Poster session guide

Lighthouse IP Group

Topic: Intelligent IP Monitoring

Presenter: Ms. Jane List

Organisation profile: Lighthouse IP Group is a global information services and consulting firm that offers a distinctive blend of capabilities, bringing together Intellectual Property information expertise , Translation Services, Data Processing and Online Data Services, as well as Virtual Employees, Outsourcing and Software Development.

We offer a range of services to clients in many industry sectors. Our customers include patent offices and information aggregators as well as information professionals in industry, they value our support which enables them to reach their objectives.

Contact details: Lighthouse IP Group, 1010 Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, CB23 6DP Cambridge, United Kingdom

Poster content: With 10,000 new patent applications published weekly in China, and  other Asian markets growing rapidly, finding, analysing and responding to published technical and business information gets tougher. We offer four levels of patent monitoring solutions: 1) Full Search in CN or EN with an Annotated Report of identified patents in a  technology or market, 2) Full search and report, 3)  Full search of an applicant or inventor or IPC, 4) A patent watch. We monitor patents from all Asian countries allowing you to search in Chinese, and read the results in English.

Japan Patent Data Service Co. (JPDS)

Topic: JP-NET

Presenter: Mr. Yuya Sato

Organisation profile: For more than 20 years, JPDS has provided comprehensive IP-related products and services to the public. JPDS was the first company to provide fixed-price patent search databases in Japan. Since then, our databases have been among the most-used patent search tools, and are currently utilised by some 2 500 enterprises, institutions and law firms. JPDS has the databases, manual search services and IP seminars to support your IP strategies.

Contact details: Japan Patent Data Service Co.(JPDS), Sumitomofudosan-Hibiya Bldg., 2-8-6,, Nishi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, , 105-0003 Tokyo, Japan

Poster content: The JP-NET patent search system gives IP professionals access to Japanese patents, utility models, designs and trade marks, including full legal status and citation tree charts with a patent map analysis in Japanese. In addition, English full-text of US, EP, PCT, DE, GB and CN patents and English abstracts from a total of 60 countries can be made available. JP-NETe makes it possible to access unexamined Japanese patents going back to 1989 with full legal status and citation data in English.


Topic: PatBase

Presenter: Mr. Rahman Hyatt

Organisation profile: Winner of the prestigious Queen's Award in 2009, Minesoft has fast become an established leader in the field of patent information, working with industrial corporations, patent attorney firms and patent authorities around the world. Founded in 1996 to develop databases and software solutions for the information industry, Minesoft specialises in tools and services for retrieving, storing and distributing patent information throughout the enterprise.

Contact details: Minesoft, 100 South Worple Way, SW14 8ND London, United Kingdom

Poster content: Minesoft provides international patent data in its database products such as PatBase, with extensive coverage for a range of Asian countries including Japan, Korea, India, China, Taiwan and Thailand. Machine translation, value-added translation and special language tools add usability to the service, regardless of the original language of the user or the patent document. RWS Group (renowned as a specialist technical and patent translation company) co-produces PatBase with Minesoft.

European Patent Office

Topic: Asian Patent Information Services

Presenter: Ms. Jutta Haußer

Organisation profile: For several years, the EPO has been offering Asian patent information services provided by staff skilled in Asian languages and trained in the Japanese, Chinese and Korean patent systems. Recently, the services have been extended to include other regions of Asia, such as India and Chinese Taipei.

Contact Details: European Patent Office, Rennweg 12, 1030 Vienna, Austria

Poster content: The EPO's Asian Patent Information Services offer a range of services to European industry, including legal status searches and watches, SDI and patent monitoring, Japanese subject-matter searches and translations of patent documents. Courses on Asian patent information retrieval and particular aspects of the Asian patent systems are offered on a regular basis. Furthermore, free information on special features of the Asian patent systems is distributed online via a virtual helpdesk, Asian updates on the website and regular publications in the EPO's "Patent Information News". The team is also the organiser of the "East meets West" forum on Asian patent information in Vienna.

Intellectual Property Publishing House (IPPH), SIPO

Topic: IPPH products and services

Presenter: Mr. Yidong Fu

Organisation profile: Intellectual Property Publishing House (IPPH) is sponsored and governed by the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), crowned as one of the Top 100 publishing houses in China. As an official publisher of patent documents and a top-tier provider of patent information services in China, IPPH is dedicated to offering quality data and solutions, based on three decades of experience and well-trained teams which seek to provide a promising future for clients and partners all over the world.

Contact details: Intellectual Property Publishing House (IPPH), SIPO, Intellectual Property Publishing House, No, 1, Madian Nancun, Haidian District, Beijing, P.R.China, 100088 Beijing, China

Poster content:  The spotlights of Intellectual Property Publishing House (IPPH) products and service include: Integrated Patent Information Service Platform; Graphic Retrieval System for Design Patent; Chinese Pharmaceutical Patent Database; Patent Information Annual Conference of China (PIAC China); Patent Investigation and Analysis; Specialized Patent Translations; Customized Patent Database Construction.

European Patent Office

Topic: Five IP Offices (IP5)

Presenter: Mr. Gerard Owens

Organisation profile: European Patent Office

Contact details: European Patent Office, Erhardstrasse 27, 80335 Munich, Germany

Poster content: The Five IP Offices (IP5) is the co-operation between the EPO, JPO, KIPO, SIPO and USPTO. WIPO is an observer at all levels. The IP5 Offices account for 90% of all patent applications filed worldwide, and for 93% of all work carried out under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). Since 2008, the Five IP Offices have been engaged in the ten Foundation Projects, which facilitate work-sharing and enhance the quality of patent searches and examinations, while building mutual trust.



Presenter: Ms. Martine Massiera

Organisation profile: Questel has been focusing on its core business, intellectual property, since its inception in the early 70s. Known for the largest database collections in the world, we also offer a wide array of tools for searching, mapping, watching, archiving and sharing information, as well as analysing and managing IP portfolios. All our services are available from our portal,

Contact details: Questel, 4 rue des Colonnes, 75002fr Paris, France

Poster content: Questel will present our latest developments in multilingual patent searching as well as our improved Asian content. allows you to enrich your cross-language strategies: browse 21 full-text databases, 95 bibliographic databases and legal status data, all merged into a single database; and benefit from integrated linguistic and statistical dictionaries based on the latest technologies to retrieve equivalents, concepts, etc.

FIZ Karlsruhe - Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure

Topic: STN International

Presenter: Mr. Dieter Geiss

Organisation profile: FIZ Karlsruhe - Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure is a non-profit organisation with the public mission to make science and technology information publicly available and to provide related services. Our business areas: • STN® - online service for research and patent information in science and technology • KnowEsis - innovative eScience solutions • Databases and Information Services - Databases and science portals in mathematics, computer science, crystallography, chemistry, and energy technology.

Contact details: FIZ Karlsruhe - Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

Poster content: STN offers unrivalled coverage of Asian patent offices, including English, value-added, searchable chemical structure information from Chemical Abstracts and Thomson Reuters. The new CNFULL database of MAT full-text in English complements STN's suite of Chinese patent data. PCTFULL has been enhanced with MAT English full-text for documents filed in Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Russian. The numeric property search allows highly relevant retrieval from value-added Derwent abstracts and claims.

Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO)


Presenter:  Ms. Jeongja Kim (KIPO)

Contact Details: Korean Intellectual Property Office, Government Complex Daejeon Building 4, 189, Cheongsa-ro, Seo-gu, Daejeon, 302-701, Republic of Korea

Organisation Profile:   KIPO - Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) is the major governmental authority in charge of intellectual property matters in Korea. KIPO's mission is to enhance technological innovation and industrial development by facilitating the creation, utilisation and protection of IP in order to become an IP powerhouse through innovation IP administration.

Poster content: KIPRIS - Korea Intellectual Property Rights Information Service(KIPRIS) is the most comprehensive free industrial property information search service in Korea on the internet. KIPRIS covers all the Korean IP information of Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO). KIPRIS is managed by the Korea Institute of Patent Information (KIPI) on behalf of KIPO.

Korea Institute of Patent Information (KIPI)

Topic: Korea Patent Abstracts (KPA)

Presenter: Mr. Jinu Ok

Organisation profile: Korea Institute of Patent Information (KIPI), founded by the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) in 1995, does its best to build up a solid patent infrastructure in Korea. As a specialised non-profit IP information service agent, KIPI not only executes KIPO's projects, but also provides value-added patent information services.

Contact details: Korea Institute of Patent Information (KIPI), KIPI, 146-8 Donggyo-dong, Mapo-gu, 121-816 Seoul, South Korea

Poster content: We will be promoting KPA (Korea Patent Abstract). There are three main topics. The first is an introduction to KPA such as the composition, development processes, data coverage, and distribution. The second relates to the reduction of distribution time due to online (FTP) distribution instead of CD-ROM. The last is the plan to translate representative drawings into English.


Topic: St. Gallen Patent Index (SGPI)

Presenter: Mr. Martin Bader

Organisation profile: BGW AG Management Advisory Group is a professional management advisory spin-off from the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St.Gallen (ITEM-HSG) in Switzerland, focusing on: + strategic business development + innovation management + intellectual property solutions.

Contact details: BGW AG, Varnbuelstrasse 13, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland

Poster content: The St. Gallen Patent Index (SGPI)® is a quantitative assessment tool for small and large patent portfolios: 1. technology relevance of each single patent, 2. market strength of each single patent, 3. impact of patent portfolio for the related technology field. SGPI® implements an approach unique in the world by combining portfolio and single patent-based analysis approaches and also allows to include patents e.g. from China, India and other Asian countries.

Thomson Reuters

Topic:  Thomson innovation and DWPI

Presenter: Ms. Doina Nanu

Organisation profile: At Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, we combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare and science and media markets. Our IP solutions are used by customers worldwide across the IP lifecycle to drive innovation, enable collaboration to get to market faster, protect their IP and maximise their portfolio value.

Contact details: Thomson Reuters, 77 Hatton Garden, EC1N8JS London, United Kingdom

Poster content: Keep up with Asian patent activity to find innovation and market opportunities with Thomson Reuters' comprehensive English-language coverage of Asia-Pacific patent information. In its leading patent resources, Thomson Innovation and Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI), search Asian patent information faster, with more accurate results. This session will update you on recent and upcoming enhancements to our market-leading patent coverage from Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia to the Middle East.

Japan Patent Office (JPO)

Topic: FI/F-term

Presenter: Mr. Keisuke Tsuchihashi

Organisation profile: JAPAN PATENT OFFICE

Contact details: Japan Patent Office (JPO), 3-4-3 Kasumigaseki Chiyoda-ku, 100-8915 Tokyo, Japan

Poster content: We provide the information on the availability of FI/F-term.

Oxfirst Limited

Topic: Patent information economics, competitive patent landscapes & patent valuations

Presenter: Ms. Roya Ghafele

Organisation profile: Oxfirst is a boutique consulting firm specialising in the economic aspects of innovation. We collaborate with innovative corporations, national and supranational governance bodies worldwide to offer in-depth analysis as well as practical solutions that allow innovation to be fully leveraged as an engine of economic growth.

Contact details: Oxfirst Limited, Oxford Science Park, Robert Robinson Avenue, John Eccles House, OX44GP Oxford, United Kingdom

Poster content: Patent information economics, competitive patent landscapes & patent valuations

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