Patent Database: Their Importance in Prior Art Documentation and Patent Search

Singh, Vikram and Chakraborty, Kajal and Vincent, Lavina (2016) Patent Database: Their Importance in Prior Art Documentation and Patent Search. Journal of Intellectual Property Rights, 21. pp. 42-56.

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    In knowledge based economies the nation’s economic status depends on the production, distribution and use of knowledge and information. The recent trend in the economic growth of nations is mainly determined by innovative technological knowhow of the individuals. Intellectual property has gained attention in this era of knowledge. The vast amount of data generated through the application of intellectual assets is managed with the help of various in- silico tools. In recent days, the patent databases have gained importance due to the detailed information available on the granted patent and other details, such as, legal status of the patent applications, which are not available through any other literature search. This review paper attempts to describe different types of patent databases available, their unique features, strengths, weakness and their major purpose. This paper details the information on how to access a patent database, the relevance of patent information obtained from these databases in prior art search, patent analysis, and the drawbacks present in these patent databases.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Patent database; prior art search; patent information; patent analysis
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 27 May 2016 05:36
    Last Modified: 27 May 2016 05:36

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