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Number of patents held by Siemens rises to 60,000

Inventors of the Year 2013

In addition, expenditures on research and development (R&D) rose to €4.3 billion in just-completed fiscal year 2013 – about €50 million more than the year before – and totaled 5.7 percent of revenue, up from 5.5 percent in fiscal 2012. "Despite a demanding environment, we've invested more in research and development," emphasized Klaus Helmrich. "This demonstrates our clear commitment to the importance of research and innovation." The company had 29,800 R&D employees worldwide, more than a third of whom were in Germany.
Siemens concentrates on innovation- and technology-driven growth markets. "Where and how we file patents is based on the relevance of the market and is an important international competitive element for us," said Beat Weibel, head of Siemens Intellectual Property.
Since 1995, Siemens has been presenting the Inventors of the Year award on an annual basis to the organization's outstanding researchers and developers whose inventions make major contributions to the company's success.

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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the fields of industry, energy and healthcare as well as providing infrastructure solutions, primarily for cities and metropolitan areas. For over 165 years, Siemens has stood for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. The company is one of the world's largest providers of environmental technologies. Around 43 percent of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. In fiscal 2013, which ended on September 30, 2013, revenue from continuing operations totaled €75.9 billion and income from continuing operations €4.2 billion. At the end of September 2013, Siemens had around 362,000 employees worldwide on the basis of continuing operations. Further information is available on the Internet at:
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Klaudia Kunze

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