Boliven IP Top 25 Report Lists IBM, Samsung and Microsoft As Top Assignees; Oblon Spivak, Sughrue Mion, and Oliff & Berridge As Top Agents for 1H 2009

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Report Ranks Top Intellectual Property Companies and Law Firms Using Boliven's Free Search and Analytics Tools; Users Can Build Their Own Customized Analyses And Reports.

Boliven, a leading provider of information and tools for inventors and IP professionals and companies seeking IP-related services, has released its Boliven IP Top 25 report covering the first half of 2009. The publication ranks the most prolific patent and trademark assignees, inventors, agents, classifications and more, providing a rare mid-year look at the companies and individuals driving change and development in the IP and innovation communities.

"We released the Boliven IP Top 25 report both to recognize the important achievements of innovative companies and IP law firms during the first half of 2008 and to show how easy it is for our members to use Boliven's free information and tools to analyze and benchmark their own company's innovation and IP-related activities," said Thomas Lehrman, Founder and CEO of Boliven LLC.

Boliven Analytics offer users the ability to:

Visualize Key Individuals, Institutions, Patents, Trademarks, Citations And Classifications For Any Search: After using Analytics to identify top inventors, assignees, agents, top classifications, or most cited patents for a given patent search, users can then easily click back through the chart to a refined set of search results that contain only the items that pertain to the particular individual or institution of interest.

Identify Most Cited Patents In Any Technology Area: Boliven Analytics enables users to quickly identify the patents that are most often cited by the patents and applications in a patent search, enabling users to accelerate the identification of seminal or foundational patents in a particular area.

Speed Prior Art Searches By Discovering The Right Classifications To Search: Effective prior art search often depends on searching the classifications and sub-classifications that are most likely to be checked by patent examiners. Boliven Analytics makes it easy for users to discover which classifications show up most often for the technology areas that are most relevant to the applicant's work.

Build Customized Reports To Support Licensing And Tech Transfer Activities: Effective due diligence for patent-related licensing transactions often depends on having situational awareness on the top players in a range of technology areas. Boliven Analytics has built-in exporting tools to make it easy to create customized reports to support the licensing and technology transfer due diligence needs of companies, universities, law firms, and investment professionals.

About Boliven
Founded in 2007, Boliven provides members with access to unique IP-related business information resources and tools to help IP professionals connect with companies seeking their services. Boliven's growing membership includes leading inventors, patent agents, IP law partners, technology licensing directors and professionals, and venture investors from among the Fortune 100, top 20 law firms, top 25 research universities, and leading technology-focused venture capital firms globally. For more information, visit us at http://www.boliven.com

Media contacts:
Thomas Lehrman
Founder and CEO
646 710 3902

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