It has been quite a while since we checked in on the status of the European Unitary Patent, and we thought it was time for an update. For the uninitiated, the European Unitary Patent is part of the Unitary Patent Package. Here, I will shed some light on questions such as what is the Unitary Patent Package, what are the benefits of the Unitary Patent, when will the Unitary Patent finally see the light of day, and what are the Unitary Patent’s Impacts on the EPO?
Do you want to know about the latest updates to major patent search systems? Intellogist has the scoop for the most recent updates to popular subscription patent search platforms, including Orbit.com, Thomson Innovation, PatBase/PatBase Express, and TotalPatent. We also have exciting news about free patent search tools, such as the chemistry patent system SureChEMBL and the US patent litigation search tool RPX Search.
Continue reading for the latest updates on both free and subscription patent search systems, after the jump!
A new Intellogist System Report on PatSeer, a patent search and analysis platform created by Gridlogics, is now available! Gridlogics, who also created the patent analysis platform Patent iNSIGHT Pro, launched PatSeer in May 2012. PatSeer coverage includes INPADOC bibliographic and abstract patent coverage, plus full text coverage of 15 patent authorities, as well as additional image, family data, legal status information, citation data, and corporate tree information. PatSeer is a relatively new patent search system that includes a variety of search interfaces, collaboration tools, and analysis options that both novice and advanced searchers will find intuitive and easily accessible. The Coverage Map and Quick Tables on Intellogist have also been updated with information on PatSeer, so compare PatSeer’s coverage and features with similar patent search tools!
Continue reading to learn about some of the unique features of PatSeer highlighted in the Intellogist Report, such as the in-depth filtering options and the Patent Dashlets™ (business dashboards) that can be shared with colleagues and clients!
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This year’s PIUG annual conference was held in Garden Grove, CA, just a few miles from Disneyland. Although I never made it to see Mickey Mouse, I still managed to have an excellent time, and to learn a lot in the process! The conference is always content-heavy, with two days of weekend workshops followed by a three-day-long technical program and then a final day of workshops (see a full program). With so much to write about, it was difficult to narrow this blog post down to just a few topics! The following summary contains some highlights from the event.
Landon IP is now offering for a limited time a free Prosecution Summary and Claims Comparison Report with every US patent file history order! See a sample of the Claims Comparison Report here. Request the Comparison Report next time you need a patent file history, and receive these indispensable tools within a single convenient Microsoft Excel spreadsheet:
- Claims Comparison: This table shows all changes to the text of every claim from application through patent grant, with a marked-up comparison between each version of the claim.
- Evolved Claim®: A view of each patent claim that quickly summarizes how they evolved during prosecution, and in what paper each change was made.
- Claims Tree: An easy-to-read chart visualizing the dependencies of all patent claims.
- Prosecution Summary: A simple summary of key bibliographic data about the patent, including a summary of how the claims changed within each paper of the file.
Continue reading for an in-depth look at each of these tools within the free Report, and see how you can use them to analyze the file history and claims to support legal opinions, infringement analysis, Markman hearings, and more!
March is almost over, and it’s a good time to look over all the good things that 2014 has already brought us. Many of our patent search systems have introduced useful new features, and if you haven’t been keeping up with your favorite search system’s press announcements, it’s an excellent time for a roundup.
Read on for a summary of the most notable updates!
The all-volunteer PIUG annual conference planning committee has been working hard to put together this year’s program, and as usual, they’ve done a fantastic job. The upcoming PIUG 2014 Annual Conference will take place from April 26 – May 1, 2014 in Garden Grove, California. I strongly recommend attending the PIUG conference if you work with patent data. The program is always excellent, and includes in-depth analysis of challenges we encounter in our daily work. In addition, the networking opportunities are wonderful, because this conference is attended by a highly concentrated group of experts in the field. Anybody you bump into in the buffet line or sit next to in a workshop is guaranteed to have some fascinating information to share.
Intrigued? Read on for some highlights of PIUG’s 2014 annual conference program, and start booking your tickets to Garden Grove.