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LexisNexis TotalPatent Becomes First Patent Research Service to Provide Direct Links to Elsevier Journal Abstracts

Enhancements allow IP professionals to make better, more informed decisions by providing a more complete view of patent-related issues

London, October 27, 2010 - LexisNexis, a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, today announced that its award-winning LexisNexis® TotalPatent™ service is the first patent research service to provide users with direct links to abstracts of non-patent journal articles - offering them a more complete and efficient view of the information, news and trends related to patent issues they are managing.


TotalPatent, a past winner of the CODiE Award for Best Online Science or Technology Service, is a Web-based patent research, retrieval and analysis service. Powered by the world's largest collection of searchable full-text and bibliographic patent authorities, it is supported by 24/7 online help.  TotalPatent users now have direct links from search results to article abstracts from more than 18,000 titles worldwide through Elsevier's SciVerse® Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality Web sources.  LexisNexis and Elsevier are both part of Reed Elsevier.

"In conversations and visits with our customers, we learned how valuable it would be for them to have direct access to non-patent journal articles without having to leave TotalPatent and conduct those searches independently," explained Peter Vanderheyden, vice president and managing director of Global Intellectual Property at LexisNexis.  "The latest TotalPatent enhancements allow our customers to easily identify search results and gain one-click access to article abstracts from SciVerse Scopus, enabling them to conduct their research faster and more efficiently."

SciVerse Scopus is populated with journals from more than 5,000 publishers and offers researchers a comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical, and social sciences fields, and more recently in the arts and humanities.

Other enhancements to TotalPatent include:
* Links directly to Chisum on Patents, the world's foremost authority on U.S. patent law; 
* Integration with Bizint - users can now export records from their TotalPatent work folders into Bizint Smart Charts for Patents;
* Assignee name normalization - the names on millions of patent records from assignees in various countries are now normalized into searchable English text; and
* Enhanced interfaces for the semantic search option with drag and drop functionality for easier manipulation of the concepts returned.

Launched in the fall of 2007, TotalPatent is highly regarded by intellectual property professionals for its comprehensive scope and for the commitment from LexisNexis to continuous innovation.  The LexisNexis product development team has worked with customers to prioritize the enhancements introduced to TotalPatent, with new features such as: options for displaying and delivering English titles and abstracts for non-English records; a significant expansion of fields available to download; enhancements to Publication Number searching; launch of an interactive, user-controlled Semantic Search platform; faster display and downloading of images and PDFs; and a download manager tool.

"TotalPatent contains more searchable full-text, bibliographic and English-language machine-translation content than any other patent information provider," said Vanderheyden.  "Moreover, TotalPatent indexes approximately 200 searchable fields in the database, allowing users to customize their searches and construct very simple or extremely complex queries to retrieve the most precise results possible."

Read the LexisNexis TotalPatent brochure [PDF 1.59MB]

About LexisNexis
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. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. A member of Reed Elsevier [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK], LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 15,000 employees worldwide.

In the UK, LexisNexis online legal solutions include: Lexis®PSL, Lexis®Check and Lexis®Library - named Online Product of the Year at the Legal Technology Awards. Published resources include both Butterworths and Tolley. LexisNexis provides the most comprehensive source of legal and tax commentary in the UK.

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