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Patent Searching

Linda

Shackle

Noble Science & Engineering Library

Room 162

480-965-7601

http://libguide.asu.edu/patents

linda.shackle@asu.edu

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If there is prior art that anticipates your invention OR If a single earlier reference shows or describes every feature of your invention

Why Do A Patent Search?

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Your invention lacks novelty and is not patentable.

Why Do A Patent Search?

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DefinitionThe body of technical information that was available or accessible to the public at the time of or before the invention.

Prior Art

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U.S. and foreign patents (issued and applications) Journals and magazines (articles, letters to editor, ads)Conference proceedingsDissertations/Theses (available to the public)Trade Catalogs

Prior Art

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Searching for prior art is: Time consumingDetail oriented

Patentability Searching

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Searching for prior art is: Time consumingDetail orientedDifficult!

Patentability Searching

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Search Strategies must guarantee “high retrieval”

Patentability Searching

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High Retrieval SearchingA search strategy that gives you the reasonable expectation of having found everything that may affect the patentability of your invention

Patentability Searching

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Keyword SearchingIs NOTHigh Retrieval Searching

Patentability Searching

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What are the keywords that describe this invention?

The Language of Patents

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THINK about“What it is”Not what it doesNot what it’s used forNot the trademark under which it’s marketed

The Language of Patents

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US 4756529Generally Spherical Object With Floppy Filaments to Promote Sure Capture

The Language of Patents

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Occupant Propelled Wheeled Land Vehicle

The Language of Patents

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Occupant Propelled Wheeled Land VehicleBicycleUSPC: 280/200CPC: B62

The Language of Patents

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Rockable Animal Simulation Having Rider Seat Means

The Language of Patents

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Rockable Animal Simulation Having Rider Seat MeansRocking HorseUSPC: 472/95CPC: A63G 13/00

The Language of Patents

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Coating Implement with Material Supply in an Expendable Sheath

The Language of Patents

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Coating Implement with Material Supply in an Expendable SheathPencilUSPC: 401/96CPC: B43K

The Language of Patents

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Wouldn’t it be easier if everybody would just call things by the same name?

The Language of Patents

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USPTOhttp://patft.uspto.gov EPOhttp://worldwide.espacenet.comGoogle Patentshttp://patents.google.com SciFinder (chemical patents)Access via Libraries home page -> Research Databases

Patent Search Tools

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Grants and Applications in separate databasesGrants updated on TuesdaysApplications updated on Thursdays

Patent Search Tools: USPTO

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Grants:Full Text (1976-Present)Images (1790- present)

Patent Search Tools: USPTO

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Applications March 2001 – present

Patent Search Tools: USPTO

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Search engine features:Phrase searching (default)Field searching is availableResults display in Reverse Chronological orderPre-1976 patents only searchable by classification or by grant number.

Patent Search Tools: USPTO

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Patent info from almost every countryMany full text but not allMachine translationsShows equivalent and related patents(Ex. Semiconductor nanowire devices, GB2459251) PDF full text Printing limited to docs less than 250/500 pages

Patent Search Tools: EPO Worldwide

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Searchable full textBoth US and foreign (Unknown update schedule)PDF images from 1790 to present for U.S.Links to EPO for foreign patents

Patent Search Tools: Google Patents

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Search engine features:Some fielded searchingSearch applications & grants simultaneously“Prior Art Finder” helps with keywords, but …Does not do what you think it’s doing, andDoes not do what you need it to do

Patent Search Tools: Google Patents

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http://www.uspto.gov

How to Search for Patents

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How to Search for Patents

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How to Search for Patents

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Example 1:What are the recent innovations for baby incubators?

How to Search for Patents

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How to Search for Patents

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How to Search for Patents

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How to Search for Patents

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How to Search for Patents

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How to Search for Patents

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How to Search for Patents

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A61G 11/00

How to Search for Patents

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How to Search for Patents

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How to Search for Patents

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How to Search for Patents

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How to Search for Patents

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How to Search for Patents

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How to Search for Patents

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How to Search for Patents

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How to Search for Patents

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Some titles from this set of 412: Transportable life support chamberProgrammable infant controlled environment transition systemFlexible warming structureInflatable patient enclosuresPremature infant positioning deviceNewborn infant therapy apparatusIsolation cabinetNeonatal blanketNeonatal flotation padAccess port for use in medical vesselPatient thermal support device

How to Search for Patents

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Titles do not tell you enough about a patentTo determine if a patent may be applicable to your invention, you must view, at least, the front page of the patent. Yes, that does mean you have to look at all 412 items in the list.

How to Search for Patents

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US 7,702,395

Patent Front Page

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Title*InventorsAssignee (at the time of issuance)Application datePatent Number and Issue DateClassification (at the time of issuance)Field of Search (at the time of issuance)References CitedAbstract*One Drawing*

Patent Front Page

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For each patent in your list, look at the front page for the: Title,Abstract, and Drawing

Patents: First Reading

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Put in your KEEP pile:Patents that definitely look applicable to your inventionPatents that might be applicable to your inventionPatents for which you are unsure if they relate to your invention

Patents: First Reading

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Put in your DISCARD pile:Patents that you are sure have no applicability to your invention.

Patents: First Reading

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For each patent in your KEEP pile: Examine the remainder of the patent for applicability to your inventionPay the most attention to the CLAIMS(as these determine the scope of coverage)

Patents: Second Reading

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Example 2:I’ve created a stent for cardiology patients that is made from a mesh that I think is more flexible but stronger than anything currently on the market. I need to know if anyone else has already patented this.

How to Search for Patents

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How to Search for Patents

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How to Search for Patents

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How to Search for Patents

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A61F 2/91A61F 2/915A61F 2/07 A61F 2/856

How to Search for Patents

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How to Search for Patents

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The ASU Libraries

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How to Search for Patents

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How to Search for Patents

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How to Search for Patents

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2/00 Filters implantable into blood vessels; Prosthesis, i.e. artificial substitutes or replacements for parts of the body; Appliances for connecting them wit the body; Devices providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structure of the body, e.g. stents2/82 . Devices providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structure of the body, e.g. stents 2/86 .. Stents in a form characterised by the wire-like elements; Stents in the form characterised by a net-like or mesh-like structure2/90 … Characterized by a net-like or mesh-like structure2/91 …. Made from perforated sheet material or tubes, e.g., perforated by laser cuts or etched holes2/915 ….. With bands having a meander structure, adjacent bands being connected to each other

How to Search for Patents

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How to Search for Patents

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How to Search for Patents

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How to Search for Patents

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How to Search for Patents

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How to Search for Patents

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How to Search for Patents

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How to Search for Patents

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How to Search for Patents

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Use keywords to find a few patents similar to your invention Note the CPC categories for these similar patentsLook up categories in the CPC schedule Read the definitions and the “see references”; explore around those areas to determine appropriate categoriesView the patents and applications placed in these CPC categoriesDo these patents give you other possibilities for CPC categories? If so, repeat steps #3-5

How to Search for Patents

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http://libguides.asu.edu/patents http://libguides.asu.edu/bioengineering

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esources: Library Guides

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Ask a Librarian!http://lib.asu.edu/help

Resources

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Questions?

The ASU Libraries


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