IFI and ChemAxon Announce Collaboration to Deliver IFI's Global Patent Data on New ChemCurator Software Platform
CAMBRIDGE, MA, Sept. 30, 2014 — IFI CLAIMS® Patent Services, the leading producer of global patent databases, analytic solutions and innovative web services, and ChemAxon, a leading provider of chemical informatics software for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries, announced a collaboration to deliver IFI’s global patent data over ChemAxon’s recently introduced ChemCurator software platform.
ChemCurator is a computer-assisted patent curation and analysis tool designed specifically for the pharmaceutical industry. With an IFI CLAIMS Direct subscription, ChemCurator users can automatically import trusted global patent data into the application. Chemical structures are recognized and can then be extracted and annotated from within ChemCurator. IFI’s CLAIMS Direct subscribers will be able to use their existing subscription as their ChemCurator patent data source.
"Building connections to patent repositories makes sense for ChemCurator, making the whole process more intuitive and efficient,” said Árpád Figyelmesi, Markush Product Owner at ChemAxon. “IFI Claims is a well-established and high quality resource so is a good value-add for the application and for IFI Claims users."
ChemCurator users can seamlessly import patent documents from the IFI CLAIMS Global patent database and automatically extract structures from texts and images, including exemplified structures and R-group fragments. The structures can be interactively displayed next to their original location in the document, which makes navigation easier and more intuitive. The extracted chemistry can now be directly used to inform research and decision making.
Pharmaceutical researchers can use the combined solution to do complex data mining in Chinese, English and Japanese using data from all of the leading patent publishing authorities including China, U.S., Japan, South Korea, Europe and many others. Searches can be executed by a client onsite using a local IFI CLAIMS Direct database. Chemical structure results also are stored locally in ChemCurator, ensuring privacy and security through the analysis process.
“The chemical information contained in patents is critical to all industries that are rooted in scientific discovery, particularly the pharmaceutical and chemical industries,” said Mike Baycroft, President & CEO, IFI CLAIMS Patent Services. “Our collaboration with ChemAxon is the next phase in IFI CLAIMS’ ongoing program to support patent searchers and researchers to access the chemical information contained in the global patent archives.”
Using proprietary name standardization algorithms and more than 50 years' experience processing patent data, IFI has emerged as one of the most trusted sources of global patent data and innovative web-based patent document delivery. Its CLAIMS Direct Global patent database delivers high quality, consistent and integrated patent data to users through the Internet Cloud. Users can deploy CLAIMS Direct as a secure in-house database, or host it in the Cloud through hosting services including Amazon AWS. CLAIMS Direct is offered under business-friendly licensing terms and is an ideal platform for deploying patent-based applications. For more information, visit www.ificlaims.com.CLAIMS® is a registered trademark of IFI CLAIMS Patent Services.
ChemAxon is a leader in providing cheminformatics software platforms and desktop applications for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. With core capabilities for structure visualization, search and management, property prediction, virtual synthesis, screening and drug design, ChemAxon focuses upon active interaction with users and software portability to create powerful, cost effective cross platform solutions that power modern cheminformatics and chemical communication. The company is privately owned with European headquarters in Budapest, U.S. East Coast headquarters in Cambridge, MA, and sales and support offices in Europe, Japan and across North America.About IFI CLAIMS Patent Services/Fairview Research
IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, a division of Fairview Research, is the preeminent producer of value-added patent databases, the innovative CLAIMS DIRECT web service and provider of the KMX Patent Analytics solution. From the most rigorous U.S. assignee name standardization process in the industry, to continual class code updates, and comprehensive indexing for chemical patents — IFI has built a solid reputation as a leader in patent databases. Fairview Research (Madison, Conn., and Barcelona, Spain) is a provider of data-enrichment technology and services for information retrieval and analysis. Founded in 2006, the company is skilled at making large-scale scientific and technical databases more searchable and helping to lower the cost of specialized research. For more information, visit www.ificlaims.com.