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Professional Publications

The following is a complete list of articles, reviews and other contributions to the Patent Industry which Magister Ltd. has published.

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Publications listing

(all publications by S.R.Adams as sole author unless otherwise noted.)

  1. Centenary patent 2014: Judson, Sundback and the zip fastener. World Patent Information 39, 79-84 (2014).
  2. Survey of PCT search reports and the importance of the internet as a source of non-patent literature. World Patent Information 34(2), 112-123 (2012).
  3. Information Sources in Patents. (3 rd edition) Berlin: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co, KG, 2012. ISBN 978-3-11-023511-1 (e-book version 978-3-11-023512-8).
  4. Centenary patent: US 1,000,000, 1911. World Patent Information 33(3), 269-274 (2011).
  5. Patents in British Librarianship and Information Work 2006-2010. (Ed. J.H. Bowman). London: www.lulu.com, 2012 (Chapter 20, pp.323-337). ISBN 978-1-4716-8352-7.
  6. Patent information: fair play needed in the ‘patent game’. Gazette (European Patent Office staff magazine), January 2011, 10-11.
  7. Patents in the realm of independent information professionals (co-authored with T.E. Wolff). Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST Bulletin) 37(1), 17-20 (Oct/Nov 2010).
  8. Centenary patent: sleeve-valve engines, 1910. World Patent Information 32(4), 320-325 (2010).
  9. The text, the full text and nothing but the text: Part 2 – The main specification, searching challenges and survey of availability. World Patent Information 32(2), 120-128 (2010).
  10. The text, the full text and nothing but the text: Part 1 – Standards for creating textual information in patent documents and general search implications. World Patent Information 32(1), 22-29 (2010).
  11. Centenary patent: the catalytic converter, 1909. World Patent Information 31(4), 323-326 (2009).
  12. English-language support tools for the use of Japanese F-term patent subject searching online. World Patent Information 30(1), 5-20 (2008).
  13. Centenary of the enactment of the United Kingdom’s Patents and Designs Act 1907. World Patent Information 29(4), 363-368 (2007). [republished in Chartered Institute of Patent Agents' Journal (CIPA Journal), 36(12), 678-683, (Dec. 2007)]
  14. Patents in British Librarianship and Information Work 2001-2005. (Ed. J.H. Bowman). Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2007 (Chapter 19, pp.299-311). ISBN 978-0-7546-4778-2.
  15. Patents in British Librarianship and Information Work 1991-2000. (Ed. J.H. Bowman). Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2006 (Chapter 18, pp. 310-325). ISBN 0-7546-4779-X.
  16. Information Sources in Patents. (2 nd edition) Munich: KG Saur, 2006. ISBN 3-598-24443-6.
  17. Electronic non-text material in patent applications – some questions for patent offices, applicants and searchers. World Patent Information 27(2), 99-103, (2005).
  18. Patent term, expiries and extensions. BioProcess International 2(6), 26-30 (June 2004).
  19. Certification of the patent searching profession – a personal view. World Patent Information 26(1), 79-82, (2004).
  20. Networked patent information – a review of developments from paper to web. New Review of Information Networking 9, 81-95, (2003).
  21. Information quality, liability, and corrections. Online, 27(5), 16-22, (September/October 2003).
  22. Patent information has arrived; the message from the EPIDOS Annual Conference. Online, 27(2), 18-20, (March/April 2003).
  23. Patent searching without words – why do it, how to do it? Freepint Newsletter No. 130, 7-8 (6 th February 2003). http://www.freepint.com/issues/060203.htm
  24. Pharmacia Corp.: analysis of patenting 1998-2002. Expert Opinion in Therapeutic Patents 13(2), 223-231 (2003)
  25. A comparison of early publication practices in the United States and Europe. World Patent Information 25(2), 117-122 (2003)
  26. Regional patent systems – a challenge for the international searcher. Science & Technology Libraries 22(1-2) 89-99, (2001) – printed 2004.
  27. Regional patent systems – a challenge for the international searcher in Patent and Trademark Information – uses and perspectives. (Ed. V.A. Baldwin). pp. 89-99. New York: Haworth Information Press, 2004. ISBN 0-7890-0425-9 (hbk.), 0-7890-0440-2 (pbk.)
  28. Patents: exploitation and protection in Staying Legal - a guide to issues and practice affecting the library, information and publishing sectors, 2 nd edn. (Eds. C.J. Armstrong; L.W. Bebbington) London: Facet Publishing, 2003 (Chapter 5, pp. 77-97). ISBN 1-85604-438-6.
  29. Defensive Publishing: a strategy for maintaining intellectual property as public goods. (co-authored with V. Henson-Apollonio). ISNAR Briefing Paper No. 53. The Hague: International Service for National Agricultural Research. (September 2002). ISSN 1021-2310. Awarded “Publication of the Year” by ISNAR management for 2002.
  30. A short examination of the timeliness and accuracy of United Kingdom patent legal status data sources. World Patent Information 24(3), 203-209 (2002)
  31. Searching the PCT Patent Files: Another Instance of Faux Full Text. Online, 26(2), 33-36 (March/April 2002).
  32. Information sources on post-grant actions to pharmaceutical patents. Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences, 42(3), 467-472, (2002).
  33. Translations of European Patents under Article 65 of the European Patent Convention. IP Journal of the Patent and Trademark Depositary Library Association (PTDLA), 1(1/2), 33-38 (June/December 2001).
  34. Design searching – the forgotten corner of intellectual property. Online, 25(3), 54-58 (May/June 2001).
  35. Using technical databases with minority patent coverage to enhance retrieval. World Patent Information, 23(2), 137-148 (2001).
  36. Comparing the IPC and the US classification systems for the patent searcher. World Patent Information, 23(1), 15-23, (2001).
  37. Skills for patent searching – a personal view. E-Content, 23(5), 39-43, (October/November 2000).
  38. Patent information. (Chapter 11, pp.200-224) in The Business and Economy Internet Resource Handbook (ed. P. Bradley). London: Library Association Publishing, 2000. ISBN 1-85604-351-7.
  39. Using the International Patent Classification in an online environment. World Patent Information, 22(4), 291-300, (2000).
  40. EPIDOS products and services: a user’s point of view. in Proc. 9 th. EPIDOS Annual Conference, 20-22 October 1999, Halkidiki, Greece, pp.187-209. Vienna: European Patent Office, 2000.
  41. The Beilstein Handbook as a source of pre-1960 chemical patent literature. World Patent Information, 21(2), 75-81, (1999).
  42. Developments in patents documentation in Europe during the last decade. Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences, 39(3), 423-431, (1999).
  43. SmithKline Beecham: analysis of patenting 1995-1998. Expert Opinion in Therapeutic Patents, 9(9), 1173-1183, (1999).
  44. American Home Products Corp.: analysis of patenting 1995-1998. Expert Opinion in Therapeutic Patents, 9(4), 447-460, (1999).
  45. Pfizer: analysis of patenting 1995-1998. Expert Opinion in Therapeutic Patents, 8(11), 1405-1414, (1998).
  46. Survey of patent documentation from the Pacific Rim countries. World Patent Information, 17(1), 48-61, (1995).
  47. Use of FSTA in a government department (co-authored with D.D.Singer, H. Lee). in Proc. 2nd. International Food Information Conference, Berlin, May 1987. Reading: IFIS/FSTA., 1988.
  48. Examination under the Patents Act 1977 (co-authored with T.S. Eisenschitz). Chartered Institute of Patent Agents' Journal (CIPA Journal), 13(3), 70-86 (Dec. 1983). [corrigenda 13(5), 163 (Feb. 1984)].

 

+ n umerous short contributions to professional newsletter (“Searcher”), trade press (“Information World Review”) and oral presentations at the National meetings of the American Chemical Society on patents documentation issues.

 

 

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