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LexisNexis® Introduces New Content, Functionality to Intellectual Property Solutions


By Blake - Posted on 25 June 2008

To ensure success in the Intellectual Property (IP) world, attorneys need to access and incorporate the most relevant, comprehensive and up-to-date information available. LexisNexis® today announced it is expanding the content offerings available through lexis.com® and unveiling enhancements to its PatentOptimizerTM and Global IP Law Service solutions. Additionally, LexisNexis unveiled three new online law centers to help attorneys keep abreast of the latest news in patent, trademark and copyright law.

“Intellectual property is one of the hottest, fastest-moving areas for corporate counsel and law firms alike,” said Peter Vanderheyden, vice president of Global Intellectual Property at LexisNexis. “LexisNexis continues to add content and functionality to its growing suite of IP services to ensure customers have the best tools available to protect their valuable assets.”

Consolidating two important prior art sources, LexisNexis allowed customers to have full-text access to defensive publications from both IP.com and Research Disclosure available through lexis.com. Consistent with LexisNexis prior art collections, these sources will be directly accessible in full text from TotalPatent via the lexis.com toolbar.

Research Disclosure is an international defensive publication service that’s considered one of the most significant non-patent prior art databases in the world. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) list Research Disclosure’s content on its “minimum documentation required” list.

IP.com provides companies with the tools and solutions to better manage IP and innovation records. In fact, lexis.com customers will have access to IP.com’s exclusive list of all IBM disclosures dating back to 1957.

“The integration of Research Disclosure and IP.com content allows customers to minimize the time and expense with researching, writing and registering patents on similar ideas,” said Vanderheyden. “In addition to this valuable content, we offer unique insights and interpretations through our world-class suite of authors. In fact, we’d like to recognize one of our prestigious authors, Paul McGrady, who was recently named to IP Law & Business' List of ‘Top 50 IP People Under 45.’”

PatentOptimizer and Global IP Law Service Enhancements

In order to simplify the patent research and development process, LexisNexis made enhancements to two of its IP services – PatentOptimizerTM and Global IP Law Service.

LexisNexis issued version 3.6 of its PatentOptimizer software. Originally compatible with Microsoft® Word and Internet Explorer, PatentOptimizer version 3.6 is now compatible with text-based PDFs formatted in Adobe® Reader 8.0, Adobe® Acrobat® 8.0 and most Open Document Management API (ODMA)-compliant Document Management Systems.

Now available through lexis.com, Global IP Law Service features international IP law related to patents, trademarks, industrial designs, utility models and domain names, as well as IP legislation and regulations from more than 230 countries. The database now includes expert commentaries written by international IP experts designed to provide practical IP proceedings guidance. Unlike the previous version, the service will contain information on global domain name practice and proceedings and legislation.

LexisNexis Law Centers

LexisNexis unveiled three IP-related law centers providing news and analysis about patent, trademark and copyright law. To provide select and timely content, LexisNexis has aligned with a number of leading IP experts to provide podcasts, news and information, commentary and blogs. The law centers can be accessed at:

Patent Law Center – http://law.lexisnexis.com/practiceareas/patent
Trademark Law Center – http://law.lexisnexis.com/practiceareas/trademark-law
Copyright Law Center – http://law.lexisnexis.com/news/Copyright-Law
The centers are examples of the LexisNexis commitment to provide legal and patent professionals a comprehensive set of Total Solutions to help them more effectively obtain and protect intellectual property.

About LexisNexis

LexisNexis® (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of business information solutions to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. A member of Reed Elsevier [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK] (www.reedelsevier.com), LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 13,000 employees worldwide.