What differentiates the best companies are their ability to be an important and continuing source of great, new ideas. From our great ideas come novel, compelling ways to take better care of our customers, create new products, improve risk management and make better use of our data. Taking action on these ideas is what distinguishes The Hartford.
While some people may not associate invention and innovation with our industry, we’re demonstrating otherwise. The Hartford filed 37 U.S. patent applications, while securing another 35 actual patents in 2011 across all our business segments. In this way we protect our intellectual property and maintain competitive advantage for the benefit of business partners and our customers.