Eaton Recognized for Leadership in Global Innovation; Named to Thomson Reuters Top 100 Innovators List for Third Consecutive Year

Date: October 9, 2013

CLEVELAND … Power management company Eaton Corporation plc (NYSE:ETN) has been named a Thomson Reuters 2013 Top 100 Global Innovator for its achievements as one of the world’s most innovative companies for a third consecutive year. The award identifies companies worldwide for their outstanding commitment to innovation, the protection of ideas and the commercialization of inventions.

Eaton holds over 10,510 patents globally and generated more than 874 patents in 2012. Through the third quarter of this year, Eaton has produced 689 patents. In 2013, Eaton’s patented products include  an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) that works with an available power source (solar, wind, etc.) to support a high efficiency mode, a thermally protected light emitting diode (LED) module,  an integrated clutch supercharger and an auto-tuning electro-hydraulic valve.

This year’s Thomson Reuters 2013 Global Innovators report stated the top 100 companies outperformed the S&P 500 for the third consecutive year by four percent in annual stock price growth and two percent in market cap weighted revenue growth.

“The Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators once again prove that they are the companies driving growth, creating jobs and pioneering new products and services,” said David Brown, managing director, Thomson Reuters IP Solutions. “We congratulate this year’s companies and are honored to recognize their efforts with this annual report.”

The Thomson Reuters 2013 Top 100 Global Innovator peer-reviewed methodology was executed using Thomson Reuters Derwent World Patents Index® (DWPI), Derwent Patents Citations Index™, Quadrilateral Patent Index™, and Thomson Innovation®, its IP and intelligence collaboration platform. Comparative financial analysis was done using the Thomson Reuters Advanced Analytics for Deal-Making platform. To view the full report on the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovator program, visit

Eaton is a power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. A global technology leader, Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc in November 2012. The 2012 revenue of the combined companies was $21.8 billion on a pro forma basis. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.

Holly Mueller, (440) 523-5365