The Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters has released its annual analysis of global patent trends. The State of Innovationreport tracks patent activity across 12 key technology areas.
Key findings include:
· Computers and peripherals had the largest volume of activity in the whole of the technology sector. There were 232,000+ filings in 2012. Scanners declined by 34%
· Medical devices saw a 15.7% increase in patent activity.
· ‘Tobacco-related innovation’ increased by 58%
· ‘Sugar related inventions’ increased by 56%
The full report can be found here.
Thomson CompuMark, (a Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property and Science business), has announced plans to expand its SAEGIS on SERION online trademark screening solution. The launch of 136 new databases means the solution will cover 186 countries and registers.
The development means that SAEGIS on SERION will provide the largest collection of trademark screening information on a single source, simplifying search processes for trademark professionals.
The existing collaboration between Thomson Reuters and Dow Jones is to be expanded.
Reuters’s Elektron has been selected to power Dow Jones Indexes, including the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
Elektron will provide a data solution designed to ensure ‘scalability, robustness and performance’ for Dow Jones Indexes’ real-time US index-data business.
For more information see the press release.