For decades, the developed world (the U.S., EU and Japan) dominated the world of scientific research and patents. Today, the situation is dramatically different. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Korea, known as the BRICK nations, have a significant impact in these areas.
The Thomson Reuters report of February 2013 provides in depth analysis of the impact that the BRICK countries are having on . scientific research and patents . A summary of the report is attached.