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Is it Really True? – 80% of Technical Information is Found Only in Patents

The origins of this particular statistic date back to the late ‘70s, and for the most part patent practitioners have taken this as a given since the. If this is the case, has anyone actually looked at this question recently and determined if it is still true? In order to revisit this statistic I studied the patented substances indexed by the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS). The patenting of chemical substances represents a reasonable percentage of the technologies covered by the world’s…

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Added by Anthony Trippe on April 22, 2014 at 8:09am — No Comments

A Look at Patent Board Ferret - Decisions from the Patent Trial and Appeals Board

When the stakes are high, having additional information about the Examiner’s hand can be very powerful. Sometimes the Examiner has a pretty strong rejection based on the statute, the Rules, and the accompanying case law. However, this may be difficult to know unless familiar with the Code, the Rules, and all the case law. Analyzing Board decisions through PatentBoardFerret.com can provide enhanced knowledge of the strength of the rejection. In addition, PatentBoardFerret.com organizes all…

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Added by Anthony Trippe on April 10, 2014 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Correlation and Causation – How Often Do WO Documents, with US as the Priority Country, End up Not Publishing in the US?

When dealing with complex systems, especially when working with patent data it is critical to understand the variables involved and how they influence one another when conducting patent analytics studies. In this particular example a trend in US publications appearing in the extended families of PCT applications originating in the US is clearly seen, but understanding what may have caused this effect will take a little more digging and understanding the variables involved in the system,…

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Added by Anthony Trippe on March 31, 2014 at 3:58am — No Comments

Infographics for Patent Analytics – An Interview with Taavi Raidma CEO of Deltasight

Infographics provide a means for comparing data along several different parameters. Their application to patent information has been explored previously, but a new company, Deltasight, is systematizing this approach and generating insights into this unique data source. In a first for Patinformatics.com we have an interview with CEO Taavi Raidma where he discusses the Deltasight application.

Visual Solutions for Presenting Complex Patent Data – An Interview with Taavi Raidma CEO of…

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Added by Anthony Trippe on February 24, 2014 at 8:23am — No Comments

Risk and Diversification - A Framework for Patent Strategy Discussions

Peter Kim and I have an article in the March/April issue of IAM Magazine. The article focuses on the building of impactful patent portfolios and one of the topics covered is how to determine the allocation of resources between sustaining technologies and disruptive ones. As Peter and I discussed this I suggested that a good analogy might be borrowed from the world of financial investments, where advisors talk about portfolios in terms of risk and diversification. As we continued talking…
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Added by Anthony Trippe on February 10, 2014 at 8:24am — No Comments

Innovation and the Global IP Marketplace

In this guest post by Tom Hochstatter rationales and mechanisms for disrupting the innovation supply chain are provided. According to Tom, those of us in the innovation industry need to ignore current convention, and find a way to advance innovation by matching sellers to buyers at scale, aggregating disparate IP activities into centralized functions reduce the cost to transact IP, shorten the time to transact, avoid the courts like the plague, and shine a light on the dark side of…

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Added by Anthony Trippe on February 3, 2014 at 10:34am — No Comments

Report from WIPO Workshop on Patent Analytics in The Philippines

This post provides details on the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Regional Workshop on Patent Analytics that was held December 4-6th in Manila, and was jointly organized by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL). Patent analysis, and in particular the generation of patent landscape reports (PLRs), continues to gain in popularity as a tool for strategic decision-making, both in the public, and private sectors. This second regional workshop once again…

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Added by Anthony Trippe on December 19, 2013 at 10:20pm — No Comments

New this Week: First Look - Clearstone Innovator and A Second Guest Post by Matt Fornwalt

In a pair of recent posts patinformatics.com looked at the analysis of eliminations, and how this is applied to the filed of patent analysis. In the initial post a first look was provided into the new Clearstone Innovator system. This tool represents a significant departure from existing tools, and a complete re-thinking of patent claims analysis since it focuses on claim limitations, as opposed to the more traditional method of covering what is disclosed in a patent document. A discussion…

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Added by Anthony Trippe on December 10, 2013 at 9:08pm — No Comments

Happy Thanksgiving! What’s Cookin’ in Analytics

I would like to wish all of the US readers and their families, a Happy Thanksgiving holiday! If you think about it, save me a piece of pie (pumpkin is my favorite this time of year).

Recipes and cookbooks provide a powerful analogy for teaching complicated subjects to people entering a new field, or experienced practitioners who are looking to expand the techniques at their disposal. Having a proven procedure to refer to while working through a detailed example is always helpful, even…

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Added by Anthony Trippe on November 28, 2013 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Who Knew Patent Analysts Wrote Code? – A Guest Post by Matt Fornwalt

In our second guest post, Matt Fornwalt explores the skills required, and the similarity in form and structure between patent analysts who write complex queries in command line interfaces to data scientists who write scripts, or code in order to do their work in programs like R. To some the use of command line interfaces may seem archaic but understanding this method of building queries can help analysts as they consider using data science related tools.…

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Added by Anthony Trippe on November 8, 2013 at 7:21am — No Comments

New this Week: The Importance of Patent Information Recognized at the Highest Levels and a Report from the 2013 ICIC

Happy Halloween Everyone!

This past week on Patinformatics.com the focus was on Europe and two patent-related conferences held there this month. In the first, props are given to EPO President Benoît Battistelli on attending and commenting on patent information user groups and his attendance at the 2013 EPO Patent Information Conference. Examples of cooperation between user groups and the world’s patent offices were discussed.

In the second post, selected presentations and the…

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Added by Anthony Trippe on October 31, 2013 at 8:42am — No Comments

Twitter Feed and Report from 2013 PIUG Northeast Conference

This year's NE Conference was excellent and I was honored to provide one of the presentations during the meeting. Links to my slides and a video of it, shot by Sandra Unger, are provided within the post. The article also provides the titles of each of the other presentations along with the Tweets associated with them that were collected during the meeting. I had to leave after the afternoon break, so there are no Tweets for the final three talks but the abstracts from those presentations are…

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Added by Anthony Trippe on October 11, 2013 at 11:09am — No Comments

Family Reduction Methods: Why I Don’t Use Simple Families When Counting Patents Either

This post will looked at the use of simple patent families when performing a family reduction pre-processing step. While simple patent families normally give similar statistical values to what is seen with other family reduction methods, the use of them is not generally recommended. A discussion on the reasons behind this assertion is provided. In addition, based on input from the previous two posts, the ramifications of the relationship between US and WO documents, and the impact they have…

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Added by Anthony Trippe on September 29, 2013 at 8:18pm — No Comments

New this Week: The Impact of PCT Applications on the US Patent System and Multiple WO Documents in the Same Extended Family

This past week on Patinformatics.com the focus was on WO documents with two posts on this topic. In the first, it became clear from an analysis conducted that while the use of the PCT system by US applicants has flattened out recently, and as a percentage is not dominated by them as much as it used to be, WO documents still play a critical role in the filing strategy of US organizations. In particular, a dramatic shift in the use of PCT applications occurred, and could be clearly seen,…

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Added by Anthony Trippe on September 23, 2013 at 12:01am — 2 Comments

Report from WIPO Workshop on Patent Analytics and Additional Workshop Dates

This post provides details on the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Regional Workshop on Patent Analytics that was held August 26th-28th in Rio de Janeiro, and was jointly organized by the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) of Brazil. Patent analysis, and in particular the generation of patent landscape reports (PLRs), continues to gain in popularity as a tool for strategic decision-making, both in the public, and private sectors. WIPO initially began to call…

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Added by Anthony Trippe on September 5, 2013 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Machine Learning in Patent Analytics - Part 3: Spatial Concept Maps for Exploring Large Domains

The visualizations associated with this task go by many names including thematic, or concept maps, and involve determining the similarity of documents, and representing it as a relative distance. Since the characteristic being visualized is relative distance, maps are often used as a visual device since, as a species, humans are accustomed to comparing distances using them. Beyond organizing, or clustering the documents, calculating relative distance adds the additional benefit of…

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Added by Anthony Trippe on August 25, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

First Look – New STN – Big Data Creates Chemistry Without Limits

Chemistry and Patent information professionals have eagerly been anticipating the release of the next generation of the STN online service. This post provides an early look at Version One of the new STN platform. New STN truly brings the power and functionality of Big Data to the study of chemical, and patent information. Searches that were nearly unthinkable in the past can now be done in record time. Combining the breadth, and depth of the collections available, with the deep indexing that…

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Added by Anthony Trippe on August 18, 2013 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Machine Learning in Patent Analytics Part 2: Binary Classification for Prioritizing Search Results

Binary classification provides a means for categorizing large collections of patent documents into the references that are likely to be of highest interest to the information professional, and those that are likely not related, but were still retrieved in a broad search. The training set, in this case will be made up of references that are highly relevant to the interests of the analyst. In training the classifier, the analyst will need to identify documents that are off-topic as well, so…

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Added by Anthony Trippe on August 12, 2013 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Machine Learning in Patent Analytics: Clustering, Classification, and Spatial Concept Maps, Oh My!

Machine learning methods provide organizational, and prioritization functions that can be applied to patent documents, and if used properly can deliver great value to analysts. This post provides an introduction to three tasks, clustering, classification, and spatial concept maps, associated with machine learning methods in patent analytics. Having a basic understanding of how these methods work, and how they are being applied, will help analysts maximize their use of them.…

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Added by Anthony Trippe on August 4, 2013 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Patent Strategy Lesson – “The Innovator’s Dilemma” and Patent Committees – A Guest Post by Peter Kim

In a first for Patinformatics.com, I am happy to share the podium with Peter Kim, a Principal at Irvine Pointe Advisory, LLC, an IP Strategy consulting firm. Peter is a long-time colleague, and expert at patent licensing and strategy. 
“The Innovator’s Dilemma” was not specifically written to cover intellectual property strategy, but in this article we will draw some lessons about disruptive technologies and how they apply to the context of corporate patent committees. The…
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Added by Anthony Trippe on July 31, 2013 at 5:25am — No Comments

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