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IET and Minesoft pool resources for IP professionals

07 November 2012

The IET and global patent information provider, Minesoft, have launched Minesoft Inspec, a platform providing access to science and engineering research intelligence.

The new platform is designed to benefit patent professionals and end-users working in the intellectual property and patent fields and links the IET’s Inspec database with Minesoft’s patent information services and tools.


With over 13 million abstracted and indexed articles available, users can research existing and emerging technologies in a flexible, precise way. Minesoft Inspec’s key features, which include specialised indexing and precise search filters, lets users optimise the highest levels of speed and accuracy when accessing research. For research teams, there is also the option to save and share results folders via the intuitive Minesoft Inspec user interface.


Daniel Smith, head of academic publishing at the IET, commented: “Sourced from 8,000 scientific and technical journals, videos and books, Inspec is already an essential resource for those in the engineering and technology industries, with over three quarters of a million records added every year.

"Combining this high quality database with Minesoft’s industry-leading patent information services creates a powerful, centralised pool of information for the patent community. Not only will Minesoft Inspec be a valuable source of intelligence, it will also have practical implications, saving users time and resource normally spent searching for patent related information.”

In addition to providing direct links to the original full text journal articles from across the engineering and technology worlds, Minesoft Inspec also offers the ability to monitor competitors and new technologies. Weekly alerts can be sent to users to keep them informed on the latest developments and ensure that intelligence is being shared effectively to drive further industry innovation.

Ann Chapman, Joint MD at Minesoft, said: “Our partnership with the IET allows us to offer an established and essential research resource on our innovative and powerful platform, which we have no doubt will be a huge benefit for the patent community. As the quantity of information available on the platform continues to grow, the quality of search experience we provide will ensure users can access the exact content they are seeking.”

Advanced professional and end-user Express versions of Minesoft Inspec are available for purchase through a flat rate annual subscription for institutions. For more information, click here.


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