Landon IP Offers Patent Searching Course in Germany for First Time

Landon IP, the developer of Intellogist, will be offering the popular “Art and Science of Patent Searching” course in Germany for the first time ever this Fall, in partnership with Patent Resources Group.  The course will be taught on 27 October to 29 October at the Munich office of Landon IP’s parent company, CPA Global, by two of Landon IP’s patent searching experts – Jonathan Skovholt, Director of Training and Special Projects, and Casey Fowler, Senior Director of IP Search Services, North America and Europe.

This course comprehensively teaches how to conduct a professional patent search.  Designed for patent attorneys and agents, inventors, paralegals, and research managers, the course and its materials will be understood by anyone from the inexperienced to advanced practitioners.  It teaches when, how, where, and why to conduct a search and is appropriate both for those who will conduct the search or those who commission it.  The curriculum reflects the combined expertise of Landon IP, the only company that has been performing searching and preliminary examination of PCT applications for the USPTO since 2005.

This global course is not tied to a particular search engine, database product, or patent information service.  Instead, the instructors teach skills that are applicable across resources, both proprietary and public, and without bias toward the features of a particular search engine.  All attendees will have an opportunity to practice hands-on patent searching alongside the instructors on the final afternoon of class.  Attendees must bring their own wireless-enabled laptops, as well as have their own patent search engine user accounts.

The cost of this three-day course is only €2099 + 19% VAT.  For additional details on the location, hours, and course content and to register, please visit our event page for this course.  Spaces are limited – register soon!

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

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  In addition, if you have any questions about this course, please contact Ms. Agarwal at this same email address.

Landon IP’s Kartar Arora To Speak At The PIUG 2015 Annual Conference In May

Landon IP expert Kartar Arora, who is the Technical Lead for the Patent Search Group’s Chemistry team, will be speaking at the Patent Information Users Group’s (PIUG) 2015 annual conference  on the topic of “Valuation of IP from Cradle to Grave – Guidelines for Patent Search Professionals”. His presentation will cover guidelines that can be followed by patent search professionals to better understand the goals of IP management and focus their efforts in meeting these goals. This presentation will also discuss ideas for a comprehensive system for valuation of IP that can be applied from ideation to various events during the lifetime of a patent.

The PIUG conference will be taking place from Saturday, May 2 through Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard, Illinois.  Mr. Arora’s presentation will take place on May 5 from 2:35pm – 3:05pm.

Mr. Arora holds a Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Chemistry from the University of Michigan and is a Registered Patent Agent.  In addition to his patent searching experience, he has experience with patent prosecution, drafting of patent applications, monitoring and coordination of patenting activities, and patent management systems.

Landon IP Reference Desk Librarian Joelle Mornini will also be attending this event.  For those of you who can’t be there, Ms. Mornini will be live-tweeting her impressions and reactions to key presentations and announcements throughout the conference on the Intellogist Twitter feed.

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.

PatentClassifier Has Arrived!

PatentClassifier, a new, free patent classification search tool, has been launched. The search tool is designed to suggest the patent classes closest to the phrases or words used to describe a particular patent. Get a low down on it after the jump!

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Patent Search System News Round-up, 2014 Holiday Edition!

The holidays may be right around the corner, but patent database vendors and patent authorities are still busy updating their search systems and websites with interesting new features to improve your user experience and efficiency while utilizing their tools.  Let’s take a quick look at updates from the past three months (since our last round-up in September) to major subscription patent search systems, including PatBase, Orbit, and Thomson Innovation, as well as free patent search tools like Espacenet and the USPTO website.

Learn about the new semantic search form that will be added to Orbit, free Chinese patent file histories available on Espacenet, and a new version of the USPTO website, after the jump!

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A New Intellogist System Report on PatSeer: Top 5 Highlights!

A new Intellogist System Report on PatSeer, a patent search and analysis platform created by Gridlogics, is now available!  Gridlogics, who also created the patent analysis platform Patent iNSIGHT Pro, launched PatSeer in May 2012.  PatSeer coverage includes INPADOC bibliographic and abstract patent coverage, plus full text coverage of 15 patent authorities, as well as additional image, family data, legal status information, citation data, and corporate tree information. PatSeer is a relatively new patent search system that includes a variety of search interfaces, collaboration tools, and analysis options that both novice and advanced searchers will find intuitive and easily accessible.  The Coverage Map and Quick Tables on Intellogist have also been updated with information on PatSeer, so compare PatSeer’s coverage and features with similar patent search tools!

Continue reading to learn about some of the unique features of PatSeer highlighted in the Intellogist Report, such as the in-depth filtering options and the Patent Dashlets™ (business dashboards) that can be shared with colleagues and clients!

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