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Patent Research: The Importance of Normalizing Patent Data


Patent Research: The Importance of Normalizing Patent Data

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In a previous article, we looked at the importance of normalizing publication, application and priority numbers and dates in bibliographic patent data, now let’s look at the issues database vendors and, hence, users face when working the various names, classes and other data elements found on the first page of the patent document. Most patent […]

On A Journey to CPC Mastery? Start at the EPO

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Are you getting more questions about the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) system now that U.S. patent documents are finally beginning to appear without the once familiar U.S. Patent Classification (USPC) codes?

3 Things Patent Searchers Should Know About CPC

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United States Patent Classification System has finally exited the realm of active classification schemes, following its European colleague ECLA into retirement. Its last day on the job at the USPTO was December 31, 2014.

NPEs, Standards of Practice, and Communicating The Uses of Patent Information for Business Decision Making: Highlights from PIUG 2015

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What do NPEs, international standards of practice, semantic searching and a visual gallery of weird cereals have in common?

Prior Art Search: Four Ways to Avoid Section 102 & 103 Rejections

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Sections 102 and 103 of the U.S. Patent Act, which govern the novelty and obviousness of proposed inventions, are the two most frequent grounds on which new patent applications are rejected by USPTO examiners.