In our last news roundup, we looked at the Google “Related” function, the Zanran search engine, and a special trial offer of Boliven Pro for Intellogist readers. Today we have more exciting (and in the case of Surf-IP, saddening) announcements, including a new categorization of Community Reports on Intellogist, the surprise shut down of a popular patent search system, and information about how you can advertise your IP and search-related products on the Intellogist Wiki and Blog.
Keep up-to-date on the latest search news and Intellogist announcements, after the jump!
Shut Down of Surf-IP
From September 23-September 30, 2011, the following announcement greeted visitors to the Surf-IP search system:
According the the announcement, the patent, trademark, and design search system created by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) was shutting down after September 30. Visitors to the Surf-IP URL are now greeted with an error message. No mention of the Surf-IP shutdown is currently on the IPOS homepage or news section. The list of IP office websites mentioned in the announcement has not yet appeared on the IPOS website, either.
Users can read about the coverage and patent search functions of Surf-IP on the Intellogist System Report, although an announcement on each page of the report warns readers that the search system is no longer available.
New Categorization of Community Reports on Intellogist
The Community Reports on Intellogist are now categorized! Users can visit the original Community Reports homepage, and new subcategories are now listed above the alphabetical list of Community Reports. 39 subcategories are currently listed, including:
- Country and Authority-specific searching (US, EPO, WIPO, India, Germany, Australia, etc)
- Field-specific categories (Chemical Searching, Genetic Sequence Searching, etc)
- Search Types (Brand/Trademark/Design Search, File History Search, Patent Search, Non-Patent Literature Search, etc)
- Price (Free or Subscription)
- Back issues of Intellogist Scoop
- A directory of IP Blogs
All 400 Community Reports are tagged with 2-7 subcategory classes, and users can see all subcategories under which the Community Report is listed by viewing the “Categories” list at the bottom of the Report. Click any of the category tags to view other Community Reports listed under that subcategory.
Advertising on Intellogist
Did you know that you can advertise on both the Intellogist Blog and the Intellogist Wiki? The Landon IP advertisement displayed below is one example of available advertising space on the Intellogist Blog. Companies and firms can also advertise on the Intellogist Wiki in a variety of locations on the site, including on:
- The Homepage
- Quick Table Comparisons
- Search System Reports
- Interactive Coverage Map
- Best Practices Pages
- Resource Finder
The Intellogist Wiki and Blog both are viewed by a wide range of IP, law, and science professionals, including IP attorneys, IP researchers, Scientists, Engineers, Legal Support Specialists, Librarians, IP service providers and other people who work at law firms, corporations, patent offices, and universities. Reach a global market of engaged IP professionals by advertising on Intellogist! All advertisements must follow Intellogist Advertising Guidelines and Creative Specifications. For more information about advertising on the Intellogist Blog or Wiki, readers can contact the Intellogist team to request a free media kit.
Until Next Time…
How do you feel about the shutdown of Surf-IP? Do you have any suggestions for improving the Categories for the Community Reports? Let us know in the comments!
This post was contributed by Joelle Mornini. The Intellogist blog is provided for free by Intellogist’s parent company Landon IP, a major provider of patent searches, trademark searches, technical translations, and information retrieval services.