Did anyone else see the EPO "Patent Information News" bulletin published today? On page 10 was a very interesting announcement for the future release in October of an updated browser based version of the MIMOSA search engine detailed in this quote from the bulletin (link to the "Patent Information News" - English version):
The new interface offers professional search capabilities, allowing users to run complex queries, display, download and print their search results, and create diagrams to visualise them using statistics. Additionally, the output can be customised to suit individual needs. Access to the subscription ESPACE online databases via this new interface is via a username and password.
Is this a game changer for us? Will this be a free, fast, and high quality alternative to the pay databases? I would greatly appreciate learning more about this from anybody on that side of the pond! Will it have significantly faster image retrieval than the current MIMOSA system? Mosaics?