[Ip-health] How to Search for Patents on Medicines

Tahir Amin tahirmamin at gmail.com
Sun Sep 19 20:46:56 PDT 2010


Apologies this is the correct link for the high resolution version:

http://www.i-mak.org/storage/Patent%20search%20guide_final.pdf

On 19 September 2010 23:44, Tahir Amin <tahirmamin at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> The issue of how to search for patents on medicines is regularly raised by
> NGOs, government bodies and procurement agencies.
>
> Given the absence of teaching materials on this subject, I have written a a
> step-by-step guide on how to conduct patent searches on medicines. The guide
> was written on behalf of the World Health Organization (South-East Asia and
> Western Pacific Regions).
>
> Primarily written for beginners, the guide may also be useful for those who
> want to build on their basic understanding of the subject.
>
> Using screenshots, live examples are provided on how to search for
> pharmaceutical product patents listed on the US FDA Orange Book and the
> Health Canada Patent Register. Using this information, the guide
> demonstrates how to trace the corresponding patents in other countries.
>
> Additionally, introductory techniques on how to expand on Orange
> Book/Health Canada patent searches are provided, including keyword and
> citation searching. Such techniques are important to find comprehensive
> information on the various patents covering a single product. Although by no
> means exhaustive, the guide attempts to provide as much information as
> possible on how to navigate currently available patent office databases and
> patent office journals.
>
> The guide has now been published and can be downloaded
> <http://i-mak.squarespace.com/storage/Patent%20search%20guide_final.pdf>at
> either of these links:
>
> For a high resolution version:
>
>
> http://www.i-mak.org/i-mak-blog-updates/2010/storage/Patent%20search%20guide_final.pdf
>
> For a low resolution version:
>
> http://www.wpro.who.int/publications/PUB_9789290223757.htm
>
> Alternatively, if you would like hard cop(ies), email me at
> tahirmamin at gmail.com.
>
> --
> Tahir Amin
> Co-Founder and Director of Intellectual Property
> Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge (I-MAK)
> www.i-mak.org
>



-- 
Tahir Amin
Co-Founder and Director of Intellectual Property
Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge (I-MAK)
www.i-mak.org



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