Information Suppliers and User Groups
This section lists some of the suppliers of patent information together with links to their press releases or associated news services on the internet. The presence or absence of a particular supplier in this list does not mean that the PDG endorses or otherwise recommends a particular supplier. In addition, we have also listed the web addresses of user groups active in the patent and information areas.
The PDG does not take any responsibility for the accuracy or otherwise of the information supplied by any of the organisations listed here or for any actions or damages resulting from direct or indirect use of data emanating from these suppliers.
Chemical Abstracts Services, major supplier of chemical information (both in electronic form and on paper). http://www.cas.org
Corporate News from CAS: http://www.cas.org/news/media-releases
Derwent Information Ltd., major provider of scientific and patent information with added value (both in electronic form and on paper), part of Thomson Reuters
News from Thomson Reuters Scientific: http://scientific.thomsonreuters.com/news/
host organisation, originally owned by Thomson Reuters and now part of ProQuest, with a diversified field of databases in technical and economic/commercial areas.
News from Dialog/Proquest: http://www.proquest.com/about/news/
German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA)
DPMA News: http://www.dpma.de/english/service/newsandnotices/index.html
European Patent Office.(EPO)
EPO Updates: http://www.epo.org/patents/updates.html
Minesoft develops searchable databases, alert management, archive and document delivery systems, specialising in the retrieval, storage and distribution of patent information.
Minesoft Newsroom: www.minesoft.com/newsroom.php
host organization which offers on-line service, mainly of technical, scientific and patent databases.
News from FIZ Karlsruhe: https://www.fiz-karlsruhe.de/en/news.html
host organisation, belongs to France Telecom, strong in Intellectual Property databases.
News (Services and Interfaces): http://www.questel.com/index.php/en/news/last-news
US Patent and Trademark Office
USPTO News: http://www.uspto.gov/main/newsandnotices.htm
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
WIPO News: http://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/
World Patent Information Journal
This journal, published by Elsevier, is one of the leading publications in the area of patent information and documentation.
Subscription offer for PDG members
Access to sample issue of World Patent Information
User Groups active in the Information Area
CEPIUG - Confederacy of European Patent Information User Groups
P-D-R - Pharma Documentation Group
PIUG - Patent Information Users Group
WON - Working Group for Patent Information in The Netherlands