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Thomson Reuters Adds Comprehensive Patent Coverage for Southeast Asia to Its Best-in-Class Patent Intelligence and Collaboration Platform

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thomson Innovation accelerates intellectual property research and analysis with the inclusion of the patent-issuing authorities of Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand

The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the addition of English-translated patent records from Vietnam and Thailand, as well as Malaysian full-text patents, to Thomson Innovation®, the world’s leading patent intelligence and collaboration platform.

The addition of these patent documents enables IP professionals to better understand the state of prior art in Southeast Asia, make more informed filing decisions, identify potential partners and more. This is all possible through the editorially enhanced content in Derwent World Patents Index® (DWPISM) and its integration with Thomson Innovation to provide a single platform for easily searching patents fromthe newly added authorities alongside Japanese, Korean and Chinese records (in English) and scientific literature.

“Intellectual property research in Southeast Asia is on the rise due to rapid economic development in China,” said Hiroshi Oyama, intellectual property department, Denki Kagaku Kogyo KK, a leading Japanese chemical manufacturer. “We rely on Thomson Innovation for trusted and accurate patent information from around the world. The inclusion of these patent-issuing authorities will enable us to expand the value of our IP portfolio in Southeast Asia.”

“With numerous languages, and hard-to-obtain patent records, Southeast Asia poses a serious challenge for IP professionals researching the region for IP market opportunities,” said Cynthia Murphy, senior vice president for the IP Solutions business of Thomson Reuters. “We are committed to supporting clients who conduct business in these emerging markets and are proud to be the only solution provider to offer accurate, value-added, full-text patent translations in English from a multilingual team of certified translation professionals.”

The addition of content from Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand is the first of three planned content sets to be added to Thomson Innovation this year. Thomson Reuters plans even more expanded patent coverage in 2013, including other emerging markets in Southeast Asia. Many patent databases are available exclusively through Derwent World Patents Index.

Thomson Innovation is the only patent research platform that enables users to search Asian patent data (in English) alongside global patents, scientific literature, and business and news information. Coupled with Derwent World Patents Index, the industry’s most trusted collection of editorially enhanced patent records from 50 global issuing authorities, it includes English-language abstracts and titles, making it easier for researchers to quickly find the information they need to make informed decisions.

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