We are in the middle of a yearlong celebration honoring the 50th anniversary of Derwent World Patents Index® (DWPI℠), a proprietary database of global patent information. Originating in 1963, the Thomson Reuters DWPI database enables professionals to more easily research and understand the world’s innovations through a comprehensive database of more than 23 million inventions detailed in more than 50 million patent documents.
Fifty years ago, Monty Hyams, the now 95-year-old founder of what is today known as DWPI, took on the labor-intensive job of patent research for his customers after he saw them going to the patent office, reading through the patents and classifying them. He realized, “If I can do this, they don’t have to.”
With more than 1.3 billion consumers, China is the world’s largest target market for global brand owners. However, multinational firms are quickly learning that in order to take advantage of the growth opportunity in China, they must first deal with the country’s complex intellectual property landscape. Early leaders in the region have established a clear set of best practices for trademark filing and maintenance that greatly improve the odds of success against counterfeiters and trademark squatters.
Our Intellectual Property & Science business in India has partnered with the Indian government to help the country reach its goal of having Indian universities land among the top 200 in the World University Rankings, published annually by Times Higher Education. Working together with the Planning Commission and Ministry of Human Resources and Development for the Government of India, with the support of the British Council and Times Higher Education (THE), Thomson Reuters is helping provide deeper insight into the research-evaluation-system environment and document how India fares across a range of metrics that drive university rankings.
Our IP & Science business and the Volunteer Action Network – Philadelphia have teamed with Masterman as part of our dedication to community involvement and volunteerism. Over the recent months, our colleagues have developed two unique course offerings which will be initiated at the beginning of Masterman’s September semester. (more…)
The global financial crisis left a permanent mark on our understanding of what it means to be prosperous, how to achieve prosperity as well as on future generations. At the Thursday, June 20th day of innovation at the International Arts & Ideas Festival in New Haven, Connecticut, join us for a discussion on: Global Innovators: From Recession to Prosperity.
Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovators report is the foundation for this discussion focused on corporations and institutions around the world that are at the heart of innovation. Panelists will reflect on the study and discuss the direct correlation between innovation and economic prosperity, including the questions of:
Who are the leaders in innovation?
How does innovation help us overcome economic challenges?
How is innovation changing the world in which we live and work?
“For the last three years we’ve provided the data and analysis that powers the World University Rankings, the leading comparison of academic institutions. The annual publication by Times Higher Education (THE) assesses 400 universities’ performance against their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
THE aims to publish the most robust and credible global rating and their methodology must deliver this. Our expertise has helped them to better assess performance at a more granular level. For example, we’ve eliminated bias for subjects with higher funding and record the number of academic papers published per staff member rather than the total for the department or university.
It’s a truly global project. Increasingly, governments and the academic community use the rankings as geo-political indicator, helping them to understand the performance of their education policies and how well they’re responding to the demands of the knowledge economy. For example, in Australia the universities are very much like an export industry because lots of international students study there. And in Korea and China where they are investing heavily in education, it’s really valuable to be able to compare performance to other countries.
The pharmaceutical industry is experiencing change in ways it hasn’t ever before. On the demand side, we are seeing an aging population, increased prevalence of “Western” diseases, and a dramatic growth in global access to pharmaceuticals. On the supply side, we are seeing increased competition from emerging market players, and a shift in the way drugs are being developed, manufactured, and delivered. Meanwhile, policy makers are struggling with an inherent conflict between desire to provide improved access to better medicines and the need to curb the growth of healthcare expenditures.
One topic at the center of all of these changes is the U.S. biosimilars market. Biosimilar products will offer competition to some of the most expensive drugs on the market, but also require high investment. The promise of biosimilars in the U.S. is to provide cost savings, increase patient access, and promote innovation. And despite being a market still void of any entrants, the U.S. biosimilars market continues to attract attention.
The release of An Outlook on U.S. Biosimilar Competition report from the Thomson Reuters IP & Science provides a comprehensive view of the challenges facing companies entering the United States biosimilar market, and the key players predicted to break into this developing pharmaceutical space. The report examines the scientific and quality considerations within the U.S. FDA’s guidance document, as well as exclusivity policies, clinical trial experience, and global regulations to identify the challenges pharmaceutical companies face in establishing a U.S. market for biosimilar drugs.
Congratulations to Frank Schilder, Research Manager, Research & Development and Blake Howald, Research Scientist, Research & Development, winners of the 2012 Thomson Reuters Inventor Award for their patent, Systems and Methods for Natural Language Generation. Their patent was selected from among all patents filed by Thomson Reuters in 2012.
15 May 2013Thomson Reuters
What is the Inventor Awards program?
The annual Thomson Reuters Inventor Awards program recognizes and rewards employees who have submitted patent applications during the past year. Patents are critical to protecting Thomson Reuters intellectual property, including technology solutions and improvements to products or processes.
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When it comes to the year in trademarks, the U.K. and Turkey had the strongest growth, China came out ahead of the U.S. and Italy is not the fashion capital of the world. Judging soley on the number of clothing, footwear and headgear trademarks, China is. Check out a new report from our IP & Science business which tracked activity and identified trends across the world’s largest collection of trademark databases.