Press release

Produced by publisher St James’s House and the History of Parliament Trust, The Commonwealth at 70: From Westminster to the World was officially launched at Westminster Abbey on 25th June 2019. Researched and written by leading academics and co-authored by the royal correspondent Robert Jobson, this heavily illustrated publication features archive prints, maps and portraits that detail the story of one of the world’s most important and far-reaching international organisations.

“Seventy years of international partnership and joint projects successfully implemented across the globe is reason to celebrate and this book has been beautifully produced as a record of this achievement. Having dedicated my career to advancement of international trade, I am a big admirer of The Commonwealth foundations” commented Ann Chapman-Daniel, Managing Director of Minesoft.

As a global patent data specialist headquartered in London, Minesoft was thrilled to be approached by publisher St James’s House to be a part of this historic international celebration. Minesoft’s company ethos is to encourage innovation worldwide, hence, since 2010 Minesoft has been involved in the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s (WIPO) ASPI programme. Through this programme we have been providing free or low-cost access to our powerful online patent database, PatBase, to developing countries around the world.

The global landscape of investment in science, technology and in education has been undergoing positive shifts over the last 30 years. Innovation, research and development are seen as important investment areas in both developed and developing economies across the globe and we hope that access to Minesoft’s solutions will help encourage this growth to continue.

Founded in 1996, Minesoft develops international searchable patent databases and web-based products for Intellectual Property (IP) research. The company offers an array of products for the patent information industry, specialising in patent searching, IP document retrieval, patent analytics and competitive intelligence systems.

The History of Parliament Trust is a research project that is creating a comprehensive account of parliamentary politics in England, then Britain, from their origins in the 13th century. The trust is regarded as one of the most ambitious, authoritative and well-researched academic projects in British history.

St James’s House is an award-winning custom publisher that has produced official publications for The Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations, the Thames Diamond Jubilee, the Prince Philip Trust Fund, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force.

Press contact: Caitlin Kavanagh ([email protected])