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By Martin Goffman and Ron Kaminecki


Abstract:

Patents are of great interest to those involved in competitor intelligence and new products as they provide a wealth of information about companies, markets and people. So the tips in this basic introduction to patent searching, by Martin Goffman and Ron Kaminecki, will help to take away the mystique of the world of patents and add another source of information to explore.


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Patents are of great interest to those involved in competitor intelligence and new products as they provide a wealth of information about companies, markets and people. So the tips in this basic introduction to patent searching, by Martin Goffman and Ron Kaminecki, will help to take away the mystique of the world of patents and add another source of information to explore.

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The patent office will examine the application for usefulness, novelty and non-obviousness and will award a patent if it meets these criteria. Patents are quite often short and describe the background of the subject area, the older related patents and publications and data about the invention. So, patents are of interest to individuals in competitive intelligence, new products or technology surveys because of this wealth of information. A relatively unknown source of information lies with the various vendors of patent databases as their websites quite often contain the most asked questions about patent searching.

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  • Item title: Patents 101: A Very Basic Introduction to the World of Patent Searching for Non-Patent Searchers [ABSTRACT]
  • Publication Date: Wednesday, 2nd February 2011
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Martin Goffman, Ph.D. is the owner and principal consultant of Martin Goffman Associates (http://www.goffman.com), a privately held research, development, and consulting organisation since 1985.  His company has a consulting base ranging from extremely large multinational corporations featured in the Fortune Magazine Top 10 to mid-sized corporations in the Fortune 500. In 2006, Martin founded the SequenceBase Corporation (www.sequencebase.com), the organisation that produces the USPTO Genetic Sequence Database, USGENE® which is the leader in providing patent sequence information to the biotechnology, legal, pharmaceutical, scientific, technical and academic bioinformatics communities. He is also a co-founder and CEO of StockPricePredictor.com, LLC (http://www.patentvaluepredictor.com), a web-based patent valuation service.

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Ron Kaminecki, JD is Director, Intellectual Property Segment, Dialog LLC, and has been involved with patents for over 35 years starting as a patent searcher. He now works with other patent attorneys and agents, plus patent examiners in the art of literature retrieval for intellectual property.  He holds a BS (Chemistry); MS (Computer Science); JD (with Certificate in Patent Law); and is a US Patent Attorney.

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