IP management systems: Knowledge
is power

IP management systems: Knowledge is power

Minesoft’s Caitlin Kavanagh recently had an article published with well-known intellectual property (IP) magazine, IPPro. Kavanagh explained how IP knowledge management or patent portfolio management tools can be implemented to improve IP awareness throughout a corporation, from the launch of a product to the beginning of a new project. More…

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PatBase featured in new research
paper published by World Patent

Minesoft has always prided itself on facilitating and accelerating the rates of innovation achieved by our clients, but we take special pleasure in being able to assist more directly with research projects. Here, Alessandro Comai of the University of Japan has produced a research paper on patent and scientific data analytics, making use of a case example to demonstrate how vast quantities of information can be mined from scientific literature, news articles and (here’s where PatBase comes in!) patent data. More…

Investigating the Intellectual Property (IP) landscape for the automotive
industry with Darts-ip and PatBase

The focus on IP in the automotive industry has intensified in many diverse areas. For example, the industry faces issues such as counterfeiting in their branding, while technological convergence means that patent protection and enforcement, licensing and collaboration have become more important than ever. One of the numerous new challenges is the entrance of new and non-traditional companies into the market, such as high-tech companies, that are developing extensive patent portfolios related both to traditional automobile manufacturing and emerging technologies. As in many other industries, the findings confirm that the automotive industry is seeing the activity of non-practicing entities (NPEs) rising. More…

The Power of Sharing: Disseminating IP information company-wide

In an article recently published on LinkedIn, Caitlin Kavanagh – Marketing Executive at Minesoft – outlines the importance of effectively disseminating IP information throughout a company.

For any innovation-driven industry, it’s crucial to be aware of the IP landscape in your technology area. The systematic retrieval and assessment of this data can provide insights into competitor activity, potential collaborators, technology trends and opportunities.

R&D departments benefit from an in-depth analysis of technological developments in their field of expertise and the identification of opportunities for new product development in low-risk areas to avoid wasted R&D time and costs. In the past, IP lawyers & specialist search firms would’ve presented R&D departments with a huge stack of patent documents to be reviewed, but there are now time-saving and cost-effective alternatives to sharing patent information.

Minesoft, in partnership with RWS, developed a streamlined and intuitive version of PatBase – PatBase Express. With over 50,000 users, many of our customers have hundreds or even thousands of IP-verified accounts, an ideal way to optimise research productivity, express searching with no training required. All users, with any level of skill, should be able to search and review large and highly complex patent datasets and to be able to interact with and share this data company-wide.

Read Caitlin’s full article here.

For more information or a demonstration, please contact us today at [email protected] or call us on +44 (0)20 8404 0651.


PatBase AnalyticsV2: A 21st Century Approach to Understanding your Data

In an article recently published on LinkedIn, James Gray – Senior Software Developer at Minesoft – outlines the difficulties in understanding, interpreting and effectively visualising large datasets.

Minesoft’s automated systems are constantly updated with highly complex worldwide patent information. To turn this data into good intelligence, it is necessary to have well thought out, intelligent systems.

The goal set for Minesoft’s new patent analysis platform – PatBase AnalyticsV2 – was for all users, with any level of skill, to be able to take very large, highly complex patent datasets and easily present them in a visual way that is easy on the eye, easy to interpret and understand; and to be able to interact with and share this data.

The Minesoft Development Team found a way to cut out the time-consuming leg work normally associated with this process. By attaching AnalyticsV2 directly to the PatBase search results, you can accomplish all these tasks in one location. You can search high-quality, comprehensive patent data, and be presenting beautiful, accurate and meaningful visualisations to key decision makers in minutes.

Read James’ full article here.

For more information or a demonstration, please contact us today at [email protected] or call us on +44 (0)20 8404 0651.