R&D is a crucial part of many businesses, but gauging the effectiveness of a company's R&D work isn't always easy. That's where advanced analytics can help. We can help evaluate the originality of new intellectual property ideas, and do it quickly, so that developers can use the information as they continue to develop new ideas or elaborate on those in development.
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Challenge: How can new intellectual property be evaluated by a new patent attorney?
We produced an application that organized potentially relevant patent numbers (and pre-grant applications) obtained by searching the US Patent & Trade Office. Components provide maps of claims, clustering of abstracts, claims, and descriptions based on words used, linked extracts of citations, inventors, and assignees.
Benefit to Client
This client was able to determine whether a concept was original and, while the concept was in development, how it could be modified to ensure clear intellectual property rights.