Room: Vesterbro Torv
Room: Enghave Plads
09.00 - 10.00 hrs
Cluster Searching - a second opinion in seconds
No patent analyst or
searcher can be a 100% expert in all required knowledge domains. This
workshop shows you how Ambercite Cluster Searching can give you an objective
second opinion on any search strategy or result set, in a matter of seconds.
It is also a fast and easy search solution in areas that are hard to search
for. Why? Ambercite leverages the distributed intelligence of patent
examiners and applicants by building a big network of the world's ~150
million citation opinions and analysing them in a new and smart way to assess
patent to patent similarity and patent importance.
- Find critical patents missed by other techniques or
- Simply input a starting list of relevant patents
- Results are ranked by similarity and can be easily
screened and exported
- Licensing opportunities can be quickly found
09.00 - 10.30 hrs
Know more than your
US counsel: eight categories of USPTO
statistics that are of critical Importance to non-US companies
Christopher Holt ,
Vice President of Patent Analytics in LexisNexis
Companies outside the US commonly fail to take into consideration the broad range of performance variation from one US patent examiner to the next. Unfortunately, their legal representatives in the US also usually assume that every application has an equal likelihood of allowance, an equal likelihood of claim change, and an equal investment required for allowance. In this session, we will discuss new information tools in the market that make it possible to make informed decisions that lead to substantial cost savings and competitive advantage. Examples of such decisions include:
- Determining whether a US application is even worth filing in light of its predicted prosecution outcome
- Objectively evaluating whether an existing pending US application merits further investment
- Evaluating whether a competitor’s pending application presents high or low risk
- Objectively measuring the effectiveness of US legal counsel
Minesoft: search, analyse and track patent information from around the world
Rahman Hyatt, Minesoft
Join the Minesoft workshop to learn more about the latest major enhancements to the PatBase and PatBase Express search platforms, including extended coverage and a new non-patent literature search in Express. In addition we will discuss how our alerting and workflow solutions can help you manage your patent data across different user groups. The workshop will also introduce our newest products.
We look forward to seeing you there.
11.00 - 12.30 hrs
Patent-based CI: 10 ways to learn about your competition
Stuart Lawless, Consultant IP Solutions, LexisNexis
Most discussions of competitive intelligence (CI) centre around its use in learning about a company's product strategy and features. What is often overlooked is the value of IP in intelligence gathering. An organisation's patents and pending applications can provide valuable insight, often years before a product reaches the market.
In this practical session we'll use patent-based CI to identify the top 10 things you can learn about your competition, from new market entrants to areas of competitive interest, non-practising entity activity and who is buying and selling technology.
We will also use at some unique intelligence on examiners to look at competitor applications– not just on the existence of competitor patents, but also on the value of potential claims!
Searching of the unsurpassed chemical content collection on new STN
Robert Austin, Senior STN trainer, FIZ Karlsruhe
As the number of chemical structures disclosed in patents rapidly increases, it is imperative that IP professionals have the right tools for searching this information efficiently and reliably. The latest release of new STN introduced Markush structure search, so that new STN now provides unsurpassed coverage of generic and exemplified chemical structures.
The workshop will provide an overview of the outstanding search capabilities in the chemical databases from Chemical Abstracts Service and Thomson Reuters on new STN.
14.00 - 15.30 hrs
Charts: Create IP reports and visualisations
from the leading patent databases
John Willmore, VP
Product Development and Diane Webb, President, BizInt Solutions
BizInt Smart Charts for Patents is used by patent searchers around the world to create reports from the leading commercial patent databases.
In this seminar, you will learn how BizInt Smart Charts can be used to create, customise, and deliver reports from a wide variety of sources. You will learn how BizInt Smart Charts helps you present unique content (such as the Family Status summary from Orbit.com and patent families and claims from Patbase) or summarise IP sequence results from GenomeQuest. You will learn how to integrate content from across platforms into a single report. And you will learn how to visualise the resulting report.
At 15:00, we will present a focused seminar on using the BizInt Smart Charts export on the new STN platform to create reports with BizInt Smart Charts for Patents. We invite you to join us after the STN seminar for a quick introduction to creating reports integrating content from Chemical Abstracts Service with data (including claims) from other databases on new STN.
16.00 - 17.00 hrs
The latest advances
in translation technology for patent information
John Tinsley, Iconic
Last year in Warsaw, we gave an introductory seminar on how machine translation (MT) technology actually works. This seminar was very well received so we wanted to build on it again in 2015 because - as you well know - the need for patent MT is not going away yet many end-users still feel that the existing technology does not meet their requirements. While MT is not perfect, it is a maturing technology that has some very real practical applications within the patent community. To better understand the capabilities (and limitations) of MT, it would be useful to know exactly how this technology works. In this seminar, we will provide such an insight into the technology behind MT.
We will recap and build on some of the topics from last year, introducing some of the basic concepts of MT and describe how it has evolved over time. Following this overview, we will discuss the unique challenge of patent translation and the difficulties it presents to MT system developers. Importantly, we will then describe how we can evaluate whether MT is fit for purpose or not.
This talk will provide patent information specialists with a better understanding of how the technology works and some explanation of the results they see. This will help to explain phenomena such as why translation quality varies between languages and technical areas, and how they can make the most of the MT as it exists for their particular needs.
We will also go through some use cases from our own experience and look at questions such as when you should and shouldn't use Google Translate, what MT cannot be used for, as well as taking questions from the audienc
16.00 - 17.00 hrs
for legal status experts: Beyond INPADOC (invitation
Would you like to
contribute to a legal status expert system that can actually tell apart
active and inactive patents? A platform that delivers worldwide status
information in bulk, in one click? Then please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org to get invited to this discussion round
17.15 - 17.45
Google Patents for power users
Ian Wetherbee, Google
Join us for a walkthrough of the new Google Patents and our growing support for power users, including integrated machine-CPC-classified results from Google Scholar, full text search of machine-translated foreign patents, and an advanced query interface.