Dec. 21, 2012 - Whirlpool Corporation has been named to the 2012-2013 Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index for the seventh consecutive year. The equity index is the first based on the value of corporate intellectual property. It is priced and published by NYSE Euronext.
The index is objectively based on the value of a company's intellectual property, especially patents, which reflect a commitment to innovation and technology. Whirlpool Corporation was selected as one of the companies with significant proprietary position obtained through patents issued by the United States government. "We are privileged to be a part of the esteemed Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index for seven years in a row," said Jeff M. Fettig, Whirlpool Corporation's chairman and CEO. "This reflects our continued priority around product innovation. We are committed to innovation that is compelling and practical for our consumers and delivers optimal results for our stakeholders."