Patent Search - Before beginning and conducting search
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2. PowerPoint2007 This presentation demonstrates the new capabilities of Patent Search through examples.You can view it in Slide Show or by browsing through the slides in NormalView. In the right hand side,There are some of the points and strategies we would cover in this presentation. State-of-the-art Search Scope Legal Reasons 3. Understandthelegalreasonsforthe search Whether it is conducted to encourage product development, gain competitive intelligence, or to defeat impending litigation, all technology searching will have legal motivations and ramifications. The legal aspects of the patent system will always influence not only why, but also how searches are conducted. Presentations and text books are good for understanding concepts. The more a searcher knows about the reasons motivating a search request, the more intelligently the search can be adjusted to suit the recipients ultimate needs. To understand special types of search requests motivated by legal needs, see the articles on patentability, infringement and validity searching 4. Understandthestateoftheartinthe fieldofsearch Essentially, searchers need to be aware of what ideas are cutting edge, what is known as protected technology and what is commonly used in the public domain. Ideally, searchers should have a technical background closely related to the search subject matter, and should already understand these aspects of their field. Entire libraries of up-to-date textbook resources are now available on the web, such as Knovel.com. Searchers can also look for seminal articles in the field by using the citation impact feature available from major non-patent search providers like Google Scholar. Browsing new issues of leading journals, or even surfing web sources like technology blogs, can likewise get users oriented as to the direction current research is taking. 5. Understandsearchscope If the motivations behind conducting the search are properly understood, this is usually fairly straightforward. Selecting sources requires an understanding of what kind of documents are of interest; for example, an infringement investigation might be directed only towards live patent documents, while a patentability search would encompass any publicly available information, in patents, scientific journals, or even available on the Web. The appropriate search sources may vary given the search budget limitations. Validity investigations usually justify more cost and extensive searching than a quick-and-dirty patentability study. It might be feasible to include more expensive, highly curated collections in the search, as opposed to a simple low-cost search in major online sources. 6. PictureThis For More search strategies and tips, Subscribe Us: http://www.ttconsultants.com Leading Patent Search and Intellectual Property Firm.