Using information in Intellectual Property for R&D

Master the Art of Patent Search

Description

Learn how to identify which fields should be included for different searches, how to use Boolean logic and how to refine results using data such as classification codes, dates, jurisdictions and other information. The course requires no previous knowledge and takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete.

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Modules
  1. Introduction to searching patents
  2. Using PatSnap for field search
  3. An introduction to Boolean search
  4. Making a search query more accurate
  5. Refining a search using related data
  6. Narrowing your search for analysis
  7. Quiz

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Module 1

Introduction to searching patents

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By the end of this video, you will be able to identify different types of patent search and what's needed to conduct these searches. In this module, we also look at why patent searches are useful for the wider business and what types of business questions can be answered with patents.

Additional Resources
Types of Patent Searches
The USPTO seven step guide to patent searching
Module 2

Using PatSnap for field search

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This video focuses on the different database fields that can be used when searching for patents. By the end of this video, you'll be able to decide which fields match the type of patent search you are conducting.

Additional Resources
WIPO recommendation concerning bibliographic data
Module 3

An introduction to Boolean search

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In this video you will learn the basics for Boolean searching and how to construct queries successfully using operators such as AND, OR and NOT. We explore Boolean logic as it relates to the world of patent searching.

Additional Resources
How to construct a patent search query using the magic of Christmas
Webinar: Making patent searches more effective with Boolean
Module 4

Making a search query more accurate

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In this video, you will learn how to use keyword analysis in order to make your search queries more accurate. We take a look at how to discover new keywords and how to integrate these into your search.

Additional Resources
Webinar: How to identify similar patents in your technology space
Do it in PatSnap: Build Basic Technology Searches
Module 5

Refining a search using related data

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This video covers an introduction to patent classification systems, including International Patent Classification (IPC) and Co-operative Patent Classification (CPC). By the end of this video, you'll know how to use these classifications to further refine your search.

Additional Resources
The WIPO guide to IPC
The CPC official website
Module 6

Narrowing your search for analysis

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By the end of this video, you'll be able to determine how to prepare your search results for analysis. We use the example of a freedom-to-operate (FTO) search to discover the importance of using patent jurisdictions, publication dates, assignees and inventors to evaluate risk and take the right strategic decisions.

Additional Resources
How to use stemming and wildcards
Do it in PatSnap: Stemming and wildcards
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