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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. 

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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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The Role of Patents in the Food Industry

The Role of Food Patents in the Food and Drink Industry

In recent years, the food industry has experienced significant growth in innovation as new technologies and research are constantly emerging. One critical aspect of food innovation is the protection of intellectual property through the use of food patents. This has led to an increase in food patent filings for food-related inventions, including new ingredients, packaging, production methods, and more.

As the food industry continues to grow and evolve, the role of food patents in protecting food and drink innovation will become increasingly important. This blog post will shed some light on some of the most intriguing inventions in the field of food innovation.

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Potencialize suas descobertas com a PatBase

Potencialize suas descobertas com a PatBase

Com o aumento de demanda para análises de citações em patentes globais para organizações internacionais, o volume e a complexidade das citações de patentes se tornam uma área difícil de navegar com eficiência, porém, com as ferramentas corretas, é também uma área incrivelmente valiosa. A compreensão de citações requer análise de um grande volume patentes, onde a qualidade dos dados são primordiais. Interpretar um grande conjunto de dados como este pode ser difícil. Alguns anos atrás, as grandes ferramentas de análise de dados (big data) e a falta de dados globais não permitiam tal interpretação.

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Harnessing the value in patent citations with PatBase  

Harnessing the value in patent citations with PatBase  

Given the increasing need for fully global citation analysis for international organisations, the volume and complexity of patent citations make it a difficult area to efficiently navigate, however, with the right tools it is also an exceptionally valuable one. An accurate citation analysis requires calculations that involve the analysis of a very large number of patents where data quality and internationally broad content are paramount. Understanding a large dataset like this can be difficult, and just a few years ago neither the big data analytics tools accessible for most users nor the lack of fully global data collections allowed for it.  

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International HIV Awareness Day

International HIV Awareness Day

World AIDS Day is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV. On this day, we pay tribute to those who have lost their lives to the virus and those who continue to live with HIV.   

In honour of world AIDS day on 1st December, we are shedding some light on some of the medical advancements made to cure and prevent the spread of the disease, helping save millions of lives. 

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