The IFI CLAIMS data team is continuing to develop and to maintain the high quality of the CLAIMS Classic databases, expand the coverage of IFI CLAIMS Global Patent Database and improve the update process for CLAIMS Direct cloud users.
In Q1, about 750,000 new records were added to the Global database, with 240,000 including full text description and claims. We completed old EP applications with full text description and claims back to 1978.
During Q1 we loaded more than 17 million files for more than 3 million publications to our attachment server. This server, which is easily accessible via a web service, contains clipped images, drawings, chemistry files, full page images and other non-textual files referenced in patent records. Just in the last month we added about 2.3 million PDFs for EP publications.
But the main challenge for the data production team has been to process a huge amount of unexpected data changes with about 6.2 million records updated in this quarter. The flexibility of the IFI Claims data platform allowed us to quickly adapt our data processing to the exceptional data deliveries from patent offices in preparation of upcoming classification system changes.
On behalf of the data production team I would like to thank you for your continued loyalty and support. We look forward to the ongoing development of IFI CLAIMS data-related products based on your needs and feedback.
- Rosa Alentorn, VP Data Operations