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The future of patent information--a user with a view


  • Akers, Lucy


The future of patent information is considered from the combined perspective of an information specialist, a patent agent, an inventor and a corporate patent information user. A brief overview of current patenting trends is highlighted, followed by a close look at future trends in the patent information field, including changes in the delivery, analysis and management of patent information, and in the role of intermediaries. A few examples are provided in support of forward-looking statements to illustrate the challenging dynamics involved in this field. Finally, a long-term view is considered, which indicates there remains much need for improvement.

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  • Akers, Lucy, 2003. "The future of patent information--a user with a view," World Patent Information, Elsevier, vol. 25(4), pages 303-312, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:worpat:v:25:y:2003:i:4:p:303-312

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