September 2010 Blog Posts (23)

Spotlight on GenomeQuest

Recently I was able to attend a demo of the GenomeQuest

sequence searching tool, which is designed to support sequence

searching for prior art investigations. GenomeQuest provides access to

proprietary patent database collections which have been indexed

especially for sequence searching, as well as to public access databases

of genetic and protein sequences.

One of GenomeQuest’s most notable databases,… Continue

Added by Kristin Whitman on September 30, 2010 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Green Patents in DWPI

Last week we touched on a classification index based around green technology from WIPO using IPC codes, this week we look at Derwent World Patents Index's version of the same featuring curated data.

The Intellogist Blog:

Added by Chris Jagalla on September 30, 2010 at 5:31pm — No Comments

New Features & Tutorials in

Some updates about

Site Updates - User Tools Added

Now the site comes with the following functionality:

1. History - now lets you access your search history. Useful when you wish to track what you have been searching for.

2. Saved Query - The ability to save queries for later use.


Added by Mark Ashworth on September 23, 2010 at 11:26pm — 1 Comment

iPairs, Zotero, PANTAS and more - patent search news roundup

Lots of quick hits of information over at The Intellogist Blog:

Added by Chris Jagalla on September 23, 2010 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Searching USPTO Assignments on the Web

The Intellogist Blog checks out the free assignments search portal on the USPTO website. Learn how to get the most up to date information on who owns that patent!

Added by Chris Jagalla on September 22, 2010 at 11:44am — 3 Comments

The Access to Specialized Patent Information Program

The Intellogist Blog has coverage of this WIPO joint announcment over at

Do you think this is a good plan? Personally it sounds like a way to kick-start intellectual property in developing countries...pretty neat!

Added by Chris Jagalla on September 20, 2010 at 2:31pm — 2 Comments

Lego Patents. An Infographic

Every now and then I start obsessing about a certain company or a certain inventor. A while back, it was Lego, so I started to play around with some vector graphics and patent information.


Added by Mark Ashworth on September 17, 2010 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

The Intellogist Blog examines WIPO's IPC Green Inventory

We look at how it functions and why it might be useful:

Added by Chris Jagalla on September 16, 2010 at 3:04pm — No Comments

First micropoll at IPNetwork: Agree or disagree?

Recently I found new great site where you can express your thoughts and see how many people think the same. It's also great way to participate in discussions and agree or disagree.

Now they have launched a widget that allows to add to you blog or website a small code to see are your visitors or readers agree or disagree with you.

Our first micropoll is: I think that Paul Allen might change the… Continue

Added by Mikk Putk on September 15, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

New to patent searching? Here’s what you need to know.

It’s true – I was once new to patent searching, blithely dumping keywords into Google and saying things like “IPC code? What’s that?” Ah, youth. Fortunately, before turning me loose on the unsuspecting public, some extremely patient search experts worked with me on the major concepts of patent information.

And what is the biggest challenge for a new patent searcher? In my view, it’s understanding the legal…


Added by Kristin Whitman on September 14, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Using US Classifications with IPEXL (An IPEXL Slideshare)

Added by Mark Ashworth on September 14, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

Five ways to protect intellectual property in China

China Law Blog published an interesting article which states five specific ways to protect intellectual property rights in China without

the need to use a…

Added by Intellectual Property Planet on September 9, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

Kidpreneurs rock !

Yet another great approach about kids and their abilities can be found online and in the book ! The Brothers Adam and Matthew Toren, co-founders of have written a book for kids in age 6-12. Check it out and think if your kid could be the one : )… Continue

Added by Leo Siemann on September 8, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

IPNetwork's Toolbar - over 600 downloads!

IPNetwork's Toolbar - your gateway to Patent, Prior Art, Trademark, Science, Market, etc information! The easiest and fastest way to conduct different information searches, find the right resources, receive intellectual property news and lot more. And it's free! :)

Now downloaded more than 600 times!

Read more about IPNetwork's Toolbar from previous… Continue

Added by Mikk Putk on September 8, 2010 at 3:15am — No Comments

Help me! Ideas for new domain and logo design wanted!

I'm planning to direct IPNetwork to new separate domain. Therefore I'm looking for a new domain name, which is short, easy to remember, searchengine friendly. The new domain name should reflect keywords like intellectual property and law, technology and innovation, entrepreneurship and business.

I'm looking also for logo ideas. To find great logo seems to be even much more complicated, so all ideas and suggestions are welcome! :)

Please share your ideas here in comments or… Continue

Added by Mikk Putk on September 7, 2010 at 4:47am — 6 Comments

More on those Paul Allen Patents

Doing some simple research on the forward citations of those patents involved with the Paul Allen lawsuit, I came up with the following list of companies that citing those patents (6034652, 6788314, 6263507 and 6757682):

1. Allen's own or related:
Microsoft, Interval Research, Interval Licensing, Vulcan Patents, WebTV Networks.

2. Companies currently…

Added by Mark Ashworth on September 7, 2010 at 3:00am — No Comments

The UK Digital Economy Act 2010 - online copyright infringement

In June of this year many provisions of the UK's Digital Economy Act 2010 came into force.

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding this act. Complaints that it was rushed through Parliament without proper consideration and that it was pushed by the Music Industry corporate players have been rife.

The Act covers many aspects from Offcom's duty to review the development of the internet market in the UK to promotion of the UK struggling film industry.

This blog… Continue

Added by Mark on September 7, 2010 at 2:57am — No Comments

Winner of August

I'm really glad that despite to August and summer holidays it was really active month. We have lot of great new blog posts and other great content.

Our most active member in August was Bikramjit Singh from @IPScintillation.… Continue

Added by Mikk Putk on September 6, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

Order your free daily patent litigation alerts!

I have received @PriorSmart free daily US patent litigation alerts over few weeks and I have to admit that IT IS awesome service!

Every morning they send out an email summarizing new patent litigations in the U.S. Each email includes:

* PDFs of the complaints

* PDFs of the litigated patents

* Info on all litigants, law firms, and attorneys

I have some free invites, so should you be… Continue

Added by Mikk Putk on September 3, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Patent Drawings Company Bache Technical Celebrates its first year in Business

Well today is a big day for us, it has been one year since we left Marks & Clerk (Top UK IP Firm) and went alone to offer the world low cost, reliable and high quality drawings.

We have exceeding expectations and made many new clients within the last 12 months and i have loved every minute of it. I am looking forward to year number two already with some big plans in place to help you attorneys or inventors bring down the cost in your drawings and art…

Added by Richard Bache on September 3, 2010 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

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