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Title: Patent search strategies and techniques: Concept paper

Abstract

This paper reports some of the search techniques and strategies used for patent data-base searching. Patents are a unique source of technical information. One study found that 80% of the information disclosed in patents is not published anywhere else (Office of Technology Assessment and Forecasting, 1977). Proficiency in searching patent data bases is a useful research skill; we hope the information in this report will prove valuable. Those preparing to conduct significant search efforts should study appropriate data-base documentation or contact the data-base producer.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
7162811
Report Number(s):
PNL-SA-14428
ON: DE87002470
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; PATENTS; INFORMATION RETRIEVAL; DATA BASE MANAGEMENT; DOCUMENT TYPES; MANAGEMENT; 990300* - Information Handling

Citation Formats

Levine, L O. Patent search strategies and techniques: Concept paper. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Levine, L O. Patent search strategies and techniques: Concept paper. United States.
Levine, L O. Mon . "Patent search strategies and techniques: Concept paper". United States.
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author = {Levine, L O},
abstractNote = {This paper reports some of the search techniques and strategies used for patent data-base searching. Patents are a unique source of technical information. One study found that 80% of the information disclosed in patents is not published anywhere else (Office of Technology Assessment and Forecasting, 1977). Proficiency in searching patent data bases is a useful research skill; we hope the information in this report will prove valuable. Those preparing to conduct significant search efforts should study appropriate data-base documentation or contact the data-base producer.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {9}
}

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