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Advanced Strategies for Searching Patents in Any Source

  • 01 May 2014
  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (PDT)
  • Hyatt Regency Orange County, Garden Grove, CA - Rm. Grand F


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Ron Kaminecki

US Patent Attorney



This session will cover alternative ways of approaching patent search problems using both open web and vendor sources.  It is aimed at both the new and experienced searcher in any discipline and will cover several step-by-step methodologies that can help unlock information from various databases.  These strategies can also be used outside of patent databases, as they are source independent.  Included will be a strategy that can help to determine when your search may be done; that is, when you have really exhausted your resources and further searching may not provide anything new.  The strategies include:

    Pearl Growing

    Cherry Picking

    Successive Fractions

    Proper Minimal Subset


    and more.

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