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Looking for Insights – Quality Control Initiatives for Enhancing Patent Searches

Endacott, John and Poolman, Robert (2012) Looking for Insights – Quality Control Initiatives for Enhancing Patent Searches. World Patent Information, 35 (1). pp. 3-7.


Measuring the quality of patent searches is inherently difficult and poses many challenges. Plausible reasons for this may include, at the very least, the length of the patenting process, and the true value and quality of a search can often not be realised for many years after a search has been conducted. Opportunities are there, however, for searchers to be proactive in seeking to enhance the quality and comprehensiveness of the searches they perform through different approaches that may be integrated into their day-to-day workflows. While the primary aim of these approaches is to ultimately improve the quality of searches, the insights derived serve to benefit all searchers in the work they do, regardless of their experience, and build a collective team spirit.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Quality; Patent searching; Insight; Peer-Review; Communication; Citations; Pipeline; Chemical structures
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2015 13:14
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2015 13:14


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