Ask any researcher to provide you with non-patent literature instead of patent literature and he will
Its difficult to hunt for non-patent literature instead of patent literature and this is because of many reasons.
- Non-patent world is not yet structured as patent world
- Non-availability of good search interfaces
- Non-availability of single interface for search
- Difficult to find publication (date) information of non-patent publications
- and many others…
We have talked about one non-patent search strategy which uses Google Timeline.
Another good way of analyzing non-patent is through Viewzi. Viewzi provides a preview of the dates of the web pages, which helps a lot in quickly browsing through the results.
For example, if you are searching for something related to Multi-touch screen technology, you would get results something like this:
Its easy to navigate and provides more results per page for review. A very good source for non-patent search in patent invalidation search. This can also be very useful in patentability or novelty searches.
Moreover, if Viewzi is used in landscape analysis it can provide useful information about the market and companies/authors that are active in the domain.
A very useful tool in all kind of analysis related to patents.