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These slides come from the the Patexia IP Matters Web Series: Patent and Prior Art 101 held on March 14th, 2013.

These slides come from the the Patexia IP Matters Web Series: Patent and Prior Art 101 held on March 14th, 2013.

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Patent and Prior Art 101 - Patexia Web Series

  1. 1. Patexia Web Series: Patent and Prior Art 101 Pedram Sameni Founder and CEO Patexia. March 2013 www.patexia.com Disclaimer: Patexia is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice
  2. 2. Outline ● Intellectual Property: definitions and types ● Patent and patentability ● Prior Art: definition and types ● Patent Search: types and strategies ● Available resources Patexia Web Series: Patent and Prior Art 101 (March 2013) www.patexia.com Patexia.
  3. 3. Patexia Web Series: IP Matters As part of its mission to bring transparency and efficiency to the IP world, Patexia is committed to educate its community on important matters in IP. This is our first monthly webinar. In the following months, we plan to cover: ● Defensive Publications ● Business of Intellectual Property ● Strategies for Licensing Search ● Patent Analytics ● YOUR SUGGESTION, EMAIL: webinar@patexia.com Webinar: Every Second Thursday of the month 10:30am (PST) - about 20 minutes Tweet questions to @patexia Patexia Web Series: Patent and Prior Art 101 (March 2013) www.patexia.com Patexia.
  4. 4. Why IP Matters? The ratio of tangible to intangible assets has been reversed over the past four decades. Patexia Web Series: Patent and Prior Art 101 (March 2013) Patexia Web Series: Patent and Prior Art 101 (March 2013) www.patexia.com Patexia. www.patexia.com
  5. 5. What is Intellectual Assets? ● Academic Description ○ Intellectual assets are the intangible assets of the company: ■ Intellectual Property: Patent, Trade Secret, Trademark, Copyright ■ Other Intellectual Capital: Know-how, human capital , experience, knowledge, insight. ● Legal Description ○ Intellectual property is the legal right that can be asserted in court Intellectual Assets Know-How Intellectual Property Experience ● Patent ● Trademark Knowledge ● Trade Secret ● Copyright Insight Patexia Web Series: Patent and Prior Art 101 (March 2013) www.patexia.com Patexia. Patexia.
  6. 6. Patent and Patentability Patent: A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a national government to an inventor or their assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for the public disclosure of an invention (protecting against import, export, offer to sale, sale and use). ● Novelty ○ At least some aspects of the invention must be new ● Non-obviousness ○ The invention should not be obvious to a person skilled in the art ● Utility ○ The invention should have a credible utility Patexia Web Series: Patent and Prior Art 101 (March 2013) www.patexia.com Patexia. Patexia.
  7. 7. Claim, Description and Drawings Claims are the legal part of the patent and what can be asserted in the court. Patexia Web Series: Patent and Prior Art 101 (March 2013) www.patexia.com Patexia. Patexia.
  8. 8. What is Prior Art? Prior Art: All information that has been disclosed to the public in any form before a given date that might be relevant to the originality of an idea/patent. Examples: ● Patents (US and foreign) ● Patent applications ● Books and papers (conference proceedings and journals) ● Product, White papers, datasheets, product brochures, ... ● Web pages (with date information) ● Any clearly dated publicly available document Patexia Web Series: Patent and Prior Art 101 (March 2013) www.patexia.com Patexia.
  9. 9. Types of Patent Search ● Patentability / Novelty ● Validity / invalidity ● Clearance / Freedom to operate / right-to-use ● Infringement / out-licensing ● In-licensing / Technology acquisition ● State-of-the-art ● Landscape Patexia Web Series: Patent and Prior Art 101 (March 2013) www.patexia.com Patexia.
  10. 10. Search Strategy ● Phase 1 - Preparation ● Phase 2 - Search ● Phase 3 - Reporting Patexia Web Series: Patent and Prior Art 101 (March 2013) www.patexia.com Patexia.
  11. 11. Phase 1 - Preparation Identify search Identify Search Familiarize terms Domains Problem / requirement Synonyms Patent / Non-patent Main concept (novelty) Classification Codes US / Foreign Auxiliary concepts Assignees Datasheet / product Function Inventors Patexia Web Series: Patent and Prior Art 101 (March 2013) www.patexia.com Patexia.
  12. 12. Phase 2 - Search Search combine synonyms, codes, assignees, inventors, fwd/backward citations, boolean and proximity operators Refine find more Analyze synonyms, codes, Review, and narrow down compare with search search requests Patexia Web Series: Patent and Prior Art 101 (March 2013) Patexia Web Series: Patent and Prior Art 101 (March 2013) www.patexia.com Patexia. www.patexia.com
  13. 13. Phase 3 - Reporting Finalize Analysis Report Review references Summary Combine references Subject matter Claim analysis Reference discussion Claim chart (possibly) Search History Patexia Web Series: Patent and Prior Art 101 (March 2013) Patexia Web Series: Patent and Prior Art 101 (March 2013) www.patexia.com Patexia. www.patexia.com
  14. 14. Resources (1) 1. US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) (Free) (www.uspto.gov) 2. European Patent Office (EPO) (Free) (www.espacenet.com) 3. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (Free) (http://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/search.jsf) 4. Google Patents (US and EU) (Free) (www.google.com/patents) 5. Google Scholar (IEEE, PubMed, ...) (Free) (scholar.google.com) 6. Free Patents Online (Free) (http://www.freepatentsonline.com/search.html) 7. General Searching Best Practices (http://www.intellogist.com/wiki/General_Searching_Best_Practices) Patexia Web Series: Patent and Prior Art 101 (March 2013) www.patexia.com Patexia.
  15. 15. Resources (2) 8. Bio and Chem: ○ Elsevier Science Direct, ○ Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, ○ Springer Link, ○ Oxford University Press 9. CS and EE: ○ IEEEXplore, ○ Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), ○ Softbase, ○ Ei Compendex, ○ INSPEC, ○ National Technical Information Service (NTIS), ○ Japanese Science and Technology (JICST-EPlus), PASCAL 10. Thomson Innovation (Delphion) 11. Thomson Derwent World Patent Index (DWPI) 12. Patexia (US, and PubMed): text search and visualization (www.patexia.com/ip-research) Patexia Web Series: Patent and Prior Art 101 (March 2013) www.patexia.com Patexia.
  16. 16. Questions or Suggestions QUESTIONS? Tweet: @patexia SUGGESTIONS? webinar@patexia.com Patexia Web Series: Patent and Prior Art 101 (March 2013) www.patexia.com Patexia.

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