IP Asset Management Software drives collaboration.

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Designed to manage patents, trademarks, invention disclosures, and licensing agreements, Thomson IP Manager 3.0 unites internal and external stakeholders on secure platform to speed decision making and ensure protection of IP assets throughout product lifecycle. Process Architect(TM) allows organization to define and implement structured processes tailored to unique intellectual property workflow, while Collaboration Portal enables IP matters to move seamlessly from specialist to specialist.

Original Press Release:

Thomson IP Manager 3.0® Revolutionizes Intellectual Property Collaboration with Exclusive Advanced Technology

New release of intellectual asset management software empowers organizations to design tailored IP processes and drive collaboration across all stages of innovation

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Oct. 22 /- Thomson IP Management Services, a part of Thomson Reuters, today announced the release of Thomson IP Manager 3.0, a ground-breaking, enterprise-scale software solution for managing patents, trademarks, invention disclosures and licensing agreements. Both internal and external stakeholders are united on a common, secure platform to speed decision making, improve productivity, and ensure ongoing protection of critical intellectual property assets throughout the product lifecycle.

An exclusive, patent-pending technology, the Process Architect(TM), allows an organization to define and implement structured processes tailored to their unique intellectual property workflow. IP matters move seamlessly from specialist to specialist via a Collaboration Portal, ensuring stakeholder input and accelerating communication. And as a company's IP strategy evolves, the Process Architect provides unsurpassed flexibility by enabling workflows to be easily modified.

"Intellectual asset management has expanded beyond the legal department to now become the focal point of many organizations' business strategies," said Cynthia Murphy, vice president and general manager of Thomson IP Management Services. "With this transition, individuals throughout an enterprise are now engaged in the IP workflow, from product innovation through filing, prosecution, maintenance, commercialization and protection of IP assets," Murphy added. "Thomson IP Manager 3.0 reflects our ongoing commitment to deliver customer-focused solutions -- by enabling companies to align their IP strategy with their business strategy, get products to market faster, and capitalize on valuable IP investments."

The Thomson IP Manager 3.0 release also features several system enhancements including significantly faster performance, new form letter functionality, and new ways to associate files and images with case data. This release marks the debut of Thomson IP Manager in Europe, extending the company's IP management and payment service offerings there.

To hear a podcast with Cynthia Murphy, go to http://west.thomson.com/about/podcasts/WestcastIPManager2.mp3.

For more information on Thomson IP Manager 3.0, visit thomsonipmanagement.com.

About Thomson IP Management Services

Businesses and law firms at the forefront of intellectual asset management partner with Thomson IP Management Services. From ideation through prosecution and commercialization, Thomson IP Management Services helps you maximize the value of your portfolio, keep it aligned with your business strategy, and drive global competitiveness. Our solutions -- Thomson IP Manager, IP Payments and IP Rules -- integrate state-of-the-art portfolio management technology, comprehensive services and a world-class IP rules collection to provide unparalleled support of your patents, trademarks, licenses and other intellectual assets.

About Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs more than 50,000 people in 93 countries. For more information, go to thomsonreuters.com.

CONTACT: Laura Gaze, Senior Marketing Manager, IP Solutions, +1-203-868-3340, laura.gaze@thomsonreuters.com; or Gretchen DeSutter, Senior Communications Specialist, Legal, +1-651-687-7450, gretchen.desutter@thomsonreuters.com

Web Site: http://thomsonipmanagement.com/

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