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
  • Patent Knowledge Management, Archiving and Competitive Intelligence
  • Intellectual Property (IP) Document Retrieval
  • 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 research. 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. The non-Latin search engine allows 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, Legal StatusTracker, CiteTracker, Chemical Explorer, Pat-KM 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, 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. For free or at a subsidised cost, PatBase helps researchers in some of the world’s poorest countries to develop and implement their own intellectual property strategy and find out about technological developments worldwide. Minesoft provides high-quality training and support worldwide 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 and Japanese interface for PatBase. Launched in September 2013 these interfaces enable native- language navigation for Chinese and Japanese users.

By 2014 PatBase Express was available with a choice of 7 language interfaces making it the ideal global patent resource for end-users.

In late 2014 PatBase Analytics was integrated into PatBase and PatBase Express. PatBase Analytics is an advanced patent analysis software which gives powerful insights into global patenting trends, strengthening PatBase as a leading resource for competitive intelligence research

By 2015 a new version of Pat-KM was developed, enabling companies to capture, archive and distribute patent documents most relevant to their businesses, proving popular with top corporations.

In 2015, Legal StatusTracker  was launched, a service which alerts users to changes in the legal status of patent applications, granted patents and patent families.

In late 2015, Chemical Explorer, the innovative solution for exploring the full text and images of patents for chemical compounds, was launched. At the time, Chemical Explorer was the first web-based full text chemical structure search tool available. Since then it has been continually developed to cover leading patent authorities which publish in English, French, German, Japanese, Chinese and Korean languages.

This continuous innovation was instrumental in Minesoft being awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for a second time in 2015.  The Award was given for an impressive, sustained growth in International Trade, the company having demonstrated an outstanding achievement in rapidly growing export markets in the field of Intellectual Property (patent) information.

In 2016, Minesoft launched TextMine, a data mining tool for Full Text patents. Furthermore, Semantic Searching, Non-Patent Literature and a Thesaurus have been recently added to PatBase and PatBase Express.

In 2017, Minesoft developed PatBase Analytics V2. A new, more powerful and intuitive patent analysis platform, compatible with PatBase and PatBase Express. Users can search high-quality and comprehensive patent data and be presenting accurate and meaningful visualisations in minutes. An ideal way to share complex patent data with management teams, decision makers and clients who may not have patent know-how.

Minesoft meets the needs of its fast growing global client base through an international customer support network, tailored training and a range of essential resources.

Minesoft has a reputation for combining well-designed user interfaces and cutting-edge technology with responsive service. Our goal is to remain one step ahead.

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