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INFORMATION SOURCES IN PATENTS
Stephen Adams.
3rd completely revised edition 2011
ISBN 978-3-11-023511-1

This completely revised edition takes account of the changing information scene e.g. in new chapters like BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India, and China), Asia and regional patent systems or Sources for legal status searching.
This is an essential reference tool for academic librarians and information specialists as well as anyone needing to know where and how patent information can be found.
Information Sources in Patents.
Stephen Adams.
K G Saur 2005,
ISBN 3-598-24443-6


Just Available: Stephen's first book on this subject, recommended to clients of Magister Ltd.

Note: This book is probably out of print. For further information contact the publishers, De Gruyter, via their website shop at www.degruyter.com. The ISBN-13 for this item is 978-3-598-24443-8.
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Staying Legal ; a guide to issues and practice affecting the library, information and publishing sectors (2nd edition).
(eds.) Chris Armstrong ; Laurence W. Bebbington.
Facet Publishing 2004,
ISBN 1-856-04438-6


This should be required reading for any librarian or information specialist who is faced with understanding what the United Kingdom law says about copyright, trade marks, patents, contracts and agreements, user licences and data protection.
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Competitive Technical Intelligence ; a guide to design, analysis and action.
Mathias M. Coburn.
American Chemical Society 1999,
ISBN 0-841-23515-5


A slim volume packed with practical ideas about how to create a CI department, and (even better) know what it is there for and how to use it properly.
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Patent and trademark information ; uses and perspectives.
(ed.) Virginia Baldwin.
Haworth Information Press 2004,
ISBN 0-789-00425-9


A single themed issue of "Science and Technology Libraries", re-issued in book form. Nine chapters ranging across a diverse set of uses for patents and trademarks, including historical research, technology assessment, trademarks and company name research.
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Trading in knowledge ; development perspectives on TRIPS, trade and sustainability.
(eds.) Christophe Bellmann, Graham Dutfield, Ricardo Melendez-Ortiz.
Earthscan Publications 2003,
ISBN 1-844-07043-3


Few books have tackled the issue of how developing countries are starting to operate within the WTO's TRIPS Agreement. This is a major volume from a wide range of authors giving an extraordinary insight into the policy and implementation issues involved.
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Manual of Online Search Strategies, Volume II : Business, Law, News & Patents. (3rd edition).
(eds.) C.J. Armstrong ; Andrew Large.
Gower Publishing 2001, ISBN 0-566-08304-3


One of very few recent surveys of the range of patent information sources available, with extensive tables of country coverage and descriptions of the major databases in depth.
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Virtual Monopoly ; building an intellectual property strategy for creative advantage.
Christopher G. Pike.
Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2001,
ISBN 1-857-88284-9


A fluent and jargon-free explanation of why the intellectual property system should be foundational to the development of all businesses, large and small.
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Inventing the Twentieth Century ; 100 inventions that shaped the world.
Stephen van Dulken.
British Library 2000,
ISBN 0-712-30866-0


This is a decade-by-decade survey of some of the most significant discoveries of the century, ranging from the CAT scanner to the microwave oven and beyond. Backed up by the author's expertise in the British Library's patent information department - a fascinating read.
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Introduction to Patent Information (4th edition).
(ed.) Stephen van Dulken.
British Library 2002,
ISBN 0-712-30862-8


Does exactly what it says on the tin - provides the novice reader with a painless introduction to the eclectic and exciting field of patents information, and how to use a patents library.
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