If you are in the business of searching online databases of scientific documents, you may by now have stumbled across the curiously-named Boliven, which modestly describes itself as "The leading information portal for R&D, IP and business development professionals" and as the proud possessor of over 100 million peer-reviewed documents [oh, those poor, poor peers, mews Merpel in sympathy, since she finds it tiresome enough even to give a second opinion on a case note, never mind all that algebra and all those squiggles the scientists have to handle] to help identify technologies, clients, partners, opportunities and ideas.
In its relatively short life since its launch in 2007, Boliven (the name is a contraction of Bologna and Venice, according to Wikipedia, and not -- as the Kat had hoped -- of Bollinger and venison) has attracted over 35,000 users [that's nearly the population of Liechtenstein, notes Merpel] and hopes to overtake the tiny Principality soon. To this end, Boliven's owners at CambridgeIP have kindly agreed to offer readers of this weblog a one-month free trial of its BolivenPRO search facility. All you have to do is register for your free trial, using the special offer code -- KATFREETRIAL -- and then you can search for one whole month to your heart's content. The place to register is www.boliven.com/freetrials
If you want to have a go, there's a somewhat daunting tutorial on managing and sharing lists here, not to mention the YouTube-torials here.