NEW YORK and LONDON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The IP Solutions business of Thomson Reuters today announced that its Derwent World Patents Index® (DWPI(SM)) database registered its 20 millionth invention, a patent record from Malaysia. This historic milestone is a result of recent enhancements in the coverage of Asia-Pacific patents in DWPI.
Created in 1963, the Thomson Reuters DWPI database enables professionals to more easily research and understand the world's innovations through editorially enhanced English-language abstracting and indexing of patent documents from 44 patent issuing authorities globally, including Asia-Pacific patent data from Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. DWPI contains 20 million inventions covering 43.5 million individual patents and is used globally by thousands of organizations and 36 patent offices, making it the world's most trusted and authoritative patent database.
"Our customers count on DWPI to be the definitive source of worldwide patent data, especially for countries that are difficult to source or search," said Rob Adams, Thomson Reuters senior director of product management. "We understand how critical emerging markets are to our customers and continue to extend our lead in English-language coverage for Asian, Latin American and Eastern European authorities."
Thomson Reuters recently added the following content to DWPI, including English-language abstracts and titles:
- Granted patents from Malaysia
- Granted patents from Thailand
- Granted patents and utility models from the Philippines
- Patent applications and granted patents from Vietnam
- Patent applications and utility models from Russia
The 20 millionth invention in DWPI, filed as MY 140727A, is from IEV Group, a Malaysian oil and marine industry services company headquartered in Selangor on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. It describes a band-saw system for cutting pipes, such as oil pipelines, underwater, supporting Malaysia's petroleum production and refining industry.
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