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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Patent Search System News Round-up, September 2014

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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A Quick Guide to Changes on the USPTO Homepage

[tweetmeme source=”Intellogist” only_single=false] The patent searchers and patent analysts at Landon IP need to stay up-to-date on the latest patents news, and the most accurate news is usually found by going directly to the source: patent office websites.  For US patent news, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) website is the go-to source for the latest developments in US patent law, examination procedures, and USPTO-produced patent search tools.  The USPTO website also provides valuable search resources and information on US trademarks and other IP law and policy.

The homepage of the USPTO website is a portal that should allow the user to quickly navigate to their desired resource, and this portal recently got a drastic makeover in late December.  How did this makeover change the navigation features and news available on the USPTO homepage?

After the jump, we’ll take a look at the changes to layout, navigation, and news features on the homepage of the USPTO website!
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Updates at Patexia: Search IP Lawsuits, Statistics, News, and Company IP Portfolios

[tweetmeme source=”Intellogist” only_single=false] We’ve discussed the free visualization tools for US patent data available through the Patexia website in a previous blog post; Patexia is a patent search site that allows users to create customized graphs visualizing search results of both US patent applications (2001-present) and granted patents (1976 to present).   Now, Patexia has even more to offer.  Patexia recently released a number of updates to their website (described in this press release), including:

  • New IP research tools: search and create visualizations of IP lawsuits (from 2005 to present) and 2011 patent statistics.
  • Company IP portfolios: View intellectual property information on specific companies, including granted US patents, US applications, IP lawsuits, a summary of the company, and the option to follow any updates on the company.
  • Nova News: According to the press release, the Nova News Feed, “which delivers content from internal and external sources, now covers innovation news of over 800 corporate and research institutions from the United States, Japan, and Germany.”
Other improvements to the site include access to US patent applications (2001-present) in the IP Research section, all content generated by members accessible within the Nova section, and an improved online community interface.
Read on to discover the new tools available through Patexia, including search of IP lawsuits, statistics, company IP portfolios, and an innovative IP news feed.

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Patent News, Search, and Caselaws in a Flash: IPNewsFlash

[tweetmeme source=”Intellogist” only_single=false] Every once in a while, you find a website that has everything in one place.   Intellogist is an example of a “one-stop-shop” for prior art search information: reports on patent search systems, links to non-patent literature resources, a community of experts…We have it all.  What Intellogist is to prior art searching, IPNewsFlash is to patent news.  It’s got patent-related news feeds, a variety of search tools, and even news on the latest caselaw from the EPO and USPTO.  And did I mention that it’s free?

IPNewsFlash is a website you definitely want to have bookmarked; you’ll end up visiting it periodically for the convenient patent document download tool, or you’ll want to monitor the latest EPO patent publications and applications in a specific IPC class.  Learn about all the news and search tools available on IPNewsFlash, after the jump!

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Tech News and Technical Papers at ZDNet

[tweetmeme source=”Intellogist” only_single=false]  We’ve looked at sources of patent-related news, but where can patent searchers keep up-to-date on the latest technological innovations that may be relevant to their searches?  Many tech-related websites offer excellent news and analysis of the latest technological issues, like PCMag.com and TechCrunch.  I’ve recently discovered that one tech website stands out from the pack because it offers a collection of free technical white papers: ZDNet.

ZDNet provides news, reviews and analysis on a variety of hardware and software technologies, as well as a free library of technical papers.  ZDNet also has a feature which may prove useful to patent analysts conducting patent landscape studies.  Read on to learn how ZDNet can help patent searchers and analysts!

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Patent News Sources: WIPO Magazine

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Welcome to another edition of Patent News Sources, where we identify and highlight some of our favorite go-to spots for the latest, greatest, and most intriguing patent-related happenings.

Last time, we talked about the superb offering from the European Patent Office (EPO), the Patent Information News. This time, we’ll visit another flagship publication from a major patent entity: the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Magazine. (WIPO, of course, also providing the excellent intellectual property information gateway WIPO Gold).

What is the WIPO Magazine and why should you be delving into its digital pages: read on to find out!

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