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Worldwide Patent Search System for Examiners

See what the IP5 wants to do to standardize searching between the world's biggest patent offices and debate what should be in the product!

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Added by Chris Jagalla on April 8, 2010 at 9:40am — 2 Comments

Check out some latest blog posts about US Gene Patent Case

Holman's Biotech IP Blog: The ACLU Gene Patent Decision from an Investor's Perspective: A Black Eye for the US Patent System

"I am trying to put myself into the shoes of a biotechnology investor, and when I do I'm not real happy with the US patent system right now."…

Added by Mikk Putk on April 8, 2010 at 9:38am — No Comments

Google V Louis Vuitton - Judgement Summary

For some of the key points and law for the European Court of Justice decision on 23 March please see: Google v Louis Vuitton

Added by Mark on April 8, 2010 at 4:24am — No Comments

Update on Xyggy Patents

An Intellogist Blog post that shines a light on new information about Xyggy and Xyggy Patent:

Added by Chris Jagalla on April 6, 2010 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Trademark - Names and Surnames in the UK

Trademark Question

A prospective client of Brand Certain approached us to ask about whether their website name "charlieinman" could be registered as a trademark. Charlie had said that some people in his business had indicated that names could not be trademarked.


Some jurisdictions (e.g. Australia – click on…


Added by Mark on April 6, 2010 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

Google Patents Cover View

I wrote a post about the perks and pitfalls of the "Cover view" results page of Google Patents. It can be found on the Intellogist Blog, here:

Added by Chris Jagalla on April 2, 2010 at 10:11am — No Comments

Top 5 ROI Metrics for Intellectual Property Management Software


Added by Lecorpio on March 31, 2010 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Proximity Searching for Patents

I wrote a new Intellogist Blog article on the hows and whys of proximity searching for patent documents called"Proximity Mining." Learn why you should try "semantic proximity operators" in your search!

Added by Chris Jagalla on March 31, 2010 at 9:51am — No Comments

We Need a War Room

I am tired of reading all the rants against the protection of intellectual property by the "everything should be free" crowd. Law professors are among the worst offenders here and they write this stuff pretty much to make tenure at their law schools and to have something to say in academic writings.

I am going to establish a website called which will be devoted to answering the critics of IP protection.

I hope that some of you might…

Added by Nils Victor Montan on March 30, 2010 at 1:57pm — 2 Comments

Are your patent search strings confidential?

Hello all,

I just wanted to pop in today to highlight a fascinating discussion that is going on in the Intellogist discussion forum. Our users are discussing the legal implications of using a third party vendor to

conduct patent searching. Specifically, they are discussing who might

be looking at your search strings from the other side of the search


Read more at…


Added by Kristin Whitman on March 30, 2010 at 1:24pm — 1 Comment

Win a free banner positions on ipInsiders!

Win a free banner position for one month on ipInsiders leaderboard pages!

You can use your own logo for promoting your intellectual property related blog, company, service, product or whatever you want!

Some hints how to win your first free banner on Intellectual Property Network:

-… Continue

Added by Mikk Putk on March 30, 2010 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

How to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day 2010?

On April 26, 2010, WIPO celebrates the 10th anniversary of World Intellectual Property Day.

How about you? Are you going to attend or organize any special event?

Added by Mikk Putk on March 30, 2010 at 2:53am — 1 Comment

Communicate Your Value: Weekly Update

Recently the Intellogist crew has been pondering social media with

relation to what we (and you, gentle reader) do for a living: searching

and analyzing patent data. Everyone who maintains a professional

social media presence knows that the obvious end game is to show your

expertise by participating in the community, thus building relationships

and ultimately, dare I say it, opening a few more doors for yourself in

the process. What’s beautiful about the social… Continue

Added by Kristin Whitman on March 29, 2010 at 2:02pm — 3 Comments

Monetize you IP with !


Added by Leo Siemann on March 29, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

The UK Pirate Party's published a manifesto

касаещ авторските права и патентите."">The UK Pirate Party's manifesto

published concerning copyrights and patents.…


Added by Intellectual Property Planet on March 26, 2010 at 7:18am — No Comments

Learn Practical Patent Analysis: A Case Study

Today, based upon some suggestions from readers, I wanted to introduce a case study that I hope to discuss over several blog posts. What’s more, my hope is to get you, the reader, involved in the process by providing my method for you to independently audit. The goal is to use the case study to see what conclusions we can come up with using a variety of search tools. I would also hope readers will post questions they would like answered, based upon the described method.

Read more at… Continue

Added by Kristin Whitman on March 25, 2010 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Canon wants to have its own top level domain reported the news that Canon will ask ICANN for its own top level domain. cannon. This is expected to happen this year, after ICANN has already decided that anyone who wants can register top level domains. However, this will be quite expensive pleasure, about 185 000 dollars.

By Canon believes that this will ensure and protect better their positions in the Internet space and improve communication with online consumers. …


Added by Intellectual Property Planet on March 25, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

Oppertunity for Chinese Prisoners !

This article is also on IPAlly

Its so true that innovations and technology breakthroughs are not bound to

research labs. Its just an idea and it can come to anyone, anywhere,

anytime. We have many examples of children, celebrities who holds the


But does any prisoner holds a patent ? Never heard of it before.

Recently, China has come up with an idea to give a chance… Continue

Added by Bikramjit Singh on March 25, 2010 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Google’s AdWords do not infringe trade marks!

The ECJ delivered its long awaited ruling on the Google AdWords. The Court thereby decided to follow Advocate General Poiares Maduro's opinion and relieved Google from all "charges". More on

Added by Emil A. Georgiev on March 24, 2010 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Classified Information: Patent Searching by Classification Part 2

Last week I introduced patent classification searching and gave reasons why it is still

relevant in today’s keyword-centric search environment. Think about

patent classification searching as if you were going to a library and

looking for books about Canada’s involvement in World War II. You might

put those words into a computer, or you might use the… Continue

Added by Kristin Whitman on March 24, 2010 at 1:47pm — No Comments

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