CPA Global Discover Sets New Standard for Patent SearchBy Cpa Global, PRNE
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
More Comprehensive Than Patent Search Tools at Many of the World's Leading Patent Offices, Discover Accesses 80 Million Published Documents in 95 Countries
HONG KONG, November 12, 2010 - CPA Global, the top intellectual property (IP) management
specialist and leading provider of legal services outsourcing (LSO), has
launched the world's most sophisticated patent search platform, putting
comprehensive, international patent databases at the fingertips of its IP
clients around the world.
CPA Global Discover sets a new standard in online patent
search, scouring more than 80 million patents from 95 nations, and providing
access to more accurate, efficient and relevant search results than all
similar tools on the market.
Powered by Microsoft(R) FAST(TM) Search Server, the leading
enterprise search solution, Discover is a major addition to CPA Global's
integrated patent portfolio management offering, which includes patent
renewal and filing, portfolio monetisation and IP management software
Discover is available exclusively to CPA Global's corporate
and law firm clients, providing them with a powerful tool that enables them
to make better informed and more strategic decisions about their vitally
important IP assets, which can bring significant competitive advantages.
Recent surges in international patent litigation activity -
which is certain to intensify with the growth of IP in emerging markets -
have seen corporates across the world focus on acquiring robust and
trustworthy search technology as part of their long-term IP portfolio
management strategies. Discover answers this need by giving CPA Global's
clients access to the most widely available record of filed patents,
abstracts and bibliographies on the market, including those from emerging and
rapidly innovating economies such as China.
CPA Global's Chief Executive Officer, Peter Sewell, said: 'If
prospective patents are not thoroughly researched before they are applied
for, they can expose a corporation to significant litigation risks, waste R&D
budgets and lead to poor return on capital investment. For years, IP
professionals have been hindered in carrying out effective online patent
search, because the technology currently available doesn't deliver complete
and relevant results. Discover addresses this critical shortfall in the IP
industry, taking our clients straight to the heart of relevant patent data,
and helping them make decisions and act upon facts rather than guesswork.'
In addition to the sheer volume of patent records within its
reach, Discover's search features include a sorting function to order and
arrange results by category; options for patent family grouping and displays;
and quick access to multiple patent drawings without having to open
individual patent records. The platform also includes access to patents that
have been filed in other languages translated into English, and even suggests
results which are relevant to international cultural and linguistic nuances.
Among the platform's post-search capabilities are those
allowing CPA Global's clients to receive automatic updates to patent records;
create and share reports with colleagues on search results; and analyse the
quality of results using CPA Global's proprietary patent-scoring program.
Mark Wylde, CPA Global's Director of Patent Research, said:
'Common complaints about other patent search technologies include a low
number of relevant results; limited geographic search ranges and overlapping
features, which result in wasted money by investing in multiple products.
Discover provides the key functionality of all other patent search tools in a
single platform, while delivering reliable results quickly and in a
user-friendly format. It has undergone thorough testing with a selection of
the world's best known corporations and law firms, who agree that it will
redefine the way our clients approach patent search.'
About CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's leading provider of IP management
and legal services outsourcing, including patent renewal services, document
review, transaction support, contract solutions, and legal research. With
offices across Europe, the United States, Asia and the Pacific, CPA Global
supports many of the world's best known corporations and law firms with a
diverse set of legal and IP specific services.
CPA Global helps its clients manage their valuable IP assets,
such as patents, designs and trademarks, ensuring that their IP portfolios
are protected, maintained and regularly reviewed in order to maximise value.
Founded in Jersey, Channel Islands in 1969, CPA Global today employs more
than 1,500 people, serving clients' needs in over 100 countries. CPA Global
has offices in key locations such as London, Paris, Munich, Washington DC,
Sydney, Hong Kong and New Delhi; and has strategic partnerships covering
Japan, Korea and other markets.
For further information visit: www.cpaglobal.com. Media Contacts UK: Steve Clark +44(0)20-7549-5504 email@example.com Rob Coveney +44(0)20-7549-5505 firstname.lastname@example.org US: Julie Mandell +1(571)227-7025 email@example.com
UK: Steve Clark, +44(0)20-7549-5504, sclark at cpaglobal.com; Rob Coveney, +44(0)20-7549-5505, rcoveney at cpaglobal.com; US: Julie Mandell +1(571)227-7025, jmandell at cpaglobal.com
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