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C471 Problem Set 5: Chemical Patent Searching

Department of Chemistry

Fall 2004 Updated: 27 October 2004 OK TO PRINT OUT NOW

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1. Do a citation search in the Web of Science's Science Citation Index for all available articles that have cited US patent 4,853,202. Hint: search by the number as cited work, and do not include commas.)

[1] How many answers do you get when the search is run?

[2] How many of the answers are journal articles?

[3] Obtain a printout of the most recent reference that includes the bibliographic citation (author, title, source), abstract, and cited references. Circle the reference to the patent you searched.

2. Search SciFinder Scholar for US patent 4,853,202.

[4] List the patentee:

[5] List the likely patent assignee:

[6] Obtain a printout of the full record and note the large number of patents that are in the patent family with 4,853,202.

[7] What is the U.S. Classification number?

[8] In general, if you were searching SciFinder Scholar and knew only the name of the patentee, what type of search would you perform?

[9] What is the title of the patent?

3. Use the esp@cenet site of the European Patent Office to find an entry for this invention.

[10] Obtain a printout of the claims section of the patent.

Bring up the pdf version of the full patent (Original Document) and scan through it.

[11] Where in the patent are the claims found?

4. Use the esp@cenet site of the European Patent Office to find patents that include the keyword brucine.

[12] How many documents did you find?

[13] Write down the publication info for any patent in your answer set that is older than 1976.

5. Search the US Patent and Trademark Office database for brucine with a Title search, then an Abstract search.

[14] How many documents did you find?
Title:
Abstract:

[15] Can you search this site for brucine in US patents older than 1976?

[16] What database(s) used this semester that would allow you to find brucine patents older than 1976?

6. Search the US Patent and Trademark Office database for US patent 4,853,202.

[17] Where are the claims found in this record?

7. Now try freepatentsonline to search for US patent 4,853,202.

[18] Write down a search strategy to find patents at this site where brucine is found in either the title or the abstract of the patents.

[19] Run your search and obtain a printout of the summary results.

[20] Which of the "Crazy Patents" at this site is your favorite?