IET and Minesoft Launch Minesoft Inspec Platform

IET and Minesoft Launch Minesoft Inspec Platform

·         Platform links IET Inspec’s science and engineering research database with Minesoft’s patent information services

·         Patent and intellectual property professionals to benefit from intuitive search function

6 November 2012 – The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and global information solutions provider, Minesoft, have today announced the launch of their Minesoft Inspec platform.

The service will provide fast, easy access to high quality 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, please visit:

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Notes to editors:
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About The IET
The IET’s Inspec database, research journals and books provide a wealth of research and information in the areas of engineering and technology.  The portfolio of research and letters journals and monographs (print and e-Book) in electronics, electrical engineering and related subjects are available online through the IET Digital Library together with conference proceedings, seminar digests and magazines.  The IET Inspec database contains 13 million abstract and indexing references to journal articles, conference proceedings, technical reports and other literature in the fields of science and technology.  As a membership organisation, the IET is Europe’s largest professional body of engineers with over 150,000 members in 127 countries and is a source of essential engineering intelligence.

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About Minesoft
Minesoft is a leading software solutions provider specialising in the legal, scientific and technical information found in patent documents. Building IP intelligence research solutions since 1996, Minesoft’s products and services are used by R&D departments in leading corporations, national patent offices and IP law firms around the world.
Combining cutting-edge technology with responsive service, Minesoft has developed a range of products that help research and information professionals to drive innovation forward – from competitive intelligence and patent document delivery services to its prominent searchable patent database, PatBase.

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