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Weekly News Digest

September 1, 2011 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Thomson Reuters Adds New Patent Authorities to Derwent World Patents Index

The IP Solutions business of Thomson Reuters announced that its Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) database has expanded global coverage to include patent records from the patent issuing authorities of Poland, Hong Kong, and the Gulf Cooperation Council (the GCC is a regional office registering patents in the following Member States: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, State of Qatar, State of Bahrain, State of Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, and Sultanate of Oman).

This comprehensive collection of editorially enhanced patent documents from 47 global issuing authorities also includes English language abstracts and titles making it easier for researchers to quickly find the information they need to make informed decisions regarding protected technologies in these key global markets.

New coverage in DWPI includes the following:

  • Polish patent applications, granted patents, and utility models published from January 2011
  • Hong Kong patent applications, granted patents, and short-term patents published from January 2011
  • GCC-granted patents published from 2004

Patent and literature citations are part of the Derwent Patents Citation Index, a companion file to DWPI. The inclusion of these authorities in DWPI is designed to improve the effectiveness of technology monitoring, prior art research, and freedom-to-operate searching through the English-language content and intellectually applied indexing for these new regions.

Source: Thomson Reuters

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