Over the past 12 months, Minesoft have significantly enhanced the data included within our portfolio of patent solutions to ensure that our users have access to the most comprehensive set of patent data within the industry. The full text patent coverage in PatBase and PatBase Express has been increased to over 43 authorities, with the addition of:
· Eurasian Patent Office
· New Zealand
· African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI)
· German Democratic Republic
· Moldova (coming soon)
Design patents are another important type of intellectual property and PatBase already covers design patents from the following countries:
· San Marini
· Costa Rica
· Dominican Republic
Recently, we have enhanced this collection and have added more than 45,000 PCT designs to PatBase. Links to the WIPO Global Design database have been included to enable users to check on the legal status, designating contracting states and the file history.
The legal status module within PatBase, the trusted search and analysis platform, now includes USPTO PAIR data and is as timely as the USPTO public PAIR site. The USPTO PAIR data has been merged with the INPADOC legal status data for each US application and within the legal status view in PatBase, we have added a new “Source” column to clearly identify where the legal status information originated. Furthermore, we have mapped the USPTO legal status events to our colour coded event groups, making it easier for our users to visually identify the type of event that has occurred.
In addition, the Register links in PatBase for US publications now directs the user to up to date PAIR information, a full transaction history and links to the assignment history, maintenance fees and file wrapper. The addition of US PAIR data to PatBase is of significant benefit to our users as it allows them to more efficiently review up to date legal status information for any US application.
Minesoft’s web-based legal status alerting service, Legal Status Tracker, has also been updated to include USPTO PAIR data. Whether you want to monitor all legal status changes or specific type of events, Legal Status Tracker delivers automatic email alerts whenever a change occurs and eliminates the need for lengthy manual legal status checks.