The Wall Street Journal® Partners with The Patent Board™ for Weekly Feature of Patent Portfolio Rankings

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The Patent Board's exclusive rankings of patent and technology strength are now part of the Wall Street Journal's weekly financial coverage. The Patent Scorecard™ metrics, which rank technology strength and innovation of the world's leading companies, appear together with Dow Jones financial data to provide comprehensive patent rankings for 17 different industries. This weekly feature will give readers deeper insight into patent portfolios as measurable financial assets and drivers of market value.

As businesses focus more and more on protecting and leveraging these assets, we are pleased to partner with the country's leading business publication to help readers understand the value and importance of patents.

The Patent Board, the leading independent provider of tools and metrics for patent analysis and intellectual property investing, is now providing patent portfolio rankings to The Wall Street Journal. The Patent Scorecard appears weekly, and together with Dow Jones financial data they will provide comprehensive rankings for 17 different industries. This information gives readers deeper insight into patent portfolios as measurable financial assets and drivers of market value.

The feature launched in today's Wall Street Journal with an analysis of the Consumer Electronics sector.

The Patent Board (http://www.PatentBoard.com) tracks the patent portfolios of every major firm in the world. The Patent Scorecard is a rating of corporate innovation across 17 industries and combines a series of industry-standard metrics to arrive at patent portfolio quality, technological strength and breadth of impact. It has previously been published in MIT's Technology Review® and in BusinessWeek®. The Wall Street Journal will provide an overview of a different industry each week including automotive, semiconductors, information technology, aerospace & defense, and pharmaceuticals.

"Patent portfolios are now a well-defined asset class and a highly-valued strategic resource," said Christopher Ainsley, President and CEO of The Patent Board. "As businesses focus more and more on protecting and leveraging these assets, we are pleased to partner with the country's leading business publication to help readers understand the value and importance of patents."

"We are excited to offer our readers a unique rating approach that translates a company's intellectual property into standard financial metrics," said Gillian Shapiro-Dobbis, Deputy Director, Dow Jones Market Data Group at The Wall Street Journal. "As part of our redesign we are increasing our focus on what the news means, not just what happened, and the new Patent Scorecard feature is a great example of data that helps interpret the news."

The Patent Scorecard will appear every Tuesday in the Money & Investing section of The Wall Street Journal and will also be available at http://www.wsj.com in the coming weeks.

For additional information visit http://www.PatentBoard.com.

About The Patent Board

Founded in 1968 as a patent analytics and research institution, The Patent Board is the leading independent provider of best practices research, tools and metrics for patent analysis and intellectual property investment. The Patent Board tracks and analyzes innovation, movement, and the business value of patent assets across every industry on a global basis. Headquartered in Chicago, The Patent Board has offices in Philadelphia and Bangalore, India.

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