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Patent Search for Engineers and Lawyers

NPTEL and Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur via Swayam

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Found in Law

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Overview

Patents are legal documents which provide the basis of an invention and the extent to which rights are covered in relation to an invention. One of the indicators for a country’s innovative ability is patenting index and patents are considered to be the highest in the innovative index. Search for patent information is undertaken for various purposes. Understanding technology trends, gaining an insight into lead technologies, forming a part of literature search before embarking on R&D, determining patentability of an invention, freedom to operate searches before product entry into market are some of the predominant reasons for patent search. The need for customised products, rapid production and global marketing necessitates scouting for technologies worldwide. Skilled patent professionals are a requirement for any successful organisation. The past decade has also witnessed the growth of IP filing from academia as well. Patent search is an important component of literature search for identification of new areas of innovation. Objectives of the course: This course will focus on providing the students/participants • To develop skills to conduct patent search and analysis • To develop practical insights into specific types of patent search • To enable understanding of the techno-legal aspects of patent search and analysis

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Students belonging to Engineering and Science streams, LL.B in IP Law, LL.B, Masters in IP Law, PG Diploma in IP Law
PREREQUISITES: Nil
INDUSTRY SUPPORT: All technical industries, law firms

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1: Inventions and Patent Eligibility
Patentability criteria for inventions
Prior Art categories
Disclosure Norms
Patent Specification – Description and Claims
Week 2: How to read a patent document - Patent Anatomy
Introduction to Patent search
Fundamentals of Patent Search
Fields for Search -Keyword Search -Classification Search – IPC, CPC, USPC, F term -Combination Search -Concept based search
Week 3: Public search databases IPO EPO USPTO Patent Scope
Subscribed databases search
Differences between public search and subscribed database search
Week 4: Types of Patent search
Patentability Search
Validity Search
Week 5: Types of Patent search
Patent Landscape Search
Clearance Search Advantages and Limitations of each type of search
Week 6: Analysis of Patent Search with illustration (examples from different technology areas)
Week 7: Patent landscape analysis
Week 8: Value of Patent Search and analysis

Taught by

Prof. M.Padmavati & Prof. Shreya Matilal

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