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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Patent Searches from Landon IP

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.

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

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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Landon IP India is Offering Course on U.S. Patent Law

Landon IP India is excited to announce that it is offering PRG’s Patent Bar Review Course in Bangalore in July.  This is the same industry-leading course that, until now, was exclusively offered in the United States.

This is the perfect course for anyone wanting to understand how U.S. patent examiners and patent attorneys are taught about patent law. Attendees can leverage similar approaches, and the detailed knowledge of U.S. patent law obtained through this course, to confidently support projects related to U.S. patent applications.

This 5-day classroom course is offered at The Zuri Whitefield in Bangalore on July 20-24, 2015, at a cost of 1,40,195 INR per student, which includes the following benefits:

  • Attendance at this classroom course
  • 1 year of access to the PRG online course
  • 1 year of access to the PRG online patent bar exam prep software — ExamWareTM — a great tool for reinforcing what you have learned

For more information, please visit PRG’s website.  To register for the July program in Bangalore, please complete the registration form (one completed form per attendee) and return it to Yati Agarwal of Landon IP India at india@landon-ip.com.  In addition, if you have any questions about this course, please contact Ms. Agarwal at this same email address.

USPTO Collaborates With Korea and Japan Patent Offices on Patent Search

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has signed two separate Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) with the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) for a new pilot program designed to share prior art search information with patent applicants before the actual examination of the patent application begins. The MOCs were signed at a bilateral meeting during the IP5 Heads Meeting in Suzhou, China. More about the pilot program after the break!
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