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Ant Group Recognized as Top 100 Global Innovator 2023

Ant Group, a global digital technology provider, has been recognized as a Top 100 Global Innovator2023 by Clarivate, a global leader in connecting people and organizations to intelligence they can trust to transform their world. This marks the second year in a row that Ant Group has received this prestigious recognition. Clarivate’s annual list identifies organizations at the pinnacle of the global innovation landscape by measuring excellence in innovativeness.

Gordon Samson, Chief Product Officer, Clarivate, said, “Ant Group’s incorporation in the Top 100 Global Innovators 2023 is due to its consistent above-the-bar innovation performance, especially its exceptional influence on the research ideas of other innovators. Together with all Top 100 Global Innovators, Ant Group fully appreciates that innovative ideas and solutions to current challenges not only bring rewards to its business but foster genuine improvements in society.”

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“Innovation Momentum 2023: The Global Top 100”

In 2022, Ant Group obtained over 4,000 new patents globally. Since 2016, the number of patents held by Ant Group has increased more than 40 times to over 17,000. As a result of this consistent performance, Ant Group has been named one of the top innovators, along with companies such as Alphabet, Qualcomm, and GE.

“We are delighted to have our innovation capabilities recognized by Clarivate as one of the Top 100 Global Innovators 2023,” said Shen PAN, Director of Patents at Ant Group. “We are committed to supporting consumers and businesses in building trust and enabling the digital transformation of industries through our innovations in key technologies such as blockchain, privacy computing, security technology, and databases.”

Ant Group’s consistency and strength in innovation is also reflected in various industry reports. In January 2023, LexisNexis Legal & Professional, a provider of science-backed patent analytics technology, named Ant Group as one of the companies shaping the future of science and technology in its “Innovation Momentum 2023: The Global Top 100” report. The report is based on an analysis of shifts in patent portfolio strength over the previous two years. In March 2022, Ant Group also topped the “2022 Global Privacy Computing Patents List” compiled by IPRdaily and IncoPat, ranking first for the second year in a row with 1,152 patents.

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