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!

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.

Share your thoughts about the Longitude Prize and the POC diagnostic report in the comments below!

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.

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 Launches New Web Presence for Analytics and Consulting Group

Landon IP, the creator of and the Intellogist Blog, is excited to announce the launch of a new website supporting their Analytics and Technology Consulting Group. The new site, found at, provides an overview of the analytics services offered by Landon IP, as well as information about our team and access to thought leadership and marketing materials.

Landon IP’s Analytics and Technology Consulting services support research and development departments, IP professionals, and business leaders across the globe with data, insights, and recommendations that guide decisions across the entire IP lifecycle.  We work with our clients to identify R&D opportunities, strategically manage their patent portfolios, and make patent commercialization and monetization recommendations.

Jeff Valley, Vice President of Analytics and Technology Consulting, says, “We are very excited to launch this new website, which we think will provide existing and prospective clients with a better understanding of how we can work with them to help improve IP-related strategy and business decisions.”  We’ll be continuing to add thought leadership content relating to IP analytics, as well as information about our participation in upcoming industry events.

Anyone interested in learning more about Landon IP’s Analytics and Technology Consulting services or discussing a specific project need should contact us at

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.

Landon IP Is Hiring!

Landon IP, the creator of and the Intellogist Blog and the industry leader in patent searching and analytics, has the following job opportunities available:

  • Patent Analysts – US, Europe, Japan – Strategically perform searches relating to patentability (novelty), validity, freedom-to-operate and infringement.
  • Manager, Patent Search Group Operations – Europe – Responsible for all Patent Search Group activities at Landon IP in Europe including personnel management, quality assurance, optimizing the workflow and ensuring customer satisfaction.
  • Technical Consultant – US, Japan – Technical Consultant works to fulfill customer’s needs in our patent analytics services group.

For more in depth information on these and other positions available, please visit  Landon’s Careers page.


Don’t Fall Prey to “Awkward” Patent Claim Translations

Applying for patent protection in a foreign jurisdiction can be fraught with difficulties every step of the way. If not handled properly, translating the patent application from its original language to that of the target jurisdiction can lead to huge problems that could come back to bite you down the road, sometimes to the tune of millions of dollars in lost intellectual property protection.

Recent news out of the Northern District of Georgia provides even more evidence of the fact that shoddy patent claim translation can result in reduced intellectual property rights. According to an article on Lexology:

In a case between KEG Kanalreinigungstechnik GmbH and KEG Technologies, Inc. (“KEG”) and Reinhart Laimer, Sewer Equipment Corporation, USB-Sewer Equipment Corporation, Ulrich Simpfendörfer, USB-Duesen, USB-Sewer Equipment International GmbH, Patrick Savio, Daniel Long and Elke Krantz (“Laimer”) over patents drawn to “hydrodynamic nozzles” for cleaning the inside surface of underground sewer pipes, Chief Judge Julie Carnes appointed Special Master Gale R. Peterson of San Antonio, Texas to preside over the Markman claim construction hearing and submit a report and recommendation on claim construction to the Court.

The patent applications in question were originally filed in Germany and then translated to English and filed in the United States. The Special Master concluded in his report that:

some of the claim language is “awkward” as a result of the translation.


Laimer contended that some of the claim terms and phrases are beyond “awkward,” and instead are “unintelligible” and render the claims indefinite and invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 112(2).

The report stated:

although the master finds the claims amenable to construction, that does not necessarily mean that the claim passes muster under § 112(2). That is a question for another day.

Although the parties agreed on constructions for some of the terms and phrases of the asserted claims, the Special Master recommended constructions for the other disputed claim language as well. This is yet another example of a poor translation preventing an applicant from getting the exact protection they were seeking.

One bad document translation can cost a company dearly, and this has been clearly demonstrated again by Special Master Peterson. Gale R. Peterson is also a faculty member of Patent Resources Group, the leading provider of U.S. patent bar review and advanced U.S. patent law education, and a fully-owned subsidiary of Landon IP.

How can you avoid a bad patent translation ruining your business?
Customers should only consider professional technical translators who possess an in-depth knowledge of the patent process and the relevant technical art when choosing who will translate the patent documents they intend to use to file an international patent application. Landon IP is a leading provider of patent translation services and other patent-related services, including patent search, and advanced patent law training (Patent Resources Group).
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Profile of a Trademark Searcher

[tweetmeme source=”Intellogist” only_single=false] Here at the Intellogist Blog, we’ve interviewed a wide range of intellectual property professionals:

Over the past few month, we’ve looked at a number of trademark search tools, but a user can’t conduct a comprehensive trademark search if they lack the necessary search experience and expertise in trademark law.  Professional trademark searchers will also have access to both free and subscription trademark search platforms, which allows them to conduct an extensive search of all available databases. Landon IP provides professional trademark search services, and I recently had the privilege to interview Kimberley Trainor, the trademark search manager at Landon IP.

Read on as Kimberley discusses the different types of trademark searches and what it takes to conduct a professional trademark search!

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