Company:Clarivate Analytics

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Short description: American analytics company
Clarivate Analytics
PredecessorThe Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters
Founded2016; 8 years ago (2016)
Key people
Jerre Stead (CEO)
OwnersPublic company (NYSE: CCC, CCC.WS)

Clarivate Analytics is a Philadelphia and London-based company formed in 2016, following the acquisition of Thomson Reuters' Intellectual Property and Science Business by Onex Corporation and Baring Private Equity Asia.[1] In May 13, 2019, Clarivate Analytics merged with Churchill Capital.[2]

Clarivate Analytics owns and operates a collection of subscription-based services focused largely on analytics, including scientific and academic research, patent intelligence and compliance standards, pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence trademark, domain and brand protection.[3] The services include Web of Science, Cortellis, Derwent, Derwent World Patents Index, CompuMark, MarkMonitor, Techstreet, Publons, EndNote, Kopernio, and ScholarOne.[4]

Company history

Clarivate Analytics was formerly the Intellectual Property and Science division of Thomson Reuters. In 2016, Thomson Reuters struck a $3.55 billion deal in which they spun it off into an independent company, and sold it to private-equity firms Onex Corporation and Baring Private Equity Asia.[5][6]

In May 13, 2019, Clarivate merged with Churchill Capital. Churchill's CEO, Jerre Stead (previous chairman and CEO of IHS Markit)[7] became Clarivate's executive chairman.[8]

Products and services

Web of Science Group

Products providing data, analytics, insights, workflow tools, and professional services to researchers, universities, research institutions, governments, private and public research funding organizations, publishers, and research-intensive corporations,[9] including:

  • Web of Science Platform
  • EndNote
  • InCites
  • Journal Citation Reports
  • Essential Science Indicators
  • ScholarOne
  • Publons
  • Converis
  • Kopernio


Suite of life science intelligence solutions used to inform decision making across the drug and device development lifecycle,[10] including:

  • Cortellis Regulatory Intelligence
  • Cortellis Competitive Intelligence
  • Cortellis Clinical Trials Intelligence
  • Cortellis Deals Intelligence
  • Cortellis Drug Discovery Intelligence
  • Cortellis Digital Health Intelligence
  • MetaCore, a Cortellis Solution
  • Newport, a Cortellis Solution
  • BioWorld


Database products and services used for searching and analyzing patents; IP administration and prosecution support services to support the IP lifecycle,[11] including:

  • Derwent Innovation
  • Derwent World Patents Index
  • Derwent SequenceBase
  • Derwent Data Analyzer


Information services used by brand and trademark professionals to evaluate new potential trademarks and monitor existing trademarks for infringement,[12] including:

  • SAEGIS Trademark Screening Tools
  • TM go365 DIY Research Solution
  • Trademark Full Search, Trademark Watching
  • Copyright and Title Searches


Proprietary software and services for registering and managing the domain name portfolios, providing online brand protection, antipiracy and antifraud solutions,[13] including:

  • MarkMonitor Domain Management
  • MarkMonitor AntiCounterfeiting
  • MarkMonitor AntiPiracy
  • MarkMonitor AntiFraud


Engineering industry standards, codes, and management tools for staying compliant in electronic, print and enterprise solutions,[14] including:

  • Techstreet Enterprise
  • Techstreet Store

Annual lists, reports and more

Highly Cited Researchers

Clarivate Analytics publishes an annual Highly Cited Researchers list. The list recognizes "the world's most influential researchers of the past decade, demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science."[15] Researchers are selected for their exceptional performance in one or more of 21 fields (those used in Clarivate Analytics Essential Science Indicators, or ESI) or across several fields. The 2019 list of Highly Cited Researchers was released on November 19, 2019.[16]

Citation Laureates

Each year since 2002, Institute for Scientific Information analysts have drawn on Web of Science publication and citation data to identify influential researchers in the research areas recognized by Nobel Prizes: Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Economics. Out of some 47 million papers indexed in the Web of Science since 1970, only 4,900 (or .01%) have been cited 2,000 or more times. It is from the authors of this group of papers that Citation Laureates are identified and selected. The 2019 Citation Laureates were named on September 24, 2019.[17]

Journal Citation Reports

Clarivate Analytics publishes the annual Journal Citation Reports, which identifies the world's most impactful academic journals included in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), part of the Web of Science Core Collection. The 2019 Journal Citation Reports was released on June 20, 2019.[18]

Drugs to Watch

The annual Drugs to Watch analysis, produced since 2013, identifies new drugs forecasted to achieve annual sales of $1 billion or more by 2023 using data and analytics from Cortellis life sciences solutions. The 2019 Drugs to Watch report] was released on March 20, 2019 and included drugs Upadacitinib, Zolgensma and Skyrizi[19]


  • January 17, 2020: Decision Resources Group, a leading healthcare research and consulting company, providing high-value healthcare industry analysis and insights.[20]
  • December 2, 2019: Darts-ip, provider of case law data and analytics for intellectual property (IP) professionals.[21]
  • September 9, 2019: SequenceBase, provider of patent sequence information and search technology to the biotech, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.[22]
  • October 30, 2018: TrademarkVision, provider of Artificial Intelligence (AI) trademark research solutions.[23]
  • April 10, 2018: Kopernio, AI-tech startup providing ability to search for full-text versions of selected scientific journal articles.[24]
  • June 1, 2017: Publons, a global platform for researchers to share recognition for peer review.[25]


  1. "Acquisition of the Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property and Science business by Onex and Baring Asia completed" (Press release). Clarivate Analytics. PR Newswire. 2016-10-03. Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  2. "Churchill Capital Corp Completes Merger with Clarivate Analytics Plc" (Press release). Clarivate Analytics. PR Newswire. 2016-10-03. Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  3. ""Clarivate Analytics: New Name, Established Products" by Ojala, Marydee - Online Searcher, Vol. 41, Issue 3, May-June 2017 | Online Research Library: Questia". 
  4. ""Clarivate Analytics: New Name, Established Products" by Ojala, Marydee - Online Searcher, Vol. 41, Issue 3, May-June 2017 | Online Research Library: Questia". 
  5. Grant, Bob (2016-07-15). "Web of Science sold for more than $3 billion". 
  6. "Acquisition of the Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property and Science business by Onex and Baring Asia completed" (Press release). Clarivate Analytics. PR Newswire. 2016-10-03. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  7. "DTN names Jerre Stead and Sheryl von Blucher as co-CEOs". PR Newswire. 2018-01-25. Retrieved 2019-04-03. 
  8. Singh, Vandana (2019-01-14). "Churchill Capital to merge with Clarivate Analytics". Seeking Alpha. 
  9. Web of Science Group
  10. Cortellis
  11. Derwent
  12. CompuMark
  13. MarkMonitor
  14. TechStreet
  15. Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers 2019
  16. "Global Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list reveals top talent in the sciences and social sciences" (Press release). Clarivate Analytics. PR Newswire. 2019-11-19. Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  17. "The Web of Science Group Reveals Annual Citation Laureates of 'Nobel Class'" (Press release). Clarivate Analytics. PR Newswire. 2019-09-24. Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  18. "The Web of Science Group Releases 2019 Journal Citation Reports, Revealing the World's Most Influential Journals" (Press release). Clarivate Analytics. PR Newswire. 2019-06-20. Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  19. "Pharmaceutical Collaborations and Rare Diseases Drive the Drugs to Watch as New Blockbusters Are Forecast to Hit the Market in 2019" (Press release). Clarivate Analytics. PR Newswire. 2019-03-20. Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  20. January 17; 2020January 17; 2020 (2020-01-17). "Clarivate to acquire Decision Resources Group" (in en-US). 
  21. "Clarivate Analytics has Acquired Leading Provider of Intellectual Property Case Law and Analytics Darts-ip" (Press release). Clarivate Analytics. PR Newswire. 2019-12-02. Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  22. "Clarivate Analytics acquires the SequenceBase business to expand its search and analysis capabilities for the life sciences IP market" (Press release). Clarivate Analytics. PR Newswire. 2019-09-09. Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  23. "Clarivate Analytics to enhance AI-driven trademark research solutions with TrademarkVision acquisition" (Press release). Clarivate Analytics. PR Newswire. 2018-10-30. Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  24. "Clarivate Analytics Acquires Research Startup Kopernio to Accelerate Pace of Scientific Innovation" (Press release). Clarivate Analytics. PR Newswire. 2018-04-10. Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  25. Page, Benedicte. "Clarivate Analytics buys Publons". The Bookseller.