Reduction in general; Oxidation in general; Reactions without formation or introduction of functional groups containing hetero atoms, involving a change in the type of bonding between two carbon atoms already directly linked; Reactions without formation or introduction of functional groups containing hetero atoms, involving either the formation of a carbon-to-carbon bond between two carbon atoms not directly linked already or the disconnection of two directly linked carbon atoms; Halogenations; Formation or introduction of functional groups containing oxygen; Formation or introduction of functional groups containing nitrogen; Formation or introduction of functional groups containing sulfur; Grignard reactions; Introduction of protecting groups or activating groups, not provided for in the preceding groups; Asymmetric syntheses; Racemisation; Complete or partial inversion; Separation of optically-active compounds; Introduction of isotopes of elements into organic compounds; Other general methods; Purification; Separation; Stabilization; Use of additives.
1. Pace of Invention.
Recent trends and patenting growth patterns.
2. Technology Overview.
Organization of patented inventions into broad and specific technology fields, based on the International Patent Classification system
3. Competitive Intelligence
Major patenting players.
Top inventors .
Key attorneys agents or attorney firms representing innovators.
4. Appendix A
Tabulation of all data used in the report.
Patenting activity for the last 20 years timeframe.
Listing of top 100 players, inventors and agents.
List of references.