How has Inspec changed during 2011? The database has had a busy year, with a new “cited references” field, new coverage, and powerful new search platforms.
Added by Joelle Mornini on February 16, 2012 at 3:22pm — No Comments
On the CHMINF listserv, there was recently an interesting debate over whether single-publisher platforms should really be called "databases." This topic is particularly important to prior art searchers, since they are looking for resources with the most comprehensive coverage available. Are all single-publisher search platforms transparent about the limitations…Continue
Added by Joelle Mornini on February 15, 2012 at 11:39am — No Comments
Conduct a cross-lingual search on PATENTSCOPE with the Cross-Lingual Information Retrieval (CLIR) facility. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, I search for chocolate PCTs.
Added by Joelle Mornini on February 14, 2012 at 10:46am — No Comments
The Intellogist Blog examines this question and helps you find answers to the growing deluge of data we face every day.
Added by Chris Jagalla on February 9, 2012 at 4:36pm — No Comments
Here's a quick guide on accessing the free Early Journal Content on JSTOR, a large subscription-based online archive of journal articles. JSTOR is also soon releasing a "Register and Read" program, where users can gain temporary free access to some articles.
Added by Joelle Mornini on February 8, 2012 at 12:39pm — No Comments
Re-posted from Blog:
Are you an attorney with portable business and seeking a lateral move to a law firm? Below I present 10 factors to consider before an attorney with portable business makes a lateral move to a law firm. This should act as a guideline to your decision-making process as there are a lot of moving parts in such a move and I cannot cover all the ground.
1. Law firm environment: Never underestimate the…Continue
Added by Mark N. Fishman on February 8, 2012 at 12:35pm — No Comments
Invitation to participate in a short IP industry survey. The results will go towards to Global Benchmarking Study of Trends and Success Factors in Intellectual Property, a white paper exploring portfolio management in IP, patents, trademarks and brand.
As a thank you for your time, the organizer, Legal IQ, will send you a complimentary copy of…Continue
Added by Mikk Putk on February 8, 2012 at 4:36am — No Comments
Through the free Sobotong search engine, users can enter a single term in English and complete the search in two languages simultaneously. Users can also filter their results by media type and even document type. Do you know of any other free bilingual search engines?
Added by Joelle Mornini on February 7, 2012 at 11:54am — No Comments
I came across this site with some useful patent tools including Patent Term Estimator. One of their interesting tool is the USPTO widget, this online tool searches various USPTO databases to display bibliographic details,…Continue
Added by Mikk Putk on February 7, 2012 at 10:10am — No Comments
The USPTO and NSF are accepting open nominations for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI) and National Medal of Science (NMS).
Here are some of the latest updates to Compendex, an important resource for engineering and technological information: a revised thesaurus, author profile pages, and more.
Added by Joelle Mornini on February 1, 2012 at 11:01am — No Comments
Zhihuiya.com is a free Chinese patent search site that includes a number of interesting features, such as a command line interface, coverage of Norwegian patent documents, and both Chinese and English-language abstracts.
Added by Joelle Mornini on January 31, 2012 at 11:37am — No Comments
Alexandria, VA — Landon IP, Inc. is excited to announce the launch of its European presence with the opening of an office in London effective January 30, 2012. Landon IP, Inc. operates in Europe as Landon IP Ltd. The new office is located on High Holborn, in the heart of the city’s…Continue
Added by Chris Jagalla on January 30, 2012 at 3:25pm — No Comments
Want to search patent data using numeric property ranges? Now you can in the full text PCT, Australian and Canadian collections on STN.
Added by Joelle Mornini on January 26, 2012 at 11:03am — No Comments
From new full-text country coverage to a Visual Explorer tool, PatBase has added patent data and new search, viewing, and analysis features to improve your patent search experience.
Added by Joelle Mornini on January 25, 2012 at 11:54am — No Comments
Leximancer creates detailed lists of concepts and tags prevalent in a set of documents or data, and the user can then customize the concept lists and create a “concept map” or generate a report through the Insight Dashboard.
Added by Joelle Mornini on January 24, 2012 at 11:19am — No Comments
Another fun post on the Intellogist blog highlighting some weird and wacky patents to show everyone how big of a fan you really are!
Added by Chris Jagalla on January 19, 2012 at 4:07pm — No Comments
Here is a quick guide comparing the old USPTO homepage with the new homepage. Do you like the new changes?
Added by Joelle Mornini on January 18, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
Patexia, a free site for visualizing data on US patents and applications, now also includes a section for searching IP lawsuits and a collection of company IP portfolios.
Added by Joelle Mornini on January 17, 2012 at 1:53pm — No Comments
Read and see how the Virtual Helpdesk can assist you with finding answers to your common questions, information about grant procedure and numbering, statistics on filing, and even a…Continue
Added by Chris Jagalla on January 12, 2012 at 4:35pm — No Comments