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Patent search workflow
- Search procedures
◆Search planA search strategy is determined based on the search objective and technical backgrounds. We select suitable databases for a manual search and/or a database search, and then select suitable classifications and keywords to determine search queries.
◆SearchA search is carried out to collect relevant documents using optimal queries revised several times.
◆ReviewNon-critical documents are removed by a primary screening, and the remaining documents are reviewed to collect relevant documents by a secondary screening.
An interim report may be made, if necessary.