Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have released their list of the world’s 50 smartest companies for 2014. Ranked for their innovation and leading position in their respective industries, some of the companies are household brands, while others are known for their pioneering research in genome sequencing, clean energy and biotech. Of the fifty selected by MIT, Winkler Partners represents eleven, including three of the top five companies.
MIT Technology Review Deputy Editor Brian Bergstein notes that companies were chosen for their ability to commercialize innovative technology, or their disruptive effect on markets. Our clients on the list include front runners in the automotive and transport sectors, providers of Internet and software services, as well as consumer electronics brands. Our work for them includes many IP matters, Taiwan litigation, and corporate matters.
In MIT’s 2013 list (named 50 Disruptive Companies), a total of thirteen Winkler Partner clients were named. Bergstein notes that many of the companies on the 2014 list are not necessarily known by a wide audience, but rather operate in sectors where important innovations are taking place.
You can read about all the companies on MIT’s 2014 list here.