The objective of the course is to introduce patents databases. It will describe the features of the CIB and Nano patent databases, highlighting their potential applications in S&T studies and provide a practical training for their exploitation.
It focuses on 2 databases:
The patent concepts, definitions, patent systems, patent indicators will be introduced as well as their potential use in S&T studies.
The general existing patent database facilities (Espacenet, Patstat) will be presented and the specificities and uses of the CIB and Nano (building methods, enrichments, coverage, applications) will be detailed. .
The participants will be trained to search into patent DBs in order to retrieve information and answer basic research questions. The training sessions will be oriented towards the analyses of technology field dynamics as well as the identification of institutional participations in the inventive activity.
11h-13h: Introduction to patents and presentation of Espacenet, the on-line free patent EPO databases
14h-16h30: Practical session using Espacenet
17h-18h: Overview of the Patstat patent database (off line EPO database)
20h: Diner (Paris)
9h-10h30: CIB patent and Nano DBs: description and applications to S&T studies
10h30-12h: First round of group exercises with CIB and Nano DBs.
13h-15h: Second round of exercises and group presentations
15h-16h: Recap, feedback, and discussions with organizers
The course aims at involving up to 15 participants and is addressed to:
Participants will be asked whether their have any skills in querying DBs using Msql or Access (not compulsory)
July 15th, 2015
Dr. Patricia Laurens, Dr. Antoine Schoen, Dr. Philippe Larédo, Lionel Villard
Contact person: Dr. Patricia Laurens