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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Innovation activity in Asia

The 2010 State of Innovation Report is the second annual analysis of 12 key technology areas and their global innovation by the IP Solutions business of Thomson Reuters. The technology areas analyzed within this report are often those with significant volumes of patent activity, according to data in the Derwent World Patents Index® (DWPISM) database from Thomson Reuters.Patent activity is used as a barometer for innovation in this report. To measure patent activity, expert analysts studied the first instance or invention for published patent applications and granted patents in 2010, counting each invention only once, in the country where protection was first sought. Asian countries Japan, Korea and China had significant presence in Satellite Technologies, Alternative Powered vehicles, Smart media, Kitchen appliances,Fermentation , Semi conductor materials and mobile telephony.

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