Patent Landscape Report on Shape Memory Material – Polymer and Alloy
Introduction This blog takes a look into the patenting activity around shape memory material uncovering the companies, inventors, and key applications. A shape-memory alloy (SMA, smart metal, memory metal, memory alloy, muscle wire, smart alloy) is an alloy that “remembers” its original shape and that when deformed returns to its pre-deformed shape when heated. Similarly […]
Charge-Coupled Device – The Electronic Eye
Willard Boyle and George Smith are two innovators who just last week got the recognition they long deserved for their contribution which quite literally changed the way we see the world. The two Nobel laureates who were presented their Nobels for Physics in Norway last week invented the charge-coupled device which most of us commonly […]
Key Features of Patent Analysis Tools
Patent analysis tools though all geared to deliver information and intelligence around patents are often different in terms of their features and capabilities. How do you know what features to look for in a solution that would help your organization? Here is a brief overview of the various important features found in most comprehensive patent data analysis […]
On Patent Text Clustering
Amongst various analyses performed on patents, the area where specialized software helps immensely is text-mining and two of the most popular text mining techniques used over patent data are: – Text segmentation / Tokenization – Text Clustering / Topic identification Text segmentation is a process of analyzing the patent text and identifying smaller meaningful segments […]
Co-occurrence Matrix – Beyond just a chart generator..
I have been asked by many researchers on how an Excel pivot table is different from the co-occurrence matrix that we provide in Patent iNSIGHT Pro since both are primarily used to generate charts and trends between two or three analysis points. While Efficiency, Ease-of-use, direct integration between unstructured and structures fields, are perhaps obvious reasons, I […]
Visual Patent Analysis – What and Why ?
For companies it is critical to detect white-spaces and patent minefields early in the R&D cycle each of which can perhaps generate or save millions of dollars at a later stage. Traditional graphs and charts are good for displaying the results of an analysis activity but not for quickening and improving the analysis process. An […]
Today’s enterprises continue to scale at a rapid pace and functions like IP and Licensing have started playing a very important role in the business. It’s no longer about getting copyrights and ensuring patent protection and preventing infringement. Today’s IP Research teams are the front runners in identifying trends, practices and technological changes that happen […]