Information Sources in Patents, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3598440146
  • ISBN-13: 9783598440144
  • DDC: 608
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 236 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released February 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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An evaluative guide for researchers in various disciplines who use patent literature. Information Sources in Patents describes available sources of patent information worldwide and reviews the patent systems in Europe, Britain, America, and other industrialized nations. Covers recent patent legislation and other topics.

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Table of Contents

Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures and Tables.
Series Editor's Foreword.
1: Part I: Patent Processes and Documentation.
2: Principles of Patenting.
3: The European Patent System.
4: The United States Patent System.
5: The Japanese Patent System.
6: Major National and Regional Patent Systems.
7: Part II: Databases and Search Techniques.
8: Patent Guides and Libraries.
9: National and International Patent Information Sources.
10: Common Search Types (I) – Alerting Searches.
11: Common Search Types (II) – Patentability and Freedom-to-Operate Searches.
12: Common Search Types (III) – Portfolio and Legal Status Searches.
13: Commercial Intelligence.
14: Specialist Techniques.
15: Future Developments.
USPTO Classification.
Historical JPO Classification.
Classes of the IPC (Seventh Edition).
Glossary of Patenting Terms.
Contact List for Major Database Producers, Hosts and Libraries.
Index of Abbreviations.