Thomson Scientific Bestows Award Celebrating Innovation and Entrepreneurship in India

    Award Winners were Chosen for Leading Innovation Through Technology in all
    Aspects of Scientific Literature and Patent Publications

    PHILADELPHIA, and LONDON, Dec. 19 /CNW/ -- Thomson Scientific, part of
The Thomson Corporation (NYSE:   TOC; TSX: TOC) and leading provider of
information solutions to the worldwide research and business communities,
today announced the winners of the 2007 Innovation Award, recognizing
leadership in technology as it relates to all aspects of scientific literature
and patent publications in India.
    The award, presented for the first time at the InfoVision 2007 conference
in Mumbai, India, went to Natco Research Center for their achievements through
patented technology as recorded in Thomson Scientific patent information
services. In particular, Natco was determined to be the most efficient
innovator by ranking the number of inventions per R&D spend.
    "India has taken great strides toward a healthy environment for
inventiveness and business creativity," said Mark Garlinghouse, vice president
of Thomson Scientific, Asia Pacific. "It is for this reason we are so pleased
to recognize its collective achievements. India is an important player in the
global research and technology arena, and we look forward to watching its
continued development, particularly in the areas of scientific literature and
patent publications."
    Winners were selected from small and medium-sized enterprises
headquartered in India and were chosen by analyzing their innovation through
patented technology as recorded in Thomson Scientific patent information
services. Criteria for the award included the number of patents, the
efficiency of innovation and the impact of innovation as measured by patent
    Intellectual Property Drives Economic and Technological Development in
    The importance of intellectual property as a major source for economic
and technological development in India is demonstrated by the increasing
creativity and impact of Indian research and technology throughout the world.
The last five years have seen an increase in publications by 45 percent and a
rapid increase in patenting activity. To foster this increase, the Indian
Patent Office has recently joined the patent offices of USA, Japan, South
Korea, China and the Europe in offering online filing for trademark and patent
applications. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
dominates the ranking table of the Top 10 patent assignees for all Indian
inventions from 1968 - 2004 and has also recently purchased Thomson
Scientific's ISI Web of Knowledge platform to provide access to its 10,000
scientists across 45 labs in India, allowing all users to cross-search
complementary resources.
    For more information on innovation in India, please visit:
    About The Thomson Corporation
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customers.  With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson provides
value-added information, software tools and applications to professionals in
the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, scientific research
and healthcare.  The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York
and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE:   TOC; TSX: TOC).
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