Minesoft Company Overview
Innovative global patent solutions provider
Founded in 1996, Minesoft is a global patent solutions provider, offering online products and services for:
- Patent Research, Monitoring and Analysis
- Intellectual Property (IP) Document Retrieval
- Patent Archiving and Competitive Intelligence
- Engineering and Technology Research
Minesoft solutions are designed to help you to exploit the commercial value of IP and scientific information throughout the innovation process. Minesoft serves many Fortune 500/FTSE 100 companies around the world, as well as specialist IP, patent attorney and search firms.
In May 2003, Minesoft and RWS Group announced their agreement to develop PatBase, a new searchable database of patent documents designed by experts in the complex art of the patent information search. Since the first critically acclaimed public demonstrations in 2003, PatBase has gone on to attract over 50,000 users worldwide from the best-known names in industry as well as leading patent-litigating law firms. Responding to increasing demand for access to patent information from countries such as China and Japan, in 2008 a non-Latin search engine was added to PatBase – the first of its kind in a commercial patent database – allowing native language searching of an extensive collection of full text patent documents from important manufacturing economies.
Minesoft has expanded its portfolio of innovative patent information products to include PatBase Express, PatentOrder, Patent FamilyPortal, PatentTracker, CitationTracker, PatentArchive and PatBase Analytics.
In 2009, Minesoft designed and developed the Tempus IP File History Document Ordering Service, which delivers all kinds of patent and trademark related IP documentation from around the world, including US legalisations.
In 2009, and again in 2015, Minesoft won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for an outstanding achievement in rapidly growing export markets in the field of Intellectual Property (patent) information – a testament to the international success of flagship product PatBase and to the dedication of the development, sales and support staff behind it.
In 2010, Minesoft was invited to partner with the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) in the ASPI Programme. PatBase now helps researchers in some of the world’s poorest countries to develop and implement their own intellectual property strategy and find out about the latest technological developments worldwide, for free or at a much subsidised cost. Minesoft provides high-quality training and support world-wide in the field of patent searching on its product line.
PatBase continues to adapt for an expanding global client base, with a fully-featured Chinese interface for PatBase and PatBase Express launched in September 2013 enabling native-language navigation for Chinese-speaking users. By 2014 PatBase Express was available with a choice of 7 language interfaces making it the ideal global patent resource for end-users. The integration into PatBase in late 2014 of PatBase Analytics – advanced patent analysis software – strengthened PatBase as a leading resource for competitive intelligence research. Minesoft was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for a second time in 2015 for outstanding growth in international trade.
By 2015 a new version of Patent Archive was developed, enabling companies to manage and keep safe all the patent documents most relevant to their businesses, proving popular with top corporations. In addition, Minesoft launched PatBase Analytics, which gives powerful insights into global patenting trends, leading to the company’s second Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
Meeting the needs of its fast growing global client base with international customer support (including locations in USA, Japan, Germany, India and Israel), Minesoft also partners with some of the information industry’s leading names to offer its clients a range of essential resources, from patent file histories to engineering and technology abstracts.
With a reputation for combining well-designed user interfaces and cutting-edge technology with responsive service,
Minesoft’s goal is to remain one step ahead.