Topics to be covered include:
PLEASE NOTE THAT DELEGATES ATTENDING THIS EVENT WILL NEED TO BRING LAPTOPS OR TABLETS WITH THEM FOR THE PRACTICAL SESSIONS
Part 1: Introduction
Introduction to searching in the patent literature
*Choosing a data collection; understanding the range of databases available
PART 2: State-of-the-art searching
Background and definition of state-of-the-art searching
Analysis tools; overview and practical session communication aspects
Part 3: Patentability searching
Background and motivations to patentability searching; extent, timing, caveats
Fundamentals of search scope
Evaluating search results against the search definition; iterations of search
Brief overview on distinctions between patentability and validity searching
Stephen Adams is Director of Magister Ltd, a patents documentation consultancy and training service. He worked in technical information for over 20 years, latterly for nearly 9 years with Zeneca Agrochemicals (now Syngenta) as their principal patent searcher. He is Director-at-Large for PIUG Inc.
Jane List has run her own business, Extract Information Limited, providing consultancy, search services, and training, all with a focus on commercial uses of patent information, since January 2013. Prior to this Jane worked on both sides of the information business – commercial information provider side, in content development, product management, commercial strategy and training roles, and in industry in technology consultancy, and science focused organisations where she was responsible for IP matters, scientific, technical and market information. She teaches on commercial searching including patent landscaping and state of the art searching and reporting in the UK and The Netherlands. She has a BSc, MRSC in Chemistry; MSc in Information Science and Cert. in Intellectual Property Law. She has published papers and spoken at global conferences on patent information matters, and is an active member of PATMG, PIUG and BPIP, professional patent information user groups. In July 2014 she became co-Editor in Chief of World Patent Information Journal.