Delphion to Expand Coverage of Worldwide Patent Collections

Delphion Addresses Complexity of Traditional Patent Research Solutions

By Aggregating Patent Collections, Delivering Unified View of Information



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Delphion Inc.

    CHICAGO, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Delphion Inc., a leading provider of
 intellectual asset management software and services, today announced expanded
 patent collections and new tools for its Delphion Intellectual Property
 Network -- the world's most popular database for researching, analyzing and
 exploring patents and related information. The new features include searchable
 full-text patent collections of the European Patent Office and World
 Intellectual Property Organization. With these expanded collections, Delphion
 will offer its users a single resource to access all major worldwide patent
 collections in their entirety.
     The pioneer of web-based patent searching, Delphion is focused on making
 patent research easier, faster and more cost-effective for intellectual
 property and business professionals. Other Internet patent research solutions
 require users to conduct multiple searches across disparate sources of patent
 data, which can be time-consuming and lead to incomplete results.
     Delphion addresses these problems in two primary ways:
     *  providing a unified resource that enables users to search any or all of
        the world's top patent collections at one time; and
     *  presenting a comprehensive view of patent information with the Delphion
        Integrated View, which intelligently combines into one page,
        information about a patent's global family, legal status actions,
        assignee's business profile and prior art.
 
     Patent researchers gain significant value from having access to patent
 collections worldwide. "In the global market that companies compete in today,
 it's no longer prudent to solely rely on U.S. patent information," said Woody
 Ritchey, president and CEO of Delphion. "For example, there's a tremendous
 amount of critical intelligence that may appear much earlier in European and
 PCT patent collections than in the U.S. collection. Searching worldwide patent
 data is essential to ensure the level of insight required to compete in
 today's marketplace."
 
     New Features
     The new features of the Delphion IPN will include:
     *  Expanded Patent Collections
        Delphion will expand its existing European Patent Office and World
        Intellectual Property Organization PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty)
        patent collections to include searchable full text. Delphion will also
        add pre-1971 U.S. patents. The Delphion IPN already features the
        bibliographic text and images of EPO patents and patent applications
        and PCT patents; bibliographic full text and images of U.S. patents;
        bibliographic text and images of the Patent Abstracts of Japan; and
        INPADOC collection of global patent family and legal status
        information. The Delphion IPN also features the patent abstracts of the
        Derwent World Patents Index. These collections comprise the six most
        valued patent collections worldwide.
     *  Saved Search
        With the Saved Search feature, Delphion IPN users will be able to save
        patent searches, so they can quickly conduct the same searches again
        later. This can streamline users' work by helping them avoid the
        time-consuming task of repeatedly constructing the same queries.
     *  Alerts
        With the Alerts feature, Delphion IPN users will be able to receive
        automatic updates by email on patents that match the criteria of their
        saved searches. As a result, users will be able to monitor competitor
        and industry patent activity more easily and efficiently.
     *  Enhanced prior art searching
        Delphion will enhance its collection of non-patent prior art resources
        by adding access to IP.com's complete database of defensive
        disclosures. The Delphion IPN currently features Technical Disclosure
        Bulletins from IBM and scientific journal abstracts from ISI.
 
     Availability
     Delphion plans to make the new Delphion IPN features available on June 1,
 2001. The features will be part of the subscription-based services that
 Delphion is introducing.
 
     About the Delphion Intellectual Property Network
     The Delphion IPN is the world's most popular online database for
 researching, analyzing and exploring patents and related information. Each
 week, the Delphion IPN garners more than 10 million hits. The Delphion IPN
 enables its users to
     *  search the world's top patent collections -- all at one time
     *  streamline their patent searches with clear, concise patent abstracts
        from Derwent
     *  quickly find prior art
     *  dissect patent groups with powerful analysis tools
     *  browse the world's largest inventory of patents available for license
        -- safely and confidentially.
 
     About Delphion Inc.
     Delphion Inc. provides intellectual asset management software and
 services. The company's solutions empower intellectual property (IP) and
 business professionals to research, manage and leverage IP assets to explore
 new business opportunities and generate new revenue and profits. In 2000, the
 company was spun out of IBM Corp. (NYSE:   IBM) and funded by Internet Capital
 Group (Nasdaq:   ICGE). Delphion's solutions are based on technologies
 originally developed by IBM, the world leader in IP management. Delphion is
 based in the Chicago suburb of Lisle, Ill., and has additional offices in San
 Jose, Calif., and The Netherlands. The company's main phone number is 630-799-
 0600, and its website address is www.delphion.com .
 
 

SOURCE Delphion Inc.
    CHICAGO, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Delphion Inc., a leading provider of
 intellectual asset management software and services, today announced expanded
 patent collections and new tools for its Delphion Intellectual Property
 Network -- the world's most popular database for researching, analyzing and
 exploring patents and related information. The new features include searchable
 full-text patent collections of the European Patent Office and World
 Intellectual Property Organization. With these expanded collections, Delphion
 will offer its users a single resource to access all major worldwide patent
 collections in their entirety.
     The pioneer of web-based patent searching, Delphion is focused on making
 patent research easier, faster and more cost-effective for intellectual
 property and business professionals. Other Internet patent research solutions
 require users to conduct multiple searches across disparate sources of patent
 data, which can be time-consuming and lead to incomplete results.
     Delphion addresses these problems in two primary ways:
     *  providing a unified resource that enables users to search any or all of
        the world's top patent collections at one time; and
     *  presenting a comprehensive view of patent information with the Delphion
        Integrated View, which intelligently combines into one page,
        information about a patent's global family, legal status actions,
        assignee's business profile and prior art.
 
     Patent researchers gain significant value from having access to patent
 collections worldwide. "In the global market that companies compete in today,
 it's no longer prudent to solely rely on U.S. patent information," said Woody
 Ritchey, president and CEO of Delphion. "For example, there's a tremendous
 amount of critical intelligence that may appear much earlier in European and
 PCT patent collections than in the U.S. collection. Searching worldwide patent
 data is essential to ensure the level of insight required to compete in
 today's marketplace."
 
     New Features
     The new features of the Delphion IPN will include:
     *  Expanded Patent Collections
        Delphion will expand its existing European Patent Office and World
        Intellectual Property Organization PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty)
        patent collections to include searchable full text. Delphion will also
        add pre-1971 U.S. patents. The Delphion IPN already features the
        bibliographic text and images of EPO patents and patent applications
        and PCT patents; bibliographic full text and images of U.S. patents;
        bibliographic text and images of the Patent Abstracts of Japan; and
        INPADOC collection of global patent family and legal status
        information. The Delphion IPN also features the patent abstracts of the
        Derwent World Patents Index. These collections comprise the six most
        valued patent collections worldwide.
     *  Saved Search
        With the Saved Search feature, Delphion IPN users will be able to save
        patent searches, so they can quickly conduct the same searches again
        later. This can streamline users' work by helping them avoid the
        time-consuming task of repeatedly constructing the same queries.
     *  Alerts
        With the Alerts feature, Delphion IPN users will be able to receive
        automatic updates by email on patents that match the criteria of their
        saved searches. As a result, users will be able to monitor competitor
        and industry patent activity more easily and efficiently.
     *  Enhanced prior art searching
        Delphion will enhance its collection of non-patent prior art resources
        by adding access to IP.com's complete database of defensive
        disclosures. The Delphion IPN currently features Technical Disclosure
        Bulletins from IBM and scientific journal abstracts from ISI.
 
     Availability
     Delphion plans to make the new Delphion IPN features available on June 1,
 2001. The features will be part of the subscription-based services that
 Delphion is introducing.
 
     About the Delphion Intellectual Property Network
     The Delphion IPN is the world's most popular online database for
 researching, analyzing and exploring patents and related information. Each
 week, the Delphion IPN garners more than 10 million hits. The Delphion IPN
 enables its users to
     *  search the world's top patent collections -- all at one time
     *  streamline their patent searches with clear, concise patent abstracts
        from Derwent
     *  quickly find prior art
     *  dissect patent groups with powerful analysis tools
     *  browse the world's largest inventory of patents available for license
        -- safely and confidentially.
 
     About Delphion Inc.
     Delphion Inc. provides intellectual asset management software and
 services. The company's solutions empower intellectual property (IP) and
 business professionals to research, manage and leverage IP assets to explore
 new business opportunities and generate new revenue and profits. In 2000, the
 company was spun out of IBM Corp. (NYSE:   IBM) and funded by Internet Capital
 Group (Nasdaq:   ICGE). Delphion's solutions are based on technologies
 originally developed by IBM, the world leader in IP management. Delphion is
 based in the Chicago suburb of Lisle, Ill., and has additional offices in San
 Jose, Calif., and The Netherlands. The company's main phone number is 630-799-
 0600, and its website address is www.delphion.com .
 
 SOURCE  Delphion Inc.