Devising a comprehensive search strategy in PatBase

Minesoft’s Rob Poolman discusses the challenges in creating a comprehensive search strategy in a new video uploaded to the tutorial page in PatBase. Delivered from the perspective of an experienced patent analyst, Rob utilises two case studies to demonstrate the features and functionalities within PatBase to help users create a comprehensive search strategy.

A prior art case study using a hypothetical new drug invention for skin cancer and a competitive intelligence case study on the topic of reverse osmosis are used to demonstrate the following features:

  • PatBase Thesaurus to craft a comprehensive strategy in English and in a number of foreign languages
  • Classification Finder to identify relevant classification codes
  • Non-Latin search functionality to search native and machine translated non-Latin text
  • Non-Patent Literature module to search over 12 public resources of non-patent literature
  • Chemical Explorer to interrogate the full text of patents for chemical entities
  • Semantic Searching to identify similar patents
  • PatBase Analytics to identify the key assignees, inventors and fields of interest
  • Citation Explorer to analyse the content and relevance of patent citations

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