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  • 1. Gerry McKiernanGerry McKiernan Science and Technology LibrarianScience and Technology Librarian 192 Parks Library192 Parks Library March 30, 2004March 30, 2004 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM3:15 PM – 4:30 PM gerrymck@iastate.edugerrymck@iastate.edu Free Web-basedFree Web-based Patent DatabasesPatent Databases http://www.public.iastate.edu/~gerrymck/esp@cenet.ppthttp://www.public.iastate.edu/~gerrymck/esp@cenet.ppt
  • 2. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 2002 DISCLAIMERDISCLAIMER I AM NOT AI AM NOT A PATENTPATENT ATTORNEYATTORNEY *** NOR ****** NOR *** DO I PLAYDO I PLAY ONE ON TV.ONE ON TV.
  • 3. DISCLAIMERDISCLAIMER The screen prints selected forThe screen prints selected for this presentation are forthis presentation are for educational purposes andeducational purposes and their inclusion does nottheir inclusion does not constitute an endorsement ofconstitute an endorsement of an associated product,an associated product, service, place, or institution.service, place, or institution.
  • 4. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 2004 NOTENOTE http://www.uspto.gov/http://www.uspto.gov/
  • 5. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 2005 OUTLINEOUTLINE • esp@cenet® [45]esp@cenet® [45] – ContentContent – Basic and Advanced SearchingBasic and Advanced Searching • International Web-based PatentInternational Web-based Patent Databases [5]Databases [5] – China Patent Database [China]China Patent Database [China] – DEPATISnet [Germany]DEPATISnet [Germany] – Industrial Property Digital Library [Japan]Industrial Property Digital Library [Japan] – Intellectual Property Digital Library [WIPO]Intellectual Property Digital Library [WIPO] – SurfIP [Singapore]SurfIP [Singapore] • **************** BREAK [10] ********BREAK [10] ******** • esp@cenet® Demonstration [15]esp@cenet® Demonstration [15]
  • 6. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 2006 PATENT: DEFINITION (1)PATENT: DEFINITION (1) • One form of intellectual property, aOne form of intellectual property, a patentpatent is a setis a set of exclusive rights granted by a government to anof exclusive rights granted by a government to an inventor or applicant for a limited amount ofinventor or applicant for a limited amount of time … .time … . • The term "patent" originates from the termThe term "patent" originates from the term toto patentpatent which means to lay open (to publicwhich means to lay open (to public inspection) and the terminspection) and the term letters patentletters patent, which, which originally denoted royal decrees grantingoriginally denoted royal decrees granting exclusive rights to certain individuals orexclusive rights to certain individuals or businesses.businesses.
  • 7. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 2007 PATENT: DEFINITION (2)PATENT: DEFINITION (2) • Per the word's original definition, one widelyPer the word's original definition, one widely acceptedaccepted social goal of patentssocial goal of patents is to induce theis to induce the inventor toinventor to disclose knowledgedisclose knowledge for thefor the advancement of societyadvancement of society in exchange for ain exchange for a limitedlimited period of exclusivityperiod of exclusivity.. Word IQWord IQ http://www.wordiq.com/http://www.wordiq.com/
  • 8. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 2008 esp@cenet®esp@cenet® Europe’s Network of Patent DatabasesEurope’s Network of Patent Databases
  • 9. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 2009 esp@cenet®esp@cenet®****** Free Web-based patentFree Web-based patent search and documentsearch and document serviceservice offered byoffered by the European Patentthe European Patent Office (Office (EPOEPO))
  • 10. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20010 BIBLIOGRAPHIC DATABIBLIOGRAPHIC DATA ANDAND SELECTED FULL TEXT FORSELECTED FULL TEXT FOR 45 MILLION45 MILLION PATENT DOCUMENTSPATENT DOCUMENTS FROM EuropeanEuropean national patentnational patent agenciesagencies, the European Patent Office, the European Patent Office ((EPOEPO), the World Intellectual Patent), the World Intellectual Patent Organization (Organization (WIPOWIPO), and), and variousvarious non-non- European nationsEuropean nations , including, including the Unitedthe United StatesStates andand JapanJapan..
  • 11. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20011 COUNTRYCOUNTRY CODECODE BIBLIOBIBLIO START DATESTART DATE PDFPDF STARTSTART AustriaAustria ATAT From BeginFrom Begin From BeginFrom Begin BelgiumBelgium BEBE 19641964 19201920 CyprusCyprus CYCY 19751975 19981998 DenmarkDenmark DKDK 19201920 19201920 FranceFrance FRFR 19201920 19201920 GermanyGermany DEDE 1920/19731920/1973 From Begin /From Begin / 19291929 Hellenic RepublicHellenic Republic GRGR 19771977 19761976 IrelandIreland IEIE 19301930 19261926 ItalyItaly ITIT 19731973 19851985 Coverage Data for ‘Worldwide’ Patent DocumentsCoverage Data for ‘Worldwide’ Patent Documents Selected Countries (1)Selected Countries (1)
  • 12. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20012 LuxembourgLuxembourg LULU 19601960 19451945 MonacoMonaco MCMC 19751975 From BeginFrom Begin NetherlandsNetherlands NLNL 19641964 From BeginFrom Begin PortugalPortugal PTPT 19761976 19801980 SpainSpain ESES 19681968 19641964 SwitzerlandSwitzerland CHCH From BeginFrom Begin From BeginFrom Begin TurkeyTurkey TRTR 19731973 NoneNone United KingdomUnited Kingdom GBGB 19201920 19201920 Coverage Data for ‘Worldwide’ Patent DocumentsCoverage Data for ‘Worldwide’ Patent Documents Selected Countries (2)Selected Countries (2)
  • 13. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20013 Coverage Data for ‘Worldwide’ Patent DocumentsCoverage Data for ‘Worldwide’ Patent Documents Selected Countries (3)Selected Countries (3) AGENCYAGENCY OROR COUNTRYCOUNTRY CODECODE BIBLIOBIBLIO START DATESTART DATE PDFPDF AVAILABLEAVAILABLE European PatentEuropean Patent Organisation (EPO)Organisation (EPO) EPEP From BeginFrom Begin From BeginFrom Begin World IntellectualWorld Intellectual Property OrganizationProperty Organization (WIPO)(WIPO) WOWO 19781978 19781978 JapanJapan JPJP 19731973 19201920 United StatesUnited States USUS 19201920 18361836
  • 14. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20014 COUNTRYCOUNTRY CODECODE BIBLIOBIBLIO START DATESTART DATE PDFPDF AVAILABLEAVAILABLE ArgentinaArgentina ARAR 1973 -19911973 -1991 NoneNone AustraliaAustralia AUAU 19731973 NoneNone CanadaCanada CACA 19701970 ~1915~1915 ChinaChina CNCN 19851985 NoneNone IndiaIndia ININ 19751975 NoneNone IsraelIsrael ILIL 19681968 NoneNone Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea KRKR 19781978 NoneNone MexicoMexico MXMX 1981-19941981-1994 NoneNone Russian FederationRussian Federation RURU 19931993 NoneNone Coverage Data for ‘Worldwide’ Patent DocumentsCoverage Data for ‘Worldwide’ Patent Documents Selected Countries (4)Selected Countries (4) http://ep.espacenet.com/espacenet/ep/en/helpV3/coveragefac.htmlhttp://ep.espacenet.com/espacenet/ep/en/helpV3/coveragefac.html
  • 15. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20015 TheThe European Patent OfficeEuropean Patent Office ((EPOEPO) is an international patent-) is an international patent- granting authoritygranting authority establishedestablished under the European Patentunder the European Patent Convention (EPC), which wasConvention (EPC), which was signed on October 5, 1973 insigned on October 5, 1973 in Munich, Germany, and enteredMunich, Germany, and entered into force oninto force on October 7, 1977October 7, 1977 ..
  • 16. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20016 The EPO is headquarteredThe EPO is headquartered inin Munich, GermanyMunich, Germany with a branch office inwith a branch office in The Hague, TheThe Hague, The Netherlands,Netherlands, andand sub-offices insub-offices in Berlin, Germany andBerlin, Germany and Vienna, Austria.Vienna, Austria.
  • 17. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20017 The European PatentThe European Patent Organisation, for which theOrganisation, for which the European Patent OfficeEuropean Patent Office acts as executive arm,acts as executive arm, currently has twenty-eightcurrently has twenty-eight (28) member statesmember states:
  • 18. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20018 AustriaAustria (AT) BelgiumBelgium (BE) BulgariaBulgaria (BG) CyprusCyprus (CY) Czech RepublicCzech Republic (CZ) DenmarkDenmark (DK) EstoniaEstonia (ES) FinlandFinland (FI) FranceFrance (FR) GermanyGermany (DE)
  • 19. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20019 HungaryHungary (HU) Hellenic RepublicHellenic Republic (GR) IrelandIreland (IE) ItalyItaly (IT) LiechtensteinLiechtenstein (LI) LuxembourgLuxembourg (LU) MonacoMonaco (MC) The NetherlandsThe Netherlands (NL) PolandPoland (PLPL)
  • 20. PortugalPortugal (PT) RomaniaRomania (RO) SlovakiaSlovakia (SK) SloveniaSlovenia (SI) SpainSpain (ES) SwedenSweden (SE) SwitzerlandSwitzerland (CH) TurkeyTurkey (TR) United KingdomUnited Kingdom (GB).
  • 21. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20021 The protection conferred byThe protection conferred by European patent applicationsEuropean patent applications and patents has also beenand patents has also been extended to a number of otherextended to a number of other central and eastern Europeancentral and eastern European states, that presently includestates, that presently include AlbaniaAlbania (AL), LatviaLatvia (LV), LithuaniaLithuania (LT), and the formerand the former Yugoslav Republic ofYugoslav Republic of MacedoniaMacedonia (MK).
  • 22. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20022 The EPO grants EuropeanThe EPO grants European patents under a uniform andpatents under a uniform and centralized procedure. In filingcentralized procedure. In filing a single patent within the EPOa single patent within the EPO frameworkframework, an applicant can, an applicant can obtain patent protection in asobtain patent protection in as many EPO member andmany EPO member and extension states asextension states as designateddesignated..
  • 23. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20023 To improve access to itsTo improve access to its collection and services for thecollection and services for the public and non-specialist, thepublic and non-specialist, the EPO in October 1998 formallyEPO in October 1998 formally inaugurated esp@cenet®, ainaugurated esp@cenet®, a free Web-based search andfree Web-based search and document servicedocument service..
  • 24. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20024 TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTSTECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS JavaScript-enabled browserJavaScript-enabled browser (Netscape Navigator 4.7 or higher,(Netscape Navigator 4.7 or higher, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x oror Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x or higher are recommended)higher are recommended) Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® (versionAdobe® Acrobat® Reader® (version 4 or higher) must be installed to read4 or higher) must be installed to read the full-text of associated patentthe full-text of associated patent documents indocuments in Portable Document Format (PDF)Portable Document Format (PDF)
  • 25. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20025 esp@cenet®esp@cenet® Europe’s Network of Patent DatabasesEurope’s Network of Patent Databases
  • 26. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20026 esp@cenet®esp@cenet® http://www.espacenet.comhttp://www.espacenet.com Users can choose to search availableUsers can choose to search available patent database collections:patent database collections: via an EPO gateway,via an EPO gateway, via the national patent offices of membervia the national patent offices of member states, orstates, or via a European Commission (EC)via a European Commission (EC) gateway.gateway.
  • 27. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20027
  • 28. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20028
  • 29. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20029
  • 30. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20030 ‘‘Access esp@cenet via theAccess esp@cenet via the EPO’EPO’ Search OptionsSearch Options
  • 31. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20031 SEARCH OPTIONSSEARCH OPTIONS • QUICK SEARCHQUICK SEARCH – Keywords, names, organizationsKeywords, names, organizations • ADVANCED SEARCHADVANCED SEARCH – Detailed field searchingDetailed field searching • NUMBER SEARCHNUMBER SEARCH – Application, publication, priorityApplication, publication, priority numbersnumbers • CLASSIFICATION SEARCHCLASSIFICATION SEARCH – Search or browse using the EPOSearch or browse using the EPO classification systemclassification system
  • 32. >>>>>> WARNINGWARNING <<<<<< THE FULL TEXTTHE FULL TEXT OFOF PATENT DOCUMENTSPATENT DOCUMENTS ISIS **NOT****NOT** SEARCHED!SEARCHED! >>>>>> WARNINGWARNING <<<<<<
  • 33. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20033 ‘‘Quick Search’Quick Search’ 1 2 3
  • 34. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20034 ‘‘Quick Search’Quick Search’ • ‘‘Worldwide’Worldwide’ • ‘‘Patent Abstracts of Japan’Patent Abstracts of Japan’ • ‘‘EP - esp@cenet’EP - esp@cenet’ • ‘‘WIPO - esp@cenet’WIPO - esp@cenet’ 1.1. Select databaseSelect database
  • 35. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20035 ‘‘Worldwide’Worldwide’ • The ‘Worldwide’ database containsThe ‘Worldwide’ database contains data and information from patentdata and information from patent documents published in more than 70documents published in more than 70 countries, regions, or officescountries, regions, or offices .. • Nearly 6.75 million entries for UnitedNearly 6.75 million entries for United States patent documents dating fromStates patent documents dating from the mid-19the mid-19thth century and full textcentury and full text images for U.S. patents beginning inimages for U.S. patents beginning in 18361836..
  • 36. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20036 ‘‘Patent Abstracts of Japan’Patent Abstracts of Japan’ (1)(1) • Among the most notable features ofAmong the most notable features of esp@cenetesp@cenet® is the separate access® is the separate access provided to Japanese patentprovided to Japanese patent documentsdocuments.. • Users can search the titles andUsers can search the titles and abstracts of Japanese patentabstracts of Japanese patent documents in Englishdocuments in English ..
  • 37. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20037 ‘‘Patent Abstracts of Japan’Patent Abstracts of Japan’ (2)(2) • Patent abstracts date from OctoberPatent abstracts date from October 1976, and first page document1976, and first page document images, where available, begin inimages, where available, begin in 19801980.. • While it is updated monthly, accessWhile it is updated monthly, access to current Japanese patentto current Japanese patent publications ispublications is postponed for six (6)postponed for six (6) monthsmonths after official publication dueafter official publication due to a translation delayto a translation delay ..
  • 38. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20038 ‘‘EP - esp@cenetEP - esp@cenet’’ (1)(1) • Using the ‘EP - esp@cenet’, users canUsing the ‘EP - esp@cenet’, users can search records for patent documentssearch records for patent documents issued by the European Patent Officeissued by the European Patent Office for thefor the current twenty-four (24) monthcurrent twenty-four (24) month periodperiod.. • For example, as of February 8, 2003,For example, as of February 8, 2003, there were 154,931 documents in thethere were 154,931 documents in the EPO database, with the oldestEPO database, with the oldest (EP1073600) published on February 7,(EP1073600) published on February 7, 2001 and the most recent (EP1282350)2001 and the most recent (EP1282350) published on February 5, 2003published on February 5, 2003 ..
  • 39. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20039 ‘‘EP - esp@cenetEP - esp@cenet’’ (2)(2) • Documents assigned issued by the EPODocuments assigned issued by the EPO are prefixed with the code ‘EP’ (e.g.,are prefixed with the code ‘EP’ (e.g., EPEP1125836)1125836).. • Under normal circumstances, newUnder normal circumstances, new documents are added to this databasedocuments are added to this database weeklyweekly..
  • 40. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20040 ‘‘WIPO - esp@cenet’ (1)WIPO - esp@cenet’ (1) • Within the EPO gateway, users can alsoWithin the EPO gateway, users can also search records for patent documents fromsearch records for patent documents from the World Intellectual Propertythe World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), an agency of theOrganization (WIPO), an agency of the United Nations established to protect theUnited Nations established to protect the intellectual property rights of creators andintellectual property rights of creators and owners of its member statesowners of its member states .. • Currently, 179 nations–more than 90% ofCurrently, 179 nations–more than 90% of countries of the world–are member statescountries of the world–are member states of WIPO, and include all member states ofof WIPO, and include all member states of the European Patent Organizationthe European Patent Organization ..
  • 41. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20041 ‘‘WIPO - esp@cenet’ (2)WIPO - esp@cenet’ (2) • User can search WIPO patentUser can search WIPO patent documents for the most recentdocuments for the most recent twenty-twenty- four (24) monthfour (24) month periodperiod.. • Under normal circumstances, newUnder normal circumstances, new documents are added to the WIPOdocuments are added to the WIPO database weekly, two weeks afterdatabase weekly, two weeks after formal publicationformal publication .. • For earlier WIPO documents, usersFor earlier WIPO documents, users should search the esp@cenet®should search the esp@cenet® ‘Worldwide’ patents database‘Worldwide’ patents database ..
  • 42. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20042 2
  • 43. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20043 ‘‘Select whether you wish to searchSelect whether you wish to search with simple words in the titles andwith simple words in the titles and abstracts (where available) or withabstracts (where available) or with the name of an individual orthe name of an individual or organisation’organisation’ ‘‘Select what to search:’Select what to search:’ ‘‘Words in theWords in the titletitle oror abstractabstract’,’, oror ‘‘Persons or organisations’Persons or organisations’ ‘‘Quick Search’Quick Search’ 2.2. Select type of searchSelect type of search >>>>>>>> IN ENGLISHIN ENGLISH <<<<<<<<
  • 44. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20044 ‘‘Enter case insensitive searchEnter case insensitive search terms in English:’terms in English:’ Search term(s):Search term(s): e.g., plastic AND bicyclee.g., plastic AND bicycle ‘‘Quick Search’Quick Search’ 3.3. Select type of searchSelect type of search >>>>>>>> IN ENGLISHIN ENGLISH <<<<<<<<
  • 45. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20045 Search ResultsSearch Results (‘Worldwide’)(‘Worldwide’) >>>>>>>> IN ENGLISHIN ENGLISH <<<<<<<<
  • 46. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20046 Results: Sample Brief RecordResults: Sample Brief Record Title Linked to Full RecordTitle Linked to Full Record
  • 47. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20047 Brief Record DetailsBrief Record Details • Result listResult list – ‘‘Approximately 407 results found in the WorldwideApproximately 407 results found in the Worldwide database for:database for: "plastic AND bicycle" in the title or abstract"plastic AND bicycle" in the title or abstract (Results are sorted by date of upload in database(Results are sorted by date of upload in database)’ • Title (‘Vehicle handlebar grip’) [LINKED TOTitle (‘Vehicle handlebar grip’) [LINKED TO FULL RECORD]FULL RECORD] • Inventor Name(‘Inventor Name(‘ YU TSAI-YUN (TW)’)YU TSAI-YUN (TW)’) • Applicant NameApplicant Name • European Patent Classification codeEuropean Patent Classification code – (‘EC: B62K21/26’)(‘EC: B62K21/26’) • International Patent Classification codeInternational Patent Classification code – (‘(‘IPC: B62K21/26’)IPC: B62K21/26’) • Publication infoPublication info – (‘US6681653 - 2004-01-27’)(‘US6681653 - 2004-01-27’)
  • 48. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20048 Sample Full RecordSample Full Record ‘Bibliographic Data’‘Bibliographic Data’
  • 49. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20049 Sample Full RecordSample Full Record ‘Description’‘Description’
  • 50. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20050 Sample Full RecordSample Full Record ‘Claims’‘Claims’
  • 51. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20051 Sample Full RecordSample Full Record ‘Original document’ (1)‘Original document’ (1) ‘‘Kind code’Kind code’
  • 52. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20052 Sample Full RecordSample Full Record ‘Original document’ (2)‘Original document’ (2)
  • 53. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20053 Sample Full RecordSample Full Record ‘Also published as:’‘Also published as:’ [‘Equivalent’][‘Equivalent’]
  • 54. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20054 ‘‘Kind code’Kind code’
  • 55. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20055 ‘‘Kind Code’ (1)Kind Code’ (1) http://www.wipo.int/scit/en/standards/pdf/03-16-01.pdfhttp://www.wipo.int/scit/en/standards/pdf/03-16-01.pdf
  • 56. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20056 ‘‘Kind Code’ (2)Kind Code’ (2) http://www.wipo.int/scit/en/standards/pdf/03-16-01.pdfhttp://www.wipo.int/scit/en/standards/pdf/03-16-01.pdf ‘‘A1’ = Patent ApplicationA1’ = Patent Application (U.S.)(U.S.)
  • 57. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20057 ‘‘Kind Code’ (3)Kind Code’ (3) http://www.wipo.int/scit/en/standards/pdf/03-16-01.pdfhttp://www.wipo.int/scit/en/standards/pdf/03-16-01.pdf ‘‘B2’ = Granted PatentB2’ = Granted Patent (U.S.)(U.S.)
  • 58. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20058 Search OptionsSearch Options ‘‘Advanced Search’Advanced Search’
  • 59. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20059 ‘‘Advanced Search’Advanced Search’
  • 60. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20060 • ‘‘Worldwide’Worldwide’ • ‘‘Patent Abstracts of Japan’Patent Abstracts of Japan’ • ‘‘EP - esp@cenet’EP - esp@cenet’ • ‘‘WIPO - esp@cenet’WIPO - esp@cenet’ ‘‘Advanced Search’Advanced Search’ 1. Select database1. Select database
  • 61. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20061 Advanced Search (1)Advanced Search (1) • Keyword(s) in titleKeyword(s) in title – e.g., ‘plastic AND bicycle’e.g., ‘plastic AND bicycle’ • Keyword(s) in title or abstractKeyword(s) in title or abstract – e.g., ‘Hair’e.g., ‘Hair’ • Publication numberPublication number – e.g., ‘WO03075629’e.g., ‘WO03075629’ • Application numberApplication number – e.g., ‘e.g., ‘DE19971031696’DE19971031696’ • Priority numberPriority number – e.g, ‘WO1995US15925’e.g, ‘WO1995US15925’ 2.2. Select type of searchSelect type of search
  • 62. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20062 Advanced Search (2)Advanced Search (2) 2.2. Select type of searchSelect type of search • Publication datePublication date – ‘‘yyyymmdd’yyyymmdd’ • ApplicantApplicant – e.g., ‘Institut Pasteur’e.g., ‘Institut Pasteur’ • InventorInventor – e.g., ‘Smith’e.g., ‘Smith’ • European Classification (ECLA)European Classification (ECLA) – e.g., ‘B01C3/01’e.g., ‘B01C3/01’ • International Patent ClassificationInternational Patent Classification (IPC)(IPC) – e.g., ‘H03M1/12’e.g., ‘H03M1/12’
  • 63. Keyword(s) SearchKeyword(s) Search ‘‘Title’ vs. ‘Title or Abstract’Title’ vs. ‘Title or Abstract’
  • 64. ‘‘Title’ Keyword(s)Title’ Keyword(s) Search ResultsSearch Results 9090
  • 65. ‘‘Title and Abstracts’Title and Abstracts’ Keyword(s)Keyword(s) Search ResultsSearch Results 407407
  • 66. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20066 ‘‘Number Search’ (1)Number Search’ (1)
  • 67. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20067 ‘‘Number Search’ (2)Number Search’ (2) Currently can Number Search only byCurrently can Number Search only by – Publication [Granted Patent] numberPublication [Granted Patent] number (Country Code-Serial Number(Country Code-Serial Number • (e.g., ‘WO03075629’)(e.g., ‘WO03075629’) In the future will be able to search by:In the future will be able to search by: – Application number (Country Code-Year-Application number (Country Code-Year- Serial Number)Serial Number) (e.g., ‘(e.g., ‘DE19971031696’), orDE19971031696’), or – Priority number (“Priority number (“ The priority number is theThe priority number is the number of the application in respect ofnumber of the application in respect of which priority is claimed, ie it is the samewhich priority is claimed, ie it is the same as the application number of the claimedas the application number of the claimed priority document.”)priority document.”)
  • 68. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20068 ‘‘Classification Search’Classification Search’ (Browse) (1)(Browse) (1)
  • 69. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20069 ‘‘Classification Search’Classification Search’ (Browse) (2)(Browse) (2) Search: ‘Plastic bicycles’Search: ‘Plastic bicycles’ Browse ‘C’Browse ‘C’
  • 70. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20070 ‘‘Classification Search’Classification Search’ (Browse) (3)(Browse) (3) Search Results for ‘PlasticSearch Results for ‘Plastic bicycles’bicycles’ CandidateCandidate CategoriesCategories
  • 71. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20071 Results: Sample Brief RecordResults: Sample Brief Record
  • 72. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20072
  • 73. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20073 International Patent Classification (IPC)(1)International Patent Classification (IPC)(1) • At EPO, two related, but different systemsAt EPO, two related, but different systems are used to characterize and classify theare used to characterize and classify the nature and content of patent documents: thenature and content of patent documents: the International Patent ClassificationInternational Patent Classification (IPC)(IPC) scheme andscheme and European Patent ClassificationEuropean Patent Classification (ECLA), the classification scheme(ECLA), the classification scheme developed by EPOdeveloped by EPO. • Under terms of the European PatentUnder terms of the European Patent Convention, the EPO is required to applyConvention, the EPO is required to apply thethe IPC classificationIPC classification (Rule 8),(Rule 8), aa hierarchical classification system in whichhierarchical classification system in which the field of technology is divided intothe field of technology is divided into approximatelyapproximately 70,000 categories70,000 categories ..
  • 74. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20074 International Patent Classification (IPC)(2)International Patent Classification (IPC)(2) • If there are changes in a classificationIf there are changes in a classification category in subsequent editions of thecategory in subsequent editions of the scheme, the IPC classifications previouslyscheme, the IPC classifications previously assigned to a patent document are notassigned to a patent document are not revised by the EPO.revised by the EPO. • The IPC is administered and published byThe IPC is administered and published by the World Intellectual Propertythe World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and is revised everyOrganization (WIPO) and is revised every five years. The current edition (7five years. The current edition (7thth ) was) was issued on January 1, 2000issued on January 1, 2000.
  • 75. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20075 European Classification (ECLA)(1)European Classification (ECLA)(1) • In addition to using IPC classificationIn addition to using IPC classification codes, the EPO assigns codes to patentcodes, the EPO assigns codes to patent documents from the European Patentdocuments from the European Patent Classification scheme (ECLA). ThisClassification scheme (ECLA). This classification contains nearlyclassification contains nearly 130,000130,000 subdivisions, more thansubdivisions, more than twice as many astwice as many as found within the IPC schemefound within the IPC scheme .. • Using the ECLA scheme, patent documentsUsing the ECLA scheme, patent documents from around the world are classified withinfrom around the world are classified within a particular technical field by the Europeana particular technical field by the European patent examiner responsible for searchespatent examiner responsible for searches in that field, providing inherently morein that field, providing inherently more coherent and consistent classificationcoherent and consistent classification designations.designations.
  • 76. Free Web-based Patent Databases March 30, 20076 European Classification (ECLA)European Classification (ECLA) (2)(2)• When changes occur in the scheme toWhen changes occur in the scheme to reflect technological developments, thereflect technological developments, the assigned classifications are revised toassigned classifications are revised to reflect these changes. While ECLA codesreflect these changes. While ECLA codes have been assigned to EPO incorporatedhave been assigned to EPO incorporated patent documents dating from 1920,patent documents dating from 1920, documents published prior to 1968 have notdocuments published prior to 1968 have not been classified using the IPC.been classified using the IPC. • As of January 2004,As of January 2004, 18.3 million18.3 million records inrecords in the worldwide patent database had receivedthe worldwide patent database had received an ECLA classification.an ECLA classification.
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