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Lessons Tagged ‘LDR’

Evaluating References

Reviewing your references allows you to identify those that give you the best chance of winning.

Dead Ends

Hitting a dead end may mean that you have already exhausted all the options within a database, industry, or technology. The best way to fix this issue is to change or refresh your search strategy.

NPL as Prior Art

NPL can be very useful as prior art, but it functions very differently from patents. Most of the time, they outperform patents in terms of the scope, specificity, and relevance of the information they provide as prior art.

NPL Overview

Non-patent literature (NPL) refers to any type of literature that is not a patent. NPL includes a wide range of literature that each brings unique value to a search project.

Submission Dates

For a submission to be accepted, the document must be dated on or before the Latest Date for Responses (LDR).

Parts of a Study

Each Study provides basic information every Researcher should know before making a submission.