Today’s cutting edge tools enable patent information professionals to use various angles to tackle a search. The diversity of possibilities is thrilling, but can also be overwhelming without a deliberate method. The presentation will offer must-use steps to ensure efficiency in searching while maintaining high quality rigor.
From the invention of voltaic cell in 1800 to the current race for innovation in Lithium Ion and Fuel Cells, Batteries have come a long way! They are becoming increasingly relevant as an energy storage medium as industries make a gradual transition from traditional fossil fuels to alternative and clean sources of energy. In [...]
Searching Company portfolios in PatSeer – Best Practices for using USPTO Reassignments data and Corporate Tree
When building a set of all records held by a company, a searcher is faced with multiple challenges such as non-standardized Assignee names, Missing data on current ownership of records, Patents held by subsidiary companies or holding entities whose names are entirely different form the operating name and finally Blank Assignees (Unassigned applications). Simply searching [...]
Voice Recognition and voice based commands to mobile devices took the center stage with introduction of SIRI by Apple in iphone 4S in 2010. To the user, giving voice commands to mobile devices seemed to open up many possibilities in many applications. Innovation however, in the voice recognition space has been going on since many [...]
In an earlier blog post Searching gets serious in PatSeer we spoke about how professional searchers forced us to make many serious improvements to the search techniques. This time again we have been asked to push our boundaries and make our search syntax parallel existing systems so that the learning curve for a professional patent searcher is close to none [...]
When we launched PatSeer in April 2012 we thought we had worked out the search tools and capabilities completely since the syntax supported Boolean, wildcards, fuzzy, proximity, range and term boosting queries. Well this was until professional (and novice) searchers took on PatSeer and drove us back to the drawing board with their feature demands. [...]
Over the course of developing PatSeer and even well before we started working on it, we’d frequently have discussions with patent research and analysis professionals from corporate organizations as well as service providers. These conversations would bring out a number of inefficiencies in the process of patent research project management and help us identify problems [...]