Minesoft and RWS reflect on the evolution of a global patent database

Ann Chapman (Co-founder of Minesoft) and Reinhard Ottway (CEO, RWS Group PLC) feature in an article celebrating 10 years of PatBase, their joint patent database, discussing its beginnings in 2003 to an internet-based service today with tens of thousands of corporate users all around the world. Their patent collection has expanded from 28 million patent family records in 2003 to over 49 million today, with over 25 million full text patent documents in many languages – European and Asian – alongside machine translations and integrated analytical software.

The full article was published in The Patent Lawyer magazine March/April 2014.