ChemAxon and Top Hat Collaborate, Integrate Chemical Drawing in Education Application

Oct 10, 2017
BUDAPEST, Hungary and TORONTO and NEW YORK, October 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In the fast-paced world of technology, engaging digital teaching methods are becoming essential. Top Hat collaborated with ChemAxon to integrate Marvin JS and JChem Web Services into Top Hat's digital learning platform application; to ultimately boost learning support and connect educators with students through innovative teaching methods. The Top Hat platform empowers professors by turning distracting mobile devices into learning opportunities. The company partnership was born when the popular Marvin JS chemical drawing tool was integrated into Top Hat's education platform-further contributing to proactive student engagement by offering students more interactive drawing and easy molecule formulation. Over 10,000 students now use Top Hat's ChemAxon-enhanced Organic Chemistry textbook. "Educators at 750-plus universities and colleges rely on Top Hat" ChemAxon and Top Hat make fitting partners since Marvin JS has all the capabilities needed for classrooms and educational environments. Marvin JS has a well-designed interface that is easy-to-use for drawing and contains all the basic chemistry elements. Marvin JS is an intuitive, student-friendly tool that aids in the learning process for professors and students alike. "We're honored that more and more academic institutions and education content providers choose Marvin JS as their designated chemical editor. We've recognized that each education-driven usage is unique; usually focusing on different segments of chemistry with distinctive teaching methods. The people at Top Hat really understand the capabilities of Marvin JS by creating an engaging environment for students and teachers." - Eufrozina Hoffmann, Product Owner of Marvin JS says. "Students can even use the skill-set they acquire using Marvin JS through Top Hat's platform later on in their professional life- Considering Marvin JS is widely used in professional chemical applications, collaboration tools and Electronic Lab Notebooks today." "Our mission at Top Hat is to make learning more fun and effective with intuitive technology and engaging educational content. By integrating Marvin JS and JChem Web Services into our Organic Chemistry textbook, we've been able to ensure students get access to a superior educational experience." - Mohsen Shahini, Chief Academic Officer, Top Hat For further information on ChemAxon, please visit or contact . For media inquiries, please contact About ChemAxon  ChemAxon is a leader in providing cheminformatics software platforms and desktop applications for the chemistry, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. We focus on active interaction with users and software portability to create powerful, cost effective cross platform solutions that power modern cheminformatics and chemical communication. The company is privately owned with European headquarters in Budapest, US East Coast headquarters in Cambridge, MA and sales and support offices in EuropeJapan and across North America. For further information please visit or follow us on TwitterFacebookYouTube and LinkedIn . About Top Hat  Top Hat's interactive, cloud-based teaching platform enables professors to engage students inside and outside the classroom with compelling content, tools and activities. Millions of students at 750 leading North American colleges and universities use the Top Hat teaching platform. To learn more, visit

Changes in our EULA

Sep 22, 2017

ChemAxon’s end user license agreement (EULA) has reached a rather advanced age. It was initially created almost 20 years ago, regulating all types of licenses - like academic and commercial licenses. Since then, we’ve continuously injected minor changes into our legal framework. However with the latest developments, we introduced new licensing methods, and some of our concepts had to be reviewed, tuned or extended.

All these changes really cried out for a new EULA, that will come into effect on the 1st of January, 2018. This short post aims to take you through the most important news in our EULA.


On the very first note, some of our brand new license types (like Compliance Checker license, ChemCurator license with CLiDE, Evaluation Licenses, Developer Licenses or Catalogue Licenses) entered our agreement. We especially bring to your attention, you should take care of bundled third party software licenses. EULA will continue to be up for change any time, so it’s your responsibility to regularly read it through and comply with it. Even though, we are a really friendly company, and we prefer to exclude legal authorities when settling disputes; we will rely on an arbitrator in Hungary if needed.


There are many lines in our new EULA that use the old regulation as a basis, and extend, tune or describe previous license usage. A rather important change is that we have extended to our users, the usage of: Calculator Plugins, Chemical Name and Structure Conversion and Compliance Checker. We do not only consider those who work with our software as users; but also who can access the results of the above mentioned tools. We kindly ask you to request our permission before you change any branding elements on our tools, and also if you want to publish the results of a benchmark test. We also extended the limitations of liabilities to our affiliates in the US or in Europe. You will lose your right to request any compensation from ChemAxon with the termination of the EULA; however, if you breach the agreement we can question you even after the termination.

These were only some of the most important changes to mention, still if you want more details, please read through the human readable summary of changes and the entire text of our end user license agreement:


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