Tuesday, March 24, 2009

900 year old book as prior art?

Buried as a comment on a just-n-examiner post on books as prior art is the text:

I use Google books search along with EAST/WEST, Google Scholar, and PubMed searches. Of course my art makes these databases readily useable. In fact just a couple of weeks ago I found some great prior art in a book that I would not have ever come across in any of my other searches. The book summarized information from a book in a foreign language originally written some 900 years ago. I would not have had access to this information if not for Google books.

IPBiz recalls a cite to Cleopatra as art against the use of some alpha-hydroxy acids in the skin care/nutraceutical area.


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