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Patent Board: Cisco is #1 Global Innovator in Telecom

April 6, 2007
at 12:00 pm PST

For the second straight year, “Cisco Systems leads the telecommunications industry as the number one source of global innovation,” sayeth the Patent Board. I’ll go ahead and put words in you mouth and say, “WOW!!” According to a qualitative and quantitative analysis of 2006/2007 patent portfolios released in the annual Patent Scorecard, Cisco is the #1 most innovative company in telecommunications. Number of patents is not the only measurement for the ranking: “the quality, scientific strength and impact of its patents on the industry are also calculated.”patent board logo.gifI’ve got to admit that Cisco is on a roll and being named as “the number one source of global innovation” in the highly competitive and center-of-the-business-universe telecommunications industry is about the highest praise a company can receive. Sure, I’m a bit biased, but if you’ve followed this blog, you’ve seen that Fortune regards Cisco highly, Wired regards Cisco highly, the Financial Times regards Cisco highly, and now the Patent Board regards us highly. Still, we had noone in the company who could rank on PC World’s list of “Most Important People on the Web.” Maybe now that we’re the “#1 Innovator in Telecom” for the second straight year we’ll get some consideration next year. : )

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