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A Study of Query Reformulation of Patent Prior Art Search with Partial Patent Applications

Bouadjenek, Mohamed Reda; Sanner , Scott; Ferraro, Gabriela


Patents are used by legal entities to legally protect their inventions and represent a multi-billion dollar industry of licensing and litigation. In 2014, 326,033 patent applications were approved in the US alone -- a number that has doubled in the past 15 years and which makes prior art search a daunting, but necessary task in the patent application process. In this work, we seek to investigate the efficacy of prior art search strategies from the perspective of the inventor who wishes to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Conference paper
Source: A Study of Query Reformulation for Patent Prior Art Search with Partial Patent Applications
DOI: 10.1145/2746090.2746092


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