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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 […]

Simplifying Patent Research with Text-to-Image Searching

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A picture may be worth a thousand words, but it can be worth a great deal more when conducting patent research.

How Semantic Search Eliminates Trial-and-Error Patent Research

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The process of searching for prior art is extremely prone to errors and omissions. These could hinder the patent application later in the prosecution process or, worse, during future civil litigation brought by a party who discovers previously unidentified prior art—and hopes to use it to invalidate your patent.

U.S. Joins Europe in New International Patent Classification System

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When the U.S. Patent Classification (USPC) first was introduced as the taxonomic system with which the country’s patent office would categorize all new inventions, Andrew Jackson was president of the United States. There were only three states west of the Mississippi River, and the hot invention of the year was Samuel Colt’s eponymous revolver. For […]