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Wednesday 16 Oct

Starts at 09:00

9.00 - 10:30

Chair: John Willmore, BizInt, USA

Extended Product Introductions - LexisNexis, BGW, ChemAxon, Molecular Connections, RightsDirect, Dolcera

Are there any frontiers left in patent data?

 As we have gradually tackled the major challenges in patent data gathering over the past years, the question is: what is the next frontier? Are there any important countries left to be integrated? After translating Chinese, Japanese and Korean patent data in Full text and continuously on the frontfiles, is Asian Patent data ‘unlocked’? 

And then after that? Where is the next frontier?

In this presentation we will present our vision on what data will impact patent research in the future and which technological or data developments have the most impact on the possibilities we have in the near and distant future.


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Assessing the quality of patents and large patent portfolios based on quantitative approaches – Opportunities, threats and the new St. Gallen Patent Index™ (SGPI™) as an innovative and strong approach

Imagine you need to present functional KPIs to the CEO; Imagine your company is redefining its technology strategy and you need to (re)value the patent portfolio; Imagine you need to develop a patent strategy with regard to an IP portfolio benchmark of your competitors; Imagine your Head of R&D is approaching you urgently to receive a first IP-Value-Assessment as well as IP-Trends in a totally new technology field for your company.

Often companies and also governmental institutions need a quantitative assessment of patents and patent portfolios. But existing approaches have different challenges or shortcomings. Based on scientific research over several years the SGPI™ has been developed by a consortia lead by the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St. Gallen. This new approach is trying to overcome these shortcomings.

The presentation will give a short overview on the scientific state of the art regarding quantitative patent portfolio assessment and discuss existing approaches as well as needs of companies and institutions.  Further on the SGPI™ with its integrated bottom-up and top-down approach will be presented including sample results.

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Use of professional information and copyright compliance: Challenges for research driven companies


How do international copyright rules govern the reuse of scientific and other types of content in the corporate environment? Which are the most outstanding trends in copyright law worldwide affecting both the creation of scientific and technical information and its use in businesses? What are the main copyright-related challenges for content users and scientific information professionals, and how can research companies provide their researchers and other employees with easy and copyright-compliant ways to access and share content?


The presentation will provide answers to these questions. Its first section will give an overview of the international framework of copyright with special emphasis on European regulations, followed by an analysis of the various trends in copyright law and business models that will shape the landscape of scientific information dissemination and use in the coming years. The second section will address the ways in which scientific and other types of content is used in multinational companies, with particular reference to digital information workflows in research driven industries, and the challenges from the copyright perspective. Finally, the third section will examine some of the solutions that corporations can apply to ensure that information sharing practices are smooth, efficient and copyright compliant.


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10:30 - 11:00

Exhibition and Networking Break

10:30 - 12:15

Christoph Haxel, Dr. Haxel CEM, Austria

Towards automated mining of chemical structures in Chinese Patents

In 2011, China overtook the United States in the number of patent applications. This new situation raises at least two challenges. First, this represents an enormous amount of data to monitor and to search. Second, non-Chinese companies face an additional difficulty caused by the language barrier. While translation services exist, they have limitations, especially in specialized areas such as chemical nomenclature. In this presentation, we present ChemAxon's efforts to extend its English chemical name to structure conversion tool to support Chinese chemical names. We also describe integrated solutions for the extraction of chemical structures found in patents and other types of documents, as well as automated chemical indexing in document management systems such as SharePoint and Documentum.

Enriching Content with Semantic Tagging

 In spite of rapid transformation of publishing landscape brought about by digital technologies, content remains the focal point for publishers as well as consumers. Content deluge has increasingly made it challenging for consumers to discover and analyze relevant content. Approaches like semantic tagging provide an effective solution to this burgeoning problem.

Semantic tagging facilitates enhanced knowledge discovery and management, automated categorization of content, improved web navigation, easier integration of new knowledge in existing content and better exchange of information across diverse services.

In this talk, we will discuss about various content enrichment methodologies and share some insights from application of our in-house semantic tagging platform for enriching content of publishers. 



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Finding the best patents in your portfolio

Ever found a pile of hundred patents that you'd never seen before staring at you on a Friday afternoon, of which you had to pick the 'gems' by Monday morning? Ever wondered which of the 500 patents ("Gems") in your portfolio is really worth paying the maintenance fees on?

Key take aways from this session:

  • Understanding the importance of the IP assessment and development to build the "Gem studded" IP portfolio
  • IP Assessment and Strategy
  • Gem Mining - Identifying valuable patents in a portfolio - Hands-on exercise
  • Gem Faceting - Maximizing the Gem Value

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Closing remarks

2013 Meeting ends at approximately 12:15

14:00 - 17:00

Workshop on Patent Analytics

Goal of the Workshop: The workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to learn the latest techniques for performing patent analytics including; methods for conducting macro-level analysis such as patent landscaping, as well as micro-level techniques such as inspecting file histories to understand how valuable a patent might be after it emerges from prosecution.

Abstract: Looking back over the last few years, it can certainly be said that the overall interest in, and value of, patents has increased substantially. It can be argued that we are in a time period when more attention is being paid to the patent system then ever before. An unprecedented shift is occurring in the creation of a patent marketplace and the increased value of patents as an economic driver.

Patent information professionals have a unique ability to understand the nuances of patent information and are in the best position to analyze this information and provide important strategic and business insights from it. This workshop will focus on current best practices associated with performing patent analytics, and applying some of these principles to the potential value associated with individual portfolios. Using a series of examples, recent learnings pertinent to patent analytics will be discussed.

Topics to be Covered in the Workshop:

  • Patent information list cleanup using Open Refine
  • Stacking and layering patent information fields for enhanced visualization of analytics results
  • Techniques for reconciling and counting patent citations
  • Identifying citations coming from US patent examiners
  • Claims analysis using text comparison tools
  • Prosecution based methods for valuing patent portfolios
  • File wrapper based analysis of US patent documents

Instructor: The workshop will be conducted by Anthony (Tony) Trippe, Managing Director of Patinformatics, LLC. Tony has been a patent information professional for more than eighteen years and has spent the last fifteen years specializing in technical intelligence and patent analytics. Tony is an influential thought leader in the patent analysis space, has been named one of the Top 300 IP Strategists by IAM Magazine, and invented the term patinformatics. Tony has also been asked by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to author Guidelines for the Preparation of Patent Landscape Reports. An initial draft of the guidelines were presented during the WIPO Regional Workshop on Patent Analytics held in August in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. These guidelines will be published formally in the fall of 2013.