London, February 2nd 2012
Users of PatBase – the respected international patent family database from Minesoft and RWS Group – will notice an enhanced service from February 2012 thanks to the completion of stage one of a two-stage extensive system upgrade.
PatBase continues to enjoy strong growth, attracting new customers as well as experiencing considerable growth in reliance of existing users on this particular searchable database of patent information. With more information professionals relying on PatBase to carry out their core patent research than ever before, Minesoft and RWS Group have significantly increased server capacity to provide more power behind the scenes - ensuring improved efficiency and performance without interrupting service.
Housed in RWS’ new state-of-the art data centre unveiled last year, the additional servers will ensure an accelerated performance when searching and reviewing full text patent documents in PatBase and the end-user interface PatBase Express. Stage 2 of the upgrade will provide for increased data storage. Anticipating a continuation of this strong growth in demand in 2012, the combined upgrade ensures there is room for new users and heavier usage in future.
Currently holding over 44 million consolidated patent families including over 20 Full Text collections and 10 million Full Text non-Latin machine translations, PatBase is one of the largest and most reliable searchable single patent databases available today. Ann Chapman, Director at Minesoft, added, “PatBase continues to grow in terms of millions of stored documents and number of users accessing it around the clock. Therefore, a major investment was made and put in place at the beginning of 2012 to handle the surge and continual growth we are experiencing. Our users can look forward to optimised searching on PatBase, no matter how complex the request.”
For more information about PatBase, please go to http://www.discoverpatents.net
PatBase, jointly developed by Minesoft & RWS Group, is the largest single patent database in existence built by patent search professionals for patent search professionals with the fundamental premise of increasing efficiency and accuracy by searching full-text and classifications of extended patent family data.
Minesoft (http://www.minesoft.com), founded in London in 1996, has become recognised as a leading name in the patent information world, known for its innovative patent search, workflow and delivery tools. Winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2009, for outstanding growth in international sales, Minesoft has international offices including UK, US, Germany, Israel and India.
RWS (http://www.rws.com) was founded more than 50 years ago and is one of the world’s leading scientific and technical patent search and translation companies. Employing more than 500 staff, with offices in the UK, US, Europe, Japan and China, the company is four-times winner of the Queen Award for Enterprise and is AIM listed.