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Find Information on Patent Litigation in the Business Files?

TOPIC: While File 670, LitAlert®, is a great resource for Intellectual Property litigation information, it only covers U.S. District Court level activity and gives little detail concerning the issues involved. In addition to licensing information, Business & Industry (File 9) also provided details about patent, trademark and copyright litigation, as well as news of litigation at the U.S. Federal Circuit/Supreme Court level (e.g., CT=(ALL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND LITIGATION). You can also narrow retrieval by ANDing in key words, such as TRADEMARK?/TI,LP, specifying that the added terms must appear in the Title OR the Lead Paragraph (/TI,LP).

Additional business databases covering company and industry news daily include Gale Group PROMT® (File 16), Gale Group Trade & Industry Database (File 148), Dialog Global Reporter (File 20) and Dialog NewsRoom (File 990). Each database has its own specialized descriptors and fields, such as the Concept Term (CT=) field in File 9, and the Event Name (EN=) field in Files 16, 20, 148, 990. All of these databases provide Descriptor fields (/DE) that allow you to run keyword searches using proximity connectors.

A good strategy is to search terms on the Descriptor OR the Title (/TI) OR the Lead Paragraph (LP) fields (/TI,DE,LP). For example, SELECT (INTELLECTUAL(W)PROPERTY OR PATENT?)/TI,DE AND LITIGAT?/TI,DE,LP,2007. (See below for how to search across several databases at once.) For scholarly, current in-depth background articles on intellectual property litigation, try the same keyword search in ABI/INFORM® (File 15).

 

COMMAND SUMMARY

BEGIN 9
EXPAND CT=ALL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
SELECT E3
EXPAND CT=LITIGATION
SELECT E3
SELECT S1 AND S2
SELECT S3/2007
TYPE S4/8/1-5
TYPE S6/7/3


HOW TO...



1. BEGIN File 9 to search the Business & Industry database.

2. EXPAND on the Concept Term (CT=) field to browse indexed terms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. SELECT the appropriate “E” Reference number.

 

4. EXPAND to see if the word litigation is indexed in the Concept Term field.

 

 

 

5. SELECT the appropriate “E” Reference number.

?b9

File   9:Business & Industry(R) Jul/1994-2007/Nov 27
       (c) 2007  The Gale Group

      Set  Items  Description
      ---  -----  ----------- 
?e  ct=all intellectual property

Ref   Items  Index-term
E1        1  CT=ALL GOVERNMENT NEW LAWS
E2        1  CT=ALL GOVERNMENT TRADE ISSUES
E3   150929 *CT=ALL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
E4        1  CT=ALL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ALL MARKET INFORMATI
E5        5  CT=ALL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DISTRIBUTION LICENSE
E6        3  CT=ALL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERT
E7        1  CT=ALL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LICENSING AGREEMENTS
E8  1417447  CT=ALL MARKET INFORMATION
. . . .
Enter P or PAGE for more

?s e3
      S1  150929  CT='ALL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY'

?e ct=litigation 

Ref   Items  Index-term
E1    22323  CT=LABOR RELATIONS
E2    50940  CT=LICENSING AGREEMENTS
E3    89396 *CT=LITIGATION
E4   112339  CT=MARKET SHARE
E5   112431  CT=MARKET SIZE
E6        1  CT=MARKETING CAMPAIG>> 000009050406
. . . .
Enter P or PAGE for more

?s e3
      S2   89396  CT='LITIGATION'


6. Combine the two sets using the AND operator.

7. SELECT Set 3 and limit the retrieval to articles published in a particular year. You can limit to a range of years by entering /yyyy:yyyy (e.g., /2007:2007). The colon acts as OR.

?s s1 and s2
          150929  S1
           89396  S2
      S3    4105  S1 AND S2

?s s3/2007
            4105  S3
          183880  PY=2007
      S4     142  S3/2007


8. TYPE a few records in Format 8 to see title, descriptors and publication years.

To select the appropriate record number, look at the range of records in the TYPE command (e.g., 4/8/3).

Note: Some records have been omitted from this display.

?t s4/8/1-5
        
  4/8/1 
  DIALOG(R)File 9: Business & Industry(R)
  (c) 2007 The Gale Group. All rights reserved.
  
04342752  Supplier Number: 171437416 (USE FORMAT 7 OR 9 FOR 
  FULLTEXT) 
Google Search Engine Sued for Patent Infringement. 
  
  November 19, 2007 
Word Count: 132 
Company Names: VINSON & ELKINS LLP 
Industry Names: Business services; Information industry; Online 
  services 
Product Names: On-line service providers (737500); Attorneys 
and law  offices (810047) 
Concept Terms: All government; All intellectual property; 
Intellectual property;  Litigation 

  4/8/2
  DIALOG(R)File 9: Business & Industry(R)
  (c) 2007 The Gale Group. All rights reserved.
  
04341137  Supplier Number: 170590465 (USE FORMAT 7 OR 9 FOR 
  FULLTEXT) 
New England adventures read like a  crime novel. 
  
  October 29, 2007 
Word Count: 592 
Company Names: TOYOTA MOTOR SALES USA INC (TOYOTA MOTOR CORP) 
Industry Names: Automotive 
Product Names: Passenger cars (371100); Motor vehicle dealers 
  (new and  used) (551000) 
Concept Terms: All government; All intellectual property; 
  Distribution license; Litigation 
  
  4/8/3 
  DIALOG(R)File 9: Business & Industry(R)
  (c) 2007 The Gale Group. All rights reserved.
  
04341035  Supplier Number: 171140889 (USE FORMAT 7 OR 9 FOR 
  FULLTEXT) 
Vonage settles patent  dispute. 
  
  October 19, 2007 
Word Count: 105 
Company Names: VONAGE HOLDINGS CORP 
Industry Names: Telecom services; Telecommunications 
Product Names: Telecommunications services (481000) 
Concept Terms: All government; All intellectual property; 
  Intellectual property;  Litigation 
  
        (....)
  4/8/5 
  DIALOG(R)File 9: Business & Industry(R)
  (c) 2007 The Gale Group. All rights reserved.
  
04340803  Supplier Number: 171895465 (USE FORMAT 7 OR 9 FOR 
  FULLTEXT) 
Judge denies injunction in tire patent case. 
  
  November 26, 2007 
Word Count: 399 
Product Names: Tires and inner tubes (301000); Tires (301027); 
  Farm and  garden machinery (352000); Farm machinery and 
  equipment (352300) 
Concept Terms: All government; All intellectual property; 
  Intellectual property;  Litigation 

9. TYPE selected records in Format 7, which provides the Bibliographic Citation and the text.

Note: Part of this record is omitted from the display.

?t s4/7/3 

  4/7/3 
  DIALOG(R)File 9: Business & Industry(R)
  (c) 2007 The Gale Group. All rights reserved.
      
04341035  Supplier Number: 171140889 (THIS IS THE 
FULLTEXT) 
Vonage settles patent  dispute. 
( In the Courts ) 
    
IP Network Policy Report , v 3 , n 41 , p 3 
October 19, 2007 
Word Count: 105 
      
TEXT:
Vonage Holdings Corp. has settled its patent litigation with 
  Klausner Technologies, Inc., in a case involving allegations 
  that Vonage's VoIP service infringed on patents held by 
  Klausner. 
The settlement agreement included a grant by Klausner to 
  Vonage of a license to use patented voice messaging technology. 
  Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Klausner filed the patent infringement lawsuit against Vonage
  last year in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of 
  Texas. Recently, Vonage had lost a key ruling ....

Vonage also recently settled a patent lawsuit filed against it 
  by Sprint Nextel Corp. (IPNPR, Oct. 12).

Copyright 2007 Aspen Publishers, Inc.

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