Explore More at wakehealth.edu
Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Marketing and Intellectual Property: Home

GRAD 704 Principles of Intellectual Property

Ask Me

Profile Photo
Mark McKone
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Coy C. Carpenter Library


GRAD 704: Principles of Intellectual Property


Lecture 1: Principles of Intellectual Property

Lecture 2: Intellectual Property: Protecting What's Inside the Box

Lecture 3: Proactively and Strategically Managing IP

Understanding the market

  • Search engines: Google, Bing - Good free data in press releases issued by market research companies; include company name in the search string phrasing "in quotes" can help
  • Websites for magazines such as Entrepreneur, Forbes (see also Forbes subscription)
  • Subscription market research databases: OneSource®, Dialog®, Profound, etc.

Industry association websites

• Often provide good market overviews and $ values (e.g., the Aluminum Association's website, The MoneyTreeTM Report, National Venture Capital Association, Polish Private Equity and VC Association)

Search major market research sites

  • BCC Research - subscription
    or www.frost.com - market size and sales are often listed in the abstract of the report or companies are listed in the TOC

WIPO’s Patentscope



FreePatentsOnline Help

• Tutorial http://www.freepatentsonline.com/help/item/Search-Tutorial.html

• Syntax examples http://www.freepatentsonline.com/help/topic/Syntax-Examples.html

• Conducting a search http://www.freepatentsonline.com/help/item/Conducting-a-


• Field abbreviations http://www.freepatentsonline.com/help/topic/Field-Abbreviations.html


• Help on the Advanced Search Page http://patft.uspto.gov/help/helpadv.htm#field  
• Tips on Fielded Searching  http://patft.uspto.gov/help/helpflds.htm#Abstract

Carpenter Library | Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center | Contact Us