A few words from the editor
A few words from the editor
If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
- Issac Newton
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Structure of this review
The Table of Contents is created based onalphabetical order of IPC. The patent applicationsare also sorted by alphabetical order of IPC. A briefdescription of each IPC is shown. We ﬁnd that the IPCdescription could help ‘deciphering’ the abstract of anpatent application. If a patent application belongs tomultiple IPC, the patent application will only be shownunder the section of ﬁrst IPC.For each patent application, the following informationwill be shown:1. App. No. – patent application no. – it is uniqueto each patent application.2. Assignee – this is owner of the patentapplication. If there is no assignee beingspeciﬁed, either the inventor of the patentapplication own the patent application or theowner of the patent application did not recordsuch information when the patent applicationwas ﬁled.3. Title – this is the title of the patent application.4. Abstract – this is the abstract of the patentapplication. There are rules on how an abstractshould be drafted. Most patent attorneys like tohave the abstract based on the ﬁrst claim of thepatent application.5. Pri. Date – priority date – it is the dateof ﬁling of the ﬁrst application of the patentapplication (a patent application could havemultiple application dates because of divisionalpatents as well as overseas patent applications).It is considered to be the effective date of ﬁlingfor the examination of novelty and inventivestep or non-obviousness for the subsequentapplication claiming the priority of the ﬁrstapplication.6. App. Date – application date – it is the date ofﬁling of the patent application at the US.7. Pub. Date – publishing date – it is the date of thepatent application published by US. Usually, it isabout 18 months after the application date.Patent Index is a numerical sorted list the patentapplications appeared in the review.IPC Catchword Index is an alphabetical sorted list ofcatchwords of the IPC appeared in the review.
How to use this review?
For creativity stimulation purpose:
quickly ﬂip the pages and write down the pagenumber of the diagrams that interests you forlater review.
look up the IPC Catchword Index and go to theIPC that you are interestedFor business intelligent purpose:
quickly ﬂip the pages and identify the IPC thatcould “ring a bell”
study all patent applications belong to theidentiﬁed IPC.For engineering design purpose:
quickly ﬂip the pages and identify the diagramsthat may be similar to your work.
click on the patent application link and visit theUS server for more detailed information of thepatent application.
read the description of IPC carefully.
if you are interested in IPC, compare the patentapplications belong to it.
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