Many of the terms and concepts surrounding patent searching can be difficult and confusing when encountered for the first time. To help shed some light on these terms and topics, we have provided Glossary articles where more experienced users can explain these terms and concepts.
Although some terms and topics have already been covered by Intellogist editors, we encourage users to contribute by editing and creating new articles. Please only use the Glossary articles to discuss prior art search-related concepts; discussion of specific patent search products should go in the Community Reports section.
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