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CPBIS Releases PaperPat: A New Tool Providing U.S. Pulp and Paper Patents OnLine

ATLANTA, GA -- August 18, 2006. CPBIS released today a new tool called PaperPat which is an online searchable database of U.S. pulp and paper patents.

The tool can be accessed here: http://www.cpbis.gatech.edu/patents

This database is a compiling of 63,497 U.S. patents related to pulp and paper. The database covers practically all the pulp and paper patents that were issued between January 1, 1976 and December 31, 2003 by the U.S. Patent Office (USPTO).

The assignees are divided by categories fot the convenience of CPBIS researchers and other users. The various categories are:

- 1 - U.S. pulp and paper companies in Millsonline as of 2005; major foreign companies (Canadian, Scandinavian) having subsidiaries in the U.S are not in this category

- 2 - Old and merged U.S pulp and paper companies from Forest Product Laboratory database and from MillsOnline between 2000 and 2004

- 2.5- Old and merged U.S pulp and paper companies from Forest Product Laboratory database and MillsOnline between 1970 and 1999

- 3 - Large Foreign Pulp and Paper Companies

- 4 - Suppliers

- 5 - Research and Development Organizations; Universities

- 6 - Unknown (assignee’s belonging to any category above is unknown)


The following queries are available online from PaperPat on two different pages:

In http://www.cpbis.gatech.edu/patents/patentskeywordsearch.php
Query by:
+ keyword(s) in the patent title (up to 4 OR/AND keywords)

or in http://www.cpbis.gatech.edu/patents/patent_exactsearch.php
Query  by (a maximum of 2 queries can be combined together to restrict search):
+ full patent title or consecutive string of words in the title
+ assignee name
+ last name of author, no matter if it is the first or the n'th author (Note 1: a query with “smith”, besides all patents authored by Smith, will also return patents where “Smithsonian” is an author; Note 2: for all patents authored by Gary Baum for instance, use “Baum, Gary A.” as your query, to exclude other patents authored by other authors that have “Baum” as their last name.)
+ category of assignee (U.S. pulp and paper company, supplier, etc.)
+ exact patent number (without the commas; i.e. use 4046367 and not 4,046,367)

The queries will always return the results by increasing order of patent number, the lowest patent numbers (oldest patents) being at the top of the page.

All patents numbers are clickable and when clicked will open a new web page with the content of the corresponding patent on the USPTO web site, with the abstract of the patent and other information.

Detailed information about this tool can be found here: http://www.cpbis.gatech.edu/patents/PaperPatWriteup.pdf


About CPBIS: The Center for Paper Business and Industry Studies (CPBIS) is an internationally recognized academic research center providing business knowledge of relevance to the global forest products industry. The CPBIS is cosponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), and the Paper Industry.



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