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Sunday 13 Oct

15:00 - 18:00


15:45 -17:45

Workshop: Overview of Asian IP: patent sources and searching


This workshop aims to provide attendees with confidence to choose the most appropriate database for the search and analysis of patents published in original language from China, Japan and Korea. 

This workshop is ideal for those with some knowledge of patent searching, and who need to extend their knowledge and search skills of Asian IP.  The course will provide an overview of patents of invention and utility model publications from China, Japan, and Korea, and will then focus on sources, including a review of the vendor and patent office databases, and follow with hints and tips on searching, legal status availability and interpretation, understanding the results and obtaining translations. 

Key Topics   

Which database?

Choosing the best source for your needs for China, Korea, and Japan patents. Considering search, timeliness, machine translation quality, availability of legal status information, and access to original language documents of the major providers. 

Types of publication at the Asian offices

Understanding how publication events of patents and utility models, publication stages, publication dates, important legal status events, impact on patent lifetime and our analysis. 

Patent searching hints and tips:

Searching Asian patents is a compromise, with limited knowledge of the language, we need to rely on translated versions of the data.  We  will look at how to approach name searching for inventors, applicants and agents.  How to approach your search, should you search original language or machine translation?   Do you need the full text , or is searching the claims or abstract  sufficient for subject based searching?  Using language independent tools, such as classifications and citations, as part of your search strategy.   Setting up alerts and handling alert results. 

Questions and Answers                                                                                                                                                                          

About the Workshop Presenter

Jane List is an experienced information analyst, who runs her own business, Extract Information, providing consultancy, search services, and training.   Jane studied chemistry, information science and intellectual property law, and has worked as a patent searcher and analyst for twelve years in industry, before joining the information provider community where she led the successful launch of a Chinese patent database and specialised in Asian IP data sourcing and machine translation development.   Jane contributes to the professional organisations PATMG, and PIUG and is on the editorial advisory board of World Patent Information.  www.extractinfo.info


18:00 - 19:00

Workshop Minesoft - PatBase – Advances in Legal Status Searching, PatBase Analytics and new developments


Legal status data and functionality have been a key focus for PatBase in 2013, and this workshop will demonstrate the latest major enhancements introduced to ensure easily accessible and interpretable legal status data - including the new legal status timeline, search interface and search options. We will also outline significant developments in the area of Asian patent information. Reflecting the increasing importance of patent information from China, the launch of a full Chinese interface for PatBase with access to millions of Chinese searchable machine translations is an important milestone, and complements the non-Latin coverage and cross-lingual search functionality already available.

As PatBase celebrates its official 10th anniversary year from October - and with a brand new statistical analysis module to be launched - join us for this workshop to make sure you don't miss out!

PatBase - the global patent family database from Minesoft and RWS group - combines high quality data with innovative functionality to provide patent information professionals with a unique portal to enhanced patent literature from every continent.


19:30 and 20:00

Buses leave for Welcome Reception

19:45 - 22:00

Welcome Reception with fingerfood - Haus der Musik (1. Bezirk)


- Sponsored by minesoft -

HAUS DER MUSIK is an interactive discovery museum located in the heart of Vienna's first district nestled between St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Vienna State Opera. A host of interactive installations playfully communicate openness to new things, understanding and enthusiasm in approaching music HAUS DER MUSIK was awarded the Austrian Museum Prize for its innovative design and is located in the former Palais of Archduke Charles. You will find all 67 of its new inventions here. A total of 5,000 square meters has been set aside exclusively for areas dedicated to a wide array of approaches to music, and most of all, to the experience of music.

More infos: www.hausdermusik.at  and restaurant www.zum-huth.at