Clarivate acquires Hanlim IPS


Combine our strengths to accelerate innovation in South Korea by offering a more complete range of information and knowledge solutions on intellectual property

LONDON, November 30, 2020 / PRNewswire / – Clarivate Plc (NYSE: CCC), a global leader in providing trusted information and insight to accelerate the pace of innovation, today announced the acquisition of South Korean Hanlim IPS Co., LTC (Hanlim IPS).

By combining their strengths, Clarivate and Hanlim IPS will be able to provide a more complete suite of IP solutions to clients in South Korea and around the world, spanning the entire innovation and intellectual property lifecycle, from scientific and academic research to the management and protection of the intellectual property portfolio.

Currently, South Korea shows the fastest growth in PCT filings in the world with an increase of 12.8% from 2018 to 2019, as reported by WIPO1. By partnering with Hanlim IPS, Clarivate is strategically positioned to face this rapid growth of South Korea and for clients from other jurisdictions wishing to file South Korea. Together, Clarivate can offer a wider range of local products and services to directly serve the APAC market, including local customer support, local language research expertise and a better understanding of local requirements to influence overall product strategy. .

Jeff Roy, President of IP Group Clarivate, said: “The combination of Clarivate’s market-leading solutions and global footprint with a deep understanding of local customers, leading South Korean capabilities and the excellent talent of Hanlim IPS means that we can better help customers greatly accelerate innovation both in South Korea and around the world. Asia is an important hub for innovation, and by joining forces with Hanlim IPS, we are better positioned in our mission to be a trusted and indispensable partner for innovators around the world. “

Mr. Lim, Founder and CEO, Hamlin IPS said, “Hamlin and Clarivate have a similar vision for the industry. Joining Clarivate means that we can provide our South Korean customers with access to a much wider range of global and local resources. It also means that we can further broaden our international vision.


About Clarivate
Clarivate â„¢ is a global leader in providing solutions to accelerate the innovation lifecycle. Our bold mission is to help clients solve some of the world’s most complex problems by providing actionable insights and ideas that reduce the time spent between new ideas and life-changing inventions in the fields of science and of intellectual property. We help clients discover, protect and market their inventions using our trusted subscriptions and technology solutions paired with deep domain expertise. For more information, please visit

About Hamlin IPS
Hanlim IPS was founded in 1996 by CEO and Founder, Lim, Dong-Choon. Hanlim provides first-class patent research and advisory services to clients around the world in four languages: Korean, English, Chinese and Japanese. From initial research to maintenance, Hanlim IPS partners with some of the world’s most innovative customers, including some divisions of Samsung.

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