Posts Tagged: patent searches

The China Syndrome: How recent developments in Chinese patents affect U.S. applicants

Chinese patents and patent applications are citable as prior art in most Western countries if they meet the usual criteria regarding publication dates of the cited patent …
By Manuel Fortin
9 days ago 7

What Will Happen When the USPTO Releases its APIs to the Wild?

Recently, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director Michelle Lee talked about releasing its APIs for patent data into the wild. What does this really mean? “…
By Derek Handova
4 months ago 2

Navigating the ever-changing global IP landscape requires an expert guide

Would you climb Everest without an expert guide? You shouldn’t navigate the global IP landscape without one either. The global intellectual property terrain is becoming increasingly …
By Peter Blasi
5 months ago 0

Patent searches are always a good idea, even if your invention is not on the market

While surveying the market is a wise first step, frequently there are patents lurking that have simply not been used to develop commercial products. This can be …
By Gene Quinn
8 months ago 8

After Searching: Patent Filing Options and PCT ISAs

According to WIPO data, USPTO, EPO and KIPO are major ISAs for U.S. applicants; about 94% of intentional searches have been done by these three patent offices. …
By Stephan Sangwon Kim
12 months ago 1

Searching the Art Behind Innovation

For many innovations, in addition to doing a traditional patent search it will be of the utmost importance to search European and east Asian literature, particularly literature …
By Stephan Sangwon Kim
12 months ago 2

The importance of a quality patent search for strategic monetization of innovation

Properly used, a qualified search can be one of the most cost-effective and valuable tools a company can have to not only capture and create innovation, but …

When should you do a Patent Search?

When to get a patent search done is largely a matter of choice, but one that also depends upon the purpose of the search. Most frequently, inventors …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 7

The Top 5 Mistakes Inventors make with their Invention

Generally speaking the first step toward commercializing an invention and making money is typically to pursue the patent path. For those new to the industry it is …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 3

Patent Searching 101: A Patent Search Tutorial

Inventors and entrepreneurs who are looking to cut costs frequently want to do their own patent search. This is a wise first move, but inventors need to …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 12

Freedom to Operate: Knowing if you will likely infringe a patent

It is understandable that those who are entering into a business endeavor would want to know what their potential exposure might be, and when you have an …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 15

LexisNexis TotalPatent Launches Improved Version of Semantic Search

Semantic search through TotalPatent has been recently refined to deliver search results that are more relevant and precise than ever, and do not require complex Boolean searches. …
By Press Releases
2 years ago 0

The Business Responsible Approach to Patents and Inventing

I continually preach to inventors the need to follow what I call a "business responsible" approach, which is really just my way of counseling inventors to remember …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 1

A beginner’s guide to patents and the patent process

Whether you are an independent inventor, an fledgling entrepreneur or a seasoned inventor who is going out on your own for the first time, the best thing …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 0

Patent Drafting: Identifying the Patentable Feature

Without a patent search you will invariably describe all aspects of the invention with equal importance, although we know from experience that there will always be certain …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 4