Google Launches Patent Starter Program

Search engine giant Google has launched the new Patent Starter Program, as a part of its ongoing patent licensing initiative, inviting 50 tech startups to license patents from its vast portfolio in order to protect their businesses from lawsuits. More on the program after the break! Continue reading

WIPO’s PatentScope Releases Video Tutorials

World Intellectual Property Organization‘s (WIPO) PatentScope patent searching system has released a collection of video tutorials to help searchers learn how to conduct searches and make the most of the system. Read on for a detailed report. Continue reading

GQ-Pat Crosses 300 Million Sequences Milestone

GenomeQuest‘s database GQ-Pat has crossed the 300 million sequences milestone, the company announced in a blog post, making it the largest private or public biological sequence database on Earth.

The database now houses 256 million nucleotide sequences and more than 45 million protein sequences. The sequences are not simply automated translations of nucleotides like TrEMBL but are garnered from patents and patent applications published by patent authorities across the globe.

As of 2015, the number of nucleotide sequences in GenBank/EMBL/DDBJ consortium is 185 million, GenomeQuest pointed out.

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EPO and International Renewable Energy Agency Launch New Renewable Energy Innovation Platform

The European Patent Office (EPO) has partnered with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) to launch the International Standards and Patents in Renewable Energy (INSPIRE) platform, a repository of global renewable energy standards and patent documents. More on the platform after the break. Continue reading

Landon IP Partners With Marks and Clerk On Patent Landscape Report For Microbial Infection POC Diagnostics

Landon IP, the patent analytics and consulting arm of CPA Global, has partnered with intellectual property firm Marks & Clerk on a patent landscape report for microbial infection point-of-care (POC) diagnostics, charting patent filing behaviour for microbial infection POC diagnostics tests between 2009 and 2014.

The patent landscape study, titled “Microbial Infections: Point-of-care Diagnostics“, was undertaken in support of the Longitude Prize, a $10 million prize fund aimed at boosting global healthcare and conserving antibiotics for future generations. The Longitude Prize is powered by UK-based innovation foundation, Nesta, and government-backed funding partner Innovate UK.

The Longitude Prize is focused on discovering a fast, accurate, easy-to-use, cost-effective test for diagnosing microbial infections that will be used by healthcare professionals worldwide to detect infections and administer the antibiotics at the right time.

 

More information on the POC diagnostics report can be found here.

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This post was contributed by Abhishek Tiwari. The Intellogist blog and Intellogist are provided for free by Landon IP, which is a CPA Global company. Landon IP is a major provider of professional services meeting the needs of the IP community, including patent searches; analytics and technology consulting; patent, legal, and technical translations; and information research and retrieval.

PatSeer Releases New Updates

PatSeer has launched a new set of updates as a part of its June, 2015 release, introducing new content update, searching enhancements and display enhancements. The update includes new hybrid search engine enhancements, new search, filtering and analysis fields and a redesigned patent drawings board. Read on for a detailed report.

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Relecura Updates Its Software-as-a-Service Platform

IP analytics firm Relecura has launched a new set of updates for its Software-as-a-Service platform, bringing in a redesigned user interface, a customizable dashboard and user defined tags, apart from making enhancements to existing functionality. More on the update after the break.

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