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Patent and Trademark Information: Uses and Perspectives
     

Patent and Trademark Information: Uses and Perspectives

by Virginia Ann Baldwin
 

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

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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@cenetr-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. Anothe

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789004406
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Series:
Science and Technology Libraries Series
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

What People are Saying About This

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
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

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