Thomson Scientific Launches Thomson Innovation, the New Standard for Intellectual Property Research and Analysis

    New Web-based Solution Integrates Scientific Literature, Business Data and
    Market-Leading Patent Data in a Single Platform

    PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Dec. 3 /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, has launched its
new intellectual property research and analysis solution, Thomson
Innovation(SM) ( For the first time, researchers
will be able to simultaneously search worldwide editorially enhanced patent
data, Asian patent data translated into English, scientific literature, and
business and news sources.
    "The global intellectual property market is changing rapidly, and
organizations need to be aware of changes in the evolving landscape, such as
the proliferation of patenting activity in Asia," said David Brown, Executive
Vice President, Corporate Markets, Thomson Scientific. "It's more critical
than ever for our customers to have access to the most authoritative patent
data, and to incorporate complementary sources, like scientific literature, in
their intellectual property research."
    Designed in collaboration with more than 1,800 customers, Thomson
Innovation sets a new standard in intellectual property research and analysis
that will help companies accelerate ideation, improve productivity, minimize
risks and gain a competitive advantage. It provides:

    -- Comprehensive prior art searching with the ability to search patents
       and scientific literature simultaneously
    -- Expanded Asian patent coverage, including translations of Japanese
       full-text and additional editorially enhanced abstracts of Chinese data
    -- A fully integrated searchable database combining Derwent World Patent
       Index(R) (DWPI(SM)) with full-text patent data to provide the most
       comprehensive patent records available
    -- Support of strategic intellectual property decisions through:
     -- powerful analysis and visualization tools, such as charting,
        citation mapping and search result ranking
     -- and, integration of business and news resources
    -- Enhanced collaboration capabilities, including customizable folder
       structures that enable users to organize, annotate, search and share
       relevant files
    Thomson Innovation is being launched in phases, and the first release is
available now and includes global, full-text patent sources, including Japan.
In rapid succession, it will be followed by the addition of Derwent World
Patents Index, scientific literature, business information and news. A series
of additional enhancements will be delivered throughout 2008.
    For more information about Thomson Innovation, visit
    About The Thomson Corporation
    The Thomson Corporation ( is a global leader in providing
essential electronic workflow solutions to business and professional
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).
    Thomson Scientific is a business of The Thomson Corporation.  Its
information solutions assist professionals at every stage of research and
development-from discovery to analysis to product development and
distribution. Thomson Scientific information solutions can be found at

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For further information: Kevin Bonsor, Thomson Scientific, 
+1-919-461-7428, Web Site:                

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