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August 12, 2002 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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LexisNexis Enhances Patent Offerings

LexisNexis has announced several enhancements to its patent offerings that are aimed at making patent research quicker, easier, and more efficient. Researchers can now link directly to Adobe PDF images of official patents (including text and drawings as published in the Official Gazette) from This version of the patent appears in dual-column format and contains line numbers for pinpoint references.

Over 30 million patents from over 40 countries are now included online. The LexisNexis service's searchable full-text patent databases, official patent PDF image downloading, and federal and state trademark databases are all updated in real or near real time. LexisNexis claims to be the only service that integrates all post-issuance Official Gazette information into U.S. patents, saving valuable research time.

Adobe PDF images of official patents are available for the following:

  • U.S., 1790-present
  • European Patents (EP-A), 1978-present
  • European Patents (EP-B), 1980-present
  • PCT/WIPO, 1978-present
  • U.S. Applications, 2001-present
Source: LexisNexis

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