Prosecution History of Indian Patents

Indian Patent Office has made available to the public the Prosecution History, Complete Specification and Examination Reports of published patent application and all details including e-Register in case of granted patents.

The URL is: http://ipindia.nic.in/ipirs1/patentsearch.htm

Intellogist, New Patent Information Resource Tool

Landon IP has launched a web page Intellogist, a free online tool that provides the intellectual property (IP) community with a revolutionary resource for finding objective information about patent searching tools and sharing best practices. Intellogist provides the informaton about

·        Search System Reports: See detailed information on search systems

·        Best Practices in Prior Art Searching: Collaborate on best practices for prior art searching

·        Quick Table Comparisons: Quickly compare patent search systems

·        Resource Finder: Find prior art resources by technical field

·        Interactive Patent Coverage Map: Find patent search systems by clicking on a map

The website is also having the detailed comparison of database scope, features, and limitations of following patent search databases:

·        Delphion

·        EAST

·        Esp@cenet

·        FreePatentsOnline

·        Google Patent Search

·        MicroPatent PatentWeb

·        PatAnalyst

·        PatBase

·        PatBase Express

·        Patent Analysis Search System

·        Patent Lens

·        QPAT

·        Qweb

·        SumoBrain

·        SureChem

·        Surf-IP

·        Thomson Innovation

·        TotalPatent

·        WIPS Global

India’s Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL): A powerful tool for patent examiners

Data is reproduced from EPO website. On 2 February 2009 the Indian government granted access to its Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL), a unique database that houses the country’s traditional medical wisdom, to examiners at the European Patent Office (EPO).

EPO examiners will use the extensive database to prevent attempts at patenting existing traditional knowledge, a practice described as “bio-piracy”.

The co-operation between India and the EPO comes at a time when many countries are struggling to protect traditional and respected knowledge against exploitation, primarily in the pharmaceutical sector….

A unique encyclopaedia: The TKDL is the result of a US$ 2 million joint project between five Indian government organisations, including the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the National Institute of Science Communication and Informative Resources (NISCAIR).

Under the direction of Vinod Kumar Gupta, the head of NISCAIR, more than 150 experts in traditional medicine, law and computer science spent the past ten years arranging and classifying the TKDL.

Highlights of the vast database include:

§  54 authoritative textbooks on ayurvedic medicine

§  Nearly 150,000 ayurvedic, unani and siddha medicines

§  Over 1,500 physical exercises and postures in yoga, more than 5,000 years old.

Click here to read full article. 

IPVision Patent Analytics Tool

The IPVision Patent Analytics provides the patent data mining and mapping tool (Find the Trees – See the Forest™) which enables to analyze patent portfolios, technologies and innovations, provide new competitive intelligence insights, enable companies to align intellectual property management with strategic objectives. The Map Analysis Features highlight important data on the map such as:

·        Patent Cluster Maps™: show the patents grouped by the Selected Attribute- e.g., USTPO Class, By First Assignee, By First Named Inventor, or By Agent. This helps you investigate inventors, companies and technologies.

·        Patent Family Maps™: show applications (provisional and non-provisional), continuations, continuations-in-part, divisionals, abandoned applications and related international filings.

·        Visual Citation – Seminal Patents™: Which patents on the map are Seminal Patents – i.e., patents that have been cited by more than 20 other patents. In the Pro Version these patents are highlighted on the map.

·        Litigation Analysis™: Which patents on the Map have changed ownership?

·        Red Flag – Expired Patents Due to Non-Payment™: Highlighted patents have expired due to non-payment of USPTO maintenance fees, as per USPTO data.

·        Red Flag – Expired Patents Due to Non-Payment™: Highlighted patents have expired due to non-payment of USPTO maintenance fees, as per USPTO data.

·        Orphan Analysis™: Highlighted patents by color group are Orphan Patents and Cluster Patents that have common inventors.

The sample analysis is available at link: Find the Trees – See the Forest™ 

Innopgraphy patent visualization tool

Innography provides excellent visualization and collaboration analytics software platform.

Innography’s integrated IP research platform enhances the patent research process by enabling you to quickly and easily discover, determine and derive the critical details necessary for facilitating strategic decision making. The applications of the platform are as follows:

·        Trend analysis

·        Patent disclosure and prior art research

·        Emerging business evaluation

·        Competitive intelligence

·        M&A due diligence

·        Infringement / Invalidation discovery  

Patents.com a new patent search database with some cool features

Patents.com a new patent search database It provides the searching of US and European Patents. There are four search options:

·        Simple Search

·        Advanced Search

·        Expert Search

·        Bulk Search

The database has some other cool features.

·        Clustering of the searched patents relevant buckets.

·        Browsing of Patents by Inventor name. (This feature helps in distinguish similar names)

·        Browsing of Patents by Company name. (Easy to identify the similar names)

·        Provide users to register and various user account features as well as the ability to create profiles, claim patents you are associated with and connect with other Patents Community members.

Patent Visualization Tool

XLUS is web-based software that can visualize massive numbers of patent searches and analysis results in landscape thememap.

In order to illustrate the similarity and technological relationships between patents, XLUS produces a radar chart in addition to an ordinal patent list.

XLUS’s core technologies consist of natural language processing, data informatics, visualization and easy expression, and IP knowledge and analysis. XLUS has great potential to improve search productivity for planning of development strategies, as well as patent acquisition strategies.

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