2017 Sponsor Exhibitors
International Patent Information
Conference & Exposition
5 - 8 March 2017 - Rome, Italy
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Minesoft develops global patent databases & solutions, winning the prestigious Queen’s Award for
Enterprise in 2009 and 2015 for outstanding growth internationally.
PatBase is a sophisticated global searchable patent database offering analytics. Minesoft continually
innovates to stay at the forefront of the field. A new NPL solution broadens searches beyond patents whilst
a new Semantic Search facility further aids patent discovery and subject searching. Chemical Explorer
offers a text-mined searchable database of chemical structures and chemical terminology extracted from
over 11 million full-text patents.
Learn more at www.minesoft.com
Technology & Patent Research International, Inc. is a full service search firm specializing in researching
worldwide patent and non-patent information sources for all areas of technology.
TPR International offers a variety of services, including analysis of worldwide patent and non-patent literature
for state-of-the-art searches through to infringement and validity studies conducted via world-wide and
regional online databases and/or via manual searching conducted at patent offices and libraries in Europe,
the U.S. and Japan.
Learn more at www.TPRinternational.com
The choice of patent experts, only STN® offers access to trusted scientific and technical information
including the authoritative chemistry content from CAS and patent content from Derwent World Patents
Index®. Intellectual property professionals and patent examiners at the world’s major patent offices and
research organizations rely on STN for their information needs. STN is operated jointly by CAS and FIZ
Learn more at www.stn-international.de
LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for
professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and
academic markets. Through the integration of information and technology, LexisNexis uniquely unites
proprietary brands, advanced Web technologies and premium information sources. Across the globe,
LexisNexis provides customers with access to billions of searchable documents and records from more than
45,000 legal, news and business sources. The IP portfolio provides content, resources and tools for every
step in the IP process. TotalPatent, PatentOptimizer, PatentAdvisor and IP DataDirect help customers win in
their own marketplace. As a stand-alone service or as a combined package, these innovative products and
services address specific customer needs in order to improve productivity, increase profitability and stimulate
Learn more at intl.lexisnexisip.com
GQ Life Sciences, Inc. is a global life science information and search company. Formerly known as
GenomeQuest, Inc., they changed their name in September of 2015 to highlight the fact that their
GenomeQuest product has become a well-known brand within the industry. GQ Life Sciences is proud to
offer its second major product, LifeQuest, alongside its flagship GenomeQuest software. Together the two
products offer the most complete perspective into life-science intellectual property. GQ Life Sciences serves
all top 10 pharmaceutical companies, all five top agrochemical and seed companies, hundreds of biotech
companies, law firms, diagnostic labs, and patent offices around the world.
Learn more at www.gqlifesciences.com
BizInt Solutions, Inc. produces BizInt Smart Charts software to help information analysts create, customize
and distribute multi-database reports and visualizations from drug pipeline, clinical trial, patent and gene
sequence databases. The BizInt Smart Charts product family is used by pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical,
petroleum and medical device/diagnostics companies worldwide to support product lifecycle planning and
Learn more at www.bizint.com
RightsDirect provides licensing solutions that make copyright compliance easy, allowing companies to re-
use and share the most relevant digital content across borders. With RightsDirect copyright licenses and
complementary information management tools, users can instantly check license coverage, manage
permissions and optimize content workflow in one integrated solution. Based in Amsterdam and with a
presence in Tokyo, RightsDirect is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Copyright Clearance Center (CCC).
Working in close partnership with the world’s leading rightsholders and collecting societies, we offer
licensing and content solutions that reflect the needs of local and global organizations. Together, CCC and
RightsDirect serve more than 35,000 companies and over 12,000 rightsholders around the globe.
Learn more at www.rightsdirect.com
Specializing in professional content and workflow solutions for pharmaceutical, engineering, and patents
research, ProQuest Dialog™ enables searchers of all skill levels to discover new concepts and ideas while
staying current on industry trends and competitors. With intuitive search and collaboration tools, partnered
with content from the world's most authoritative publishers, ProQuest Dialog enables searchers to quickly
find, organize, and share the right information—helping uncover new opportunities and drive innovation.
View the current collection of ProQuest Dialog databases, get training, and learn more at
Questel is a pioneering intellectual property company. Most of its employees are shareholders and have
been at Questel for more than 10 years. We care about our people as much as we care about our clients,
and that’s our key to success. International, collaboration, ambitious, ingenious: these are Questel’s four
cardinal goals in maintaining business growth and employee retention.
Questel’s mission is to advice IP to innovative companies. Since our inception in the mid-70s, Questel has
developed a variety of web based services with search, analysis and idea-to-asset management
capabilities. We provide a comprehensive and unique collection of databases, including: intellectual
property, financial, non-patent literature, and litigation - covering each stage of the innovation lifecycle.
Thanks to recent acquisitions, Questel now also specializes in consulting and research services, as well
as online and onsite training to educate companies and their employees on the value of IP.