Scott Vine

Scott Vine has over 20 years of experience working in the library and information sector, both in the public and private sectors. He is currently senior information officer for the Telecoms, Media and Technology practice area of the global law firm Clifford Chance LLP.

In his current role he is responsible for managing the information and research needs of his group of lawyers, is involved in various firm-wide information projects and is editor and manager of the firm's Online Services' Client Alerter products for Communications and Media, and Energy. He has previously written for a number of publications including Electronic Business Law, Computers & Law, and Internet Newsletter for Lawyers, as well as writing film and restaurant reviews for the legal website Law & More. He maintains a personal blog - Information Overlord - where he comments on a variety of information and legal topics as well as posting reviews of books read as a reviewer for Net Galley. He is also a member of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) Web Committee.

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Jinfo Subscription Product review of PatSeer Pro from Gridlogics (sources - content & coverage)
Wednesday, 17th July 2019

In the second part of our full product review of PatSeer Pro from Gridlogics, a web-based patent analytics and landscaping platform, we look at its coverage, including full-text collections and how the content is organised, as well as the range of languages available.


Jinfo Subscription PatSeer Pro from Gridlogics (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Tuesday, 16th July 2019

PatSeer Pro is a web-based patent analytics and landscaping platform from Gridlogics, a global IP research and patent data technology solutions company. PatSeer Pro is used by anyone with a serious interest in patents, including patent searchers, information professionals, and law firms and in this first part of our full product review of PatSeer Pro we look at its key advantages, some background about the company and product, key competitors, such as Clarivate's Derwent Innovation, Minesoft's PatBase, LexisNexis TotalPatent One, and Questel's Orbit Intelligence. We also find out about Gridlogic's newest offering, ReleSense, an AI-driven NLP engine built for patent and scientific literature.


Jinfo Subscription Product review of AREUSConnect from Iconitel (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Monday, 17th June 2019

In the final part of our full product review of AREUSConnect from Iconitel, a subscription and contract management web-based solution, we look at the value offered by the product, the help and training that's available, its competitors, including Onelog, OCLC, and ResearchMonitor, the pricing options and what's in the development pipeline in relation to pricing, the onboarding process, and Lean Sigma certification.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3204


Jinfo Subscription Product review of AREUSConnect from Iconitel (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Friday, 14th June 2019

In the third part of our product review of AREUSConnect from Iconitel, a subscription and contract management web-based solution, we look at its five search options, including subscriptions, users, customers, documents and vendors, along with a more detailed look at some of its 13 report options and analytical reports. We also find out about its alerting options for renewals, calendar, requests and open issues.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3204


Jinfo Subscription Product review of AREUSConnect from Iconitel (sources - content & coverage)
Thursday, 13th June 2019

AREUSConnect from Iconitel is a globally accessible subscription and contract management web-based solution and works with clients across a wide range of industries, including energy, pharmaceutical, technology and software, legal, financial services and consulting. In the second part of our full product review, we provide an overview of the dashboard including how to navigate this and add vendors and subscriptions and how to manage users and categories.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3204


Jinfo Subscription Product review of AREUSConnect from Iconitel (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Wednesday, 12th June 2019

AREUSConnect from Iconitel is a globally accessible subscription and contract management web-based solution and works with clients across a wide range of industries, including energy, pharmaceutical, technology and software, legal, financial services and consulting. In this first part of our full product review, we provide an overview of the product and company, its key advantages, key competitors and future development plans.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3204


Jinfo Subscription Q&A with Deep SEARCH 9 - deep contextual search
Friday, 19th April 2019

We interview Klaus Kater, managing partner of Deep SEARCH 9, to find out more about their new tool where they can set up targeted search engines for specific areas and contexts. It can be used for applications from competitive intelligence to clinical trial tracking.


Jinfo Subscription Pros and cons of being a leader vs a follower in tech adoption
Monday, 14th January 2019

When it comes to information technology, are you a leader or a follower? This article looks at how we define a leader and a follower and identifies the pros and cons of both. It goes on to suggest that this year is an ideal time to be an information professional as organisations start to look beyond the latest buzzwords and technological hype to embrace the changes and improvements technology can bring, and how information professionals are perfectly positioned to be at the forefront of this change.


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Minesoft PatBase (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Friday, 14th December 2018

In the final part of our product review of Minesoft PatBase, a global patent database, we look at the help and training available, including its useful case studies which illustrate real-world usage of the product for differing use-cases, future development of the product, competitors such as Clarivate Analytics, Questel, and TotalPatent as well as its pricing options.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3094


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Minesoft PatBase (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Thursday, 13th December 2018

In part three of our product review of Minesoft PatBase, a global patent database, we look at its impressive range of search options and overall functionality, its analytics tools and the latest iteration of its analytics platform, which includes the ability to create charts and graphs, including 3D landscape, nested and semi-pies, polar charts and Venn diagrams as well as its content output options.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3094


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Minesoft PatBase (sources - content & coverage)
Wednesday, 12th December 2018

Part two of our product review of Minesoft PatBase, a global patent database, we take a closer look at its strengths and weaknesses and an in-depth look at its sources, in particular, its full-text collections as well as the languages available within the product.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3094


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Minesoft PatBase (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Tuesday, 11th December 2018

We last reviewed Minesoft PatBase, an award-winning global patent database, nearly four years ago and since then the platform has undergone quite a few changes including the expansion of its full-text coverage and analytics tool. Read part one of our latest product review to find out about the product, who benefits from using it and what value it provides along with its recent partnership with Darts-ip and what effect this integration will have on the product.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3094


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Onelog (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Wednesday, 17th October 2018

The final part of our product review of Onelog, a PC and mobile tool for managing subscriptions, passwords, usage data and costs, explores the help and training options available, pricing options and the product development roadmap. We also look at the competitor landscape, including ResearchMonitor and HAN.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3068


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Onelog (sources - content & coverage)
Monday, 15th October 2018

In the second part of our product review of Onelog, an electronic resource management tool that allows an organisation to manage all its electronic resources from one interface and gain usage information for each, we learn about its resources, including scripted resources where links are already set up, and how users can manage these.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3068


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Onelog (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Friday, 12th October 2018

Jinfo last looked at Onelog, an electronic resource management tool that allows an organisation to manage all its electronic resources from one interface, a few years ago when we carried out a mini review. In this first part of our updated and full product review, we revisit the product to find out what's changed, particularly with regard to the user interface, and provide an overview of the product and company, some of its key advantages, key competitors and future development plans.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3068


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Knowledge360 from Cipher Systems (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Wednesday, 3rd October 2018

The final part of our product review of Knowledge360 from Cipher Systems LLC, an end-to-end competitive intelligence platform designed to support market analysis, we take a look at the product's value, help and training, future development plans, and we also highlight some of the key competitors in the field along with pricing information.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3062


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Knowledge360 from Cipher Systems (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Tuesday, 2nd October 2018

The third part of our product review of Knowledge360 from Cipher Systems LLC, an end-to-end competitive intelligence platform designed to support market analysis, looks at the technological side of the product including customisation features, search and save content and how users can create projects to collaborate. We also focus on its visualisation options, in the form of dashboard widgets, and look at its Web Watch feature and use of machine learning and NLP.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3062


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Knowledge360 from Cipher Systems (sources - content & coverage)
Monday, 1st October 2018

The second part of our product review of Knowledge360 from Cipher Systems LLC, an end-to-end competitive intelligence platform designed to support market analysis, takes an in-depth look at the content available including global and regional data, as well as third-party and internal content. It also explores the company and sandbox dashboards which are the key ways for users to interact with and consume information in Knowledge360.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3062


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Knowledge360 (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Thursday, 27th September 2018

Knowledge360 from Cipher Systems LLC is a SCIP-certified end-to-end competitive intelligence solution designed to support market analysis. Jinfo last reviewed the product at the end of 2016 and in the first part of our new product review, we outline background on the company and product, look at which products it competes with, who uses it, and why it's proven to be of such value to its users.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3062


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Wide Narrow (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Monday, 17th September 2018

In the final part of Jinfo's product review of Wide Narrow, workflow software designed to support the work of an intelligence team, we take a look at the value of the product, including the customisation of reports, and what help and training are available to users. We also highlight some of the key competitors in the field and pricing information.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3055


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Wide Narrow (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Friday, 14th September 2018

In the third part of our review of Wide Narrow, workflow software designed to support the work of an intelligence team, Scott Vine looks at its collaboration and customisation features, including a full overview of the product's use of clusters which help you refine content. He also looks at its search and output features as well as its visualisation options.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3055


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Reports by Scott Vine:


Jinfo Subscription Product review of AREUSConnect from Iconitel
Wednesday, 12th June 2019

AREUS Connect from Iconitel is a globally accessible subscription and contract management web-based solution used by clients across a wide range of industries and Jinfo recently carried out a full product review. This review: Introduces AREUS Connect  and the company and...


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Minesoft PatBase
Tuesday, 11th December 2018

Minesoft PatBase is an award-winning global patent database used by intellectual property professionals who rely on it for its business-critical patent information. It has undergone quite a few changes since we last reviewed the product a few years ago. Two notable changes include its analytics...


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Onelog
Friday, 12th October 2018

Onelog is a comprehensive resource management tool from ITS (Info Technology Supply Ltd) that we last visited in our mini review in 2015. It includes password management, subscription management, usage tracking and cost allocation in its modules. It competes with the likes of ResearchMonitor from...


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Knowledge360 from Cipher Systems
Thursday, 27th September 2018

We last looked at Knowledge360, a competitive intelligence (CI) and workflow solution from competitive strategy consultancy Cipher Systems back in December 2016 when the product was still in its infancy. In this review we return to the product and find out what the product offers today....


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Wide Narrow
Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Wide Narrow is workflow software designed to support the work of an intelligence team. Jinfo's full product review gives a detailed overview of the product which is used by both small and large companies alike and supports both continuous and ad-hoc intelligence workflows and is highly flexible....


Jinfo Subscription Product review of RefTracker from Altarama
Monday, 23rd April 2018

Altarama's RefTracker is a browser-based reference and enquiry management system whose clients are based all over the world in corporate clients from banking, finance, defence, energy, healthcare, insurance, law, manufacturing, media and pharmaceuticals as well as libraries, museums, federal and...


Jinfo Subscription Product review of M-360
Thursday, 22nd February 2018

Opoint Technology's M-360 is a web-based tool from M-Brain, a Finnish information services, technology and advisory company. It is one of the world's leading media monitoring products and allows subscribers to search across a wide variety of sources by crawling and indexing over four billion...


Jinfo Subscription Product review of Aurora FirstLight
Thursday, 25th January 2018

Aurora's FirstLight is a Software as a Service (SaaS) product and a powerful competitive intelligence product that uses machine-learning algorithms to mine public and private data sources and can help organisations make more informed business decisions. The product appeals to library and...


Jinfo Subscription Product review of DrugPatentWatch
Friday, 19th January 2018

DrugPatentWatch from thinkBiotech is a database which provides actionable business intelligence on small-molecule drugs; this review highlights how the product's focused approach could be a key strength. The review discusses whether DrugPatentWatch can offer an effective way to profile global...


Jinfo Subscription Product review of PatentInspiration
Thursday, 7th July 2016

PatentInspiration is a global patent database allowing you to search and analyse patents through a freemium model. Patent information from over 100 countries is available and the product's key strength is in its analytics and visualisation tools. This review: Introduces parent...


Jinfo Subscription Market landscape - discovery systems
Thursday, 28th April 2016

This report covers the products we consider to be the "big four" discovery services: EBSCO Discovery Service Ex Libris Primo ProQuest Summon WorldCat Discovery from OCLC. We provide a brief description of each source, a link to the homepage and product page, and links to...


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of ProQuest Summon
Thursday, 21st April 2016

ProQuest Summon is a discovery service used by corporate clients as well as academic, offering a single, unified index and providing users with access to thousands of resources via one platform. This review: Introduces the company and product and provides contact details...


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of PatSeer Premier
Tuesday, 15th March 2016

PatSeer Premier is a global patent database and research platform with integrated analytics and collaboration capabilities. This review: Introduces parent company Gridlogics and its product offerings, pinpoints the target audience, key advantages of the product, and provides contact...


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of Questel ORBIT IP
Monday, 22nd February 2016

Questel ORBIT IP is the company's key patent search product that integrates Questel's global patent family database with powerful search and review tools. This review: Looks at how it sits with Questel's other online tools, the consequences of a recent acquisition, the product's...


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of Thomson Innovation
Friday, 18th December 2015

Review of Thomson Innovation, Thomson Reuters' primary patent database. This review: Discusses the main audience for the product, and its key value, including a unique selling point and other features which make it stand out. Looks in-depth at the content and coverage and...


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of Westlaw UK
Monday, 14th September 2015

Westlaw UK is one of the legal and business products in the Thomson Reuters stable. Designed for fee-earning lawyers just as much as library and information professionals, it aims to be a one-stop-shop, pulling together a number of primary and secondary legal resources UK-wide. This review:...