London, February 24, 2016: Global Intellectual Property (IP) information provider Minesoft has launched a new version of Citation Explorer in PatBase, the global patent database developed in partnership with RWS Group.
Patent citation information is increasingly used for competitor intelligence and business information, playing an important role in helping to measure the value of a patent portfolio, monitor competitor activity or identify potential licensing opportunities. A patent citation is a document cited by an applicant, third party or a patent office examiner because its content relates to a patent application. Any publicly available document can be cited, including an existing patent publication.
Integrated into PatBase at no additional cost to users, the new, enhanced Citation Explorer delivers a unique, highly sought-after tool to patent information and legal professionals. Patent citations are captured as part of the PatBase database, and Citation Explorer simplifies the often complex task of examining and analysing the large volume of patent citation information available. Reviewing citations is straightforward with an option to display information side-by-side providing easy comparisons of patent Claims or Drawings, for example. Visual tools such as graphical views, a timeline and a tree view assist with evaluating groups of patent citations and identifying frequently cited technologies or the main competitors citing a company’s patents.
Minesoft offers information professionals another way to exploit patent citation data with its recently launched CiteTracker Alerting service. CiteTracker monitors global patent citation activity and sends alert reports by email, delivering a concise report of newly published citations of interest each week as they are added to the patent documents being watched. The fully automated service eliminates the need to run manual searches for new citations and allows organisations to easily track who is citing their patents and what they are citing. is the ideal Competitive Intelligence resource for patent attorneys, lawyers, IP Counsel, R&D, search firms, licensing and technology transfer offices.
For more details about Citation Explorer, PatBase and CiteTracker, contact Minesoft on firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44(0)2084040651. A Free Trial of PatBase and Citation Explorer can be requested at www.discoverpatents.net
A full PDF of this press release is available here: Citations PR Feb 2016