Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Finding and Other References Cited in US Patents

For those new to patent searching, here's a quick example of how to see what issued US patents are citing publications, or other references. Yes, the PTO is increasingly turning to in its prior art searching.

A quick answer is that you can search for the string "" in the search field for "Other references" in some search tools such as or the search engine, though some search engines make it more difficult.

The video below is 480 pixels wide to fit on this blog. To see the full-screen presentation at higher resolution, click on the full-screen button in the lower right corner of the video. To see it in a new browser window, click here. It's about 9 minutes long since I show you some results and pontificate a bit on defensive publications and as a resource.

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