Open IP Workgroup Report
AbstractAs a new issue for OSI2017, this workgroup (originally designated as the Patent Literature workgroup) will look at patent literature, research reports, databases and other published information. OSI by design has a university-centric and journal-centric bias to the perspectives being considered. Patent literature, research reports, and databases are also important sources of research informationÃ¢â¬âmore so than journals in some disciplines (although these still reference journal articles). As with journal articles, this information isnÃ¢â¬â¢t always free or easy to find and is suffering from some of the same usability issues as journal articles.