Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, released the 2012 State of Innovation Twelve Key Technology Areas and Their States of Innovation report which “showcases 12 leading sectors and analyzes their innovation levels based on patent activity”.  The medical device sector can proudly boast as the area that experienced the largest growth, 15.7% over the year, accounting for 8% of all patent activity in 2012. While “computers” hold the biggest area for patents in 2012, the medical device industry can boast largest growth rates.