Nanotechnology R&D Grows in Beauty Industry According to Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property Analysis
The report tracks unique inventions published in patent applications and granted patents from 2003 to 2009, along with trademark data from 2000 through 2009, to identify the companies and areas of nanotechnology innovation showing the sharpest growth in this industry. The findings include:
The data in this report was compiled using the Thomson Reuters Derwent World Patents Index® (DWPI(SM)) database, for patent research, and SERION®, for trademarks, to identify global innovation and brand activity in nanotechnology for personal care products. Patent and trademark activity are being used as a benchmark for innovation. The patent research aggregates granted documents and published applications (examined and unexamined) in 2003 and 2009. Results from both time periods were then compared to determine the overall growth trend over the last seven years.
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-- Nanotech Growth Accelerates: The volume of innovative patents involving nanotechnology in beauty and personal-care items grew by 103% over the last seven years, more than doubling from 181 patents in 2003 to 367 in 2009.
SOURCE Thomson Reuters IP Solutions
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