PATENT & TM ATTORNEYS PRACTICE
Patent Information Services
Integrated patent information studies are conducted by any company engaged in the research and development of new products and technologies; among other benefits such studies may allow avoiding duplication of already existing products and solutions.
Russia and CIS countries scientists and engineers are traditionally strong and competitive in many fields of art while information on their research and development works also traditionally is difficult for studying due to existence of majority of the publications in the Russian language only. Although abstracts of published patents are now available in English language, the rest, perhaps more important their parts can still be received in the Russian language which makes keyword search restricted and quite challenging for a non-Russian speaking expert.
Further, a considerable amount of non-patent Russian publications such as articles, books, and dissertations, while being cited in patent documents and potentially could contain technical solutions of interest, are not available online or in any digitized form. In these circumstances sometimes the only way to obtain them is to conduct a manual search among Russian libraries and other off-line information sources in order to find such publications.