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Discover new techniques for researching patents and trademarks!

Patent and Trademark Information: Uses and Perspectives addresses an essential yet undervalued and often underused class of scientific and technical information. Library staff, information specialists, corporation heads and administrators, inventors, school faculty, scientists, engineers, and engineering, science and library students will gain valuable insight on historical research, practical applications, and the availability and accessibility of patenting authorities. This book focuses on methods for searching international patents and trademark information for patrons of the library using the Internet, databases, and other sources.

This book contains tips and nuts-and-bolts advice from experienced librarians who either practice in patent and trademark depository libraries or are experts in researching patents for library patrons. Their advice will help you navigate decision points and search paths for locating patent and trademark information from state, federal, and international sources. Special features include tables and figures, as well as bibliographies that provide extensive resources for locating additional information.

The first half of the book is dedicated to issues involving patents, including:

  • disseminating enemy technical information during World War II
  • basic novelty patent searching in seven steps
  • using patent information for historical genealogical research
  • esp@cenet®—Europe’s network of patent databases
  • regional patent systems—a challenge for the international searcher
  • patent data for technology assessment—applications, patent databases, and retrieval methods
The second half of Patent and Trademark Information guides you in searching out trademarks, company and owner names, and databases. An entire chapter is dedicated to searching for trademark and/or company names for each of the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. Another chapter investigates five free international Web-based patent sites.
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What People Are Saying

Javed Mostafa
Covers an undervalued and often underused class of scientific and technical information, namely patents and trademark information, and the authors draw on their extensive experience as information professionals to make A LUCID AND IN-DEPTH PRESENTATION OF KEY RESOURCES AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS in this area. With the aid of numerous examples, the authors lead the reader in an engaging way through decision points and search paths for locating patent and trademark information from state, federal, and international sources.
PhD, Victor H. Yngve Associate Professor, Indiana University - Bloomington
Thomas C. Melvin
WONDERFUL. . . . Covers a wide range of issues. . . . INFORMATIVE, UP-TO-DATE, AND WRITTEN BY KNOWLEDGEABLE PROFESSIONALS with many years of experience. Whether you are an intellectual property novice or an experienced IP professional, you will find something useful in this book. From basic patent and trademark searching to the history of the Office of the Alien Property Custodian, each chapter provides useful information in a clear and concise manner. The chapters on regional patent systems and state trademarks will be especially useful to users with little experience in these areas. This book will be highly useful to anyone who wants to get A WELL-ROUNDED INTRODUCTION TO THE MANY ASPECTS OF PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS.
MIS, Associate Librarian, Morris Library, University of Delaware; Patent and Trademark Librarian
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Product Details

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Patents for Victory: Disseminating Enemy Technical Information During World War II
  • The Seven Steps: Basic Novelty Patent Searching
  • Finding Grandpa’s Patent: Using Patent Information for Historical Genealogical Research
  • esp@cenet®: Europe’s Network of Patent Databases
  • Regional Patent Systems: A Challenge for the International Searcher
  • Patent Data for Technology Assessment, Part I: Applications, Patent Databases, and Retrieval Methods
  • Patent Data for Technology Assessment, Part II: Using U.S. Patent Data to Examine Trends in GPS Technology
  • Finding Your Way Through the Trademark Information Maze
  • State Trademark and Company Name Web Sites
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included
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