Further Reading On Patent

Adams SR. "Comparing the IPC and the US Classification Systems for the Patent Searcher.'' World Patent Inf. 2001; 23:15-23. A comparison of the organizational philosophies of the International Patent Classification system and the U.S. national classification system and the differences in information retrieval that result.

Adams SR. "Survey of Patent Documentation from the Pacific Rim Countries.'' World Patent Inf. 1995; 17(1):48-61.

Akers NJ. "The European Patent System: An Introduction for Patent Searchers.'' World Patent Inf. 1999;135-163.

The Collection of Laws for Electronic Access (CLEA). World Industrial Property Organization, Geneva. URL: http://www. wipo.int/clea/en/index.jsp. The text of intellectual property laws of all countries and patenting authorities that make them available to WIPO for publication on the Internet, many with English language translations.

Derwent Global Patent Sources. London: Thomson Derwent, 2002. An overview of international patents directed to patent law in general and the source documents used in database creation. It contains a collection of short summaries of the patent laws and documentation of countries covered by the DWPI, and is republished as a bound volume on a relatively frequent basis.

Derwent Guide to Patent Expiries. 9th ed. London: Thomson Derwent, 2004. A collection of short summaries of the patent terms and legislation of countries covered by the Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) and INPADOC, republished frequently as a bound volume and updated on the Derwent Web site (http://www.derwent.com).

Dickens DT. "The ECLA Classification System.'' World Patent Inf. 1994; 16(l):28-32. A description of the EPO's patent classification scheme and a version of the International Patent Classification system with refinements for more effective searching.

Holovac MA. "A Balancing Act in the United States Drug Industry: Pioneer and Generic Drugs, The Orange Book, Marketing Protection and the US Consumer.'' World Patent Inf. 2004; 26:123-129.

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