The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently announced an
expansion of PatentsView, its visualization tool for US patents. First
launched a few years ago, the intent behind the tool was to make 40 years of
patent filing data available for free to those interested in examining "the
dynamics of inventor patenting activity over time." In spite of being limited
to patents (not applications) and with a focus only on the US, it offers some
interesting visualizations around locations and citations.
In a blog post last month, USPTO director Michelle Lee said the PatentView
tool is based on "the highest-quality patent data available," connecting 40
years' worth of information about inventors, their organizations, and their
locations in unprecedented ways. The newly revamped interface presents three
user-friendly starting points - relationship, locations, and... (more)
Patents are a unique source of data that links commerce and technology.
Recently, Innography and CPA Global published two reports analyzing which
companies are innovating, what new products are being developed, and where
the technology state-of-the-art is headed in robotics and spaceflight.
In Robot Innovation: Surprising Trends Behind the IP of Autonomous Robot
Technology, Innography experts discuss how autonomous robots are disrupting
large industries and propelling the development of entirely new product lines
- from self-driving cars, to farming and mining ma... (more)
2017 Predictions for Intellectual Property Professionals and the Patent
For better or worse, no one can say that 2016 was dull. And while it might
not have produced quite as much excitement in the IP world (phew!), 2016
wasn’t without some notable IP shifts.
Last year I shared my predictions for 2016. As we kick of this inaugural post
on IP Analytics, let's take a look back at how I did and then I'll give you
my predictions for 2017.
Private and public data unite, creating a single cohesive story
For my first 2016 prediction, I said that, "Instead of having sil... (more)