Chemical Innovation in Patents: A Winning Formula for Discovery


Minesoft’s Rob Poolman has had his article ‘Chemical innovation in patents: A winning formula for discovery’ published in the September/October issue of The Patent Lawyer. Rob Poolman discusses the difficulties researchers face when extracting chemical information from global patent literature and how new advancements in text and image mining technology is helping to solve these problems.

Minesoft’s Chemical Explorer gives users an alternative, more efficient resource for chemical patent searching; enabling both chemists and non-chemists to easily complete a structure-based search. Combined with a new visualisation software, TextMine, users are able to pinpoint the exact location of chemicals in the full text of patent documents.

Chemical Explorer is now available in both PatBase and PatBase Express, sign up for a free trial here.