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

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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

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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USPTO And Reed Tech Launch New Patent Alerts Service

The United States Patent and Trademarks Office, in partnership with Reed Technology and Information Services, has launched the new Patent Application Alert Service (PAAS) platform, a free content change detection and notification service that provides customized email alerts to the public when U.S. patent applications are published. The tool will also allow users direct access to published patent applications that match their search requirements. More on the tool after the break!
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Japan Patent Office Releases J-Plat Pat

The Japan Platform for Patents (J-Plat Pat) is a new patent searching platform launched by the Japan Patent Office (JPO) that is designed to offer patent information including Japanese utility models, design and trademark data to aid in intellectual property strategy building. The platform is a successor to the Industrial Property Digital Library (IPDL) service which has now been discontinued by the JPO. The service comes in both English and Japanese language versions. Read on for an in-depth look at J-Plat Pat.

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