CHAPTER 2: Understanding Patent Databases

Hitchcock, David
April 2009
Patent Searching Made Easy (9781413310368);Apr2009, p27
Book Chapter
Chapter 2 of the book "Patent searching Made Easy," by David Hitchcock is presented. It offers information on creating patent databases and the ways to search patent database for a particular invention. As stated, to creating a computer database involves a two-step process which includes entering the information into the computer and retrieving the information through a computer program. Wildcards and Boolean operators are some of the tools used for refined database searches.


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