For over 30 years, the publications department of the European Patent Office (EPO) has been constantly optimizing the quality and distribution of its patent publications. A major step was taken recently with Jouve when all its publications went paperless. Now all patents are published electronically by the EPO rather than printed. As a result of this process, costs have been reduced and information has been made more accessible. At the same time, restrictions in terms of legal validity of publications have been observed with information provided on fixed dates and times. Naturally, it was vital that customers around the world were guaranteed the necessary level of security to ensure the reliability of a very high-availability hosting service.
For many years, Jouve has been involved in capturing, editing, and distributing information on patents. It was therefore fully familiar with the necessary data formats and technologies. Consequently, Jouve is able to distribute EPO patent data from the same information source on CD-ROM (Espace products) and online (‘Publication Server’ application and ‘Mimosa On Line’). Its hosting center meets stringent requirements in terms of availability, security, and exhaustiveness applicable to strategic legal data for corporate technology watching.
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For over 30 years, the publications department of the European Patent Office (EPO) has been constantly optimizing the quality and distribution of its patent publications.