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Patent Office gets search help from tech industry heavyweig…

Patent Office gets search help from tech industry heavyweig…

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Patent Office gets search help from tech industry heavyweights By Susan MillerOct 08, 2018 A key bottleneck in U.S. innovation is the patent process, which requires the thorough research of prior art, or any information that has bearing on a patent's claim to novelty. Before filing for a patent, applicants search through previously patented innovations and other documentation to be sure their proposal is truly new. Patent examiners likewise research prior art to ensure there is no duplication. When there's no good system for researching prior art that can be scattered across user manuals, conference presentations, websites, pay-walled peer-reviewed journals or temporarily public marketing materia...