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<p>PATENT SEARCHINGBy Nitin Nair Brain League IP Services</p> <p> 2009 Brain League IP Services Pvt. Ltd.</p> <p>Sample patent document</p> <p>Search at various stages of Patent </p> <p>Conception Stage Research and Development Stage Patent Application Stage Litigation Stage</p> <p>Why Search for Patents?To determine novelty of the invention To determine if it is useful and non-obvious To be abreast with the field of invention To track competing products To avoid infringement Invalidation search</p> <p>Patent databases</p> <p>Public Databases </p> <p>www.uspto.gov www.espacenet.com www.freepatentsonline.com www.wipo.int www.google.com/patents www.delphion.com www.micropatent.com</p> <p>Private Databases </p> <p>Searching for patentsPatent number Keyword Other ways to searchClassification International (IPC), U.S. Classification, European Classification, etc. Application, Issue, Publication, etc. Applicant, Inventor, Assignee, Examiner, Attorney/Agent, etc. Patent, Publication, Application, Priority, etc.</p> <p>Dates Names Numbers</p> <p>ClassificationClassification is based on subject matter. Each patent office has its own classification system. e.g.: a) 91/465 ; 5/600; 74/110; 74/520; 91/471</p> <p>b) A61G 13/00; A61G13/10; F15B 011/08</p> <p>United States Patent http://www.uspto.gov U.S. Patent database is the largest technical database in the world! If youre looking for the state-of-the-art, you must search the U.S. Patent database!</p> <p>USPTO</p> <p>Seven step Strategy1. 2. 3.</p> <p>4.</p> <p>5. 6. 7.</p> <p>Determine initial classification (use Classification Index or do a patent keyword search). Scan the class schedule in the Manual of Classification. Read Subclass definitions to establish the scope of the subclasses. Browse patent titles and abstracts. Repeat as necessary. Retrieve the subclass listing. Review full text patent documents. Check References Cited, Referenced by and previously published applications in relevant patents.</p> <p>USPTO</p> <p> Brain League IP Services Pvt. Ltd</p> <p>USPTO </p> <p>PN Patent Number IN Inventor Name ISD Issue Date TTL Title ABST Abstract ICN Inventor Country SPEC Description/Specification AN Assignee Name</p> <p>E.g.: ICN /(India) and AN/ (SISO) and SPEC/(cellular device)</p> <p>CCL Current US Classification ICL International Classification APN Application Serial Number APD Application Date REF Referenced By FREF Foreign References PCT PCT Information GOVT Government Interest</p> <p> Brain League IP Services Pvt. Ltd</p> <p>USPTO</p> <p> Brain League IP Services Pvt. Ltd</p> <p>USPTO</p> <p> Brain League IP Services Pvt. Ltd</p> <p>USPTOOther ways to define classes Conduct an advanced search to retrieve the most relevant patents Check their classes Read the definition and continue</p> <p> Brain League IP Services Pvt. Ltd</p> <p>EPO</p> <p>http://ep.espacenet.com/ Provided by the European Patent Office Searchable in original language of patent application Includes patent publications from around the world including UK, EP, WO, European, Japanese, worldwide patents Full-text PDF documents including drawings, descriptions, claims are available for free for most of the retrieved patents</p> <p> Brain League IP Services Pvt. Ltd</p> <p>EPODatabases Covered EPO WIPO World wide</p> <p> Brain League IP Services Pvt. Ltd</p> <p>EPO </p> <p>EPO Covers patents filed and published through the EPO route within 24 months It is not possible to perform searches either in the abstract field or using a European Classification symbol.</p> <p> Brain League IP Services Pvt. Ltd</p> <p>EPO </p> <p>WIPO Covers patent applications published by WIPO in the last 24 months Not possible to perform a search in the abstract field or using a European Classification symbol.</p> <p> Brain League IP Services Pvt. Ltd</p> <p>EPO </p> <p>Worldwide Information about published patent applications from over 80 different countries and regions. EPO patent application older than 24 months WIPO Patent application older than 24 months All JP Patents since 1976 irrespective of their filing route</p> <p> Brain League IP Services Pvt. Ltd</p> <p>EPO - Positives </p> <p>Classification standards almost same but more comprehensive than international classification Can search for WIPO, worldwide and EPO patents under one umbrella. Good source for legal status and equivalents data Link to EPO register Can save searches Last search is automatically saved Family equivalents including US patents</p> <p> Brain League IP Services Pvt. Ltd</p> <p>EPO - NegativesResult limit: 500 Often classification search needs to be clubbed with keywords to reduce the results. Field restrictions are few as compared to USPTO No of classes are less. Thus no. of patents per class is more. Brain League IP Services Pvt. Ltd</p> <p>WIPO </p> <p>http://www.wipo.int/pctdb/en/ Only documents through the PCT route can be searched</p> <p> Brain League IP Services Pvt. Ltd</p> <p>WIPO </p> <p>Types of Searches Simple Advanced Structured Classification search</p> <p> Brain League IP Services Pvt. Ltd</p> <p>WIPO - Positives </p> <p>No display limit Structure search enables 11 restriction fields at once Can search in claims Details of national phase entry wherever available Can search by week All documents and notices related to the application is available (file history)</p> <p> Brain League IP Services Pvt. Ltd</p> <p>WIPO - Negatives </p> <p>Fewer no. of classes IPC classification covers fewer groups compared to ECLA</p> <p> Brain League IP Services Pvt. Ltd</p> <p>Big Patents </p> <p>Can search only bibliographic data Alphabetical list of assignee So far the best online source for Indian patent search</p> <p> Brain League IP Services Pvt. Ltd</p> <p>Delphion</p> <p>http://www.delphion.com</p> <p> Brain League IP Services Pvt. Ltd</p> <p>Delphion</p> <p> Brain League IP Services Pvt. Ltd</p> <p>Delphion - Advanced Search </p> <p>And Or Not , </p>

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