Posted on December 19, 2014 by jmornini
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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Posted on September 25, 2014 by jmornini
Do you want to know about the latest updates to major patent search systems? Intellogist has the scoop for the most recent updates to popular subscription patent search platforms, including Orbit.com, Thomson Innovation, PatBase/PatBase Express, and TotalPatent. We also have exciting news about free patent search tools, such as the chemistry patent system SureChEMBL and the US patent litigation search tool RPX Search.
Continue reading for the latest updates on both free and subscription patent search systems, after the jump!
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Posted on April 6, 2013 by jmornini
PatBase is a unique patent search platform created by Minesoft and RWS Group which organizes patent publications under broad family-based records, and PatBase Express is a simplified version of PatBase targeted to novice patent searchers. We last took an indepth look at some of the newest features added to both PatBase and PatBase Express back in November 2012, when a Classification Finder, new folder export option, a new Excel export format, a PatBase Express interface in Spanish, and many other improvements were added to both systems. Minesoft recently announced a number of new interface and coverage updates that have been added to both platforms, including the option to display Claims or Descriptions for a single publication according to your preferred country, more search and display tools on PatBase Express, translated assignee names for non-Latin families, and broader full-text coverage for Russia, Japan, and Taiwan.
Continue reading for a quick summary of all the coverage updates and interface improvements on both the PatBase and PatBase Express platforms for Spring 2013!
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Posted on December 11, 2012 by jmornini
The full roll out of the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) is less than a month away, and the classification search options for US and EP patent publications will soon change drastically for prior art searchers. After January 1, 2013, the CPC will completely replace ECLA, and all US published applications will carry CPC classifications. The EPO and USPTO released a “CPC launch package” back in October which contained the complete CPC scheme, any finalized CPC definitions, and an ECLA-to-CPC-to-IPC concordance. The USPTO and EPO have been thoroughly preparing for the transition to the CPC, but how are the distributors of major patent search systems preparing for the implementation of the CPC? From the Major Recent Updates sections of the Intellogist Reports, I’ve compiled a quick guide on how Espacenet, Orbit.com, TotalPatent, Thomson Innovation, PatBase, and Dialog will make the CPC searchable within each of their systems.
Continue reading to learn how each of these major patent search platforms will handle the new Cooperative Patent Classification!
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Posted on November 15, 2012 by jmornini
When we last checked in on PatBase in July 2012, new tools added to the system included a “compare” tool, on-the-fly highlighting in full text, and a new IDS (Information Disclosure Statement) Generator, among other improvements. Minesoft and RWS group recently announced a new round of updates to the system for November 2012, such as:
- a Classification Finder.
- an option to export a selected range of documents in a folder.
- new export formats (XLSX and Matheo Patent).
- PatBase Express interface in Spanish.
- Publish search results from search history.
Continue reading for a full list and screenshots of the enhancements added to the PatBase and PatBase Express portals during the November 2012 update!
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Posted on September 20, 2012 by jmornini
During an initial scope of the available prior art, it can be useful for a patent searcher to expand their query through machine-translation tools to include query terms translated into multiple major languages. Even if the searcher isn’t fluent in multiple languages, they will still be able to get a general idea of how much prior art is available internationally on a particular technology. When conducting a global prior art search, there’s no replacement for a search conducted by one or more native-language speakers through the patent and non-patent literature in multiple major languages. Although the following query expansion tools shouldn’t be used as substitutes for a thorough search by multilingual professional searchers
, these tools will still be helpful for scoping the availability of international prior art.
The CLIR (Cross-Lingual Information Retrieval) on PATENTSCOPE is the best free option for cross-lingual query expansion, and we’ve briefly looked at this tool in a past Valentine’s Day post. If users have access to PatBase, they can utilize the new Language Explorer tool (added to the system in March 2012) to expand their query. The Language Explorer tool is powered by CLIR, so users will get similar query expansion suggestions through both CLIR and Language Explorer. If users subscribe to Questel’s Orbit.com platform, they can utilize the Multilingual Search Wizard to expand their search with terms in German, French, and English.
After the jump, we’ll take a closer look at each of the multilingual query expansion tools on PATENTSCOPE, PatBase, and Orbit.com!
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Posted on July 31, 2012 by cjagalla
New features in a patent search system can make you feel like a kid in a candy shop. At least that’s the way we feel here at Intellogist! Professional patent searchers are always looking for the latest edge to make them more efficient and better searchers, while at the same time cutting out some of the tedious tasks that derail them from being 100% productive.
Today we’ll check out some of the features added to PatBase in July, which include several shortcuts, automatically generated forms, improved highlighting and even a whole new tool!
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