New Get Prior Art Analysis Feature in CA/CAplus Provides an Efficient Means to Expand Search Results
Imagine you’re searching in CA/CAplus for prior art, to ensure patentability for a patent application your organization is pursuing, or to investigate the novelty of a patent recently issued to your competitor. You find a patent that is right on target, and would like to efficiently find similar patents.
A new tool in CA/CAplus will help you to do just that! The Get Prior Art Analysis feature is based on the indexing in the patent you found, and on the indexing created by CAS analysts for other patents and non-patent literature included in the CAS databases. The predictive functionality helps find additional results that other search strategies might miss.
To use the new feature, left click on the basic patent of interest in your CAplus record display. From the menu, select Get Prior Art Analysis.
STNext generates a prior art results set for the given patent in a new L-number. Review records in this set, and refine your answer set as necessary, using tools such as Analyze to find Controlled Terms, substances, patent assignees and patent classification codes. Note that the result sets can also provide key insights into new topic areas and reduce the need for manual review and look-up of relevant search terms.