Community Education for Researchers
Learn more about resources, tools, and tutorials to help you on your search for prior art. This is great to read before starting your research.
Research Education Resources
Article One developed these resources based on the experience of our internal team and our research community. These, along with other future items, will help guide your search process and provide a stronger understanding of patents and prior art search.
|Top 10 Researcher Tips - Top Tips from Team AOP|
|Types of Patent Literature - From translated documents to textbooks and user manuals|
|Finding Non-Patent Literature - Researching the most valuable type of Literature|
|Research Process - Our process for researching an AOP Study|
|Reading a Patent - The variety of information listed on the face of a WIPO Patent|
|Patent Claims - The most detailed and descriptive part of any patent|
|Search Strings - A key process for running online searches for patents and prior art|
|New Researcher Webinar - An introduction for new AOP Researchers|
|Patent Research 101 - Patents, prior art, research tips and techniques|
Although patents can be dense, there are straightforward methods for getting to the heart of the matter. These tips come directly from our top Researchers and can help lead you to the winning references! Learn more about each topic in our Researcher Tips Whitepaper.
1) Build background knowledge of the technology area
2) Patent claims hold the most detailed and useful information
3) Find references from before the Latest Date for Prior Art (LDPA)
4) Use every piece of information available
5) Combine broad and narrow resources
6) Full text references are more valuable than abstracts
7) Accurately list the relevant citations in your reference
8) One excellent reference is better than ten good references
9) Rare and unique prior art is the most valuable
10) Be Persistent!
If you have a question, Team AOP is here for you, with more information in the following locations:
Answer your questions around patents, prior art, and the Article One Community.
Interact with other Researchers and learn search strategies from their background and experience.
A growing list of resources and tools that you can use to develop and guide your research.
You can also send us any questions or suggestions through the Contact Page.