Patent Asset Index™ Data From LexisNexis® PatentSight® Will Now be Included as a Basis for DDW Die Deutsche Wirtschaft Rankings

January 21, 2021

We are proud to announce that the DDW Die Deutsche Wirtschaft is integrating data provided by LexisNexis® PatentSight® patent analytics into their DDW Rankings. The Patent Asset Index™ will now be one of the top 26 highest weighted indicators and criteria forming the DDW index, for DDW company valuation for Germany.  
“Patents are one of the most important criteria when it comes to evaluating the innovative strength of a company and thus its importance for the market ”, says Michael Oelmann, Managing Director of DDW Die Deutsche Wirtschaft.  

The DDW index value is the basis for the inclusion and ranking of companies in some of the DDW databases, like the DDW master database and the “Mittelstand 10,000” ranking. 
PatentSight® data enhances qualitative measures for DDW rankings 

The DDW evaluates the strength of companies in various fields like finance, consulting, media and tech and creates rankings for the most relevant players in the market. The DDW rankings and databases provide the basis for successful market intelligence in the German economy. These rankings are comprised of various key figures which are based on both quantitative and qualitative data. The inclusion of PatentSight data as an indicator for the DDW ranking index for determining relevant market players in Germany, will contribute deeper insights into the world of innovation and provide more accuracy to the leading standards of the DDW databases.

About the Patent Asset Index 

The Patent Asset Index  of a patent portfolio is defined as the aggregate strength of all the patents the portfolio contains. The strength of each individual patent is measured by its Competitive Impact. The Competitive Impact consists of two dimensions: Technology Relevance  and Market Coverage. 

About LexisNexis Legal & Professional

LexisNexis® Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory, and business information and analytics that help customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 150 countries with 10,600 employees worldwide, is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. 

LexisNexis® IP is a product line helping the global innovation community to make more informed decisions, comply with regulations, and to achieve superior outcomes. The PatentSight platform is recognized to reveal the impact and efficiency of an enterprise’s investment in innovation. Thus, our information-based solutions contribute to enabling the advancement of humanity through innovation.


Holger Zimmer 
Director Communication and Strategic Partnerships 
LexisNexis Intellectual Property Solutions 
[email protected] 
+49 151 176 636 75 

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