Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Turn A Browser Window Into a Notepad

Taking note is always done through Notepad, Today found an alternative and though to share with our readers. You can now turn your Browser Window into a Notepad and its really very simple. This trick works inmost modern browser. If you want to get a blank notepad to type in a quick note, just type this into the address bar (or add a bookmark):

For formatted Notepad use this:
HTML link code:
You'll get a blank page where you can type in text easily. Click on me for more such tricks.

Monday, April 18, 2016

USPTO Launches New Global Dossier Service

USPTO has recently launched Global Dossier, Dossier Access is a user-friendly online interface, which will make it easier for patent applicants to quickly and easily view, monitor, and manage intellectual property (IP) protection around the world by providing access to the dossiers of related applications filed at participating offices.

Global Dossier is a project being delivered by the IP5 Offices (link is external). The IP5 is made up of: The European Patent Office (EPO), Japan Patent Office (JPO), Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China (SIPO), and the USPTO.

The public can access the website through: http://uspto-globaldossier.ideascale.com/ (link is external).

Friday, April 15, 2016

Principal Component Analysis (PCA)

Principal Component Analysis (PCA) is used to explain the variance-covariance structure of a set of variables through linear combinations of those variables. PCA is thus often used as a technique for reducing dimensionality.
There are two primary reasons for using PCA:
  • Data Reduction
    PCA is most commonly used to condense the information contained in a large number of original variables into a smaller set of new composite variables or dimensions, at the same time ensuring a minimum loss of information.
  • Interpretation
    PCA can be used to discover important features of a large data set. It often reveals relationships that were previously unsuspected, thereby allowing interpretations of the data that may not be concluded from ordinary examination of the data. PCA is typically used as an intermediate step in data analysis when the number of input variables is otherwise too large to perform useful analysis.

Medicines Patent Pool’s

The Medicines Patent Pool’s patent database (http://www.medicinespatentpool.org/patent-data/patent-status-of-arvs/) provides information on the patent status of selected HIV medicines in low- and middle-income countries. It enables users to search by country/region and by medicine to obtain information on the key patents relating to each medicine. Wherever a patent has been applied for or granted in a given jurisdiction, the relevant patent number is also provided if available. The database is periodically updated to add new medicines and countries, and as the MPP receives new data.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

USPTO - Tool to Receive Email Alerts when Patent Applications Publish

USPTO with partnership with Reed Technology and Information Services, has released Patent Application Alert Service. This system provides customized, email alerts to the public for free when patent applications of interest are published. Additionally, the system offers direct access to the published applications that meet your search criteria.

You need to register at https://go.uspatentappalerts.com/register.php.

New Patent Similarity & Analytics Tool - Candormap

Candormap.com provides a web-based product that creates an interactive map of similar patents around a given patent, technology or product.

The map is arranged according to the level of semantic similarity between the patents. User can navigate the map and retrieve all relevant information for each patent and its neighborhood from which, insights, recommendations and call for actions can directly be drawn.

Similarity Map: Local area of the patent map around the query is described by a subgraph. Circles denote similar patents and applications with different colors for newer, older and expired patents.
Analytics: An interactive table of data and analytics regarding the top 100 similar patents around the query, including patent information, original and actual assignees, similarity ranks and threat indicators.

Are Patent Intelligence/Analytics Tool you Using is of Old Generation

Was just researching on the various patent tools currently available in the market. In the recent few years many online web based patent intelligence system has emerged, proving mostly the basic intelligence and few other important intelligence as well.

An article on "Second or third-age patent analytics platforms: which one are you using?" by John F. Martin, is a very good compilation of how and what these patent analytics platforms should have for being considered to be the best. According to author if answer to the following question is YES then you are using old generation system.

  • It has inaccurate patent ownership information. Database has many similar players with spelling variations or sister companies or name variations, etc.
  • It doesn’t work on mobile devices, tablets or Macintosh computers.
  • It doesn’t automatically adjust for recent company acquisitions. 
  • It asks you to select data sets or fields before searching.  This search approach is a design artifact of being a data purveyor, because they up-charge for additional data.  Having all the data available and a single search box that searches all fields is the modern approach, as Google Patents and Innography have shown for going on a decade.
  • It has a separate tool for visualizations.  In some cases, visualizations were tacked on to second-age tools or even offered from a separate vendor, requiring you to export patents, import into the visualization tool, before seeing what things look like.  Modern analysis techniques rely on drill-in and discovery – looking at a visualization and drilling into interesting areas for further insight.  Having a separate visualization tool (or visualizations that take many minutes to create) prohibit this type of analysis.

WIPO Pearl - Multilingual terminology portal

WIPO Pearl is a WIPO’s multilingual terminology portal gives access to scientific and technical terms derived from patent documents. It helps promote accurate and consistent use of terms across different languages, and makes it easier to search and share scientific and technical knowledge.

TreeTagger - A part-of-speech tagger

The TreeTagger is a tool for annotating text with part-of-speech and lemma information. It was developed by Helmut Schmid in the TC project at the Institute for Computational Linguistics of the University of Stuttgart. The TreeTagger has been successfully used to tag German, English, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Bulgarian, Russian, Portuguese, Galician, Chinese, Swahili, Slovak, Slovenian, Latin, Estonian, Polish, Romanian, Coptic and old French texts and is adaptable to other languages if a lexicon and a manually tagged training corpus are available.
Sample output:

word  pos  lemma 
The  DT  the 
TreeTagger  NP  TreeTagger 
is  VBZ  be 
easy  JJ  easy 
to  TO  to 
use  VB  use 
The TreeTagger can also be used as a chunker for English, German, French, and Spanish.More (http://www.cis.uni-muenchen.de/~schmid/tools/TreeTagger/)

Searching Patent Litigations

Finding patent legal data is not very easy, though patents register of individual countries can do this job, but they are sometime not easy to search or navigate.

RPX Corporation' Patent Litigation tool (http://www.patentfreedom.com/) solves this issue. It has information on 8 million patents, 6 million docket entries, 300,000 parties, and 45,000 litigation cases in a searchable, cross referenced database for USPTO. You can filter and sort data to meet your research needs.