Chemists are well-accustomed to journals and papers as sources of knowledge... but they're missing a trick by ignoring an increasingly popular source of scientific insight—chemical patents.

For example, chemical patents can reveal every drug candidate used for a particular medical condition in a clinical trial. They can also help you distinguish compounds that have actually been synthesised by the patent holders from those that have not (so-called "prophetic" compounds, such as bioisosteres).

Download this free guide to learn:

  • The components of Markush structures and why they're critical to chemical patent analyses
  • How to create Markush searches to yield the best results during research
  • Benefits of patent searches to your scientific processes
  • How to get started with a chemical patent search
  • Basic patent language you need to be aware of

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