The volume of patent data most enterprise patent and intellectual property research teams work with is significant large and often growing with new patents being added to databases consistently. Every organization has unique requirements when it comes to the way they process and use this IP data and as a result, require their patent data to be stored, arranged and indexed in a way that is tailored to their workflow.
“Custom Indexing” of patent / intellectual property data enables organizations to retrieve patents more efficiently based on the parameters your organization determines while executing search queries and fetching documents for analysis.
Custom indexing of Intellectual property may involve…
1) Creation of innovative indices based on how data is retrieved internally: Customizing existing data to create high end directory to enable easy access of data for analysis and research based on the parameters your organization would use internally to sort and work with the data.
2) Indexing based on industry segmented data: Industry specific taxonomy and indexing structures can be built to facilitate working with IP data related to a domain such as chemical patents or electronic patents for example. For patent researchers working within a particular domain, having a custom indexing system could speed up the process.
3) Re-indexing of records: The addition of new records, new patent files and documents is an ongoing process since patent data is dynamic. It’s important to periodically ensure the new data indexing structure is aligned with the previous records and the database is re-indexed and up to date.
Irrespective of the domain, custom indexing IP data helps to enhance the efficiency in handling and working with patent data and can be an exercise worth considering.