Keeping up to date with the latest patents is a critical necessity for any technology related business. But scanning through the weekly alert is a major challenge. You need to filter out what is not relevant before you dive deeper into the patents of interest, but after a while the titles all look the same, making the filtering job very difficult.
The problem comes from the rules for patents. In the US, Patent Regulation Code 37 CFR 1.72(a) states that patent titles “must be as short and specific as possible.” This may have worked for scanning patents by front page in the old days, but in the age where scanning patents in a list is the norm, those short titles just aren’t enough. Most of the titles and images do not provide enough information to make a fast decision for filtering which then leads to at least looking at the first claim or possibly other sections of the patent to be sure it should be moved out of the “Relevant” stack.
Now imagine if you had someone read all of those patents for you first and bring the points of interest into clear view.”
Now imagine if you had someone read all of those patents for you first and bring the points of interest into clear view. Pioneer of patent abstracting Monty Hyams learned early on that companies saw great value in having a first level patent reviewer look at the new patents and write up the novel aspects. The Derwent World Patents Index process provides editorial enhancements made by scientists and engineers trained as patent analysts, in effect taking that first step of reading the patent for you. That helps make the decision about which patents to review in full less stressful and far less time consuming.
To learn more about how life is better with someone reading all your patents for you, read on.
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