Posted on May 23, 2011 by Kristin Whitman
Well my first full day at PIUG 2011 in Cincinnati, OH is done. Although I spent a good part of it eating Graeter’s ice cream, the news I learned is so interesting that I just have to share it.
I have fresh-off-the-press updates about Dialog, Innography, WIPO PATENTSCOPE®, PatBase, Derwent World Patents Index and more, so read on!
Filed under: Items of Interest, Patent Search News, Patent Search Systems | Tagged: classification, derwent, Derwent World Patents Index, Dialog, Innography, IPC, IPC classification, patbase, patent, patents, PIUG, ProQuest Dialog, US patent classification, WIPO Patentscope | 1 Comment »
Posted on December 7, 2010 by cjagalla
Recently Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) added the emerging Southeastern Asian countries of Vietnam, Thailand, and Malaysia to its growing collection. Trailing the BRIC(K) countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, Korea) that we talked about in our previous post on the new PatBase coverage, these countries in Southeastern Asia are thought to be the next wave of economic development, and thus intellectual property development. Southeast Asia (under the ASEAN banner) accounts for 1.5 trillion USD in Gross Domestic Product. Read on to see what kind of coverage DWPI offers of these three key players in Southeast Asia as well as some interesting patent statistics from Vietnam, Thailand, and Malaysia.
Filed under: Patent Search News | Tagged: derwent, Dialog, dwpi, Malaysia, patbase, statistics, Thailand, Vietnam | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 15, 2010 by Kristin Whitman
Today we’re dedicating a post to Blog Action Day 2010
. This event takes place every October 15th, uniting bloggers around the world to dedicate a post to the same topic, and trigger discussion about an important issue. This year’s topic is the importance of access to clean, safe drinking water.
Recently, Intellogist highlighted the industry trend of spotlighting green technology with our posts about Green technology in the Derwent World Patents Index and WIPO’s IPC Green Inventory. Patents are an important source of technical information and patent databases are crucial to supporting research and development efforts, including those focused on green technology. To find technologies related to the treatment of waste water, I explored both of these classifications. By the way, my favorite way to find good classifications for a particular subject is to do a keyword search that uncovers highly relevant patents, and then check out the codes listed there. But this time, I’m exploring the range of topics available to me, so I’ll start with the classification manuals.
Filed under: Items of Interest | Tagged: blog action day, derwent, derwent manual codes, IPC Green Inventory, pollution, waste water, water, water purification, water treatment | Leave a comment »
Posted on September 30, 2010 by cjagalla
Last week, we touched on green patent classification listings in our post about WIPO’s IPC Green Inventory. This week, we’ll look at a similar green patent classification listing: Derwent World Patents Index’s Green Technology Manual Codes. Come find out how these codes can help you find examples of green technology in your prior art search that keywords just aren’t turning up.
Filed under: Items of Interest, Patent Search News | Tagged: classification, derwent, dwpi, IPC Green Inventory | 2 Comments »
Posted on September 13, 2010 by Kristin Whitman
It’s true – I was once new to patent searching, blithely dumping keywords into Google and saying things like “IPC code? What’s that?” Ah, youth. Fortunately, before turning me loose on the unsuspecting public, some extremely patient search experts worked with me on the major concepts of patent information.
And what is the biggest challenge for a new patent searcher? In my view, it’s understanding the legal concepts behind the organization of patent information. Let me go through just a few of these ideas on a very basic level. By the way, I am not a lawyer and none of this post constitutes legal advice.
Filed under: Items of Interest | Tagged: best practices, derwent, infringement, INPADOC, IPC, legal concerns, Paris Convention, Patent Cooperation Treaty, patent families, PCT, priority, validity | 3 Comments »
Posted on August 31, 2010 by Kristin Whitman
Posted on August 11, 2010 by cjagalla