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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.

EAST or WEST is used for full text and inventor searching. Queries may include classification parameters when combined with other terms to be searched in the technical content of the application.
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.

EAST or WEST is used for text and inventor searching.
PALM (Patent Application Locating and Monitoring)
USPTO Coverage: - Current, Full Text: - Current
Pending patent applications, recent patents, and abandoned files.

The Patent Application Locating and Monitoring (PALM) system is a large database system that maintains records for each patent application. PALM is designed to provide on-line access to information on all pending applications, as well as most recently patented and abandoned files. Useful for searching related applications by inventor name.
PGPUBS
EAST Coverage: 2001 - present, Full Text: 2001 - present
WEST Coverage: 2001 - present, Full Text: 2001 - present
U.S. published applications.

USPC classification or full text search capabilities. EAST or WEST is used for full text and inventor searching. Queries may include classification parameters when combined with other terms to be searched in the technical content of the application.

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.

EAST or WEST is used for full text and inventor searching. Queries may include classification parameters when combined with other terms to be searched in the technical content of the application.
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. EAST or WEST is used for text and assignee/inventor searching. Queries may include classification parameters when combined with other terms to be searched in the technical content of the application.
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. While it can be used for searching, it is primarily used as a foreign document retrieval system.
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. EAST or WEST is used for full text and assignee/inventor searching. Queries may include classification parameters when combined with other terms to be searched in the technical content of the application.
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. This resource is used primarily as a source for machine translations of Japanese patent documents from 1993 to present.

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.

BIOSIS Previews
Dialog Coverage: 1969 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1969 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Comprehensive worldwide coverage of research in the biological and biomedical sciences.

Contains information on life sciences, including biological and biomedical areas. Access to nucleotide or protein sequence information. Used for text and inventor searching. Source for general information on therapeutic uses of drugs.
CA SEARCH: Chemical Abstracts
Dialog Coverage: 1967 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Questel Orbit Coverage: 1967 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1907 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Database of the worldwide literature of chemistry and its applications. Abstracts available via STN.

Useful in text, inventor and registry number searching and a broad range of areas including chemical engineering, electrochemistry, biochemistry, and applied, macromolecular, organic, physical, inorganic, environmental and analytical chemistry.
CAplus
STN Coverage: 1907 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Chemistry bibliographic database.

Contains early access to bibliographic information and patent family information for the documents in the process of being indexed. Useful in text, inventor and registry number searching and a broad range of areas.
Dissertation Abstracts Online
Dialog Coverage: 1861 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1861 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Subject, title, and author guide to virtually every American dissertation accepted at an accredited institution.

Dissertations and Theses - Full Text
ProQuest Coverage: 1861 - present, Full Text: Dates - vary
Doctoral dissertations and Master's theses.

Dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts written by the author. Master's theses published from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. More than 600,000 are available in native or image PDF formats.
EMBASE
Dialog Coverage: 1993 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1974 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Index of the world's literature on human medicine and related disciplines.

Produced by Elsevier Science. Comprehensive bibliographic database covering biomedical and pharmaceutical literature worldwide. Used for text and inventor searching.
MEDLINE (Medical Literature, Analysis, and Retrieval System Online)
Dialog Coverage: 1951 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1950 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Bibliographic database containing references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine.

Contains information on every area of medicine. Corresponds to Index Medicus. Source for information on therapeutic uses of drugs.
REGISTRY
STN Coverage: - Current, Full Text: - Current
Substance database containing records for substances identified by the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry System.

Chemical structure and dictionary database that contains unique substance records. Useful for identifying registry numbers and chemical compounds/structures.
SciSearch: A Cited Reference Science Database
Dialog Coverage: 1974 - 1989, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1974 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Cited reference index.

Used for text and inventor searching, citation searching, and to identify publication dates.
Adis Clinical Trials Insight
Dialog Coverage: 2000 - present, Full Text: 2000 - present
STN Coverage: 1983 - present, Full Text: 1983 - present
Drugs, drug therapy, adverse drug reactions and pharmacoeconomics.

Used for text and inventor searching. Source of information for drug failure or cases where no efficacy is shown.
Adis R&D Insight
Dialog Coverage: 1986 - present, Full Text: 1986 - present
STN Coverage: 1986 - present, Full Text: 1986 - present
Full text reports on drugs in active research and development by the international pharmaceutical industry.

Used for text and inventor searching.
AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access)
Dialog Coverage: 1970 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1970 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Bibliographic database consisting of records for literature citations of journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, translations, microforms, audiovisuals, software, and technical reports.

Database of books and journal articles covering all aspects of agriculture compiled by the National Agricultural Library. Used for text and inventor searching.
CANCERLIT
Dialog Coverage: 1963 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Bibliographic records referencing cancer research publications.

Database of biomedical and other aspects of cancer literature. Produced by the National Cancer Institute.
Cecil textbook of medicine
STIC online catalog Coverage: - , Full Text: Dates - vary
Cecil, Russell L.

This book provides information on the scientific and biological basis of disease processes, pathophysiology, clinical practice protocols, clinical manifestations, diagnostic procedures, and treatment strategies for disorders of all major organ systems.
CONFSCI (Conference Papers Index)
STN Coverage: 1973 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Bibliographic database that provides access to international research papers and findings presented at scientific and technical conferences and meetings throughout the world.

This resource may provide relevant information on the latest technology.
Dictionary.com
Lexico Publishing Group, LLC Coverage: - N/A, Full Text: - N/A
Multi-source dictionary search service.

DRUGU
Dialog Coverage: 1983 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1983 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Covers all aspects of drug synthesis, development, evaluation, manufacture, and use.

The highly focused coverage of the database ensures that all information retrieved is strongly drug-oriented. In addition, the unique combination of biological and chemical information enables searchers to find data on all types of structure-activity relationships. Source for information on complementary therapy and use.
Goodman and Gilman's the pharmacological basis of therapeutics
STIC online catalog Coverage: - , Full Text: 10th ed. - 2001
Goodman, Louis Sanford and Alfred Goodman Gilman

This book provides information on medical pharmacology.
Inside Conferences
Dialog Coverage: 1993 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Contains details of all papers given at every congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop, and meeting received at the British Library Document Supply Centre.

This resource may provide relevant information.
MARPAT (CAS Patent Markush)
STN Coverage: 1988 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Markush search service.

Contains the Markush structures found in the claims and often the disclosure of the patent, the bibliographic information, patent family information, cited references, in-depth substance and subject indexing including CAS Registry Numbers®, and an abstract, all of which are displayable. The structures are structure-searchable.
Merck Index OnlineSM
CambridgeSoft Coverage: - , Full Text: 13th ed. - 2001
Dialog Coverage: 2001 - 2001, Full Text: 2001 - 2001
STIC online catalog Coverage: - , Full Text: -
STN Coverage: 2001 - 2001, Full Text: 2001 - 2001
13th edition of The Merck Index.

Descriptions of chemicals, drugs, biologicals, and agricultural and natural products.
Merck manual
Merck & Co., Inc. Coverage: - , Full Text: Current - edition
STIC online catalog Coverage: - , Full Text: 17th ed. - 1999
Beers, Mark H. and Andrew J. Fletcher

Used to identify drugs, patent numbers, and any literature about the drug.
MeSH Browser
NLM Coverage: - N/A, Full Text: - N/A
Online vocabulary look-up aid available for use with MeSH® (Medical Subject Headings).

Remington's pharmaceutical sciences
STIC online catalog Coverage: - , Full Text: 18th ed. - 1990
Remington, Joseph Price

Stedman's medical dictionary
STIC online catalog Coverage: - , Full Text: 27th ed. - 2000
xreferplus Coverage: - , Full Text: Current - edition
Stedman, T.

Older editions useful.

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.

Teoma
Ask Jeeves, Inc. Coverage: - N/A, Full Text: - N/A
Internet search engine.

Yahoo!
Yahoo! Inc. Coverage: - N/A, Full Text: - N/A
Internet search engine.

This resource may provide information on topics, specific companies, individuals, materials, and properties.


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