Using Technology categories for better IP analysis
Apr 22, 2014Class codes are often detailed and provide a verbose description of the technologies they pertain to, making them hard to decipher at first glance. To make things easier to understand, we curated the class codes along with other patent parameters, and defined specific technology categories. Let us see how this can help the patent analyst. Consider you are studying the patent landscape for a particular portfolio - Carbon sequestration technologies in this example: Topic map - Click to enlarge[/caption] As is the case for Relecura’s Topic Maps displaying either the concepts or classification codes, the size of each bubble indicates the count for each Technology Category. In this example, you will notice that ‘Chemical or Physical Process – Separation’ and ‘Disposal of Greenhouse Gases’ are the top two Technology Categories in the result set. In addition, the proximity between the various categories indicate their relationship to each other. For example, ‘Disposal of Greenhouse Gases’ is more closely related to ‘Gas Liquefaction’ than ‘Purifying Combustible Gases.’ Since this map is interactive, you can also conveniently select and remove Technology Categories, and then refine your search results. Technology Categories can be used across several features of Relecura such as Topic Maps, Graphs, Explore, and Browse. If you would like to try this out yourself, please click here. In case you have some feedback, please leave us a comment on this post.