Patent and Trademark Information: Uses and Perspectives

Patent and Trademark Information: Uses and Perspectives

by Virginia Ann Baldwin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0789004259

ISBN-13: 9780789004253

Pub. Date: 04/28/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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,

Overview

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.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789004253
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Series:
Science and Technology Libraries Series
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • PATENTS
  • 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
  • TRADEMARKS
  • Finding Your Way Through the Trademark Information Maze
  • State Trademark and Company Name Web Sites
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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