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Yes, you read that correctly, it’s our 100th post here on the Intellogist Blog! We’ll get you back to your regularly scheduled programming quickly enough, but we wanted to take this opportunity to thank our readers (especially those who give us feedback!) for making this blog what it is today. We’ve covered a lot of topics along the way to 100 (although we didn’t break any records), so today let’s review some of our most popular posts and some of the unheralded gems from our catalog.
Our most popular posts tend to be from the first few months of operation. This makes sense, because they’ve had time to become revisited and linked to in related posts many times…much like a favorite beard, we just can’t let them go. The topics of these posts vary from search strategy to specific search system news to an advice column!
- Classified Information: Patent Searching by Classification Part 1 – This post really took off in part because there were several followups on the topic that covered an essential part of patent searching: different classification systems.
- Expand your search scope with cross lingual search – An in-depth and cutting edge look at a patent search tool that can help users expand the reach of their search beyond their native language.
- Battle of the Patent Search Systems – This post sparked some controversy in the hyper-competitive patent search system world, and let our users know how to rate patent search systems on Intellogist.
- Should you take a Patent Bar Review course? – An advice column laying out some guidelines to consider before taking a big professional step.
- Learn Practical Patent Analysis: A Case Study – The first in a series, this took a specific look at improving patent landscape study skills.
Sometimes, posts don’t get the number of views we think they deserve. It might have been a bad time of the week (Right before a holiday weekend? Yikes!) but for some reason these diamonds in the rough just didn’t catch on. We think it’s worth your while to check out some of our favorites that you might have previously overlooked:
- Gain the advantage in citation analysis: the Derwent Patent Citation Index – Find out how the Derwent Patent Citation Index works. Great for advanced prior art searchers!
- Friday Fun: Is IBM’s Watson the future of search? – This interesting post looks at a curious (and unbelievable?) future in information science.
- Date online materials using the Internet Archive – A great search tip for any professional, this post can help you cite prior art where no date is available (or so it might seem).
- A Quick Look at SureChem – This post highlights the update to the related Intellogist Report on this neat Chemical data search system.
- Revisiting Xyggy – We look back and update our popular examination of the nascent search system Xyggy.
- Proximity Mining – A great post on how to use proximity operators to make your searches concise by specifying distance between words.
Did you check out any old favorites or find new ones? Did we miss any of your favorites? Let us know what your favorite part of The Intellogist Blog has been so far in the comments!
This post was edited by Intellogist Team member Chris Jagalla.