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DWPI anniversary marks addition of 50th data source
SEVILLE, SPAIN and ALEXANDRIA, VA, March 11, 2013 - Intellectual Property (IP) &
Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent
information for businesses and professionals, today announced the 50(th)
anniversary of Derwent World Patents Index(®) (DWPI(SM)), its flagship,
proprietary database that is the world's most trusted source of patent
information. This announcement marks the start of a yearlong celebration in
honor of DWPI, as well as the inclusion of the 50(th) data source in DWPI:
Indonesia. On this milestone anniversary, DWPI continues to provide
professionals with authoritative, editorially enhanced patent data from 48
worldwide patent authorities and two literature sources.
Originating in 1963, the Thomson Reuters DWPI database enables professionals to
more easily research and understand the world's innovations through editorially
English-language abstracting and indexing of patent documents. Today,
DWPI covers more than 23 million inventions (basic records/patent families)
detailed in over 50 million patent documents and is used by more than 40 patent
DWPI's reliable and enhanced patent data contains many key features that
distinguish it as the most trusted source of patent research information
available. Patent records contain descriptive titles, abstracts summarizing an
invention's novelty using industry terminology, and corrections to important
bibliographic information, including misspelled assignee and inventor names,
erroneous priority data, missing classification codes and more. An expertly
trained staff of several hundred editors applies over 5,000 rules to normalize,
standardize, correct and enhance patent records resulting in approximately
6,000 corrections each week.
"Originally created to streamline patent research for the pharma sector, today
DWPI provides the world's most comprehensive collection of global patent data in
English," said . "Montagu Hyams, the founder of what is now called Derwent
World Patents Index, laid the fundamental groundwork for what has become the
most trusted source of patent information, and we will continue to enhance
Monty's vision by providing our customers with unparalleled access to the
world's patent literature."
"I never imagined that the efforts that commenced from a desk in my London home,
named `Derwent' would attain such global coverage and appeal," said Montagu
Hyams. "I am proud that the value-added approach I took from the outset is
appreciated and that such a wealth of patent intelligence has accumulated.
Thomson Reuters has built on my work to provide the world's most comprehensive
and authoritative patent database, and that is wonderful for a 95-year-old to
The country coverage was recently enhanced with the inclusion of records
published by the Indonesian patent office. The latest addition brings the
coverage in DWPI to 50, further extending the global footprint of its
editorially enhanced content. The new Indonesian coverage includes all patent
applications and short-term patents published from January 2011 to present.
Learn more about the Derwent World Patents Index.
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