When searching for patent information, everyone wants to search comprehensively and precisely without missing anything important. So wouldn’t it be great if you could take advantage of the work carried out by patent examiners and/or assignees to identify relevant documents to a patent application? Patent citation information lets you do just that! STN offers many sources of citation information that increase your search efficiency.
This e-seminar helps you to discover the wealth of citation information in the various databases on STN, including patent and scientific citation resources. We provide insights into the database specific citation coverage and search opportunities of the Derwent Patents Citation Index (DPCI), INPADOC, CAplus and SCISEARCH. We present a typical case study in which citation information is a real stepping stone for your search, e.g. for prior art search or patentability searches. In a second case study, we show you how to use citation information for analysis, e.g. find key patents or identify licensing opportunities.