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Lessons Tagged ‘Study’

Research Process

To dive deeper into the research process, our team developed the following layout as the most efficient and effective way to conduct a prior art search. This is based on feedback from our top Researchers, as well as our own experiences.

Known Prior Art

Known Prior Art includes any piece of prior art relevant to the Study that has already been discovered, either through past searches or in the original application process. These references can help you understand the background of the Study and identify potential search terms.

Identifying Keywords

Keywords are the main driver of your search. The most successful keywords will represent the detailed aspects of the technology that make the it unique and different from any other patent.

Parts of a Study

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

Background Research

By gaining sufficient background knowledge of the technology, you will be able to determine where to search, what search terms to use, and which references are the most valuable.

Study Types

The Study type determines the requirements of the research and other details such as the Reward.

Getting Started

As a Researcher, you are free to participate in Studies that maximize your experience and expertise.