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How can I perform a global patent search for free?

The Lens, started as Patent Lens 15 years ago, is open, free, no advertising (secure) and a public service. It searches in over 90+ jurisdictions and hosts 100M patent records. It is not just ...
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What are the best prior art databases and search tools?

In my corporate life I used paid services such as Micropatent and TotalPatent. Of the free patent search tools, I prefer The Lens over Google patents. The Lens provides more fine grained control and ...
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How can I perform a global patent search for free?

DEPATISnet is the best option. It is a completely free database and belongs to German Patent Office. I have worked on the database for over three years and found that the result quality is as ...
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How can I perform a global patent search for free?

You can use Google Patent Search to conduct free patent searches. It contains more than 87 million patents from 17 patent offices. Added to that, its sleek UI and some functionalities that help you ...
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How to get a patent or patent application permalink at the JPO website?

How good is your Japanese? This method only works using the Japanese portal for J-PlatPat. The English one omits the key link. Search for the patent using J-PlatPat. The three important fields are ...
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Prior art search based on non-paid databases

This is opinion based and I'm an inventor, not a patent attorney. I have done my fair bit of patent searching. In my previous job I've used both Micropatent and Totalpatent both of which are paid ...
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What does "WO" in front of patent WO 05/006842 mean?

The "WO" prefix indicates it is an international patent application, also called a PCT application, filed with the world intellectual property organization under the patent cooperation treaty. WO is ...
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How can I see what exercise/small soft tissue designs are currently patented?

If you would like to do a patent search, there are several free sites available. This answer describes my approach to searching and has links to some sites so you should read that first. Also, you ...
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How can I retrieve the meta-information of all patents filed to the USPTO by a given assignee?

You can use the Google Patents Public Datasets (mirror), which can be accessed through Google BigQuery. For example, this query (its execution is free of charge): #legacySQL SELECT ...
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Data Scraping on USPTO

Here is a python project that scrapes the USPTO raw data files and parses them into CSV files, MySQL, and PostgreSQL databases. https://github.com/rippledj/uspto
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Available patent correlation data

The only similar types of documents that come to my mind are lists of standard-essential patents for technologies such as video codecs. This link leads to a list for the H.264/AVC video codec standard....
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Where to query and download patent full texts?

I'm not sure it does exactly what you want, but I'd recommend looking at The Lens. It can definitely display full text in the browser window and has different download options. They are working on an ...
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Data Scraping on USPTO

IP Watchdog recently ran a story about recent developments in obtaining bulk file wrapper data from the USPTO. It also describes the efforts of various companies in "scraping" data from USPTO ...
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Which is the best place to search for a filed/issued patent?

Personally, I find problems with Google Patents not finding all the relevant patents when I search. It is, however handy for finding an individual patent quickly. I prefer The Lens which I find more ...
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What are the best prior art databases and search tools?

Well it depends on what's the purpose of prior art search and who's doing it. For example: If an inventor wants to do a prior art search just to determine if his invention is new or not, the easiest ...
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What are the best prior art databases and search tools?

Google patents, google books, google, patbase and library catalogues sometimes. I haven't seen any tools delivering (good/better) natural language results or anything like that (though many promise ...
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Bulk extraction of patent information

I'm pretty sure you can do this with the EPO site although I've never done it myself. Try this page for more information.
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Bulk extraction of patent information

'poxoq for patents' is a search and retrieval tool which can be used to easily download publications in PDF format of granted patents, patent applications and utility models from over 90 countries. ...
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Does US7156733B2 include data saved to databases in addition to files?

A patent's coverage is defined by its claims. In particular, it is good to start by focusing on the independent claims (in this case claims 1, 13, 19, 24 and 27). Lets look at claim 1: A method ...
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How to export more than top 10k results from Lens.org?

According to The Lens' support pages: The lens supports exporting of metadata for up to 1000 search results or 10,000 collection items. You can access the export function via its icon on the ...
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How do I format a patent application number for use in Inpass?

It is not clear from your answer that the number format you need to enter at the search form is the latter (1142/MUMNP/2007). In India there are two numbers which are useful for identifying a patent (...
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where will I find some data on how many patents are filed in each country over the last 10-15 years, in lifesciences?

According to the CPC classification, which is used by the EPO and USPTO, you may find groups of classification that fits into lifesciences, namely the group C (Chemestry). There is no specific ...
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where will I find some data on how many patents are filed in each country over the last 10-15 years, in lifesciences?

I think any of the usual patent search sites may be able to help with this. I particularly like The Lens, but patents.google.com or www.freepatentsonline.com/search.html would do as well. The secret ...
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Understanding US9521164

There are two aspects to patentability: novelty and non-obviousness. Novelty relates to whether anyone else has applied the same solution previously. I can't answer that question in this case, but the ...
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How do I find patents citing a certain article?

I'm guessing there is some way to do this with Google Scholar, but haven't discovered it yet. If you try The Lens, you can do something close by searching on a term relevant to the article you are ...
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How do I find patents citing a certain article?

I recently came across a beautiful public tool which shows patents (currently indexed) citing research article. I have not tested in details but seems to work for me. I also believe it doesnot list ...
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Where can I get data on the location both the investors and the assignees?

http://www.patentsview.org/ is probably what you are looking for. IT has this data available as a large download or as an API service. It's always a little bit out of data but should work for some ...
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Where can I get data on the location both the investors and the assignees?

For assignee information the USPTO has that data in XML form. To relieve their servers they have a deal with Reed Tech. to host the data, unchanged and for free. Look at http://patents.reedtech.com/...
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What all can be accessed using Private PAIR?

It will only show your patents. You can't use it to access unpublished applications filed by others.
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