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Efficient Sets - A Balancing Act
  • S. Adams
  • Computer Science
  • J. Funct. Program.
  • 1 October 1993
The text, the full text and nothing but the text: Part 1 – Standards for creating textual information in patent documents and general search implications ☆
Effective searching of electronic full texts of patent documents requires both appropriate search engine technology and high quality source documents. Expand
Information Sources in Patents
L'evento e il primo appuntamento del ciclo di seminari "Strumenti per conoscere la letteratura brevettuale", organizzato da Sardegna Ricerche e dall'Industrial Liaison office dell'Universita diExpand
TEMPORARY REMOVAL: Is the full text the full answer? – Considerations of database quality
This article illustrates that comprehensive prior-art search results will only be obtained if the searcher understands the inherent quality (timeliness, accuracy, completeness) of the databases available, including any known weaknesses. Expand
Using the International Patent Classification in an online environment
This paper considers the background history, development and modern use of the IPC as a storage and retrieval tool. Expand
A practitioner's view on PaIR
  • S. Adams
  • Computer Science
  • PaIR '11
  • 24 October 2011
The accepted IR papers at this Workshop raise a number of wide-ranging questions. Expand
SmithKline Beecham: analysis of patenting 1995 - 1998
This study of SmithKline Beecham over 4 years shows that the company’s patenting activity has increased strongly in recent years, as a proportion of total pharmaceutical patents published. The patentExpand
Survey of PCT search reports and the importance of the internet as a source of non-patent literature
Abstract Previous studies of the internet as prior art in patentability searching have concentrated on the difficulty of establishing a date of publication and a stable form of citation. The currentExpand
Pfizer: analysis of patenting 1995 - 1998
The article complements a 1995 review of Pfizer’s patenting activity, and presents updated information on the company’s major therapeutic areas, key inventors and geographic extent of patentExpand