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Classification 705/8.000 - 12.000 >> view this class definition


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.

Text search is the most useful search for this class because art can be found in many areas outside of 705. Text searching involves the use of multiple synonyms and several concepts. Classification search can be used to limit search results. Inventor and/or assignee search can be helpful.
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.

Text search is the most useful search for this class because art can be found in many areas outside of 705. Text searching involves the use of multiple synonyms and several concepts. Classification search can be used to limit search results. Inventor and/or assignee search can be helpful.
PGPUBS
EAST Coverage: 2001 - present, Full Text: 2001 - present
WEST Coverage: 2001 - present, Full Text: 2001 - present
U.S. published applications.

Text search is the most useful search for this class because art can be found in many areas outside of 705. Text searching involves the use of multiple synonyms and several concepts. Classification search can be used to limit search results. Inventor and/or assignee search can be helpful.

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.

Used for text searching.
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.

Used for text searching.
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.

Used for document retrieval.
European Patents Fulltext
Dialog Coverage: 1978 - present, Full Text: 1986 - present
STN Coverage: 1978 - present, Full Text: 1987 - present
Covers all European patent applications and granted European patents published since the opening of the European Patent Office (EPO) in 1978, and bibliographic records for PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) applications transferred to the EPO.

Titles are available in all three languages. English abstracts are added to German and French documents within several weeks of their addition to the database. Searched as part of the Business Methods template.
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.

Used for text searching.
JPO Industrial Property Digital Library
NCIPI Coverage: 1976 - present, Full Text: 1976 - present
Japanese patent information.

Used for document retrieval.
WIPO/PCT Patents Fulltext
Coverage: 1978 - present, Full Text: 1978 - present
STN Coverage: 1978 - present, Full Text: 1978 - present
Full text Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) published applications.

Contains the full text of PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) published applications issued under the auspices of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Searched as part of the Business Methods template.

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.
ACM Digital Library
ACM Coverage: Dates - vary, Full Text: Dates - vary
Citations and full text articles from ACM journals, newsletters, and conference proceedings.

Business & IndustryTM (B&I)
Dialog Coverage: 1994 - present, Full Text: 1994 - present
Facts, figures, and key events dealing with public and private companies, industries, markets products for all manufacturing and service industries at an international level.

Business Wire
Dialog Coverage: 1999 - present, Full Text: 1999 - present
Full text of news releases issued by approximately 10,000 corporations, universities, research institutes, hospitals, and other organizations.

Dialog Global Reporter
Dialog Coverage: 1997 - present, Full Text: 1997 - present
Global news source.

Covers newspapers, business magazines, and newswires from all regions of the world, including emerging markets. English-language abstracts are provided for non-English-language sources. This file provides unique prior art.
Dictionary.com
Lexico Publishing Group, LLC Coverage: - N/A, Full Text: - N/A
Multi-source dictionary search service.

Using a wide variety of dictionaries and encyclopedias can be useful in clarifying terminology.
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.

EBSCOhost Research Databases
EBSCO Coverage: Dates - vary, Full Text: Dates - vary
Multidisciplinary collection of databases.

Examiner's Electronic Digest Database
USPTO Coverage: - , Full Text: -


USPTO internal database that contains examiner contributed articles.
Financial Times
Dialog Coverage: 1982 - present, Full Text: 1982 - present
Daily newspaper of global affairs.

Gale Group Computer DatabaseTM
Dialog Coverage: 1983 - present, Full Text: 1988 - present
Information about the computer, electronics, and telecommunications industries.

Gale Group GlobalbaseTM
Dialog Coverage: 1986 - 2002, Full Text: - N/A
Worldwide coverage of companies, products, and industries with a primary focus on Europe.

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.

Gale Group Newsletter DatabaseTM
Dialog Coverage: 1988 - present, Full Text: 1988 - present
Full text of specialized industry newsletters that provide information on companies, products, markets, and technologies.

Gale Group PROMT
Dialog Coverage: 1990 - present, Full Text: 1990 - present
STN Coverage: 1978 - present, Full Text: 1978 - present
International coverage of companies, products, markets, and applied technologies for all industries.

Abstracts and full text records from trade and business journals, newsletters and releases, analyst reports, annual reports, and some local newspapers.
Gale Group Trade & Industry DatabaseTM
Dialog Coverage: 1976 - present, Full Text: 1976 - present
Coverage of international company, industry, product and market information.

Coverage of international company, industry, product and market information with an emphasis on earnings, management techniques and changes, and product evaluations.
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.

Inspec (The Database for Physics, Electronics and Computing)
Dialog Coverage: 1898 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Dialog DataStar Coverage: 1969 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Questel Orbit Coverage: 1969 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1969 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Inspec (The Database for Physics, Electronics and Computing) corresponds to the three Science Abstracts print publications: Physics Abstracts, Electrical and Electronics Abstracts, and Computer and Control Abstracts.

Internet and Personal Computing Abstracts
EBSCO Coverage: 1980's - present, Full Text: - N/A
Literature related to personal computing products and developments in business, the Internet, the home, and all other applied areas.

JSTOR Journals
JSTOR Coverage: Dates - vary, Full Text: Dates - vary
Business collection brings together core titles in economics and finance, including many publications from the leading scholarly societies.

McGraw-Hill Companies Publications Online
Dialog Coverage: 1985 - present, Full Text: 1985 - present
Provides the complete text for many major McGraw-Hill publications.

This database covers specific industries, i.e., aerospace, electronics, and construction.
New York Times
Dialog Coverage: 1980 - present, Full Text: 1980 - present
New York Times full text database.

PR Newswire
Dialog Coverage: 1999 - present, Full Text: 1999 - present
Complete text of news releases prepared by U.S. companies, public relations agencies, trade associations, city, state, federal and municipal government agencies, and other sources covering the entire spectrum of news.

ProQuest Direct
ProQuest Coverage: Dates - vary, Full Text: 1986 - present
Current periodicals and newspapers, as well as archives of major newspapers.

This resource is often useful in preliminary searching of application.
San Jose Mercury News
Dialog Coverage: 1985 - present, Full Text: 1985 - present
Full text file provides local, national, and international news coverage with particular emphasis on high technology and industry developments in Silicon Valley.

TecInfoSource (formerly SoftBase: Reviews, Companies, and Products)
Dialog Coverage: 1994 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Covers emerging technologies, established technology products and their track record in the marketplace across multiple industries.

Wall Street Journal Abstracts
Dialog Coverage: 1973 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Contains abstracts of all articles published in the Eastern 3-star Edition of The Wall Street Journal newspaper.

Wilson Applied Science & Technology Abstracts
Dialog Coverage: 1983 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Science and technology journal abstracts.

xreferplus
xrefer Coverage: - , Full Text: Dates - vary
Online reference collection from over 50 publishers.

Using a wide variety of dictionaries and encyclopedias can be useful in clarifying terminology.

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.

Advanced search features used to identify relevant prior art.
Internet Archive
Internet Archive Coverage: - N/A, Full Text: - N/A
Provides permanent access to historical collections that exist in digital format.

Used to date web pages, and to identify companies that were using something similar to the invention years ago.
Yahoo!
Yahoo! Inc. Coverage: - N/A, Full Text: - N/A
Internet search engine.

Advanced search features used to identify relevant prior art.


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