ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Landon IP, Inc., the leading single-source provider for professional patent-related support services, is excited to announce the publication of an article entitled "How to Pick Your Search System" in the January 2011 issue of Managing Intellectual Property magazine, the leading global resource for IP news and analysis.
The article was written by Landon IP's Intellogist® team and the editors of Managing Intellectual Property magazine. Kristin Whitman of Landon IP, a senior contributor to Intellogist and the Intellogist blog, authored the sections of the article covering issues to consider when selecting search systems, such as:
The electronic patent collections that are included
The approach taken to translating non-English collections
The patent family types used
The article also includes tables that compare selected search tools across a set of common parameters that are critical for any user evaluating different tools. The information in these tables comes from Intellogist's Quick Table Comparison tool, with the exception of the user ratings, which are based on a combination of views provided by Intellogist users and readers of the magazine.
Landon IP's CEO, David Hunt, says, "We were very excited when the editors of Managing Intellectual Property magazine approached us about collaborating with them on their annual software survey. Landon IP is an industry leader in patent searching, and we were pleased to have the opportunity to share some of the knowledge that we have captured on Intellogist with the magazine's audience."
Landon IP is the leading global provider of professional support services throughout the patent lifecycle. The company has met the critical needs of the IP world since 1949. The services provided to Landon IP customers include patent searching; non-patent literature searching; in-depth technical analysis; global information retrieval; and patent, legal, and technical translations. The company is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, a few blocks from the offices of the USPTO, with additional offices in Southfield, Michigan; Sacramento, California; and Sao Paulo, Brazil.