Thomson Reuters Launches Game-Changing Intellectual Property Research Functionality Allowing Patent Professionals to Research IP on Their Own Terms

By Thomson Reuters Ip Solutions, PRNE
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New Custom Fields enable organizations to incorporate their data with global patent information for relevant intellectual property decisions and improved workflow

LONDON, November 24, 2010 - The Intellectual Property (IP) Solutions business of Thomson Reuters
announced today that it is redefining patent research and IP decision making
with the launch of its one-of-a-kind Custom Fields functionality in Thomson
Innovation(R), the world's most comprehensive intellectual property (IP)
research and analysis platform. IP professionals, innovators, researchers,
attorneys, and patent portfolio managers can now create custom fields in
Thomson Innovation, tag patent records with their own internal data, then
search, analyze and report on relationships between enterprise-specific and
global patent information. The results and analyses can also be shared with
others to enhance collaboration and streamline organizational workflow.

"Intellectual property information is becoming increasingly more critical
in business decision making as intangible assets are recognized for the
corporate value they provide," said David Brown, president of the IP
Solutions business of Thomson Reuters. "With the highly flexible Custom
Fields capability on Thomson Innovation, our customers now have the unique
opportunity to make critical IP decisions with relevant organizational
context for greater competitive advantage."

Custom Fields on Thomson Innovation enables professionals engaged in the
IP lifecycle to add their own internal context to global patent information.
For example, they can:

    - Apply internal technology classifications to patent records to assign
      them to specific portfolios or business units

    - Correlate product use or brand information to patent records to aid in
      valuation assessments

    - Drive alert result workflows by attaching a process stage to patent
      records, indicating when it's ready for the next participant in the
      process to take action

    - Tag records with relevancy indicators to aid R&D colleagues in
      assessing technologies or to identify potential prior art for legal

    - Import patent portfolio data from Thomson IP Manager(R), Thomson
      Reuters intellectual asset management solution, to perform detailed
      analyses and make maintenance decisions

"Custom Fields on Thomson Innovation is yet another market-exclusive
capability we are pleased to offer our customers," said Cindy Poulos, vice
president of product management for the IP Solutions business of Thomson
Reuters. "Client input is a major driver for our product development. Since
its launch in December 2007, we have continually enhanced Thomson Innovation
to be at the forefront of the market with customer-driven features, such as
this industry-first interoperability between market-leading IP research and
intellectual asset management platforms."

Winner of both the R&D 100 and InfoWorld 100 awards, Thomson Innovation
is the only IP research platform that allows users to search global patent
data, scientific literature, business and news information within a single
search. Coupled with Derwent World Patents Index(R) (DWPI(SM)), the
industry's most trusted source of global IP data, plus full text Asia-Pacific
patents in English, users can leverage leading analytical capabilities to
turn large volumes of data into actionable intelligence.

For more detail on Custom Fields in Thomson Innovation, go to

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Laura Gaze, Thomson Reuters, IP Solutions, +1-203-868-3340, laura.gaze at or John Roderick, J. Roderick Inc., +1-631-656-9736, john at

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