Spring Into Action! Intellogist Weekly Update

Spring is finally here in the Washington DC area and the cherry blossoms are in bloom. But that’s not the only reason the Intellogist team has to be happy this week! Thanks to your efforts, community participation continues to grow on Intellogist.

One development I want to highlight this week is that user Bruno13 has added new information to our Intellogist community report related to the Matheo Patent product. Intellogist hosts a wiki page for almost every useful prior art search tool we’ve come across. We’re developing this knowledgebase as a kind of directory for those interested in enhancing their prior art search toolbox, and we need your help to collect information about these systems and their usefulness for our wiki.

For examples of stub articles that need your contributions, check out the Intellogist wiki pages on IPQuester, Luxid Temis, and Intellixir, just for starters!  To edit these pages, simply register on Intellogist for free or log in if you’re already a user.  Then navigate to the page you’re interested in and click “edit this page” to get started.  See our Policies and Guidelines page to understand what kind of contributions are needed, and see the help topic on editing a page for more information about our wiki syntax.

We’re still going strong on our six month challenge to grow the Intellogist community, garner more repeat visits, and create more involvement within our registered user base. If you have not been following this update series you can quickly get up to speed by reading our first post, A Call to Action, and our most recent weekly update, Communicate Your Value.  Here are the stats for the last reporting period (March 26 – April 1):

  • We had 1,098 visits from 858 visitors. In the previous week we had 1,218 visits from 998. Our goal is to increase our traffic to 5,200 visits per month.
  • We had 402 visits from returning visitors. In the previous week, we had 435 such visits. Our goal is to achieve 2,560 return visits per month.
  • One of our members, Bruno13, updated the Matheo Patent community report. We still have quite a few Community Reports that need more information. If you’ve worked with any of the systems covered by our Community Reports page, please log in to Intellogist and share your feedback with the community.  If you have not worked with any of these systems but have experience in prior art searching, you can improve Intellogist by adding your knowledge to the Best Practices or Glossary section of Intellogist. Our goal is to have 50 additional user contributions to the wiki sections of Intellogist by the end of our six-month challenge.
  • We had six new votes on our Ratings pages this week. Thomson Innovation and QPAT each had one new vote and PatBase and TotalPatenteach had two new votes. The current totals in the Overall Rating category are:
    • 39 votes on PatBase (2 new votes since last week)
    • 22 votes on QPAT (1 new vote since last week)
    • 20 votes on Thomson Innovation (1 new votes since last week)
    • 24 votes on TotalPatent (2 new votes since last week)

Ratings are completely anonymous, and only take a moment to add once you are logged in to Intellogist. We are getting closer to our goal of having 100 ratings, in the Overall Rating category, for each of these systems but we still need your help. If you use one, or all, of these systems, please cast your vote today!

  • We had 24 new users register on Intellogist.  What follows is a sampling of members from our global community. To see the entire list of members, visit our Community Page.
    • Csporer, an information specialist
    • OrganicE, a member from Pennsylvania, USA
    • Philip_Eagle, a business and patent librarian and business advisor from the United Kingdom
    • Kkaaz, a member from Oregon, USA
    • Hogan1355, a member from Boston, USA

If you haven’t done so yet, join Intellogist today, get involved, and discover what a worldwide patent community can do for you.

Patent Searches from Landon IP

This post was contributed by Intellogist team member Kristin Whitman.

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