KluwerPatentLaw.com: New Premier Research Solution for IP Professionals

Jun 01, 2010, 13:28 ET from Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ALPHEN AAN DEN RIJN, Netherlands, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Professionals practicing patent law in Europe now have a one-stop resource for their research needs. KluwerPatentLaw.com from Kluwer Law International offers authoritative analysis, case law, news and legislation combined with powerful tools enabling patent attorneys and lawyers operating in Europe to easily access premier information while dramatically cutting their research time. Kluwer Law International is part of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a leading provider of research products and software solutions in key legal and compliance specialty areas (www.kluwerlaw.com).

The service's unique focus on patent law meets professionals' on-demand information needs covering prosecution, litigation and licensing.

"We've designed KluwerPatentLaw.com to be the premier research solution for IP professionals," said Oriana Marcolongo, Kluwer Law International Product Manager. "We're giving them everything they need, from legislation and cases to analysis to news, all accessible from one spot, and have added special comparison and search technology that greatly reduces research time."

In-depth Content

KluwerPatentLaw.com offers in-depth content in the form of news, analysis and commentary, practice tools, case law, legislation and links to primary source material.

Subscribers to KluwerPatentLaw.com will be kept up to date on the latest developments, laws and changing regulations and key decisions from European and European Patent Convention jurisdictions. The news is also available as an alert service via e-mail and RSS feed. In addition, the KluwerPatentBlog, www.KluwerPatentBlog.com, provides a platform for discerning, expert analysis and debate on crucial developments in the field.

Analysis on KluwerPatentLaw.com includes:

  • Global Patent Litigation (Hoyng, Eijsvogels, 2006);
  • Software Patents Worldwide (Stobbs, 2007);
  • Manual Industrial Property (since 1927);
  • International Licensing (Liberman, Chrocziel et al., 2008);
  • Concise European Patent Law (Hacon, Pagenberg 2008);
  • Concise International and European IP Law (Cottier, Veron, 2008);
  • License Agreements, 6th ed. (Pagenberg, 2008);
  • The Annotated European Patent Convention (Visser, 2009);
  • The TRIPS Regime of Patent Rights, 2nd Edition (Nuno Pires de Carvalho, 2005);
  • Case Law of the Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office, 5th Edition 2006 (European Patent Office 2006);
  • Pharmaceutical Patents in Europe (Domeij, 2000); and
  • epi information (European Patent Institute, 2006-present).

Practice Tools include:

  • Visser's European Patent Convention (EPC) SmartCharts™;
  • Kluwer Manual IP SmartCharts™;
  • Patent Litigation SmartCharts™;
  • Kluwer Manual IP Compare Jurisdictions;
  • Software Patents Worldwide Compare Jurisdictions; and
  • Global Patent Litigation Compare Jurisdictions.

Sources of case law include:

  • Kluwer Patent Cases (since 2008); and
  • EPO Board of Appeal Decisions (via Federated search).

KluwerPatentLaw.com also includes a useful list of international IP legislation and links to key sources of information in the European Patent Office (EPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Special Comparison and Search Capabilities

Research in KluwerPatentLaw.com is speeded by SmartCharts™, a powerful comparison tool that provides a way to quickly and easily compare information from multiple jurisdictions. After selecting a topic or topics from a list, users simply select jurisdictions and the results are displayed in an easy-to-read chart or matrix format. These charts and matrices can be printed, saved or exported with ease. In addition, a link to the full text of the relevant chapter for later reference is provided.

In addition, a "Compare Jurisdictions" feature allows users to compare information from selected jurisdictions and topics. The results are presented in a summary format with links to the full text and the option to print the findings.

The service's powerful search technology enables researchers to narrow down the search results by post-filtering them to reach the information they need quickly, while "Federated" searching consists of searching across pre-defined external sources and merging the results collected with internal search results. Federated searches can target external resources such as WIPO Applicants Guide and EPO Board of Appeal Decisions.

For More Information

For more information, contact Oriana Marcolongo at +44 20 7645 3782 or oriana.marcolongo@kluwerlaw.com.

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