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IP search

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IP search

  1. 1. IPR Workshop January 12th, 2010
  2. 2. Outline  09:30 Welcome & Coffee  10:00 IP essentials  12:00 Sandwich lunch  12:45 Testimonial JPEG2000, 1T3XT  13:15 IP search: technical & legal data available  15:15 Coffee break  15:30 Testimonial Siruna, SUMO, Geosparc  16:30 Closing networking reception
  3. 3. Intellectual Property search
  4. 4. IBBTs valorisation toolbox for business Knowledge People People Knowledge Business
  5. 5. Integrate IP in your business model  Start asap, i.e.during idea generation  IP landscape  state-of-the-art  freedom to operate  market & competition  red sea versus blue ocean strategy
  6. 6. Prior-art search  Number 1: Google !!!  Free patent databases  Non-patent literature  Other...
  7. 7. Prior-art search: free patent databases  Espacenet  http://ep.espacenet.com/advancedSearch?locale=en_V3  USPTO  http://patft.uspto.gov/  Google patents  http://www.google.com/patents  Patentscope®  http://www.wipo.int/pctdb/en/index.jsp
  8. 8. Prior-art search: non-patent literature  Google scholar  http://scholar.google.be  IEEE Xplore  http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/guesthome.jsp  ACM Digital Library  http://portal.acm.org/dl.cfm
  9. 9. Start searching...  Google, entering keywords  Espacenet  Patents and patent applications from EU and beyond (ww)  Advanced search  Keywords, result list, bibliographic data and other tabs  Classifications  Patentscope  International Patent Applications  Structured search  Google patents  US granted/issued patents  USPTO  US patents and patent applications
  10. 10. Espacenet example
  11. 11. Patent process REPORT THE PRIOR ART DRAFTING INVENTION SEARCH & FIRST FURTHER PATENT TO PATENT PATENTABILITY FILING FILING APPLICATION ATTORNEY STUDY CLAIMS PRIORITY PRIORITY PRIOR ART DATE YEAR EMBODIMENTS DRAWINGS © 2008 BiiP
  12. 12. Patent: from filing to grant... 27-JUL-2011 PCT FILING PCT REGIONAL PHASE PATENT APPLICATION GRANTED PATENT UNDER EXAMINATION 1-5 YRS 27-JAN-2009 27-JAN-2010 27-JUL-2010 PRIORITY SEARCH PRIORITY PUBLICATION GRANT EXPIRY DATE REPORT YEAR with SRP (first filing) 12 MONTHS 18 MONTHS 30 MONTHS 20 YEARS © 2008 BiiP
  13. 13. EPO patent procedure
  14. 14. Patents for software  CIIs are in principle patentable  Referral to Enlarged Board of Appeal  No patents on trivial inventions  No source code necessary  Patent applications create transparency  Patents secure competitiveness  More information on EPO website: http://www.epo.org/topics/issues/computer-implemented- inventions/software.html
  15. 15. Questions? Eefje Vandamme Manager Intellectual Property IBBT T: +32 9 331 48 25 F: +32 9 331 48 05 M: +32 476 89 62 61 E: eefje.vandamme@ibbt.be Thank you

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