Information sources in patents /
Stephen R. Adams.
2nd completely new ed.
München : K.G. Saur, c2006.
xx, 236 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
3598244436, 9783598244438
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München : K.G. Saur, c2006.
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Since the first edition appeared in 1992, much has changed in the world of patents, especially with the advent of the Internet. This new edition offers 13 chapters in two sections that cover patent processes and documentation, and databases and searching techniques. Three annexes cover classification systems: US, Japanese, and international. Three appendixes provide a glossary of patenting terms; a contact list for producers, hosts, and libraries; and an index of abbreviations. Part of the series "Guides to Information Sources," this work includes 21 figures and 52 tables relevant to many aspects of both the patenting and patent searching processes; they serve as a valuable reference source in their own right. Patents are a unique source of information for a wide variety of fields. They are of increasing interest to noncommercial users of information, especially with the "greening" of academia. This well-written work will be a valuable resource for a broad range of users. It should be available in academic, public, and even some personal libraries. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. All levels. R. E. Buntrock formerly, University of Maine
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Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tablesp. xii
Series Editor's Forewordp. xv
Prefacep. xviii
Patent processes and documentationp. 1
Principles of patentingp. 3
Legal processesp. 3
Defining a patentp. 4
The concept of priorityp. 5
The historical examination process for patentsp. 6
The development of deferred examination and early publicationp. 9
A typical sequence in modern patent examinationp. 10
Patents as information toolsp. 12
Language of publicationp. 12
Patents as accessible documentsp. 13
Patent familiesp. 15
Bibliographic standards and the form of a patent documentp. 18
Special document typesp. 22
Alternative forms of intellectual property (IP) rightsp. 22
Patent amendments and correctionsp. 23
Bibliographical amendmentsp. 24
Legal amendmentsp. 24
Patent-related protection mechanismsp. 25
Utility modelsp. 25
Supplementary Protection Certificatesp. 26
The European Patent systemp. 30
History and developmentp. 30
Member states and extension statesp. 32
EP patent documents - centralised and nationalised proceduresp. 33
Formal examination and search reportp. 33
Unexamined publicationp. 33
Grant publicationp. 34
Post-grant publicationsp. 36
Other post-grants eventsp. 36
European classificationp. 38
Databases and database-specific aspectsp. 38
Relationships with the European Unionp. 40
The effect of European Regulations and Directivesp. 40
The Community Patentp. 41
The United States patent systemp. 43
Historical aspectsp. 43
Recent law changesp. 45
US patent documentsp. 46
Application procedurep. 46
Examination, early publication and grantp. 48
Post-grant activitiesp. 52
Databases and database-specific aspectsp. 53
The US patent classificationp. 57
The Japanese patent systemp. 59
History of Japanese patentsp. 59
Japanese patent documentation and recent law changesp. 61
Normal progress to grantp. 61
Japanese B1 publicationsp. 63
The importance of utility modelsp. 64
Databases and database-specific aspectsp. 65
The Japanese patent classification and indexing systemsp. 69
Major national and regional patent systemsp. 71
National systemsp. 71
Canadap. 71
Historical aspects and current lawp. 71
National patent documentationp. 72
Databases and database-specific aspectsp. 74
Francep. 74
Historical aspects and current lawp. 74
National patent documentationp. 75
Databases and database-specific aspectsp. 76
Germanyp. 77
Historical aspects and current lawp. 77
National patent documetnationp. 79
Databases and database-specific aspectsp. 81
Italyp. 83
Historical aspects and current lawp. 83
National patent documentationp. 85
Databases and database-specific aspectsp. 85
United Kingdomp. 87
Historical aspects and current lawp. 87
National patent documentationp. 90
Databases and database-specific aspectsp. 92
Russian Federationp. 93
Historical aspects and current lawp. 93
National patent documentationp. 94
Databases and database-specific aspectsp. 95
The Patent Co-operation Treaty (PCT)p. 96
PCT documentationp. 97
Databases covering the PCT systemp. 101
Regional patent systemsp. 106
The Eurasian Patent Officep. 106
Africa - ARIPO and OAPIp. 108
The Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC)p. 110
Future developments in regional patent systemsp. 110
Databases and search techniquesp. 113
Patent guides and librariesp. 115
General directories and reference worksp. 115
United Kingdom patent librariesp. 116
United States patent librariesp. 117
German patent librariesp. 117
The European Patlib networkp. 118
Japanese patent librariesp. 118
National and international patent information sourcesp. 121
Paper sourcesp. 121
Optical disk (CD-ROM, DVD)p. 122
Integrated disk-internet products via MIMOSAp. 126
Proprietary electronic databasesp. 127
World Patent Index (WPI) (Thomson)p. 127
Patent Citation Index (PCI) (Thomson)p. 138
PlusPat and FamPat (Questel-Orbit)p. 139
API Encompass and WPAM (Questel-Orbit)p. 140
INPADOC PFS and Open Patent Servicesp. 141
Pharm (Questel-Orbit)p. 143
Other Thomson bibliographic productsp. 145
Drug Patents International (DPI)p. 145
GeneSeqp. 146
Chemical Abstracts/Marpatp. 146
MMS (Questel-Orbit)p. 149
ChinaPatsp. 150
Korean patentsp. 151
Public internet sourcesp. 151
National patent office websitesp. 152
Chinese Patent Officep. 152
Korean Patent Officep. 152
Patent Office portal sitesp. 153
Surf-IP (Singapore Patent Office)p. 153
esp@cenet (European Patent Office)p. 153
DEPATISnet (German Patent and Trade Mark Office)p. 154
Controlled-Access internetp. 155
Password- or account-based systemsp. 155
Patent Warehouse/Total Patent (Lexis-Nexis Univentio)p. 155
PatBase (Minesoft/RWS)p. 157
Delphion (Thomson)p. 157
WIPS Globalp. 158
MicroPatent Patent Index (MPI) (MicroPatent)p. 160
QPAT (Questel-Orbit)p. 161
Encrypted systemsp. 161
Common search types (I) - Alerting searchesp. 164
Standard bulletinsp. 164
In-house strategiesp. 167
Specialist suppliersp. 168
Common search types (II) - Patentability and freedom-to-operate searchesp. 169
The patentability searchp. 169
The infringement searchp. 173
Common search types (III) - Portfolio and legal status searches
The portfolio searchp. 177
Legal statusp. 179
Services from patent officesp. 179
PAIR and Image File Wrapperp. 180
epoline - Web register and file inspectionp. 181
Multi-country coverage (INPADOC-PRS)p. 182
Commercial sources for United States legal statusp. 185
Japanese legal status - Patolisp. 187
Validity and opposition searchingp. 187
Commercial intelligencep. 190
State-of-the-art searchesp. 190
Patent analysis tools and techniquesp. 192
Specialist techniquesp. 194
Searching of citationsp. 194
Patent classificationp. 195
The International Patent Classification and its derivativesp. 196
The US Patent Classificationp. 200
Additional non-word elementsp. 200
Future developmentsp. 203
The impact of the World Trade Organisation and WIPOp. 203
The TRIPS Agreementp. 203
The Patent Law Treaty (PLT)p. 204
The Future of patent searching?p. 204
USPTO classificationp. 206
Historical JPO classificationp. 214
Classes of the IPC (Seventh edition)p. 217
Glossary of patenting termsp. 220
Contact list for major database producers, hosts and librariesp. 224
Index of abbreviationsp. 226
Indexp. 231
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