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Archived updates for Monday, May 09, 2005 Now Includes IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin

According to the May, 8, 2005 Buffalo News, IBM Corp. turned over its Technical Disclosure Bulletin archive of published inventions to in April 2005. Companies like Kodak, Motorola, Xerox and Sony are reportedly using the services. According to the website,
The Prior Art Database is an excellent solution for companies who wish to publish their technical disclosures (defensive publications) in a well-known, library indexed, publicly searchable database specifically dedicated to the promotion and publishing of prior art data. The Legal Safeguarding Agent enables customers to protect all internal e records such that they can prove the original date and content of any document in the future. This is especially relevant for any compliance requirement in addition to all intellectual property applications. The LSA runs behind your firewall, automatically archiving and digitally fingerprinting your records on a regular basis. The Innovation Q is the answer for corporations looking to add a level of security to their existing research and development process (like lab notebooks), without negatively impacting their existing work processes.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anybody have any experience with how the PTO is using There are only about a dozen patents issued that cite articles, but of course, it's so new that there hasn't been time for much of that.

July 06, 2005 11:39 AM  
Blogger Bill Heinze said...

I don't think that is falls within the customary field of search for U.S. Patent Examiners. "A proper field of search normally includes the subclass in which the claimed subject matter of an application would be properly classified. It is not necessary to search areas in which it could reasonably have been determined that there was a low probability of finding the best reference(s)." MPEP 904.02(a). For more information, see or feel free to call me at 770-738-2382.

--Bill Heinze

July 06, 2005 2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm posting on behalf of has an intensive program for training patent examiners worldwide on searching its database. Tens of thousands of data searches are being executed from these international patent offices annually.

As the other post indicated, there really hasn't been sufficient time for publications to be cited. This process often takes years from the original date of the patent application. We highly anticipate in the coming months for these citation numbers to increase dramatically.

September 21, 2005 9:39 AM  
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