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What is a Patent Information Disclosure Statement?

Unlocking the Secrets of Patent Information Disclosure Statements (IDS)

In the complex world of intellectual property, obtaining a patent is critical for inventors and innovators. However, the process involves more than just filing papers; it requires transparency and compliance with specific tasks, one of which is the preparation of a Patent Information Disclosure Statement (IDS). This detailed guide looks into the complexities of IDS, its relevance, and the responsibilities it imposes on patent applicants. More…

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How Does Freedom to Operate Impact Your Patent Strategy?

How Does Freedom to Operate Impact Your Patent Strategy?

In today’s fast-paced world, protecting your intellectual property (IP) is crucial. Navigating the world of patents requires a clear understanding of Freedom to Operate (FTO) and its impact on your innovation journey. In this blog post, we will explore what FTO means, why it matters, and how you can strategically approach it to safeguard your intellectual property.

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What are the Best Inventions of 2023?

What are the Best Inventions of 2023?

As we bring in 2024, let’s look back at the most significant inventions from 2023 that are shaping the way we live and interact with technology. From breakthroughs in artificial intelligence to advancements in renewable energy, 2023 was a year of remarkable innovation. These inventions are not only revolutionising industries but also paving the way for a more connected and sustainable future.

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Your Guide To Patent Term Adjustment (Jargon-Free)

Your Jargon-Free Guide to Patent Term Adjustment

What is a Patent Term Adjustment?

A Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) is a way to extend the life of your patent, especially for utility and plant patent applications. Imagine this as a compensation mechanism for when the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) takes longer than expected to review your patent application. As specified in Section 156 of the Patent Act, it is important to distinguish between a Patent Term Adjustment and a Patent Term Extension. 

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How To Patent An Idea In 10 Steps (Expert Guide)

How to patent an idea 

When it comes to protecting inventions, patents are crucial. In this blog post, we examine what patents protect and how they differ from other forms of intellectual property. We will also shed some light on the steps needed to apply for a patent, from deciding whether a patent is needed to maintaining and enforcing a granted patent.  More…

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Why should IP Paralegals use an online patent database? 

Why should IP Paralegals use an online patent database? 

 

Online patent databases allow IP paralegals and R&D search teams to discover relevant patent information and technical development about inventions, companies’ portfolios, and white spaces helping them understand their competitive landscape. Minesoft offers an array of products to help simplify IP paralegals’ time-consuming tasks helping them make informed decisions with ease. We shed some light on the significance of using a secure online patent database with the help of our newest product, Minesoft Origin.  More…

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Minesoft releases Minesoft Origin, a new AI-Powered Patent Search Solution

Minesoft releases Minesoft Origin, a new AI-Powered Patent Search Solution 

24th April 2023 – London, New York & Dusseldorf:  Minesoft, a market intelligence and search solution provider for the intellectual property industry, has launched Minesoft Origin, a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) powered patent intelligence and search solution.   

Minesoft Origin is a global patent intelligence and search platform powered by artificial intelligence. State of the art techniques in Natural Language Processing (NLP), intelligent analytics and collaborative tools have been integrated into a modern, intuitive interface to help connect innovation throughout the organisation.  

Ann Chapman-Daniel, Co-Founder of Minesoft shared, “With this new solution, Minesoft is extending the reach of patent intelligence across our clients’ entire innovation lifecycle. We are concentrating on making life easier for patent searchers by devising new ways of searching – and finding – hard-to-pinpoint scientific and technological data.” 

Clients can now leverage Minesoft Origin’s latest AI and ML-powered technology across scientific fields, quickly explain complex concepts in plain language and simplify communication between internal teams. 

Developed in-house, Minesoft’s proprietary AI Search is based on new, fast, responsive technologies that will keep up to date with new concepts and vocabulary as they develop and put the power of the software into the hands of the researchers. The company is excited to add Minesoft Origin to their family of world-class products, including PatBase, Pat-KM, and PatDocs.  

About Minesoft 

Founded in 1996, Minesoft is an Online Solutions Provider for the Intellectual Property industry. Harnessing the power of modern technology, its patent intelligence solutions empower today’s pioneers, supporting them as they focus on developing world-enhancing innovation. In February 2022, Minesoft closed on a substantial growth investment from MLM 2, an information services and software platform, and Warburg Pincus, a leading global growth investor. 

Press contact:  

Caitlin Kavanagh ([email protected])

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Egg-ceptional Inventions: How Patents Have Transformed Easter Traditions!

Egg-ceptional Inventions: How Patents Have Transformed Easter Traditions! 

Easter has long been associated with Easter bunnies and egg painting. These traditions date to ancient pagan festivals that celebrated the arrival of spring and new life. Today, these symbols have become an integral part of the modern celebration of Easter. In light of the Easter holiday that took place earlier this week, we shed light on some patented inventions that allowed the Easter Bunny to thrive.    More…

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Minesoft client OlarteMoure represented Ericsson in Colombia in their recent patent dispute with Apple

Minesoft client OlarteMoure represented Ericsson in Colombia in their recent patent dispute with Apple

Minesoft client, OlarteMoure, represented Ericsson as their litigation counsel in Colombia during their recent global standard essential patent (SEP) dispute with Apple. As a result of a preliminary injunction, tech giant, Apple, was prevented from selling the iPhone 12, 13 & 14 in Colombia. Despite seeking emergency relief from the Colombian courts, the injunction was upheld as constitutional. The patent dispute between Ericsson and Apple started back in 2021 after negotiations failed over the renewal of a seven-year licensing contract, specifically over the use of 4G and 5G wireless SEPs in iPhones. Ericsson sued in 2022, claiming that Apple’s failure to renew the past license, and yet continued to use the patented technology, confirmed its efficient infringer strategy in an attempt to hold out before being forced into a new license. The iPhone maker defended itself accusing the Swedish company of using “strong-arm tactics” to force unjust licencing terms and conditions in violation of FRAND obligations imposed on SEP owners.

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