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U. S. PATENT RESOURCES

As general guidance, a complete search of U. S. patents in this art area will include the following:

  1. A classified search of the original classification class and subclass for the subject matter and the other highly relevant art areas in the US patent documents
  2. A text search of the US patent documents; patents, PG PUB, and OCR databases:
    • Broad text search for the general inventive concept(s), not limited by classification
    • Narrow text search for the specific claimed invention
    • Boolean text search employing the relevant inventive terms

The resources listed below are internal USPTO search tools. However, the information that they cover is available either commercially, on the USPTO web site, or in the Public Search Facility on the USPTO Headquarters campus and the Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries.

EAST/WEST
EAST Coverage: 1971 - present, Full Text: 1971 - present
WEST Coverage: 1971 - present, Full Text: 1971 - present
Full text patent and inventor searching.

Patents are viewed by USPC or IPC classification for relevance to the patent application being searched. This resource is used for every case, especially where the spatial relationships or shapes of mechanical components constitute important aspects of the claimed invention. Text queries using buzzwords and synonyms may be combined with classification parameters. Forward and backward citation searching is useful for this class.
BRS Search/USOCR Database
EAST Coverage: 1920 - 1970, Full Text: 1920 - 1970
WEST Coverage: 1920 - 1970, Full Text: 1920 - 1970
Full text of U.S. patent grants.

Includes the ability to formulate queries by classification. Used for searching with buzzwords and synonyms.
PGPUBS
EAST Coverage: 2001 - present, Full Text: 2001 - present
WEST Coverage: 2001 - present, Full Text: 2001 - present
U.S. published applications.

Patents are viewed by USPC or IPC classification for relevance to the patent application being searched. This search is used for every case, and extensive queries may be combined with classification parameters. Search simultaneously with US Patent database.
PLUS
Coverage: 1971 - present, Full Text: 1971 - present
USPTO search system for U.S. patents.

PLUS (Patent Linguistics Utility System) is a USPTO search system that produces a list of the most closely, related patents to the application searched. The system provides a list of classes/subclasses where the suggested patents are classified.

FOREIGN PATENT RESOURCES

Searched separately from the U.S. Patent Search. These databases consist of abstract documents. Text searching abstracts requires the use of different search logic e.g. the use of broad Boolean and/or operators instead of narrow proximity operators.

Derwent World Patents Index and the contents of the EPO Abstracts and JPO Abstracts are available commercially.

Derwent World Patents Index, Classification and Text Search
EAST Coverage: 1963 - present, Full Text: - N/A
WEST Coverage: 1963 - present, Full Text: - N/A
English abstracts database of patent documents from more than 40 patent-issuing authorities.

This database may be useful for locating foreign references that need a quick description. May be searched simultaneously in a single search query with EPO Abstracts and JPO Abstracts in EAST/WEST.
EPO Abstracts, Text and Classification Search
EAST Coverage: 1978 - present, Full Text: - N/A
WEST Coverage: 1978 - present, Full Text: - N/A
English abstracts database of patents and published applications from EPO, WO/PCT, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Switzerland. USPC searching is limited to documents added to the database from 1978 to September 30, 1995.

EPO patent documents in a USPC or an IPC classification are viewed for relevance to the patent application being searched. May be searched simultaneously in a single search query with JPO Abstracts and World Patents Index in EAST/WEST.
EPO esp@cenet
esp@cenet Coverage: 1920 - present, Full Text: 1920 - present
National patent information from all member states of the EPO as well as bibliographic data from patents worldwide.

Provides PDF images for the full text of patents from a number of countries. Has text search capabilities in the title and abstract fields as well as retrieval by IPC and ECLA classification numbers. This search may be useful when the EPO document identifier is cited in another reference.
FPAS3
Coverage: 1980 - present, Full Text: -
USPTO foreign patent document retrieval system.

JPO Abstracts, Text and Classification Search
EAST Coverage: 1976 - present, Full Text: - N/A
WEST Coverage: 1976 - present, Full Text: - N/A
English abstracts database of Japanese published unexamined applications. USPC searching is limited to documents added to the database from 1978 to September 30, 1995.

JPO patent documents in a USPC or an IPC classification are viewed for relevance to the patent application being searched. May be searched simultaneously in a single search query with EPO Abstracts and World Patents Index in EAST/WEST.
JPO Industrial Property Digital Library
NCIPI Coverage: 1976 - present, Full Text: 1976 - present
Japanese patent information.

Has text search capabilities in the title and abstract fields as well as retrieval by FI classifications and F-Terms.

NON-PATENT LITERATURE RESOURCES

The resources listed are those that USPTO staff have found consistently yield the most relevant search results. Commercial databases available through a single vendor can generally be searched simultaneously, although it is preferable to search full text and bibliographic databases in separate groupings. In addition to the use of subscription databases and public Internet sites, it is recommended that books, manuals, standards and specifications be considered in the search for prior art.

ABI/INFORM
Dialog Coverage: 1971 - present, Full Text: 1991 - present
STN Coverage: 1971 - present, Full Text: 1991 - present
Covers worldwide business and management issues.

Includes details on virtually every aspect of business, including company histories, competitive intelligence, and new product development.
ALUMINIUM (ALUMINIUM Industry Abstracts (AIA))
STN Coverage: 1968 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Coverage of the world's technical literature on aluminum, ranging from ore processing through applications.

This database may be useful when the item includes aluminum.
CERAB (Ceramic Abstracts/World Ceramics Abstracts)
STN Coverage: 1975 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Covers the scientific, engineering, and commercial literature on all aspects of ceramics and related materials.

Dialog NewsRoom
Dialog Coverage: Current - year, Full Text: Current - year
Global news source that covers newspapers, business magazines, and newswires from all regions of the world, including emerging markets.

EMA (Engineered Materials Abstracts)
STN Coverage: 1986 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Bibliographic database covering the worldwide literature on the development, processing, and production of ceramic, composite, and polymeric materials.

This database may be useful when a composition is claimed.
Gale Group New Product Announcements/Plus (NPA/Plus)
Dialog Coverage: 1985 - present, Full Text: 1985 - present
Full text press releases from all industries covering announcements related to products, with a focus on new products and services.

This resource may be useful for cases in which the invention is similar to something likely to be covered by the popular press.
JICST-EPlus - Japanese Science & Technology
Dialog Coverage: 1985 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1985 - present, Full Text: - N/A
English citations and abstracts covering the literature published in Japan on all fields of science, technology, and medicine.

Index to Japanese scientific and technical journals, conferences, and reports, with English citations and abstracts. This database provides relevant information when the case involves gemstones that are treated in some fashion, for example, heated to change the color.
Knovel
Knovel Coverage: Dates - vary, Full Text: Dates - vary
Science and engineering books and databases.

Full text engineering and scientific reference books with interactive tables and graphs. Titles include Mark's Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers. This resource provides the ability to search material properties that may be helpful for finding ranges for materials. The ranges could be directed towards the type/content of materials, the temperatures used for production/treatment of materials, or the angle ranges in gemstones.
METADEX (METals Abstracts/Alloy InDEX)
STN Coverage: 1966 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Contains citations and abstracts to world metallurgy and metallic materials literature.

This resource may be useful when looking for specific materials used to make jewelry articles.
PASCAL
Dialog Coverage: 1973 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Questel Orbit Coverage: 1967 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1977 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Multidisplinary, multilingual bibliographic database covering the major international literature in science, technology, and medicine.

Produced by the French National Research Council. Index to scientific and technical literature. Each citation includes the original title and usually French- and English-translated titles and indexing terms. Most abstracts are in French.
ProQuest Direct
ProQuest Coverage: Dates - vary, Full Text: 1986 - present
Current periodicals and newspapers, as well as archives of major newspapers.

This resource may be useful if similar jewelry was known to have been around years ago. The magazines, newspapers and trade journals sometimes cover jewelry.
RAPRA: Rubber and Plastics
Dialog Coverage: 1972 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Questel Orbit Coverage: 1972 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1972 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Covers technical and commercial aspects of rubber, plastics, adhesives and polymeric composites.

This database may be useful if the item is made out of plastic, rubber, or claims a certain adhesive property.
Weldasearch
Dialog Coverage: 1966 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Questel Orbit Coverage: 1967 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1967 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Welding, joining, allied technologies, and metallurgy.

This database may be useful when the jewelry article has welds.
Wilson Applied Science & Technology Abstracts
Dialog Coverage: 1983 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Science and technology journal abstracts.

Comprehensive abstracting and indexing of more than 400 core English-language scientific and technical publications.
World TextilesTM
Dialog Coverage: 1970 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1970 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Comprehensive coverage of the world's textile-related literature from technical, scientific, economic and commercial journals, and statistical publications.

Covers the world literature on the science and technology of textiles and related materials, on economic and commercial developments, and the management of the textile industry. This database may be useful when dealing with decorative fabrics that are made of mesh or metal.

INTERNET SEARCH TOOLS

An Internet search should be considered when a search of the resources listed above fails to locate relevant prior art. A preliminary Internet search may be performed to obtain an overview of the technology, and to identify additional search terms and related product information.

Google TM
Google Coverage: - N/A, Full Text: - N/A
Internet search engine.

Internet searches in this art are especially useful for searching specific products or companies. This resource may provide information when looking for items on the market, or that resemble jewelry already being sold at retail. This search is pertinent to findings and beaded jewelry.
Yahoo!
Yahoo! Inc. Coverage: - N/A, Full Text: - N/A
Internet search engine.

Internet searches in this art are especially useful for searching specific products or companies. This resource may provide information when looking for items on the market, or that resemble jewelry already being sold at retail. This search is pertinent to findings and beaded jewelry.


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