Did you ever wonder if you idea is new? Patents are a great source of technical and competitor information. You may not be a professional researcher but today’s freely available, search tools are extremely powerful and easier to use. Check out this review of four leading search tools including Espacenet, Google Patents, PATENTSCOPE, and The Lens. Patent Searching Using Free Search Tools
Have you checked out Global Dossier at the USPTO? This resource provides the information that is found in Public Pair but it does so for the US, EU, CN, JP, and KR. Imagine getting international patent prosecution documents in English.
The USPTO recently published an article that you may find interesting. Global Dossier
You can go directly to Global Dossier at https://globaldossier.uspto.gov/#/
Do you need to protect your idea? The development of intellectual assets is becoming increasingly important. These assets may include confidential information, proprietary information, trade secrets, trademarks, domain names, copyrights, and patents. The complimentary Explore Intellectual Assets featuring @FrescoServices will provide an overview of intellectual property and how it is used in product and business development. Join Ellen Krabbe on 4/25/17, from 6-9 pm, at the Fox Valley Technical College D. J. Bordini Center.
Which countries are favorable to patent protection? The Index of Patent Systems Strength is an annual composite index that rates the effectiveness and efficiency of the patent systems of 49 countries. The updated index is developed by Dr Nikolaos Papageorgiadis and Dr Konstantinos Alexiou based on the methodology by Papageorgiadis, Cross and Alexiou (2014) published at the Journal of World Business. See more at: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/management/research/projects/patent-systems/
Where can you find information on the key stages of turning an invention into a commercial product. This is a nice resource for entrepreneurs from the perspective of the European patent system. Each phase in this process requires answers to important questions. Please contact FRESCO Services for assistance in understanding the issues and answering the questions. See the EPO site. https://www.epo.org/learning-events/materials/inventors-handbook.html