Posted on December 19, 2014 by jmornini
The holidays may be right around the corner, but patent database vendors and patent authorities are still busy updating their search systems and websites with interesting new features to improve your user experience and efficiency while utilizing their tools. Let’s take a quick look at updates from the past three months (since our last round-up in September) to major subscription patent search systems, including PatBase, Orbit, and Thomson Innovation, as well as free patent search tools like Espacenet and the USPTO website.
Learn about the new semantic search form that will be added to Orbit, free Chinese patent file histories available on Espacenet, and a new version of the USPTO website, after the jump!
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Posted on June 19, 2014 by jmornini
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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Posted on January 14, 2014 by Kristin Whitman
While we in the Western world were preparing for the winter holiday season, the folks at the EPO were preparing a big treat for us. The latest updates to the European Patent Register went live in December, and they’re pretty exciting. They include RSS feeds for searches or case monitoring, PDF downloading options, and even CSV/XLS exports. Click “Read more…” for a complete list and analysis!
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Posted on September 16, 2013 by Kristin Whitman
I admit that the title of this post is a bit optimistic, given that I am far from a patent legal status expert myself, even after years of wading through the topic! But I do have a secret weapon that often saves me from appearing totally clueless – the European Patent Office (EPO)’s Statistics, Coverage and Codes documentation pages.
In this post I’ll discuss a small fraction of the useful content available on the “Useful tables and statistics, codes and coverage” pages on www.epo.org. These pages offer in-depth documentation of common patent bibliographic sources that are probably used by your commercial search provider. Read on to learn how these pages can save your bacon someday.
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Posted on August 31, 2013 by jmornini
It’s been a busy summer for patent database providers, both free and subscription alike, and here are a few examples of the latest coverage and interface updates to some major patent search systems:
- TotalPatent has added both additional coverage (such as full text of Taiwan patent data including English machine translation) and improved PDF retrieval options.
- Users can now view an download PDF images from the USPTO Full Text and Image Database.
- The patent collections of Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been added to WIPO’s free PATENTSCOPE search system.
Professional patent searchers need to stay up-to-date on the coverage and new features of both free and subscription patent databases, so continue reading to learn about these important updates to three popular search systems.
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Posted on July 27, 2013 by jmornini
The European Patent Office regularly updates its products, such as the patent search system Espacenet and the European Patent Register, with innovative new features and links. The European Patent Register provides procedural and legal data on EP, Euro-PCT and PCT-filings, and within the past year we’ve seen useful updates (such as links to the Belgian, Finnish and Norwegian Patent Registers) added to the system. This month, the EPO released a new set of improvements for the European Patent Register, including:
- An RSS feed that lists the latest EP Register Maintenance news.
- Additional information about “Appeal following Opposition.”
- The option to sort contents in the “Event History” view by date.
Continue reading to learn about these and many other updates recently added to the European Patent Register and the Register Alert system, and also get the latest news about plans to create a Federated Regsiter, which will display the latest official data supplied by the national patent authorities for a selected file in a consolidated table!
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Posted on July 6, 2013 by Kristin Whitman
This post is a continuation of my investigation into the African regional patenting authorities – see Part 1 of the series for my post on the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization, ARIPO. This time, with the aid of excellent Afro-IP blog, which covers intellectual property issues in Africa, and from the oft-referenced Information Sources in Patents (3rd edition, 2012) by Stephen Adams, I’m delving into the regional African patenting authority OAPI, and this mysterious collection has left me with many unanswered questions! Read on for my investigation of OAPI coverage in both free and paid search tools.
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