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Content from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Now Searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service™
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Metadata for USPTO’s Patent Application Full Text and Patent Full Text Accessible to EBSCO Discovery Service™ Users
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), an agency of the Department of Commerce, is the latest content source to be added to EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). Patent attorneys, patent agents and others involved in intellectual property management will benefit from the addition of USPTO’s Patent Application Full Text and Patent Full Text to EDS.
USPTO houses full text for patents issued from 1976 to the present and PDF images for all patents from 1790 to the present. The content from USPTO includes metadata from their patent databases. Patent Application Full Text includes full-text and image versions of patent applications from March 2001 to the present. Patent Full Text includes information about patents that have already been filed or granted.
A patent grant document contains a patent number, title, inventor name, assignee, application number, filing date, prior publication date, foreign application priority data (if applicable), classification information, references cited, examiner and attorney information, abstract, specification, claims, and drawings.
With the continued demand for patents by American inventors and entrepreneurs, the inclusion of the metadata to EDS will benefit many professionals. Earlier this year, EBSCO also released a new resource designed to assist those involved with the patent approval process, Non-Patent Prior Art Source™ , providing a fast, single point of access to the largest non-patent literature repository available for those conducting prior art searches.
EBSCO Discovery Service creates a unified, customized index of an institution’s information resources, and an easy, yet powerful means of accessing all of that content from a single search box—searching made even more powerful because of the quality of metadata and depth and breadth of coverage.
EBSCO Discovery Service is quickly becoming the discovery selection for many libraries (www.ebscohost.com/discovery/eds-news), and an obvious partner for content providers. Because the service builds on the foundation provided by the EBSCOhost® platform, libraries gain a full user experience for discovering their collections/OPAC—which is not typical in the discovery space. Further still, in the many universities and other libraries where EBSCOhost is the most-used platform for premium research, users are not asked to change their pathways or habits for searching. There’s simply more to discover on the familiar EBSCOhost platform, and the same can be said for library administrators who can leverage their previous work with EBSCOadmin™.
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading provider of resources for libraries including EBSCONET®, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost®, the world's premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives and e-books. EBSCO provides more than 375 research databases and nearly 500,000 e-books plus subscription management services for more than 360,000 unique titles including more than 57,000 online titles. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service. For more information, visit the EBSCO Web site at:www.ebsco.com. EBSCO is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.
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