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EPO-LESI joint online seminar “Business use of patent information” April 21 and 22, 2021, 10:00 – 11:30am ET | 4:00 - 5:30 PM CET

  • 15 Apr 2021 8:13 AM
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    Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) and EPO  is conducting joint online seminar

    Business use of patent information”

     April 21, 2021, 10:00 – 11:30am  ET | 4:00 - 5:30 PM CET

    April   22, 2021, 10:00 – 11:30am  ET | 4:00 - 5:30 PM CET

    Online registration form  (with a choice either one or two days, registration deadline Apr. 20, 2021)


    Under the LESI-EPO Memorandum of Understanding for “helping businesses overcome the current economic crisis by investing in R&D and making the best possible use of patented inventions and the IP system as a whole”, LES Spain-Portugal and the EPO Patent Academy are organizing this seminar focused at explaining how to extract knowledge from patents for informed decision-making in business.

    The differences between a novelty search and patent analytics will be explained, as well as an approach proposing how patent knowledge may be derived from patent data. Challenges such as name harmonisation will be clarified, and there will be an analysis on how classification symbols may be used to map technologies, examine competitors’ patent portfolios and identify upcoming trends.


    Programme (Time below is in CET as in an original program)

    Wednesday, 21 April 2021 10:00 – 11:30am  ET | 16:00 - 17:30 CET

    16:00 CET Introduction

    ▪Patent information
    ▪Priority families

    16:10 Basic searching and analysis of results using Espacenet

    ▪Identify technical areas based on key word searches
    ▪Analyse competitors and their filing behaviour

    17:10 Wrap-up of 1stday and Q&A

    Thursday, 22 April 2021 10:00 – 11:30am  ET | 16:00 - 17:30 CET

    16:00 CET Advanced searching using GPI

    ▪Detailed searches combining bibliographic data, legal events and full text
    ▪Regular monitoring of technical areas and competitors, with preliminary data quality assessments
    ▪Customised display and download for improved user experience and effective use of result sets


    16:45 Advanced statistics using PATSTAT

    ▪Citation flows
    ▪Collaboration networks
    ▪Legal event data
    ▪Value indicators

    17:20 Wrap-up of 2ndday and Q&A$FILE/business use of patent information_programme_april 2021.pdf


    Level of expertise: Intermediate

    Max. number of participants 400
    Reference BS08-2021
    Registration deadline 20.04.2021

    Online registration form

    Technical requirements and data protection

    To attend this online event you need a computer or mobile device with a high-speed internet connection. If using a computer, you can access Zoom from your web browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Chromium (Microsoft) Edge) without downloading any additional software. However, to take advantage of all Zoom features, we recommend installing the Zoom desktop client app on your computer (Windows and Mac versions available).

    To join via mobile device, simply download the Zoom mobile app for your iOS or Android device from the App Store or Google Play Store.



    Additional info:

    EPO this week (Apr. 13, 2021) conducted similar elementary level training "Using EPO search tools to improve business decisions" [BS24-2021] (see also PIUG-PF post 4/12/2021) This is a link to copy of combined presentations (67 p) of this meeting  (to be posted at the EPO website).

    The following slides from Apr.13, 2021 presentation may be relevant to upcoming  EPO-LESI workshop:

    Espacenet. Use of statistical analysis of forward citation of important [pioneer] patents for following technology development, for example ct=US4683202A (Kary Mullis Process for amplifying  nucleic acid sequences [PCR]) for biotechnology patenting of by country, applicants, technology applications. (p.15-19);  Identify co-applicants (p.24)

    GPI: cross-reference to identify co-assignment of classification systems (p.37); use ownership information mentioned in legal events (p.38-40); regular monitoring searches (p.41-43); visualization of cross-reference (20 top applicants vs. 20 to IPCs) (p.47); download XML of results for post-processing in Excel  or Microsoft Power PI [collaboration networks] (p.49-50)

    PATSTAT: name harmonization (600 variants of Novartis in multiple alphabetic systems/languages) (p.56,); PATSTAT Standardised Name vs Original Name statistics (p.57)  top cited publications (family-family citations) (p.60)


    Additional references for GPI and PATSTAT:

    EPO.Global Patent Index. User Manual [v.3.8], December 2020.167 p
    Introduction to the Global Patent Index (GPI) (Web-based training, 20 slides)
    Get the most from Global Patent Index (GPI) (Webinar, March 2021, 1:11:47)

    Using PATSTAT with SQL for beginners: A step-by-step guide with exercises (Version 2.8), February 2020 115 p.(see also slides motes).
    PATSTAT Documentation:
    PATSTAT Online v2.6.0 User manual v.2.0 (12 March 2020), 74 p.
    Complementary databases , v.1 4 (23.04.2020), 7 p.
    Data completeness of PATSTAT Global, 2021 Spring Edition
    PATSTAT Webinars:
    PATSTAT Online - Beginners interface (Webinar, 28:23, July 2019)
    PATSTAT online (Webinar, 1:13:21, February 2020)
    de Rassenfosse, G., Dernis, H., Boedt, G., 2014. An Introduction to the Patstat Database with Example Queries. Australian Economic Review 47(3), 395–408. (ResearchGate)
    Kang, B., Tarasconi, G., 2016. PATSTAT revisited: Suggestions for better usage. World Patent Information 46(9), 56–63. (IDE discussion paper No.527, 2015, 21 p. @ ResearchGate)
    Pasimeni, F., 2019. SQL query to increase data accuracy and completeness in PATSTAT. World Patent Information 57, 1–7. (Open Access)

    Update 4/15/2021 9:11 AM Additional references for GPI has been added.

    Last modified: 15 Apr 2021 9:11 AM | Anonymous member

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