May 2012 Blog Posts (23)

Digital Wallet Patent Landscape Primer

Digital Wallet Patent Landscape Primer

Digital wallet is a technology that facilitates fast and secure electronic transactions. This technology enables and enhances online and physical transactions using computers and portable devices like smart phones, or dedicated digital wallet devices.

In general, digital wallet technology can be broadly classified into the three segments: system, application, and device.  The…


Added by Bala Krishnan on May 31, 2012 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Multiple Ways to Search An Online Catalog of Electronic Theses and Dissertations - The Intellogist Blog

Check out this central catalog of online theses and dissertations, which offers multiple search options for users.

Added by Joelle Mornini on May 31, 2012 at 11:13am — No Comments

The Pros and Cons of a Free Reference Management Tool: Bibliogo - The Intellogist Blog

Here is a quick review of a new free reference management tool called Bibliogo.

Added by Joelle Mornini on May 30, 2012 at 10:16am — No Comments

Crowd Sourcing Legal Teams

I have worked on an open source hardware device. it promises to create cheap energy from wind. This will not be universally popular. I'm quite concerned that another small company will be lost to patent trolls.

so I considered,

crowd sourcing legal teams

If a website allowed lawyers with free time and clients with interesting cases to come together,

key cases previously dominated by large companies, could at last be overthrown.

lawyer members could state their…


Added by Roderick Read on May 30, 2012 at 5:38am — No Comments

Finding the Definitive LibGuide on Electronic Lab Notebooks - The Intellogist Blog

How do you locate the most informative reference on a particular topic? This post illustrates one common search technique for identifying useful references, and I locate a nifty list of free Electronic Lab Notebooks during the process!

Added by Joelle Mornini on May 29, 2012 at 7:28am — 2 Comments

Grilling Up Some Patents - The Intellogist Blog

Here are some interesting grilling patents to help fan the flame for summer.

Added by Joelle Mornini on May 24, 2012 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Patent Family Tree - Another Free Tool from MaxVal

MaxVal is glad to roll out its next version of the Patent Family Tree tool.

Generally speaking, a patent family is a group of patents which, like the members of a family, are all related to each other, in this case by way of the priority or priorities of a particular patent document.

This is an online free tool which is used to generate patent family trees for given patents. Given a…


Added by Bala Krishnan on May 24, 2012 at 8:45am — No Comments

Intellectual Property Resources from the British Library: Business & IP Centre - The Intellogist Blog

The Business & IP Centre of the British Library website offers access to useful resource lists and industry guides that may help patent searchers locate relevant resources for a prior art search.

Added by Joelle Mornini on May 23, 2012 at 8:04am — No Comments

PATENTSCOPE: Better free patent searching with new system upgrades - The Intellogist Blog

Learn about the newest upgrades to the free PATENTSCOPE search system by WIPO, including machine translation options, IPC tooltips, improved highlighting features, and more!

Added by Joelle Mornini on May 22, 2012 at 9:13am — No Comments

More Free Chemical Search Tools: Materials Project and ChemExper - The Intellogist Blog

Here are two chemical research tool that may be useful resources during a chemical patent prior art search: Materials Project and ChemExper.

Added by Joelle Mornini on May 17, 2012 at 11:36am — No Comments

The Evolution of Free Chemical Patent Searching: The New SureChemOpen - The Intellogist Blog

In April 2012, the SureChem website announced 
SureChemOpen, a free chemistry search product that was being launched prior to the release of two subscription search products (SureChemPro and SureChemDirect).

Added by Joelle Mornini on May 16, 2012 at 11:27am — No Comments

Database Update Round-Up – European Patent Register and DWPI - The Intellogist Blog

The Derwent World Patent Index is no longer available on one search platform, and it has numerical search options available on another platform! Also learn about the April 2012 updates to the European Patent Register.

Added by Joelle Mornini on May 15, 2012 at 8:08am — No Comments

Best resources for patent, trademark, copyright and other intellectual property events

Courses and webinars, seminars and conferences that cover the main areas of intellectual property: copyright and related rights, patents, trademarks, unfair competition, licensing etc.



Added by Mikk Putk on May 12, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Patent Searching Tips: Using Google to narrow it down

Patent Searching Tips: Using Google to narrow it down

It might be a bit basic for some of  you pros out there, but it's nice reminder of a good technique!

Added by Chris Jagalla on May 10, 2012 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Example of an Excellent IP Office Website: Sweden’s PRV - The Intellogist Blog

What tips can the USPTO take from the websites and databases of other intellectual property offices in order to improve their own online services?

Added by Joelle Mornini on May 9, 2012 at 11:01am — No Comments

Need patent translation? Look no further!

I am delighted to introduce you to our recently launched patent translation tool - IPTranslator.

The tool, which is aimed at

patent professional, has been built based on the work carried out in…


Added by John Tinsley on May 9, 2012 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

16 patented patent, trademark and other intellectual property tools

It's amaizing what kind of information you can find in patent databases. Here is a short summary of some systems and methods that are patented in intellectual property field. These are tools that give to the intellectual property professional the ability to work in all aspects of their practice area.




Added by Mikk Putk on May 9, 2012 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

Searching Chinese Patent and Non-Patent Literature on - The Intellogist Blog is an excellent source of Chinese patent and non-patent literature (including journals, dissertations, conference proceedings, etc.), and you can freely perform searches and view limited records on the Chinese version of the system.

Added by Joelle Mornini on May 8, 2012 at 10:08am — No Comments Introduction for Patent and IP Professionals

Currently, there are about 6,500 government-employed patent examiners are responsible for reviewing the more than 500,000 patent applications filed each year in the United States. Not all of the examiners manage the review process in the same way. This brings about many challenges, most specifically the challenge of understanding how each examiner manages their processes during…


Added by Christopher Holt on May 7, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Patent Marker

MaxVal is happy to roll out the next free patent tool – Patent Marker (BETA).

Patent Marker (BETA) is an online portal for the companies/users to mark the(ir) products with the patent numbers. This tool is already populated with all the patent details (along with expiration dates and litigation details when available) identified from Orange Book.


As per…


Added by Bala Krishnan on May 4, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

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