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Validity Studies - Enhancing Patent Searches

Bergeron, Sophie and Grant, James (2016) Validity Studies - Enhancing Patent Searches. Pharmaceutical patent analyst, Unknow (Unknow). XX-YY. ISSN 2046-8954


Validity Studies may include themes as prior inventorship, ownership of intellectual property, as well as for information used for opposition or litigation studies. Validity studies typically start with a known patent number and identification of specific claim(s) of interest, along with an earliest filing date. With this information, searches are typically constructed using a combination of key words, chemical structures, sequence(s), backward/forward citation analysis, etc. to identify any references published before the critical filing date. This article will focus on additional techniques to capture relevant prior art.

The following techniques will be covered which expand on more traditional patent search strategies:

- Identification of “X” (novelty) and “Y” (inventive step / obviousness) references from international search reports
- Ambercite and other tools for cluster and semantic searching
- Common Citation Document (CCD) Citations from the IP5
- CLIR (Cross-Lingual Information Retrieval)
- HighWire Fulltext Journals

These additional steps may help the searcher capture elusive references and insure comprehensive research involving patents.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Patents Validity Translations Journals Citations
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2016 00:45
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2016 00:45


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