John Deere has been named a Thomson Reuters 2012 top 100 Global Innovator.
The program honors corporations and institutions that are at the heart of innovation as measured by a series of proprietary patent-related metrics. The list is an initiative of the Intellectual Property Solutions business of Thomson Reuters. The Top 100 methodology rewards companies in four key areas: overall patent volume, patent grant success rate, global reach of the portfolio, and patent influence as evidenced by citations. The research uses a number of key patent and financial indexes to rank innovative practices in companies around the world.
John Deere Construction & Forestry also has four products in Construction Equipment magazine's Top 100 Products of 2012.