Finding patents

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Who needs to search for patents and why?

Researchers:

  • Complete background information
  • Unique information
  • Comprehensive details of each technology
  • Inspiration for new techniques and methods
  • Research evaluation

Intellectual property administrators and analysts:

  • Legal protection
  • Prior art searching, also known as state of art searching, is used to check whether a new invention really is new. You can also use it to check on the current state of the art with relevant existing research.
  • Protection of existing intellectual property
  • Technology transfer / licensing