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Compare Patent Portfolio Strength With SocialCitnet

Compare Patent Portfolio Strength With SocialCitnet

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SocialCitnet is an online patent citation analysis tool to build patent citation networks, technology landscapes and identify the strongest patents in the citation network. Citation indices can then be used for multiple types of analysis and to generate strategic insights. This document illustrates the use of citation indices to compare relative strengths of patent portfolios of different companies in a specific technology area. This can be a powerful input for IP strategy, course correction and growing the patent portfolio.
SocialCitnet is an online patent citation analysis tool to build patent citation networks, technology landscapes and identify the strongest patents in the citation network. Citation indices can then be used for multiple types of analysis and to generate strategic insights. This document illustrates the use of citation indices to compare relative strengths of patent portfolios of different companies in a specific technology area. This can be a powerful input for IP strategy, course correction and growing the patent portfolio.

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Patent Portfolio Strength Analysis with SocialCitNet

A Case Study

Starting with a relevant patent in a technology area of interest EP2162488A2/ WO 2009057134A2
ACRYLIC FIBER WITH MODIFIED PROPERTY AND A PROCESS FOR MAKING THEREFOR • A viscose fiber having property modifying constituents such as thermoregulatory activity, antimicrobial activity, and perfumed and a method of making thereof is disclosed. Microreservoirs are formed in the fibers having thermoregulatory activity, antimicrobial constituents, and perfumed constituents. WO2009057134 (A2)
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Also published as WO2009057134 (A3) US2010196692 (A1) US2010190400 (A1) US2010204289 (A1) KR20100039373 (A) KR20100025015 (A) KR20100021517 (A) JP2010532434 (T) JP2010532405 (T) JP2010532433 (T) WO2009063479 (A2) WO2009063479 (A3) WO2009057135 (A2) WO2009057135 (A3) EP2162575 (A2) EP2162574 (A2)
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Portion of the Depth 2 citation network of EP2162488A2 (created with SocialCitnet)
No. of Nodes: No. Of Connections: Sparsity of Graph: 89 119 0.0263

Which patents are most important in this network?
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Top patents in the network based on Social Citation Index (SCI)
Patent US4756958A SCI 0.1447

WO0026447A1
WO03027365A1 WO2005017247A2 US5851338A WO9902055A1 EP0306202A2 JP8311716A US4572864A US5499460A EP1856317A2 US4681791A US4470917A US4230808A WO0224992A1 US5153066A EP2264231A1 WO2009063479A2 04-11-2011

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0.0242 0.0191 0.0154 0.0143 0.014 0.013 0.0125 0.0121 0.0118 0.0112 0.0112 0.0112 0.0111 0.0109 0.0109 0.0107 Crafitti | Idhasoft © 2010 4

Interesting to note that the overall citation network encompasses applications ranging from clothing and footwear to missile shields, oil spill barriers and skin cosmetics!

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Whose Patent Portfolio is Stronger?
Portfolio Citation Index

Patent portfolio view – In this view, we combine the citation indices of all patents owned by an assignee (company)

Number of Patents in Portfolio

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Patent Portfolio Strategy with Portfolio Citation Index
Highly effective portfolio of strong inventions Large number of patents align to make up for weakness of individual inventions

Large number of unaligned patents

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Whose Patent Portfolio is Stronger?
• Clearly, there are two standout players in this patent landscape – • Triangle Res & Dev Corp • Outlast Technologies Inc. • Out of the two, Triangle Res & Dev Corp, is closer to Quadrant 4 (ideal patent portfolio) as compared to Outlast Technologies Inc. and therefore, has a stronger patent portfolio.

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Zooming in
• Most players in the portfolio were bunched together in Quadrant 1 • As we zoom in, we can easily identify that Ciba SC Holdings and Aditya Birla Science and Technology are starting to lead the rest of the pack.
Number of Patents

Portfolio Citation Index
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Patent Portfolio Strategy with Portfolio Citation Index
• Most companies follow a linear approach (aim to move from Quadrant I to Quadrant III) to expand their patent portfolio It is easy for a linear approach to go wrong (end up in Quadrant II). It can be difficult to move out of the Quadrant II rut. A “file first, assess value later” strategy is optimistically likely to lead to Quadrant III and extremely likely to lead to Quadrant II. Moving from II to III to IV is a long expensive journey. It is easier and cost effective to move from Quadrant I to Quadrant IV, using structured frameworks like TRIZ to build strong inventions and a strong patent portfolio.
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Search More Efficiently

• By utilizing relevance information embedded in citation relationships, SocialCitNet helps you get to the most important, most relevant patents faster. • Use it in conjunction with other search approaches (such as keyword or classification based searches). • Identify one patent in your area of technology. The social citation network of this patent doubles up as a technology landscape. • Expand your landscape intelligently by building the citation networks of the most important patents identified by SocialCitNet.

Quickly build and analyse your technology landscape

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