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Vendor & Other Outside Patent Training Opportunities

The following is a list of organizations with various patent searching and/or analysis training resources which are available.  Some of these are free while others are fee-based.

Free Training Resources

European Patent Office

World Intellectual Property Organization

United States Patent and Trademark Office

CAS Product Training and Support Including SciFindern and STNext®

FIZ Karlsruhe also offers STN training sessions

Clarivate DerwentTM learning web-page -

  • Enhance your knowledge and become an expert on Patents and Innovation by learning more about the Derwent suite of products: Derwent Innovation, Derwent Data Analyzer, Derwent SequenceBase & Darts-ip.

  • Learn about these products through our various resources, stay up-to-date with industry best practices through recorded courses and public webinars, or simply engage in a conversation with one of our experts.

Clarivate DerwentTM training web-page -

  • Listing of training webinars on Derwent Innovation.

Minesoft Training -

  • Training
    • Minesoft Support provides ongoing support and training for all our products and services.
    • Training sessions can be arranged to be held online or at your place of work. Our experienced trainers will tailor the seminars to your specific requirements.
    • PatBase users can attend one of our regular training courses held throughout the year, either in London or at a training venue in Europe, USA or Japan. Training is also offered in other countries – please contact Support for further information. For details of courses currently scheduled, please click here.

  • PatBase Webinars
    • Minesoft Support provides monthly training webinars, covering topics such as: Citations, Analytics, Legal Status, building a comprehensive search strategy, and more…
    • The sessions are recommended for both new and experienced users, looking to make the most out of their subscriptions.
    • To register for a free PatBase and PatBase Express training webinar today, click here.

Fee-Based Training Resources

Innovation Analytics Academy - Provided by LexisNexis PatentSight

  • Our new educational program on “Business Opportunities and Insights” will show how patent data and patent analytics may be used to gain insights into the innovative activities of incumbent firms as well as young startups with disruptive technological solutions. Participants will learn how and why patent data is one if not the most objective and comprehensive data source available to assess innovation activities and R&D outcomes, learn how to assess and adjust their own portfolios, benchmark themselves to the competition, and how to identify recent trends in innovative technologies. 

  • The Series comprises six weekly sessions, starting on September 24, 2020 from 16:00 - 17:30 CET | 10:00 - 11:30 am ET. Each session will comprise 60 to 90 minutes and can be booked individually. Participation in multiple session is offered at a discount. In addition to all other discounts for booking multiple sessions (see our website), we are able to offer PIUG members an additional 15 percent discount on all prices. (See note on Members-Only Content page for code)

For questions concerning this list, please contact the PIUG Administrator.

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