Blog from November, 2015

II-SDV 2016 in Nice - The International Information Conference on Search, Data Mining and Visualization. Call for Paper and Super Early Bird Registration is Open – Last Reminder

Dear Colleague,

I would like to invite you to present a paper during my next conference. 

Offers of presentations should include an informative title, a short, descriptive abstract as to what will be covered, plus a short biography of the proposed speaker. News of entirely new products, or beta versions of substantial upgrades to existing products, may be of interest to meeting attendees. Presentations accepted will be expected to make real contributions to the field of new trends, mainly in scientific, technical, business, patent and information searching, analysis and data mining, or in furthering the understanding of the meeting participants in the general search and intelligence tools and mining areas. All presentations will be in full sessions; there are no breakout or parallel sessions at this meeting. The conference language will be English. 

Those presenting will be given one free registration to the two-day conference (one registration per presentation). Speaker expense reimbursement will not normally be offered. 

Please send offers by email to Christoph Haxel at Dr. Haxel CEM GmbH (c@haxel.com)
Deadline is November 30, 2015. However, offers received prior to this date will also be welcome. 

Presentations should emphasise new trends in intelligence, search, mining and visualization research and technology, and directly related areas 

Some theme areas of particular interest for the 2016 Meeting are: 

  • Joint presentations by a user with a vendor concerning new software implementation.
  • New tools for competitive intelligence.
  • Developments in search engines, including personalization, recommendation engines, collaborative filtering.
  • New visualization tools and mapping.
  • New tools for analysing or manipulating big data, including news analysis.
  • New data and text mining tools.
  • Advances in text searching and analysis (such as patent, techno-economic and news searching), mining, mapping and analysis.
  • User identification and testing of new information tools.
  • Training and adaptation for new tools.  

There will also be a limited number of exhibition spaces in the main conference area (table-top).

Contact the organizers early, since places will be limited.  All exhibitors will be given a short "product presentation" slot during the main conference sessions. 

The organisers are interested in featuring one (or maximum two) post-conference workshops, following the conference programme. Workshops should be in subject areas relevant to those attending this meeting, and should be offered by experienced workshop presenters. For an initial discussion, those interested in giving a workshop should contact Christoph Haxel ( c@haxel.com )
I am looking forward to seeing you in Nice.

Kind regards

Christoph

More info about II-SDV 2016 http://www.haxel.com/ii-sdv/2016/meeting

PS.: Just a note to remind those interested, that the super early bird booking rate for The International Information Conference on Search, Data Mining and Visualization being held in Nice, 18 – 19 April 2016, expires end of December 2015. The meeting is booking well, so if you are planning to come, note the deadline end of December 2015  and save 200 Euros by booking early.

http://www.haxel.com/ii-sdv/2016/registration

Hi everyone,

After posting information on the STN e-seminars on the Derwent Markush Resource on STN, I received a few questions. Hopefully this post will answer those questions.

The Derwent Markush Resource (STN file name DWPIM) from Thomson Reuters was launched on new STN last week. It is implemented as a structure-based database encompassing around 1.9 million Markush structures from around 780,000 Derwent World Patents Index® (DWPISM) documents. 33 patent issuing authorities are covered. US, EP and WO coverage starts in 1978. Also included is the INPI (French patent office) back-file data from 1961-1998. The database is updated 82 times a year, together with DWPI.

The major substance classes in DWPIM are organics and organometallics. Inorganic compounds, polymers, peptides and fullerenes are also covered. Cross file searching to the corresponding DWPI records is supported and both Markush hit structures and DCR hit structures are fully integrated in DWPI. The structure search engine has been especially developed for the database by FIZ Karlsruhe in co-operation with InfoChem, Munich. 

The Derwent Markush Resource (DWPIM) database, produced by Thomson Reuters, joins MARPAT® from CAS®, making new STN the only unified Markush solution. The new STN platform now offers chemical patent searchers unsurpassed coverage and highly efficient access to the rapidly growing number of chemical structures disclosed in patents.

Since Markush structures are prevalent in the claims of many chemical and pharmaceutical patents, Markush searching is crucial for assessing the patentability, validity, freedom to operate, prior art, infringement, and valuation. Because DWPIM and MARPAT complement each other in terms of coverage of authorities, time periods, and compound classes, as well as indexing policies, searching both resources is mandatory to ensure comprehensive generic structure search results. Together, they are the most complete and timely collection of generic chemical structures on the market.

Here is the link to the press release for the Derwent Markush Resource - http://www.stn-international.de/stn_press_room.html

Besides the post about the joint FIZ/Thomson Reuters e-seminars on the Derwent Markush Resource on Dec 10 that I posted yesterday, STN is also offering e-seminars on unified Markush searching on STN  on Dec 1  To find out more about or to register for these e-Seminars, please visit https://stnevents.webex.com/.

Best regards,

Jim

Jim Brown

Senior Key Account Manager

jim.brown@fiz-k.com

FIZ Karlsruhe, Inc.

Part of agency’s ongoing collaborative efforts to enhance patent quality globally
November 23, 2015
Press Release 15-21

Washington – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in furtherance of the Global Dossier Initiative  launched the first service for Global Dossier - Dossier Access  Friday, November 20. Dossier Access is a user-friendly online interface, which will make it easier for patent applicants to quickly and easily view, monitor, and manage intellectual property (IP) protection around the world by providing access to the dossiers of related applications filed at participating offices.

“We continue to collaborate with IP offices around the world to modernize information technology tools and the Global Dossier program is a key component of the USPTO’s Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative,” said Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee. “Quality increases when the public and examiners gain greater insight into and consider non-English-language patent applications and prior art.”

Initially proposed by the USPTO to the five largest International Property Offices (IP5) in November 2011. Global Dossier is a set of business services aimed at modernizing the global patent system and delivering benefits to all stakeholders through a single portal/user interface. Through Dossier Access, the public will be able to obtain data that is timely, reliable, understandable, standardized, and of high quality. Currently, the European Patent Office (EPO), Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) provide a Global Dossier portal to the public. The Japan Patent Office (JPO) will be introducing Global Dossier in 2016.

The USPTO has several high priority services that are currently being evaluated, including a mechanism for sharing documents between offices. The business services of Global Dossier are being designed with users in mind and the USPTO will be seeking public input throughout the entire development process.  IdeaScale is one of the ways that the USPTO will be gathering stakeholder input, feedback, and suggestions on Global Dossier. The public can access the website through: http://uspto-globaldossier.ideascale.com/ (link is external).

For more information about Global Dossier, please visit http://www.uspto.gov/patents-getting-started/international-protection/global-dossier-initiative.

Global Dossier is available at http://globaldossier.uspto.gov.

Stay current with the USPTO by subscribing to receive email updates at our Subscription Center at www.uspto.gov/subscribe.

Hi everyone,

In addition to the STN e-Seminars I posted yesterday, STN is also running the following e-Seminars in December –

Title: Derwent Markush Resource (DWPIM) now available on new STN!

Abstract: In this Thomson Reuters and STN session we’ll show you how to search and evaluate Markush (generic) chemical structures in the DWPIM database on the new STN platform. Learn how to retrieve and display Markush structures:

• In-context as hit structures within Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) records
• Simultaneously with specific structure hits from the Derwent Chemistry Resource (DCR)

Get practical tips and tricks, and some advice on how to combine DWPIM results with answers found using CAS Registry, MARPAT and CAplus databases on the new STN platform. This e-Seminar will be both an update for existing Markush search experts, and a useful introduction for those who are less familiar with the capabilities and coverage of the DWPIM database.

 

Date: December 10, 2015

10:00 am Central European Time (Berlin, GMT+01.00)

9:00 am GMT (London, GMT+0:00)

4:00 am Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

1:30 pm India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)

 

Date: December 10, 2015

3:00 pm Central European Time (Berlin, GMT+01.00)

2:00 pm GMT (London, GMT+0:00)

9:00 am Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

8:00 am Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-06:00)

6:30 pm India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)

 

Date: December 10, 2015

8:00 pm Central European Time (Berlin, GMT+01.00)

7:00 pm GMT (London, GMT+0:00)

2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

1:00 pm Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-06:00)

 

Title: Structure Searching on new STN

Abstract: With the addition of Markush search and REAXYSFILESub to the new STN platform, there are now a multitude of databases that allow for structure searching of substances. This presentation will cover tips and tricks for building structure queries, and examples of multi-file structure searches.

 

Date: December 15, 2015

7:00 pm Central European Time (Berlin, GMT+01.00)

6:00 pm GMT (London, GMT+0:00)

1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

12:00 pm Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-06:00)

 

Date: December 17, 2015

3:00 pm Central European Time (Berlin, GMT+01.00)

2:00 pm GMT (London, GMT+0:00)

9:00 am Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

8:00 am Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-06:00)

6:30 pm India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)

 

To register for these events, please visit –

https://stnevents.webex.com/

Best regards,

Jim

Jim Brown

FIZ Karlsruhe, Inc.

jim.brown@fiz-k.com

STN e-Seminars in December

Hi everyone,

STN is running the following e-Seminars in December –

Title: Unified Markush Search on new STN

Abstract: MARPAT® from CAS and Derwent Markush Resource (DWPIM) from Thomson Reuters are now together on a single platform, making new STN the first and only unified Markush solution available. Combined with specific structure search from CAS REGISTRYSM and Derwent Chemistry Resource (DCR), new STN is the best, most complete solution for chemical patent searches. This session will showcase the new content and demonstrate how to include Markush to cover both generic and specific structures for chemical intellectual property searches.

Date: December 1, 2015

3:00 pm Europe Standard Time (Berlin, GMT+02.00)

2:00 pm GMT Standard Time (London, GMT+01:00)

9:00 am Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

8:00 am Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)

6:30 pm India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)

Date: December 1, 2015

7:00 pm Europe Standard Time (Berlin, GMT+02.00)

6:00 pm GMT Standard Time (London, GMT+01:00)

1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

12:00 pm Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)

 

Title: Exploring GENESEQ ™ (DEGENE) on STN

Abstract: GENESEQ (file DGENE) is an intellectually annotated database of protein and nucleic sequences indexed from the basic patent publications of the Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) (file WPINDEX/WPIDS/WPIX). In this Thomson Reuters and STN session, we will explore the various value-added features and benefits of the GENESEQ database on classic STN. Topics will include:

• Database content and editorial policies
• BLAST and Sequence Code Match (motif) search techniques
• Post-processing results using STN Express

The e-Seminar will provide a variety of practical tips, from preparing the query through to post-processing search results into a final report. This session will be of interest to those new to GENESEQ or STN sequence searching, and those who are experienced searchers, who would like a refresher and an update on the latest GENESEQ database news.

Date: December 8, 2015

3:00 pm Europe Standard Time (Berlin, GMT+02.00)

2:00 pm GMT Standard Time (London, GMT+01:00)

9:00 am Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

8:00 am Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)

6:30 pm India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)

Date: December 8, 2015

8:00 pm Europe Standard Time (Berlin, GMT+02.00)

7:00 pm GMT Standard Time (London, GMT+01:00)

2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

1:00 pm Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)

 

To register for these events, please visit –

https://stnevents.webex.com/

Best regards,

Jim

Jim Brown

jim.brown@fiz-k.com

FIZ Karlsruhe, Inc.

Max-IDS is MaxVal’s cloud-based, hosted, Information Disclosure/Reference Management solution.  Max-IDS is much more than a form generator.  Max-IDS stores your references in a centralized database together with information about the cases citing each reference.   This promotes consistency, reduces confusion and makes ad-hoc solutions (such as individual spreadsheets) unnecessary.                                          

MaxVal is constantly looking for ways to improve Max-IDS.  Based on user feedback, we have recently added the following enhancements to Max-IDS:

  • Reference source comments
  • Reference comparison chart enhancement
  • Case and Group functionality

Reference Source Comments

Max-IDS helps you keep your references organized.  Reference “Source Comments” are tags users can assign to their references. For example, relevant tags may include “search result”, “PTO” or “Inventor”. Source Comments make references easier to find and sort, and communicate the source of the references.  MaxVal has just added the following new source related functionality:

  • “Additional Source Comments” – Your Max-IDS administrator can now define tags specifically for your organization, and add new tags at any time.
  • “Copy Source Comments from One Case to Another” – Users can compare cases, copy and append source comments from one case to another.

We have also added a handy “Reference Extractor”.  Users can import references directly from the Max-IDS PDF viewer. This eliminates the time consuming and error-prone process of OCR-ing documents to extract references. The Reference Extractor complements the existing Max-IDS bulk import tools. 


Reference Chart Enhancements

Reference Charts are one of Max-IDS’ most powerful features.  Reference Charts show all references shared between a set of documents, and show which documents cite the reference.  This makes inconsistencies immediately visible.  This is extremely valuable when working with foreign filings and patent families.

The Status of each application is now visible in the Comparison Chart.   For example “Abandon”, “Filed Pending”, “Pending Published”, “Allowed” or “Issued”.

Case and Group Functionality Enhancements

In addition to tracking references, Max-IDS tracks the cases that use the references.  These cases contain the patent applications, granted patents and related foreign family filings.  Cases can be grouped to enable outside counsel can see just their cases.  MaxVal has just released these enhancements to the Case and Group features:

  • “Search within a Case Group” – A new feature is the ability to search for references within a group of cases. This makes it easy for outside counsel to find the references for their cases.
  • “Group List Asset Count Report” – Clicking on the Export option in the List View will now download the group list along with the asset count for each group into an Excel spreadsheet.  Users can also export all the IDS records from a search result in a single instance.

Finally, we have improved security by enhancing the password security policy.

Support and Managed Services

Of course, MaxVal continues to provide Live Support to Max-IDS users and administrators.

Max-IDS is a cloud-based hosted software product.  Users and administrators access Max-IDS through a browser based interface.  MaxVal provides support and training for Max-IDS administrators.  MaxVal also offers Max-IDS as a fully managed service.  We can configure, maintain and administer your Max-IDS server for you.

If you would like more information on these new features, or you would like to see a Max-IDS demonstration, please contact us at bd@maxval.com.

STN e-Seminars in November

Title: Searching DWPI(TM) Polymer Indexing on new STN

Abstract: In this Thomson Reuters and STN session learn how to efficiently search and find the patents you need on plastics, rubbers and other polymers with the help of Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) Polymer Indexing. We will show you how DWPI Polymer Indexing on new STN simplifies your search, e.g. for advanced engineering resins and common plastics that usually need to be searched using a variety of names, not to mention the different language variations. This e-Seminar will introduce you to the coverage of DWPI Polymer Indexing system and how to construct queries for it on new STN. It will be both a refresher/update for experts, and a useful introduction for those who are less familiar with the capabilities of DWPI on STN.

Date: November 19, 2015

3:00 pm Europe Standard Time (Berlin, GMT+02.00)

2:00 pm GMT Standard Time (London, GMT+01:00)

9:00 am Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

8:00 am Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)

6:30 pm India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)

 

Date: November 19, 2015

8:00 pm Europe Standard Time (Berlin, GMT+02.00)

7:00 pm GMT Standard Time (London, GMT+01:00)

2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

1:00 pm Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)

 

Title:  The Secret Life of CAplus(SM)

Abstract: CAplus contains more than 41 million patent and journal article references in 80 different areas of technology, including life sciences, organic, macromolecular and applied chemistry, plus physical, inorganic, and analytical chemistry. This presentation will explore lesser known features of CAplus on classic STN and demonstrate how to get the best possible results by incorporating these features into your searching.

Date: November 24, 2015

7:00 pm Europe Standard Time (Berlin, GMT+02.00)

6:00 pm GMT Standard Time (London, GMT+01:00)

1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

12:00 pm Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)

 

To register for these events, please visit –

https://stnevents.webex.com/

Jim