015, Thomson Reuters honoured Ericsson by acknowledging our work to build an IP program that recognizes the importance of innovation and protects our inventions globally.

The Thomson Reuters 2015 Top 100 Global Innovators program uses patent data information as the basis for identifying the most innovative companies in the world. The report looks at the number of patent filings or grants a company has, as well as its global reach, the significance of the invention, and the success of the patent portfolio overall. It is designed to measure the attributes that are important to commercializing inventions on a global scale.

According to the report, Ericsson is one of the organizations leading us into the future, by innovating, protecting its inventions with IP rights and commercializing them. Here the patent system is vital to protecting innovation and to the economic wellbeing of organizations, nations and our world.

Gustav Brismark, Vice President of Patent Strategies and Portfolio Management at Ericsson, stated; “The whole world stands to gain from Ericsson’s innovations. Telecommunications technology has connected all seven continents, is totally interoperable, and generates a combined 3.3 trillion dollars per year in global revenue for the ecosystem.”