Alcatel-Lucent named a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovator
Company recognised for worldwide innovation leadership in the communications sector and cited for the relative value and influence of its patent portfolio
Paris, France, December 13, 2012 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has been named a Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator, recognizing its achievements as one of the world’s most innovative companies.
The program, an initiative of the IP Solutions business of Thomson Reuters, honors corporations and institutions around the world that are at the heart of innovation as measured by a series of proprietary patent-related metrics. This is the second year in a row that Alcatel-Lucent was named a Top 100 Global Innovator.
The Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator methodology is based on four principle criteria: overall patent volume, patent grant success rate, global reach of the portfolio and patent influence as evidenced by citations by other companies related to their own inventions.
“We welcome this recognition of our commitment to innovation, and of our continual effort to augment our patent portfolio with important breakthroughs,” said Ben Verwaayen, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent. “Alcatel-Lucent’s devotion to innovation is far more than a component of our strategy – it is the foundation of everything that we do.”
Alcatel-Lucent’s world-class patent portfolio is one of the largest portfolios in the telecom industry, covering a broad spectrum of technology, with some 45,000 patent assets, including more than 30,000 issued patents and some 15,000 applications. The patents cover a wide range of technologies, including fixed line and wireless communications, semiconductors, consumer electronics, multimedia, optical, software, cloud computing, applications and network security.
About the Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovators
The Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator peer-reviewed methodology applied the Thomson Reuters Derwent World Patents Index®, Derwent Patents Citations Index™, Quadrilateral Patent Index™, and Thomson Innovation®, the IP and intelligence collaboration platform. Comparative financial analysis was done using the Thomson Reuters Advanced Analytics Deal-Making platform.
“Innovation is the foundation for economic prosperity and technological advancement,” said David Brown, managing director, Thomson Reuters IP Solutions. “We congratulate the Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator companies and their leaders for recognizing the important role innovation plays in the successes of today and of tomorrow.”
About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)
The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in the field of networking and communications technology, products and services. The company is home to Bell Labs, one of the world’s foremost research centers, responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Alcatel-Lucent was named one of MIT Technology Review’s 2012 Top 50 list of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” for breakthroughs such as lightRadio™, which cuts power consumption and operating costs on wireless networks while delivering lightning fast Internet access. Through such innovations, Alcatel-Lucent is making communications more sustainable, more affordable and more accessible as we pursue our mission – Realizing the Potential of a Connected World.
With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experienced global services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 15.3 billion in 2011 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.