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DWPI Coverage Enhancements – Adding CIS Countries

20. March 2019

From update 2019/17 onwards, the country coverage of Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) will be further enhanced by the inclusion of records from 8 former Soviet republics that now form the CIS(Commonwealth of Independent States), plus Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO). The patent authorities covered by this enhancement are:

  • Armenia (AM)
  • Belarus (BY)
  • Eurasian Patent Organization (EA)
  • Georgia (GE)
  • Kazakhstan (KZ)
  • Kyrgyzstan (KG)
  • Moldova (MD)
  • Uzbekistan (UZ)
  • Tajikistan (TJ)

The CIS region has a rapidly growing economy, with the members averaging 3.7% growth in GDP in 2017. This growth is underpinned by significant investment from China, along with increasing patenting activity in the region. Derwent is responding to this growth by including patents from this important region into DWPI.

The roll-out of this data to DWPI will begin with documents published in 2018, with concurrent indexing of older documents during 2019 to provide a backfile to around 2002 for most of the new authorities. The backfile will comprise more than 90,000 documents, including patent applications, granted patents and utility models.

Early analysis of these documents shows a strong focus on pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and chemistry, as well as civil and mechanical engineering. This increased coverage in DWPI enables the database to provide more efficient technology monitoring, prior art and freedom to operate searching, through the provision of authoritative DWPI English Language titles, abstracts, and Manual Codes.