Report:Engineering Village/Company Strength
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Engineering Information, or Ei, is a business of Elsevier B.V, a major publishing company which owns multiple web search products, the most significant of which is SCOPUS from a prior art searching perspective. Elsevier is a company with a global presence and an extremely long list of both print publications and web products, a complete list of which can be found .
Elsevier in turn is a subsidiary of Elsevier, a major player in the information market, and the major competitor to Thomson Reuters, the maker of products such as the ISI Web of Science, a non-patent literature resource, and Thomson Innovation, their newest mixed-patent and literature search resource.
Engineering Village is the only web search product under the banner of Engineering Information; however, Engineering Information is also charged with producing a number of electronic bibliographic and reference databases, all of which are hosted by EV. Many of these electronic data products are so well respected in the prior art searching industry that Elsevier has made them available on other data aggregator services, such as Questel, STN, and Dialog (now owned by Proquest). This gives Engineering Information (and Elsevier) a very strong position in the market. It is likely that Engineering Village will continue as a viable service for quite a long time, and also that funding will continue to be available to add improvements and new features to the product.