One of my favorite patent search blogs is (perfectly) titled The Patent Search Blog: Steve van Dulken’s blog on patents and IP. The blog includes useful insights about various patent search systems, commentary on interesting and humorous patent documents, and reports on important statistics, events, and topics in the intellectual property field. Steve van Dulken has been working for the British Library since 1974, and his blog prominently links to the Business & IP Centre section of the British Library website. The Business & IP Centre features detailed lists of databases and publications on business information, IP information, and industry guides that may be useful to patent searchers in identifying new prior art resources. The site also includes a calender of interesting workshops and events (as well as videos of past events, for users who can’t attend live presentations in London).
Read on as we take a quick tour of the databases, publications, and workshops listed on the Business & IP Centre website!