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The Lens

Why use The Lens?

The Lens can be used to find patents citing scholarly work or citing other patents.

Patent citations are one element that may help to demonstrate collaboration with industry; potential economic viability of a research project; and health or social impacts, depending on the invention that the patent is relating to. There are several different options for searching (e.g. keyword, genome sequence, patent number) but the most relevant for a grant application is probably by author or entering the author's list of article identifiers in PatCite

PatCite allows you to analyse links between academic research and inventions. This introductory video helps you get started with PatCite (start from 1:51 to see how to search). To understand the summary analysis, watch from 2:59-3:54.

If you would prefer written instructions with screen shots, view The Len's Tutorial page