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

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Major August News Updates for Patent Searchers!

It’s been a busy summer for patent database providers, both free and subscription alike, and here are a few examples of the latest coverage and interface updates to some major patent search systems:

  • TotalPatent has added both additional coverage (such as full text of Taiwan patent data including English machine translation) and improved PDF retrieval options.
  • Users can now view an download PDF images from the USPTO Full Text and Image Database.
  • The patent collections of Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been added to WIPO’s free PATENTSCOPE search system.

Professional patent searchers need to stay up-to-date on the coverage and new features of both free and subscription patent databases, so continue reading to learn about these important updates to three popular search systems.

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10 Important Resources on the WIPO Website for IP Professionals

[tweetmeme source=”Intellogist” only_single=false] If you’ve worked in the IP field for any length of time, you’ve heard of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). WIPO defines itself as “the United Nations agency dedicated to the use of intellectual property (patents, copyright, trademarks, designs, etc.) as a means of stimulating innovation and creativity.”  WIPO oversees crucial international IP services such as the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks, and  the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs. The WIPO website is a massive resource that offers a variety of information and search tools for IP professionals, and patent searchers will find the PATENTSCOPE search system to be a very useful free tool for searching through patent documents from multiple country collections and millions of PCT applications.  The WIPO website is an incredibly broad resource, so this post will briefly look at just 10 of the numerous valuable tools accessible through the site.

Read on to learn about ten important resources for IP professionals that can be found for free on the WIPO website!
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PATENTSCOPE: Better free patent searching with new system upgrades

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The WIPO PATENTSCOPE team has been very busy in the past month, releasing two big updates. The changes include better search functionality, a friendlier user interface (UI), and a fun analysis feature.

PATENTSCOPE is quickly rivaling Espacenet as a free “international” patent search system, for good reasons. The expanding feature set combined with unique coverage makes PATENTSCOPE a system that patent search professionals need to be aware of.

Today we’ll take a look at the latest improvements to this ever-developing free patent search system.

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Chocolate PCTs from Around the World

[tweetmeme source=”Intellogist” only_single=false]Without a doubt, Valentine’s Day proves that one thing transcends all barriers: chocolate.  What better way to prove the universal appeal of chocolate than to conduct an international search for chocolaty inventions?  Although I love chocolate, I unfortunately don’t know how to translate the term into multiple languages.  Luckily, I have the help of the Cross-Lingual Information Retrieval (CLIR) facility, a cross-lingual searching tool available on PATENTSCOPE.  A recent WIPO press release states the the CLIR added Dutch, Italian, and Swedish to the number of languages in which the user can search, and a total of 12 languages are now available in CLIR.  According to the press release, CLIR “finds synonyms of the search query before translating both the search query and the retrieved synonyms into 11 languages, expanding therefore the scope of patent search.”

Read on to conduct a search through PATENTSCOPE’s collection of PCT documents for chocolate inventions from around the world!

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Update from PIUG 2011

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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!

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IPC Green Inventory

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On September 16, 2010 WIPO launched the “IPC Green Inventory,” a new reference page dedicated to highlighting environmentally sound technologies within the IPC Classification. WIPO had this to say:

The tool, “IPC Green Inventory”, contains some 200 topics that are directly relevant to ESTs. Each topic is linked with the most relevant IPC symbols, chosen by experts from around the world.

Join us as we have a look at the site and explore its uses.
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