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La compétence...capturée   Expertise...captured   Die Fachkenntnis...gefangen


Please note that Magister Ltd. has moved to new larger premises, based in Cornwall, UK. See our changed contact details below.

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Magister Ltd. is an independent consultancy which provides a range of services to the Scientific and Technical Information community.

Our primary activities are in the field of Patents Documentation.

Our independent status ensures that we can work equally well with either producers or users.

The Challenges

Even the biggest and best face the challenges of today :

  • shrinking budgets
  • fewer full-time staff
  • more complex products
  • less time for decisions

Why choose us ?

  • Practical industry experience
  • Professional insight
  • Independence
  • Quality deliverables
  • Dedicated resource
  • Predictable cost

Training Courses for Patent Users

Magister Ltd. have recently issued a new list of specialised Courses for Patent Users. Please contact us for further details.

The Patents Documentation Consultancy

We were founded on the principle that there is no shortage of advice or expertise in the patents information field, but conveying that expertise - to the people who matter, when it counts, in the right form - needs to be done better.

Magister represents Expertise ... captured

Stephen Adams Named IPI-Award Recipient 2012

Stephen Adams, founder and Managing Director of Magister Ltd, was named as the IPI-Award recipient by the Selection board of the International Patent Information Award for 2012.

The PIUG recognised Stephen's achievements at a special dinner held in the PIUG Annual Meeting in Denver.

The IPI Award was established in 2000 to recognise and celebrate key individuals whose dedication has had a significant and lasting impact on patent information.

Stephen Adams Named IPI-Award Recipient 2012

Professional Credentials

Consultants working for Magister Limited are members of the following professional organisations:

Association of Independent Information Professionals Royal Society of Chemistry
Patent Information Users Group Patent and Trade Mark Group
ACS Chemical Information Division Werkgemeenschap Octrooi-informatie Nederland
ACS Chemistry & The Law Division

Magister Limited is a
Friend of the IPI Award.

International Patent Information Award
Recommended Books for Patent Users
Stephen Adams.
3rd completely revised edition 2011
ISBN 978-3-11-023511-1

Since the publication of the 2nd edition additional countries especially in Asia have become more prominent in industry.

This completely revised edition takes account of the changing information scene e.g. in new chapters like BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India, and China), Asia and regional patent systems or Sources for legal status searching.

This is an essential reference tool for academic librarians and information specialists as well as anyone needing to know where and how patent information can be found.

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