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    • Annual Site Licenses: A Practical yet Efficient use of ChemDraw for Legal Professionals

    • Author: Jerald J. Baronofsky, Ph.D. , Company: PerkinElmer Informatics
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  • At first glance many people may not see a connection between chemistry and the legal profession. However, chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms need to protect their intellectual property. ChemDraw finds its way into many law firms as they file patents and submit regulatory documents. Numerous law firms use ChemDraw for drawing but also for searching, in the form of a Site Subscription.

    Intellectual property is created as new discoveries move through the development cycle and must be protected through channels such as patents, trademarks or copyrights. Law firms usually have individuals or groups who specialize in Intellectual Property, and those who concentrate mainly on the sciences most often use ChemDraw. Examples of opportunities for law firms to use ChemDraw are :

    • Searching existing documents for "prior art" which predates materials submitted by the client. In these cases, the need exists to search chemical patents .....

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