The intellectual property efforts of the Furukawa Electric Group have been acknowledged for the second year in a row, having been selected for the “Top 100 Global Innovators 2015” award by Thomson Reuters (main office: New York, USA, Japanese office: Minato-ku, Tokyo). Furukawa Electric Group received a trophy from Thomson Reuters on December 3.

In addition to being highly rated on “success” (based on the rate of patent registration) again this year, Furukawa Electric was also evaluated this time as having further improved its “globalization” in terms of the fine balance of patents obtained in China, the US, Europe, and Japan.

In receiving this award, Furukawa Electric Group’s intellectual property efforts for new technologies that will play key roles in future businesses have been highly rated on a global scale. Furukawa Electric was selected for this award two years in a row due to engaging in multiple efforts with strategy and globalization as keywords over the course of its research, development, and intellectual property activities. Going forward, Furukawa Electric Group will work to bring its activities to the next level.