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patent documents (citations) Landscape Maps Yes No No Patent Analysis Yes Patsnap - Overview : 7 options e.g. Application Trends, Top Assignee(s) with further subtopics Patsnap Insights – Company and Technology Dashboards, each with breakdown by subtopics Yes Display “Graphical Analysis”: up to 10 options e.g. Top 10 inventors Yes Display 3 options: (assignee, inventors, CPCs) e.g. top assignees Tips : HOW to Search Patents Effectively 17 Beware of "naïve" keyword searches! "energy-storing means" spring "spherical object with floppy filaments" Sometimes the applicant simply doesn't want his application to be found. "plurality of balls" "fastening means" Patent jargon is used to broaden scope of the patent. nail, screw, rivet ball bearing toy ball Source: Intellectual Property Teaching Kit ( ) HOW to Read a Patent Document 18 For more details about how to read a patent, see Patent Libguide ( .sg/patents ) Fields Generally consist of Bibliographic Data/ Information Patent Number; Type of Patent [e.g. granted or application] Title; Inventor Name; Assignee Name; Publication/Issue Date; References; Abstracts Classification Numbers [can use to search for similar patents] Drawings - May contain drawings Descriptions (of the Invention) - Background of the Invention [e.g. problem trying to solve, summary of what is known] - Detailed description of the invention - May contain examples Claims [defines legal boundaries of the patent document] - May consist of: Independent Claims, Dependent Claims - Usually starts with phrases like “I claim”, “We claim”, What is claimed is”, “The invention claimed is”
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HOW to Read a Patent Document 19 Independent Claims “Generally an independent claim is one that does not refer to any other claim. Some independent claims may refer to other claims….”
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