Patents: Subscriber scan

 作者:边圻擘     |      日期:2019-02-26 05:17:02
By BARRY FOX RELENTLESSLY every week, the British Library receives 1500 new patent applications and adds them to its existing stock of 30 million patents from all over the world. The applications come from the British and European Patent Offices and the Patent Cooperation Treaty. Companies employ searchers to scan everything new, looking for any innovation of importance to their business. Now the British Library has launched a service called Currentscan which provides a running watch on all British, European and PCT applications. Subscribers tell the library what subjects, inventors or companies interest them. The library then sends a copy of all relevant patents, or just the front pages, which include a synopsis of the invention, within 48 hours of publication. For every subject area, subscribers to Currentscan either pay an annual subscription of Pounds sterling 200, plus Pounds sterling 4.75 for a copy of each patent,