Davinia Collyer Image

Davinia Collyer

joined Victor Green & Company in October 2004 having obtained a BSc Honours in Biomedical Materials Science at the University of Manchester and whilst completing a PhD at Cranfield University on sonochemically formed microarrays for a disposable, electrochemical chlorine sensor. As a Principal Patent Analyst she leads the biochemical and biosequence search capability.

Recent Articles by Davinia Collyer

WIPO’s INSPIRE Offers a New Way to Select Databases for Patent Searches Involving Machine Translations

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) launched their INSPIRE (Index of Specialized Patent Information Reports) “database of databases” on November 4, 2020. It provides useful summaries of patent databases to help both novice and expert patent searchers identify the most suitable search system. WIPO’s ultimate goal was to speed up the pace at which innovation takes place. To do this, INSPIRE identifies database features without commenting on any strengths or weaknesses of products. At the time of writing, INSPIRE listed 23 databases, both free and subscription. Content was still being added to the collection and there was scope for more sources to be included.