Free EBook on Practical Patent Searching

Gridlogics is pleased to announce second edition of book on Patent Searching with new exercises and many examples of different types of search techniques.

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New to this edition:

Since the first edition of the book, our focus has been to substantiate the theoretical discussion with practical examples. To this effect, in the second edition, not only some of the examples have ben elaborated upon but also a set of exercises with answers have been added at the end of the each chapter in first section. Further, as there were many improvements in PatSeer’s Patent research platform, Section II has been updated to reflect the latest capabilities of the solution.

This Book will help you answer the following questions:

  • What are the different types of Patent Search Projects
  • What are key features to learn in any search database
  • How to create a search strategy for different types of Search Projects
  • How to map your search strategy to Decision Making
  • What patent content and unique capabilities does PatSeer database have
  • What are the key features of PatSeer

Book Synopsis:

This book has been written to serve as a guide to the art of Patent Searching and how you can use PatSeer
for your patent research.

This book is divided in two sections: Section I covers basics and importance of patent searching, types of patent searching, and example of different search strategies whereas Section II talks about PatSeer as a patent database, its content, different search aids, result view features, analysing results, and other project management and sharing features.

Table of Content

PART I – GUIDE TO PRACTICAL SEARCHING

2.1 EXHAUSTIVE SEARCHES AND SEARCH OPTIMIZATION

2.2 EXTENSIVE SEARCHES AND DATABASES

2.3 BROAD HEADS OF SEARCHES: KEYWORDS, IMAGE, CLASSIFICATION, STRUCTURE AND SEQUENCE

EXERCISE 2

SOLUTIONS FOR EXERCISE 1

3.1 PATENTABILITY

3.2 PATENT INVALIDATION

3.3 FREEDOM TO OPERATE (FTO)

3.4 PATENT LANDSCAPE

3.5 EQUIVALENT SEARCH

3.6 LEGAL STATUS SEARCH

3.7 PATENT TERM EXTENSION SEARCH

EXERCISE 3

SOLUTIONS FOR EXERCISE 2

4.1 PREPARING SEARCH TERMS

EXERCISE 4

SOLUTIONS FOR EXERCISE 3

5.1 SEARCH FIELDS

5.2 FAMILY MEMBER LISTING AND DISPLAY

5.3 RECORD TYPE

5.4 STEMMING

5.5 MULTILINGUAL FEATURES

5.6 CHEMICAL LOOKUP

EXERCISE 5

SOLUTIONS FOR EXERCISE 4

6.1 BRACKETS

6.2 BOOLEAN OPERATORS

6.3 DEFAULT OPERATOR

6.4 PROXIMITY AND TRUNCATION OPERATORS

6.5 HIT CUTOFF OPERATOR

6.6 TERM BOOSTING

6.7 MINIMUM MUST MATCH QUERY

6.8 LIMITED TRUNCATION

EXERCISE 6

SOLUTIONS FOR EXERCISE 5

8.1 UNDERSTANDING THE INVENTION

8.2 CREATING THE INVENTION STATEMENT AND GENERATING KEYWORDS

8.3 IDENTIFYING PATENT CLASSIFICATIONS

8.4 DEVELOPING THE SEARCH STRATEGY

9.1 UNDERSTANDING THE INVENTION AREA

9.2 RESTRICTIONS

9.3 IDENTIFYING PATENT CLASSIFICATIONS

9.4 DEVELOPING THE SEARCH STRATEGY

10.1 UNDERSTANDING THE INVENTION

10.2 RESTRICTIONS

10.3 IDENTIFYING PATENT CLASSIFICATIONS

10.4 DEVELOPING THE SEARCH STRATEGY

11.1 UNDERSTANDING THE INVENTION

11.2 IDENTIFYING PATENT CLASSIFICATIONS

11.3 DEVELOPING THE SEARCH STRATEGY

EXERCISE 8

SOLUTIONS FOR EXERCISE 7

16.1 BUSINESSES WITH IN-HOUSE RESEARCH CAPABILITIES

16.2 BUSINESSES WITHOUT IN-HOUSE RESEARCH CAPABILITIES

16.3 RESEARCH INSTITUTES

16.4 INVESTORS

17.1 PATENTABILITY

17.2 PATENT INVALIDATION

17.3 FREEDOM TO OPERATE/ FTO

17.4 PATENT LANDSCAPE

17.5 EQUIVALENT SEARCH

17.6 LEGAL STATUS SEARCH

17.7 PATENT TERM EXTENSION SEARCH