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Patent Search and Analysis Tools

This one-hour online training will cover an overview of patent search tools, with a focus on search and analysis options in a variety of patent databases: Espacenet, Google Patents, PATENTSCOPE, Derwent Innovations Index, and Lens.org. During this training, the instructor will review patent search concepts including patent families, patent classification systems, and kind codes. Chemical structure and genetic sequence search options will also be covered. 

By the end of this training, attendees will be able to:  

  • Define patent families, patent classification systems, and kind codes 

  • Identify free online databases for searching US and international patents 

  • Identify databases for searching chemical structures within patents 

  • Search for nucleotide or protein sequences within patents through Lens.org 

  • Analyze patent citations and trends through Lens.org 

Attendees are not expected to have any prior knowledge of these resources to be successful in this training. 

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