philips rocking the iF design awards and european patent office

Sometimes it’s nice to brag about your company…

Philips has been honored with 47 prestigious awards at the 2014 iF design awards, including an unprecedented 4 Gold awards. The iF seal of good design is awarded by one of the world’s most influential design competitions. This year Philips has achieved the highest number of awarded entries in 2014, in the product category.

According to the rankings:  Samsung is #1, with Philips in a very close #2 position, followed by Sony in #3.  Apple is down at #6.

And you can bet that Philips covers its ass with IP:

Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced that the company is the number 3 patent applicant in the world for patents filed at the European Patent Office (EPO). With a total number of 1839 patent applications filed at the EPO in 2013, Philips has shown a strong growth of 59% compared to 2012, when it held the 12th position in the EPO’s yearly patent applicant ranking.

Philips really does have world-class innovation capabilities: Philips Design and Philips Research are some of the best such groups in the world.