Clarivate Accurately Forecasts Four New 2023 Nobel Prize Laureates


Clarivate Plc (NYSE:CLVT), a global leader in connecting people and organizations to intelligence they can trust to transform their world, today celebrates the four new Nobel Laureates who were accurately identified as potential Nobel Prize recipients. Ferenc Krausz, Moungi G. Bawendi, Louis E. Braus and Claudia Goldin were named to the Citation Laureates™ list from Clarivate™ several years before being recognized by the Nobel Assembly.

Every year, the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)™ at Clarivate interprets the high-quality citation data in the Web of Science™ to identify researchers of Nobel class who may be future Nobel Prize recipients.

Four of this year’s Nobel Laureates in three categories (Physics, Chemistry and Economics) were identified as being of Nobel class as far back as 2012. This demonstrates that extremely high levels of citations in trusted journals can signal what the global scientific community regards as groundbreaking and of the utmost importance. Since 2002, a remarkable 75 Citation Laureates have gone on to receive a Nobel Prize.

To explain the accuracy of the ISI in identifying future Nobel Laureates, David Pendlebury, Head of Research Analysis, ISI, Clarivate, said: “We rise to the unique challenge of forecasting Nobel Prize laureates by combining data-driven quantitative analysis with the human expertise of our analysts at ISI. This approach allows us to identify potential Nobel awardees years in advance, as exemplified by the four Citation Laureates honored this year. Their groundbreaking contributions have transformed our world, and it is an honor to see them recognized with a Nobel Prize.”

The four Citation Laureates named as Nobel Laureates in 2023 are:

  • The 2023 Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to Pierre AgostiniFerenc Krausz and Anne L’Huillier “for experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light for the study of electron dynamics in matter”.
    • ISI identified this scientific breakthrough in 2015 as deserving of a Nobel Prize, linked to Ferenc Krausz, Anne L’Huillier and Paul Corkum for their contributions to the development of attosecond physics. While Krausz and Corkum were named Citation Laureates in 2015, Anne L’Huillier declined to be included on the list.
  • The 2023 Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded to Moungi G. BawendiLouis E. Brus and Alexey Ekimov “for the discovery and synthesis of quantum dots”.
    • ISI named two of the researchers behind this scientific breakthrough several years ago: Louis E. Brus was named a Citation Laureate in 2012 for the discovery of colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals (quantum dots), and Moungi G. Bawendi in 2020 for synthesis of nanocrystals with precise attributes for a wide range of applications in physical, biological and medical systems.
  • The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2023 was awarded to Claudia Goldin “for having advanced our understanding of women’s labour market outcomes”.
    • ISI identified Claudia Goldin as a Citation Laureate in 2020, recognizing her Nobel-worthy contributions to labor economics, especially her analysis of women and the gender pay gap.

To learn more about the methodology of the Citation Laureates list, explore our Hall of Citation Laureates and discover our interviews with these exceptional researchers, please visit our website.


Clarivate Launches AI-Powered Tool to Simplify IP Budgets and Forecasts


Clarivate Plc (NYSE:CLVT), a global leader in connecting people and organizations to intelligence they can trust to transform their world, today launched Forecast, the next generation artificial intelligence (AI)-driven solution designed to enable intellectual property (IP) professionals worldwide to confidently and efficiently optimize their IP portfolios and strategy.

Forecast is an IP cost forecasting and budgeting tool that gives IP professionals powerful capabilities for predictive budget forecasting, and which is fully integrated with IPfolio, a leading IP management system. This automates and simplifies the process to enable faster budget approvals.

In today’s knowledge-based economy, innovation is a core driver of business growth and competitive advantage. Corporate value is increasingly vested in intangible assets, including IP. This is driving a dramatic expansion in IP portfolios, with the attendant costs of securing, maintaining and protecting patent and trademark rights in a global marketplace also increasing.

Gordon Samson, President, Intellectual Property, Clarivate, said: “Managing IP as a strategic asset and as a major cost center is an issue of increasing importance, from corporate legal departments to the C-suite, and it requires careful financial management.”

“With empowering IP professionals at the center of our strategy, Clarivate is utilizing AI technology and proprietary best-in-class data assets to launch Forecast, and provide IP professionals with new powerful capabilities for predictive budget forecasting. Our continued investment in AI demonstrates our commitment to bring clarity to the complex and support IP professionals in a rapidly changing environment.”

Powered by predictive AI, Forecast provides IP professionals with the ability to track and predict IP costs across the entire portfolio more accurately and efficiently. It can create budget scenarios to make smarter filing and maintenance decisions, and generate real-time reports and dashboards to collaborate seamlessly with stakeholders and achieve faster approvals.

Clarivate also recently launched the Brand Landscape Analyzer and announced the development of the Trademark Watch Analyzer. These tools leverage AI on rich proprietary content and are trained by Clarivate internal search experts to analyze and deliver insights from more than 140 million trademark records and over 6.2 million trademark office and court decisions.

To learn more about Clarivate Forecast, visit here.


Clarivate Enriches Web of Science Platform with Integration of ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global


Clarivate Plc (NYSE: CLVT), a global leader in connecting people and organizations to intelligence they can trust to transform their world, today announced the integration of ProQuest™ Dissertations & Theses Global with its renowned Web of Science™ platform. This integration enables researchers to gain quick and easy access to a vast multidisciplinary collection of early career scholarship of more than 5.5 million global dissertations and theses.

The new solution, ProQuest™ Dissertations & Theses Citation Index, offers a comprehensive research experience with access to discover early career research alongside journals, preprints and other scholarly sources within a single platform. By eliminating the need to search multiple databases, it will provide a streamlined workflow for students and researchers, facilitating their academic success and driving further research advancements.

Clarivate is committed to meeting user feedback and requests. In a recent survey of Web of Science users, researchers expressed their interest in dissertations and theses as the most desired source of secondary, supplementary content. In response, Clarivate has integrated ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global with the Web of Science to offer a multidisciplinary collection of early career scholarship from more than 4,100 institutions across 60+ countries. In addition, mutual customers of both will enjoy seamless access to more than three million full text documents on the ProQuest platform.

With this integration, Web of Science is enriched to enable the discovery of millions of dissertations and theses alongside journal articles, research data, patents and preprints. This integration empowers researchers and students to conduct more expansive literature reviews by incorporating unpublished scholarship and diverse perspectives. The research process is rarely straightforward and it is important for the advancement of knowledge to embrace both positive and negative scientific findings, which ensures researchers access a comprehensive view of available scientific evidence and can avoid duplication of effort in later research.

Furthermore, researchers can showcase their early career achievements to peers and evaluators by claiming their dissertation or thesis in their Web of Science Researcher Profile. Clarivate is actively working to add Linked Cited References and Related Records – scheduled for release by Q4 2023 – to further enhance the connections between dissertations and the Web of Science platform.

Emmanuel Thiveaud, Senior Vice President, Research and Analytics, Academia & Government at Clarivate said, “At Clarivate, we are dedicated to supporting academic institutions in advancing knowledge through research and education by providing trusted content and tools. We continuously gather customer insights and respond quickly to deliver best-in-class solutions that drive research excellence. The addition of our expansive collection of early-career scholarly content from ProQuest to the Web of Science platform opens new possibilities. With this blend of comprehensive content, researchers and students alike can discover emerging trends, identify new areas of research and find post-graduate programs engaged in cutting-edge research, all through a singular search, thus streamlining their research workflow.”


Clarivate Unveils Journal Citation Reports 2023 – a Trusted Resource to Support Research Integrity and Promote Accurate Journal Evaluation


Clarivate Plc (NYSE:CLVT), a global leader in connecting people and organizations to intelligence they can trust to transform their world, today released the 2023 update to its annual Journal Citation Reports™ (JCR)™. This annual release identifies more than 21,500 high-quality academic journals from across 250+ scientific and research disciplines. Only journals that have met the rigorous quality standards for inclusion in the Web of Science™ index are selected, to ensure that users can confidently rely on the information and data provided to foster and support collective community goals to adhere to research integrity norms.

For nearly half a century, the information released in the annual Journal Citation Reports has been trusted by the global academic community as a reliable resource for identifying leading journals in their fields. It provides clarity of key citation impact trends, powered by a range of indicators, descriptive data and compelling visualizations, enabling meaningful comparisons and insights.

The annual reports incorporate a variety of metrics, including the widely recognized Journal Impact Factor™ (JIF)™ and the Journal Citation Indicator. Clarivate advocates that journal editors and the wider scholarly community make use of the broad contextual information provided alongside the Journal Impact Factor to present a comprehensive view of a journal’s influence.

This year for the first time, all Web of Science Core Collection™ journals that passed the rigorous Web of Science quality criteria and were accepted before January 1, 2023, were eligible to receive a Journal Impact Factor. By expanding the JIF to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index™ (AHCI) and the multidisciplinary Emerging Sources Citation Index™ (ESCI), more than 9,000 journals from more than 3,000 publishers now have a JIF for the first time. This indicator helps the scholarly community more easily identify trustworthy, high-quality journals that have been selected by the Web of Science editorial team. Selection is only granted to journals that have met the 24 rigorous quality criteria applied on evaluation. Just 15% of journals evaluated by an in-house editorial team pass this high-quality bar.

Furthermore, the JCR 2023 release presents the JIF with one decimal place, rather than three. This move to one decimal place introduces more ties, which will encourage users to consider additional indicators and descriptive data when comparing journals. The Journal Citation Indicator – a normalized journal-level metric – is emphasized for easy interpretation and cross-disciplinary comparison.

Dr. Nandita Quaderi, Editor-in-Chief & Vice President of the Web of Science, Clarivate, said: “As part of our ongoing commitment to providing transformative intelligence and trusted content, all quality journals in the Web of Science Core Collection are now eligible for a Journal Impact Factor. The JIF was introduced in 1975 as a measure of scholarly impact and was restricted to journals in the sciences and social sciences. As fraudulent behavior has intensified in scholarly publishing, there is an increasing need for markers of trustworthiness. In this year’s JCR release we expand the JIF from only the most impactful science and social science journals to journals across all disciplines that have passed our rigorous quality evaluation. This means the JIF is now a reliable indicator of trustworthiness, as well as a measure of scholarly impact, at the journal level.”

Emmanuel Thiveaud, Senior Vice President for Research & Analytics, Academia & Government at Clarivate added: “Research integrity is crucial for ensuring the credibility, reliability and trustworthiness of the scientific and scholarly record. It is of paramount importance to us at Clarivate that our data in the Web of Science citation index and the JCR metrics derived from it are accurate and reliable for the purposes of research discovery and assessment. This year we have taken significant additional steps to foster research integrity in the Web of Science as we seek to uphold the highest ethical standards and proactively contribute to the maintenance of public trust in scientific and scholarly research.”

Key highlights from the 2022 data include:

  • More than 21,500 high-quality journals from 254 research categories and 112 countries are identified and receive a JIF. This includes:
    • 13,668 science journals
    • 7,123 social science journals
    • 3,248 arts & humanities journals
  • More than 5,600 journals publish all their content as open access
  • 9,136 journals receive a Journal Impact Factor for the first time

The JCR is based on 2022 data compiled from the Web of Science Core Collection, the leading collection of quality journals, books and conference proceedings in the world’s largest publisher-neutral global citation database. Publications are evaluated by a global team of in-house editors at Clarivate using rigorous selection criteria. The data from selected content are then carefully curated to ensure accuracy in the JCR metrics, together with a wide body of descriptive data. These insights enable researchers, publishers, editors, librarians and funders to explore the key drivers of a journal’s value for diverse audiences.

Clarivate is proud of its commitment to deliver unbiased, publisher-neutral information, which does not promote or endorse any specific publishers. This enables confident decision-making for a wide group of stakeholders including publishers, academic institutions, funders and researchers.

Each journal profile in the JCR provides a rich array of journal intelligence metrics, allowing users to filter and rank journals by category. These metrics include:

  • The Journal Citation Indicator, which represents the average category-normalized citation impact for papers published in the prior three-year period
  • The Immediacy Index, which measures how frequently the journal’s content is cited within the same year as publication
  • Cited half-life, which is the median age, in years, of items in the journal that were cited during the JCR year
  • The Journal Impact Factor, which scales the citations received to recent content by a measure of the size of the journal’s scholarly output
  • In addition, the Journal Citation Reports include descriptive data such as availability of open access content, top contributing institutions and regions

To explore all available data, metrics and analysis visit the Journal Citation Reports. For further insights into this year’s release, please refer to our series of blogs. The changes to the 2023 release apply from this year forward; no changes will be made to data from previous years.


Clarivate Top 100 New Brands Report Reveals Mainland China and United States Are Epicenters of Brand Creation


Clarivate Plc (NYSE: CLVT), a global leader in connecting people and organizations to intelligence they can trust to transform their world, today released the annual Top 100 New Brands report. The report draws on global trademark data covering 145 million individual trademark records, analyzing applications filed worldwide between 2021 and 2022 to identify new brands which have surged into the public sphere and demonstrated the greatest diligence in protecting and expanding their brand footprint.

Today, the new brands ‘brandscape’ is undergoing rapid transformation. Mainland China and the United States represent the epicenters of brand creation and activity and show the greatest volume of new brand activity. Mainland China is home to 27 listed brands including WATCH D from Huawei and X nova from China Post Communications Equipment. The U.S. is home to 25 including SHAREPLAY from Apple and AIRCOVER from Airbnb. Europe continues to contribute a significant number of new brands on the list including Germany and Switzerland with eight Top 100 New Brands each, Netherlands with five, France with four and the U.K. with three.

The pervasiveness of artificial intelligence (AI) and technology is reflected in the list with brands from the software, media, finance and fintech sector and electronics brands featuring strongly in the list.

Robert Reading, Director, Government and Content Strategy at Clarivate said, “The modern brand landscape is constantly evolving in a world where there are more risk angles to consider when organizations plan a new brand launch. Amidst these challenges, resourceful new brands are cutting through the noise.”

Other key findings in the report include:

  • Some notable brand owners have multiple Top 100 New Brands on the list: Apple, Huawei and Yuga Labs have five each. Apple owns: SIGNTIME, SHAREPLAY, APPLE WATCH ULTRA, RESTORE FUND and APPLE FIND MY. Huawei owns: AITO, FITAI, HUAWEI Care, Petal Maps and WATCH D. Yuga Labs owns: BORED APE YACHT CLUB, CryptoPunks, KODAS, Meebits and MUTANT APE YACHT CLUB.

  • The consumer goods and food sector, like in 2022, is in the top spot with 23 new brands on this year’s list. The number of brands in the luxury, fashion and sports sector remains unchanged from last year – with 15 new brands listed.

  • In 2023, South Korea emerges as a rising source of new brand creation, tied with the Netherlands for fifth place, with five brands each on the list. This demonstrates South Korea’s expanding influence and increasing global contribution.

Gordon Samson, President, Intellectual Property, Clarivate, said, “At Clarivate, we help forward-thinking brand owners. Our brand IP intelligence solutions enable them to create, expand and protect their brands in a world where expectations are ever higher, and the commercial pressures are greater. By offering essential solutions across the IP lifecycle and perspectives of the brand landscape through trusted and transformative intelligence, we help brand creators to navigate an ever-changing brand landscape and reach their full potential.”


Top 100 New Brands uses content resources across Clarivate, including Clarivate Trademark Strength Index™ and CompuMark™ trademark search and protection. Clarivate experts analyzed global trademark data covering 145 million individual trademark records, analyzing applications filed worldwide between 2021 and 2022 with a verbal (word) element.

Clarivate Brand IP experts evaluated each application and checked for owner details, and applied a score to each brand based on key metrics from the Clarivate Trademark Strength Index:

  • Market footprint – scope of Nice Classes covered by the brand, including a measure of how dominant the brand is within each relevant class.
  • Geographic/economic coverage – the number of countries/registers where protection has been sought, weighted for country GDP.

Taken together, Clarivate identified the Top 100 New Brands 2023 – new brands which have surged into the public sphere in the last two years and demonstrated exceptional ability bringing value, impact and protection on a global scale.


Clarivate Announces Partnership with AI21 Labs as part of its Generative AI Strategy to Drive Growth


Clarivate Plc (NYSE: CLVT), a global leader in connecting people and organizations to intelligence they can trust to transform their world, today announced a strategic partnership with AI21 Labs, a pioneer in generative artificial intelligence (AI). The collaboration will integrate large language models into solutions from Clarivate, to enable intuitive academic conversational search and discovery, specifically designed to foster researcher excellence and drive success for researchers and students, while adhering to core academic principles and values.

AI has the potential to revolutionize the world, but its effectiveness relies heavily on the quality of the training data. With billions of trusted, curated, articles, books, documents and propriety best in class data points, Clarivate is well-placed to lead the market on this opportunity, providing customers with the highest quality open, licensed and proprietary content, data and insights while mitigating associated risks.

“We hear from our customers that they are excited about the possibilities that generative AI can bring to help them get more accurate answers faster and be more productive,” said Jonathan Gear, Chief Executive Officer, Clarivate. “We have already been using AI in our products for years and our customers trust us to apply new technologies in a responsible way to help them advance their goals and achieve bigger breakthroughs. As part of our growth strategy, we are continuously looking at exciting new ways of applying AI and machine learning responsibly to create new products, enhance productivity and drive better customer outcomes that will provide opportunities to increase value while improving speed-to-market.”

The partnership with AI21 Labs will combine curated and trusted content from Clarivate with AI21 Labs’ state-of-the-art large language models, to further enhance libraries’ solutions to their users. It will provide students, faculty and researchers with rapid access to detailed and contextual information and answers along with more personalized services to offer benefits such as relevant recommendations. Conversational search across discovery solutions will allow students to intuitively interact with discovery services, aggregated databases and collections to receive more relevant, diversified results and services based on trusted content.

Bar Veinstein, President, Academia & Government at Clarivate said, “AI is deeply embedded in our academia and library business. Through this partnership – with our trusted content as the foundation – AI-powered services from Clarivate will be transformative for libraries and academic institutions. We aim to empower researchers and students with the tools they need to gain insights from the ever-growing volume of scholarly content, while upholding academic integrity and observing ethical standards. By utilizing these new AI-powered services, forward-thinking institutions will be at the forefront of improved teaching experience and accelerated pace of research. We will continue to work very closely with our customers, user groups, and partners, to ensure the effective, accurate and responsible roll-out of these exciting developments.”

At AI21 Labs we’re focused on leveraging our state-of-the-art LLMs for real-world solutions, bringing their value to millions of people,” said Ori Goshen, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of AI21 Labs. “With this partnership, Clarivate is joining the many companies that integrate our generative AI’s versatile capabilities to transform large amounts of text into products that are more sophisticated than existing tools for language generation and comprehension.  Our language models are well-equipped to provide high-quality, contextual-based answers and services for Clarivate’s troves of content and data, making us the right partner for them.”


Clarivate and KAIST Innovation Strategy and Policy Institute Release Report on the Global AI Chip Innovation Landscape


Clarivate Plc (NYSE:CLVT), a global leader in connecting people and organizations to intelligence they can trust to transform the world, and the KAIST Innovation Strategy and Policy Institute (ISPI), a top research institution in South Korea today launched a collaborative report on the global innovation landscape of the artificial intelligence (AI) chip industry. The report suggests it is crucial to build an innovation ecosystem to stimulate mutual-cooperation among universities, enterprises and government-funded research institutes.

The report shows the chip industry is transforming from a mass market focused on large-scale production of general-purpose chip processors or memory to a diversified market with various mission-oriented chip processors specialized for different fields of AI. The competition in AI chip technology has never been so fierce as the demand for large-scale data processing with lower power consumption has grown rapidly to support industries related to big data and smart manufacturing.

Using industry-leading data from Clarivate, including Derwent World Patents Index™ (DWPI™), Derwent Patent Citation Index™ and Web of Science™, this report examines the innovation of AI chip technology based on patents and scientific papers, analyzes the landscape of AI chip technology in major countries and provides insights and directions for future innovation strategies for the industry.

Key findings of the report include:

  • The demand for AI chip including Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) and Neuromorphic processors has been increasing since 2010 when AI began to be utilized in various fields. Currently, Mainland China and the United States account for about 80 percent of the global patents in the field of AI chip innovation. However, the quality of patents filed by Mainland China is relatively low while that by the United States is noticeably higher. In the United States, patents filed for the industry are evenly distributed across government-funded research institutes, enterprises and universities, which indicates a balanced development among all sectors.
  • The United States authors the most impactful scientific papers in this field, followed by SwitzerlandSingaporethe Netherlands, the United KingdomAustraliaCanada, Mainland China and South KoreaThe United States holds a dominant position in both quantity and quality of scientific papers in the AI chip industry. Although Switzerland holds only a small number of scientific papers, it has a higher research impact than Mainland China.
  • Innovation in the AI chip industry is being led by global R&D collaborations, including industry-university partnerships. Companies in the industry often do not have enough resources for doing basic research which is why they choose to collaborate closely with leading global universities on technology innovation.

“This report analyzes the competitive landscape of AI chip technology and provides key insights and directions for developing innovation strategies for the development of AI chips. The chip industry is transforming from a mass market to a diversified and customized market as the demand for large-scale data processing with lower power consumption rapidly increases. The various mission-oriented chip processors specialized for different fields including artificial intelligence also boost the transformation. Therefore, the competition for the R&D of AI chip technology is intensifying,” said Professor Wonjoon Kim, Director, KAIST Innovation Strategy and Policy Institute.

“The report guides us to the future of the global AI chip industry, a sector full of changes and potential. Clarivate works together with research organizations all around the world to fuel the world’s greatest breakthroughs by harnessing the power of human ingenuity. We believe innovation on AI chips can help transform our world and build a safer, more productive and sustainable future,” said Ed White, Principal Analyst and Vice President, Clarivate.


Delta Electronics Recognized as Top 100 Global Innovator 2023 by Clarivate


Delta, a global leading provider of power and thermal management solutions, today announced its has been honored for the second consecutive year as one of the Top 100 Global Innovators™ (2023) by Clarivate for its superior innovation and patent intellectual property portfolio. As of the end of 2022, the total number of patents approved for Delta exceeded 15,000 mainly in the United States, mainland ChinaTaiwanEurope, of which 1,070 patents where approved in 2022 alone.

Gordon Samson, Chief Product Officer, Clarivate, said, “We congratulate Delta Electronics for being named a Top 100 Global Innovators for two years in a row. Delta Electronics shows consistent, above-the-bar innovation performance, especially the success of its patent applications as intellectual assets in the market. Together with all Top 100 Global Innovators, Delta fully appreciates that innovative ideas and solutions to current challenges not only bring rewards to its business but foster genuine improvements in society.”

Ping Cheng, Delta’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are quite pleased to receive such a prominent recognition for Delta’s R&D endeavors for two years in a row. As a word-class corporate citizen committed to energy conservation and sustainable development, Delta leverages its focus on R&D-based innovation and its prowess in power electronics, infrastructure, and automation to provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions. In regards to our patent portfolio, Delta has deeply cultivated patent assets in its worldwide R&D centers, manufacturing sites, and major markets to optimize its competitiveness. Looking at the growth trends in India and Southeast Asia, Delta will continue accelerating its related portfolio there going forward.”

Delta’s innovative thinking has been deeply rooted in its corporate culture. The Delta Innovation Award has been established since 2008, and the awards for ” Intellectual Property” include the “Outstanding Contribution”, ” Elite Inventor” and ” Quality IP Portfolio” to commend individuals or teams for their innovation to construct a patent layout with commercial value. Delta commonly invests over 8% of its annual revenues into R&D and currently nurtures more than 10,000 R&D engineers and 73 R&D centers around the world to foster innovation. In addition, Delta established the Delta Research Center (DRC) in 2013 to respond to groundbreaking technological trends and to enhance its research and development capacity, which focus on smart manufacturing, artificial intelligence, ICT, and life sciences. DRC takes an open collaboration approach to actively collaborate with ecosystem partners from various industrial sectors, government agencies, academia, and research institutions for mutual success.

The Top 100 Global Innovators uses a complete comparative analysis of global invention data to assess the strength of every patented idea, using measures tied directly to their innovative power. For full information on the methodology used to identify the 2023 list, see here.


BioWorld by Clarivate Rethinks Obesity in New Special Investigation, Finding Fitness May Be More Linked to Health than Weight


BioWorld™ published by Clarivate Plc (NYSE:CLVT), a global leader in connecting people and organizations to intelligence they can trust to transform their world, explores how difficult scientific detachment can be for health topics that have large cultural components- such as obesity. After many years of research and development, drug-induced weight loss has matured into a viable therapeutic option. Special investigation from BioWorld provides in-depth analysis of the latest advances in metabolic health, how fitness may play a role in these shifts and how scientists’ perceptions of the obesity epidemic may shift.

According to the World Obesity Federation, one billion people globally will be living with obesity by 2030. With medical researchers’ laser focus on finding solutions to address the obesity epidemic, excitement is finally building around the next generation of drugs developed to help adults shed excess weight. These new classes of drugs offer promising results and may provide an alternative solution to weight loss other than invasive procedures such as bariatric surgery. While new weight loss drugs are an extraordinary advance in medicine and will likely become some of the most prescribed of all medications in the upcoming years, how will perceptions in the medical community around the role of fitness in weight loss and overall health evolve?

Following deep analysis of the latest studies on weight loss, metabolic health and fitness, BioWorld Science Managing Editor, Anette Breindl, discusses:

  • How difficult scientific detachment can be for health topics that have large cultural components. Heated debates continue around the discrepancies between individuals with Body Mass Index (BMI) in the “overweight” range, often associated with the greatest longevity, and individuals in the so-called “Class I obesity” category, who often live as long as those with a “normal” BMI.
  • How weight loss is blind to the behavioral differences between brown and white fats. Weight may be a poor proxy for health as fat cells are distributed throughout the body, and the details of where they are and what they are doing matter a great deal.
  • The effects of GLP-1R agonists, also called incretin mimetics, which go far beyond weight loss, and the question of whether weight loss is causal to their effects.
  • How new methods are enabling a molecular understanding of exercise, which may be much more important to health than weight is.

Lynn Yoffee, Publisher, BioWorld said: “Drug-induced weight loss has finally matured into a viable therapeutic option for patients. At the same time, there are longstanding concerns that the health effects of weight might be overrated. Can a person still be considered fit and healthy despite being over what is considered a normal weight? BioWorld Science Managing Editor Anette Breindl has reviewed the latest research around these challenges and raised several complicated red flags, just as millions of people are desperately hoping that the new weight loss pills are the answer in the quest to be healthy.”


Clarivate Partners with IPwe to Enhance AI and Blockchain Patent Solutions


Clarivate Plc (NYSE:CLVT), a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, today announced a strategic partnership with IPwe Inc., a leader in blockchain technology that provides smart solutions for the management of intangible assets through data-driven recommendations. The vision of this partnership is to enable Clarivate and IPwe customers to accelerate innovation through accessing uniquely curated patent data from Clarivate within IPwe’s artificial intelligence (AI), predictive analytics, and blockchain technology platform.

AI and Blockchain are transforming innovation for business leaders from patent offices, enterprises of all sizes, and universities. Through this strategic partnership, Clarivate will provide its world-leading patent data set to enable IPwe to further strengthen its next-generation AI and blockchain solutions for the digital transformation of IP. Combining best-in-class datasets from Clarivate with IPwe’s Smart Intangible Asset Management platform, this partnership will allow customers to validate their patent portfolio, acting as a single source of truth for data related to these critical assets.

IPwe is creating NFTs and tokenizing patents and other intangible assets into digital assets. The tokenization of intellectual property makes it easier to track, license, commercialize and transact, with verified information, less transactional friction and greater transparency that will encourage adoption and commercial opportunity. Combined with the power of Clarivate data to facilitate innovative blockchain solutions, IPwe will help enhance data accuracy and facilitate the growth of the global IP transaction market.

Gordon Samson, Chief Product Officer of Clarivate, said: “The IP industry is undergoing a tremendous digital transformation and blockchain will play a critical role in this shift. IPwe is leading the way when it comes to blockchain technology around smart intangible asset management. At Clarivate, we are committed to continual innovation and we are very excited to partner with IPwe to offer full transparency in patent identification and ownership, supporting the next generation of IP management.”

“Our partnership with Clarivate powers our Smart Intangible Asset Management platform with what we believe is the largest, best and most reliable curated intellectual property database in the world. This will enable us to access robust data sets that will power IPwe solutions that our customers can then utilize, providing greater transparency, transactional efficiency and enhanced commercial opportunity. Leveraging Clarivate’s data sets and IPwe’s technology is game changing for the IP ecosystem and innovation business leaders,” said Erich Spangenberg, CEO of IPwe.