OMRON Awarded the 13th Intellectual Property Association of Japan Distinguished Service in Industry Award
- For IP-Driven Management and Advanced IP Activities -

July 4, 2016

OMRON Corporation (Headquarters: Kyoto, Japan; President & CEO: Yoshihito Yamada [TSE 6645]) announced today that it has received the 2016 Intellectual Property Association of Japan* (IPAJ) Distinguished Service in Industry Award. Established by the IPAJ in 2004, the award is presented each year to the member company with the most outstanding track record in dealing with IP. This year marks the 13th anniversary of this prestigious award.

True to its Mission "to improve lives and contribute to a better society," which was established by its Founder Kazuma Tateisi in 1959, OMRON has created numerous innovations and pursued new challenges by making continued efforts to develop better social infrastructures. One of the Values stated in the OMRON Principles is "Innovation Driven by Social Needs," which means to continue creating new value ahead of others and to offer solutions to social issues through business undertakings. These OMRON Principles have remained intact to this day and are practiced along with IP strategies in close collaboration with OMRON's business and R&D teams. This award is a testament to OMRON management's focus on IP, as well as its advanced IP activities and their results, which have been carried out in line with the OMRON Principles ever since its foundation.

About the IPAJ

The IPAJ was established in October 2002 through the efforts of researchers responsible for creating IP and the business managers who utilize it, with a view toward promoting needs-oriented IP studies.
With the participation of a broad range of individuals who have taken an interest in IP, the IPAJ aims to advance research activities involving creation, protection, and utilization of science and technology and contents, in a range of interdisciplinary studies that encompass law, economics, management, and international relations.
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About OMRON Corporation

OMRON Corporation is a global leader in the field of automation based on its core technology of sensing and control. OMRON's business fields cover a broad spectrum, ranging from industrial automation and electronic components to automotive electronic components, social infrastructure systems, healthcare, and environmental solutions. Established in 1933, OMRON has about 38,000 employees worldwide, working to provide products and services in more than 110 countries. For more information, visit OMRON's website:

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