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LexisNexis® Expands Intellectual Property Solutions to Help Customers Protect Valuable Assets

Friday, March 07, 2008

TotalPatent™ Named "Best Online Science or Technology Service" Finalist in Software & Information Industry Association's 2008 CODiE Awards

New York, NY -- Designed to help customers protect valuable Intellectual Property (IP) assets, LexisNexis today introduced a new solution called IP DataDirect–Patents and unveiled enhancements to its suite of IP services. Additionally, LexisNexis announced it received an award nomination for TotalPatent.

By expanding one of the most comprehensive databases of IP sources available, LexisNexis® customers have the ability to research full-text patents from 22 patenting authorities and more than 500 full-text Elsevier Science Journals.

The TotalPatent™ service now includes the world’s most complete full-text source of granted patents – including searchable PDFs – issued by the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office, formerly the British Patent Office, from 1982 to current.

The company introduced IP DataDirect–Patents, which allows customers to directly access IP information and populate that information into internal proprietary systems, to join the rapidly growing suite of global IP solutions from LexisNexis, which includes®, TotalPatent, PatentOptimizer™, Global IP Law Service, REEDFAX®, and exclusive analytical content.

"Protecting valuable assets – including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets – is one of the most important tasks facing business and legal professionals today," said Peter Vanderheyden, vice president of Global Intellectual Property at LexisNexis. "The enhancements to LexisNexis Intellectual Property solutions are designed to help our customers make better business decisions by confidently developing, protecting and maintaining their valuable IP assets."

LexisNexis® IP DataDirect–Patents

A new addition to the suite of IP services is LexisNexis® IP DataDirect–Patents, which allows customers to directly access IP information and populate that information into internal proprietary systems. Customers who license data through IP DataDirect–Patents gain access to an unmatched collection of full-text data from 22 patent authorities – more sources than available from any other single provider.

IP DataDirect–Patents includes:

  • Bibliographic and abstract data from 96 authorities
  • English-language machine translations
  • Clipped images
  • Legal status, forward and backward citations, and patent-family data
  • PDF images in searchable, bookmarked, and compressed format
  • The data is supplied in XML ST.36 format, which is the World Intellectual Property Organization’s standard for patent data. Daily updates are available through an FTP site 24 hours per day.

TotalPatent, PatentOptimizer Enhancements

LexisNexis is helping TotalPatent customers enhance their data analysis through a number of new features and services. For example, TotalPatent data is now available in an XML download, allowing customers to receive data for use in internal analytic or database systems. For customers looking to maximize the TotalPatent experience, LexisNexis is making its comprehensive help manual available as a downloadable PDF.

Additionally, customers can use a new inventor/assignee look-up tool that allows them to search by the author of the patent. This allows them to perform analytics and to glean business intelligence from analysis of inventors and assignees. TotalPatent is now organized into patent families, enabling users to trace the original filing, as well as equivalent filings in other jurisdictions.

LexisNexis enhancements to PatentOptimizer are designed to help customers streamline the patent process and protect valuable assets. For example, PatentOptimizer will support patent links that navigate directly into the TotalPatent service, allowing customers to check terms and references, as well as verify citations. Additionally, customers verifying claims can immediately compare and navigate multiple claim sets across a series of user-identified documents.

TotalPatent Named CODiE Finalist

TotalPatent, the world’s largest collection of searchable full-text and bibliographic IP information, was named a finalist in the 2008 Software & Information Industry Association’s CODiE Awards for "Best Online Science or Technology Service."

"Competition is tough this year and that makes selection as a CODiE Finalist a real achievement," said Ken Wash, SIIA president. "All the companies on this year’s list should feel justifiably proud of their recognition."

A list of CODiE Finalists is at

About LexisNexis

LexisNexis® ( 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) (, LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 13,000 employees worldwide.

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