Monday, 21st December 2015
Thomson Reuters' primary patent database, Thomson Innovation, can help with patent research and analysis and includes Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) data, visual analysis tools and content from more than 90 patent global authorities. Find out more and read FreePint's latest product review to see how TI could help your organisation remain competitive.
Log in now to read Scott Vine's new in-depth Product Review of Thomson Innovation, Thomson Reuters' primary patent database (Subscriber content).
We asked Scott to review Thomson Innovation, often known as TI, thanks to his 20-plus years of experience working in the library and information sector and expertise in working on legal research projects with organisations such as global law firm Clifford Chance LLP.
Why do you need a specialist tool to carry out patent searches? As Scott explains, "With over half a million new patent applications a year, in the US alone, the ability to search and analyse patent data is becoming more and more important to businesses, especially those who have a patent portfolio."
Search and Analyse Efficiently
So, what's the most efficient way to search worldwide patent databases in one go? Well, whilst there are a number of products on the market that help you search for and analyse patents, Thomson Innovation covers content from more than 90 patent authorities across the world and one of its key attractions is access to the Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI).
DWPI is another Thomson Reuters product and Scott explains that it is a "database of enhanced patent documents written in plain English". In fact he singles it out for particular praise, "The addition of the DWPI data to a search will increase the number of hits on a keyword search, picking up relevant items that would have been omitted by a straightforward search of the actual title, abstract and claims."
Find Out More
TI's clients include patent experts in more than 40 patent authorities globally and Scott sees Thomson Innovation as ideal for "anyone with a serious interest in patents whether this be lawyers, business analysts, marketing professionals, information professionals, research scientists, design engineers or R&D managers".
So if your organisation is looking for a comprehensive patent search and analysis tool and you want to evaluate Thomson Innovation, log in to read Scott's comprehensive review (Subscriber content).
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