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Summary: 7/27 WIPO: Global Design Database: practical cases @ 11:30 AM ET; 7/28 LexisNexis IP/IPWatchdog: Using Patent Analytics to Identify Innovation Growth Areas @10 AM ET; PIUG Community Engagement Hour @11 AM ET; Lens Patent 2.0@ 11 AM ET; 7/29 WIPO: Global Brand Database: practical cases @11:30 AM ET; RWS/IPWatchdog Best Practices for Avoiding Patent Searching Pitfalls @12 PM ET; USPTO The Path to a Patent, Part III: Patent searching; @1 PM ET; USPTO: Patent and Trademark Resource Centers@3 PM ET
The following online patent information and related events are offered Tue-Thu..July 27-29, 2021: See also below information about other upcoming training events (Aug 3-11, 2021), conferences, patent search courses, and selected recent publications of interest.
Tuesday, July 27, 202111:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET | 5:00 AM ET - 6:00 PM CETJ A Kemp Drafting and Prosecuting Potential Standard Essential Patents in the UK and Europe (Recording, 59:25, slides, 33 p.)Presenters: Dominic Forsythe and Stephen Hodsdon, Partners, J A Kemp (UK)Based on Unwired Planet International Ltd v Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd & Anor (Rev 2)  EWHC 2988 (Pat) (30 November 2017, UK High Court) decision [see §286-289 and §361 on [Thomson Reuters’] HPA [Huawei’s patent analysis] technique -ab], “patent counting is central to any calculation of [FRAND] licences”, based on numbers of [extended] patent families with common first priorities (see slides, p.6,8,11-13, 15-19.). Double patenting and self-collision are also discussed. (p.20-22)
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM ET | 5:30 - 6:15 PM CET
WIPO: Global Design Database: practical cases (Recording, 24:00)
Presenter: Sandrine Ammann , Marketing & Communications Officer, WIPO
Available materials of previous webinars on WIPO Global Design Database: An overview (slides, 58 p. Jan. 27, 2021; recording, 18:25, Dec.15, 2020); How to Search (slides: Mar. 11, 2021, 47 p. & July 30, 2019, 66 p.); Practical cases (slides, 76 p., Jan. 11, 2021); How to Read, Save and Share Your Results (recording, 15:46, Jun. 29, 2021)GDD Help Documentation: How to search (Search By: Design Search, Operators / Search Syntax, Names Search, Numbers Search, Dates Search, Country Search; Filter By: Source, Designation, Locarno, Registration, Contracting Parties Filters); Database contents
Wednesday, July 28 202110:00 -11:00 AM ET | 4:00 -5:00 PM CET
LexisNexis IP/IPWatchdog: Using Patent Analytics to Identify Innovation Growth Areas (Recording, 1:03:43, slides, 46 p. (linked for a recording page))
...During this webinar, we will discuss key findings from a deep-dive [patent] analysis performed by Kolin Schunck at Lufthansa Innovation Hub specifically on the air taxi market landscape…
Join Gene Quinn, patent attorney, President and CEO of IPWatchdog, Kolin Schunck, Research and Intelligence Analyst at Lufthansa Innovation Hub, and Carsten Guderian, Senior Project Leader at LexisNexis, to learn more about how patent analytics help identify key areas of innovation.
To be discussed: Startups with an impressive technology base; Growth is shown by patent metrics; Current technology leaders and promising startups in the fieldRelated publications:Schunck, K.(Lufthansa Innovation Hub),. Are Air Taxis Ready For Prime Time? (PatentSight White Paper). PatentSight GmbH , April 2021, 12 p. (A data-driven report on the state of air taxis in 2021 created by Lufthansa Innovation Hub utilizing LexisNexis® PatentSight®)
Lufthansa Innovation Hub, Osinto Ltd, 2021. Mapping the Advanced Air Mobility ecosystem. White Paper, April 2021, 12 p.11:00 AM -12:00 PM ET | 5:00 -6:00 PM CET
PIUG Community Engagement Hour (Registration, optional)
These monthly meetings will be informal get-togethers to network and share experiences around patent searching, databases & resources, analytics, etc.
Discussion topics of Jul. 28, 2021 Meeting – TBD
11:00 AM -12:00 PM ET | 5:00 -6:00 PM CET(also Aug.4 & 11,2021) (also for Asia & Oceania 7/28,8/4 & 8/11 @6:00 PM PST (Registration (Asia & Oceania, all days))
Lens.org Demonstration of the tools and features available on lens.org (Registration, all days, N. America & Europe))
Join us for free webinars on Lens Patent 2.0 and other Lens features on each Wednesday starting from July 28 (8am PST / 4pm CET). Osmat Jefferson will walk you through the discovery, analytic, and management tools available to you and your institution. ...See also:
Lens.org. Release. 8.0. (Lens Patent 2.0), by Cambia staff, Release Notes Blog, June 30, 2021
Thuesday, July 29, 202111:30 AM - 12:15 PM ET | 5:30 - 6:15 PM CET
WIPO: Global Brand Database: practical cases [Trademarks] (Registration)
Presenter: Sandrine Ammann , Marketing & Communications Officer, WIPO
Available materials of previous webinars on WIPO Global Brand Database: An overview (Recording, 39:02, June 30, 2021, slides, 76 p. Jan. 25, 2021); How to perform searches (slides, 52 p. Mar. 4, 2021); Image Search (slides, 57 p. Apr. 27, 2021); Practical cases (slides, 62 p. Nov. 19, 2020); How to Read, Save and Share Your Results (recording, 24:23, Jun. 23, 2021); The Vienna Classification Assistant — An Overview (slides, 37 p., Aug, 12, 2020)
See also an additional notes on GBD, including search examples at the Aug. 4, 2020 PIUF-PF post.
Thuesday, July 29, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET | 6:00 - 7:00 PM CET
RWS/IPWatchdog Best Practices for Avoiding Patent Searching Pitfalls (Registration)When it comes to ensuring a successful patent search, finding the matching prior art relevant to the invention under study can feel like finding a needle in a haystack. … we provide a powerful insight and share our top tips... on how to avoid the most common pitfalls.
What factors matter most in a patent search; Where the most common problems arise; What role people play in the patent search; What advantage systems and processes have on patent search; The effect technology has on your resultsSpeakers: Peter Vanderheyden, Vice President, IP Research, NJ Thompson, Director, Client Services; Costas Stephanides,, QPIP, Technical Manager and Eric Baer, VP, Product (all - RWS IP Research)See also
RWS IP Services (webpages)Best practices for avoiding patent searching pitfalls (Sep.24, 2020, Recorded webinar, 49:58)
Thuesday, July 29, 20211:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET | 7:00 - 8:30 PM CET
USPTO The Path to a Patent, Part III: Patent searching (Registration by 7/28 1PM ET)
Join USPTO experts as they will give a presentation on important topics related to this subject, including: preliminary searching, using the suggested Seven-Step Strategy, tips and resources for searching, and more.See also:
The Path to a Patent, Part III: Patent searching (video, 2:00:30 by Cindy Sdrewski, ASRC Federal, Recorded , Jan 21, 2021); Tips and tricks for patent searching including a six-step process (video, 54 m, slides, 41 p, by Cindy Sdrewski; SCRA/Kim & Lahey Law Firm webinar, Jul.8, 2021)Thuesday, July 29, 20213:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET | 10:00 - 11:00 PM CET
USPTO: Do You Know @USPTO – July edition: Patent and Trademark Resource Centers (Registration)…150 year old USPTO resource, PTRCs comprise a nationwide network of public, state, and academic libraries designated by the USPTO to support the public with patent and trademark assistance.
Join the Manager of the PTRC Program, Robert Berry, to gain insights from PTRC library staff who will:
...Provide access to resources such as PubEAST and PubWEST, examiner-based search systems, Offer assistance on how to do historical research on patents and trademarks ...Additional Info:USPTO Patent and Trademark Resource Centers webpage
PRTC Tutorial How to Conduct a Preliminary U.S. Patent Search: A Step by Step Strategy (36 min)
Patent and Trademark Resource Center Association (PTRCA)
Other upcoming events (July-August 2021)8/3/2021 USPTO Trademark Basics Boot Camp, Module 1: Fundamentals
8/4/2021 4:00 AM ET Clarivate Research Patent in a Specific Domain (Derwent Innovation)
8/4/2021 11:00 AM ET SCRA/Kim & Lahey Law Firm The Path to a Patent, Part IV: Learn How to Draft Patent Claims (USPTO Webinar Series)8/4/2021 11:00 AM ET ET Lens.org Lens Patent 2.0 (also Aug. 11,2021) & 6:00 PM PST ET (also Aug. 11,2021)
8/4/2021 12:00 PM ET ML4Patents.com Webinar Series with Relativity Patents (Episode 1)
8/5/2021 9:00 AM ET PatSeer “How to reduce risks of R&D and how to find new ideas using PatSeer”8/5/2021 11:00 AM ET USPTO Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) quarterly meeting (Design patents, AI/IT)
8/5/2021 1:00 PM ET USPTO The Path to a Patent, Part IV: Learn how to draft a patent application
8/11/2021 4:00 ET Clarivate: What’s New in Derwent Innovation (also 8/17/2021)
8/11/2021 10:00 AM ET WIPO PATENTSCOPE Summer Course -Session 3 (Results, NPL, families)
For current list of USPTO event for August-September. 2021, see USPTO event webpage
Upcoming conferences of interest:ACS Fall 2021 Meeting, Aug. 22-26, 2020 (Atlanta, GA & Online) (Technical Program, see CHAL patent law symposia (8/22-23); CINF Symposia: Chemistry Babylon (8/22); Natural products and food informatics (8/23); Reactions Informatics (8/22), ML & AI for Organic Chemistry (8/22), ML in drug discovery (8/24), etc.)PATINEX 17th Patent Information Expo, 6th–10th September 2021 (Korea, KIPI, online)
AI-SDV 2021, The Artificial Intelligence Conference on Search, Data and Text Mining, Analytics and Visualization. 3-5 October 2021, Nice, France & virtually. Preliminary ProgramEPO Search Matters 2021, 6-8 October 2021 (Online, save the date)Japan Patent Information fair & Conference 2021, Nov. 23-24, 2021 (pending)
IP Service Word, Convention & Trade Fair, Nov. 23-24, 2021, Munich, Germany (see Agenda, incl. lectures on patent searching, etc.)
Patent searching courses:
SWAYAM [Ministry of Education Government of India], Patent Search for Engineers and Lawyers 23 Aug 2021-15 Oct 2021 Registration by 23 Aug 2021
WIPO Academy. DL-318 Patent Information Search (DL318E21S2) 1 Sep 2021 to 5 Dec 2021
Registration by 22 Aug 2021 Cost : see Fee list
PatSnap Innovation Academy Patent Intelligence for Innovators, Inventors, Makers and More (6 Modules, 58 min of videos) (New course, July 14, 2021, Part of Innovation Intelligence Fundamentals, with additional 1-2 units in following months)
Recent publications of interest (July 26, 2021)
Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Patent Text Mining and Semantic Technologies (PatentSemTech) 2021 co-located with the 44th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2021), Edited by Ralf Krestel, Hidir Aras, Linda Andersson, Florina Piroi, Allan Hanbury, and Dean Alderucci. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, vol. 2909, Online, July 15th, 2021. (ISSN 1613-073, urn:nbn:de:0074-2909-4) http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2909/
IP5 website IP5 NET1/AI roadmap.2021, 8 p. (agreed by IP Heads of Office at the 22 June 2021 Meeting) [NET = “New Emerging Technologies”]IP5 NET1/AI Opportunities: Classification (AI-assisted classification, Revising classification schemes); IT aspects/utilisation of NET/AI (Neural Machine Translation,NMT; NET/AI-enabled capabilities in support of the patent grant process). Classification (Objective…a potential joint IP5 approach leads to consistency on a technical level; Goal:… to accommodate NET … besides the creation of new classification allocations or technology field, p.4-5.). IT aspects/utilisation of NET/AI (…Share information and experiences … promote NET/AI implementation in automatic search, AI-assisted classification, AI-based machine translation (MT) ; Co-operate to optimize existing NET/AI systems, such as AI-search and AI-assisted classification; Analyse the results of the bilateral CNIPA-KIPO comparative study on the performance of AI-based systems in search and classification p.5-7)Patent Harmonization Expert Panel (PHEP) –New Topics. USPTO. presentation on IP5 Heads and IP5 Industry Meeting, June 2021/7/26, 7 p. (Adoption of a global assignment (Lead Offices: KIPO/USPTO) (Goal is to provide the ability to file a single assignment in one location with effect worldwide) (p.5); Candidate topics (from 2018 Meeting): “to remove requirement in Europe to insert closest prior art in specification, and JP requirement for prior art in background” (p.3))
See also earlier IP5 publications
IP Offices, Global Mapping Table (GMT) v.1.(Feb. 2019) (Submitted by IP5 Industry users:, JPO -30, KIPO- 14, CNIPA -12, EPO 3 companies; Applicant name standardization is KIPO-led Global Dossier project)IP5 Information Dissemination Policy 2011, 2013, 5p., agreed by IP5 Heads of Office in June 2013.
EPO EPO, Annual Review 2020.Released June 29, 2021, 94 p. (also online) [See Goal 2 Digital transformation: Search, Artificial intelligence (pp.32-33); Goal 3: Master Quality (Mastering the prior-art) (pp.47-48) (Annexes include IT Report 2020 and Quality Report 2020, see below)EPO. IT Report 2020: Driving digital transformation. June 2021, 17 p. (Annex to 2020 EPO Annual Review) […EPO continued to invest in modern, AI-based modules that contribute to overall productivity and quality.I n 2020, the EPO Data Science team built new AI pre-classification models … as accurate as the outsourced service. Data Science team also reviewed the existing pre-search algorithms, identifying a number of areas for possible improvement and building and testing new models.] See also attached Fig.3 “AI processing of patent documents” from the report]EPO. Quality Report 2020. June 2021, 43 p. (Annex to 2020 EPO Annual Review) [Ch.4 4. Quality by support, .4.2 The world's most comprehensive prior art collection (1.5 billion technical records in 182 databases; 120 million patent documents, including 65 million Asian patent documents, over 610 000 traditional knowledge documents from IN, CN and KR; over 10 000 journal titles covering all areas of technology; subscription-only external databases and collections; 4.1 million standards documents (3GPP, ETSI, ITU, IEEE SA, IEC, ARIB, IETF, DVB, oneM2M and OMA, technical disclosures submitted during the standardisation process) (p. 14-16). For CPC coverage in EPO databases, see attached Fig.12 at p.18)EPO News, July, 21, 2021 Discover the power of EPO patent data (Launch of a new free statistics and trends centre to make our annual Patent Index interactive and fully explorable; Statistics & Trend Center; Patent Index 2020. A user could explore patent activity in US,CN,JP,KR & EPO members for any 35 fields of technology (from Elecrtical machinery(#1) to Civil Engineering (#35), as listed in WIPO IPC Technology ConcordanceTable, based on 2008 methodology report: Schmoch, U.(Fraunhofer ISI), 2008. Concept of a Technology Classification for Country Comparisons. Final Report to WIPO, 2008, 15 p., See pp.7-9,13-5 for fields of technology definitions and a summary table)
Li, Binxin & Hou, Caitlin (Baker & McKenzie FenXun (FTZ)), Yao, Elva (Baker & McKenzie), Further Updates on Patent Linkage and Patent Term Extension in China. Kluwer Patent Blog. July 21, 2021 D’Orio, Angela., 2021. Patent Landscape in Nonwovens. (Ph.D Theses, Textile Technology Management). North Carolina State University. 125 p. (The first purpose of this research was to develop a step-by-step guide to patent search for nonwovens products. This protocol was then used to perform patent landscape analysis for two products, facemasks and commodity wipes. The analysis focuses on identifying the major market players, most cited patents, and technology drivers, Part 2-4, pp.6-69)
Caspary, Dirk., 2021. Atomic Layer Deposition – Thin Layers are a big thing.[Parent landscape analysis]. PatentSight IP Analytics Blog. Jul 7, 2021.
Caspary, Dirk A Brief Patent Landscape of Chemical Companies. PatentSight IP Analytics Blog, Jun 24, 2021.
Guderian, C., Data and Decisions: The risks in relying on inaccurate patent data. PatentSight IP Analytics Blog, May 11, 2021
Guderian, C., 2021b. 5 Consequences of Patent Data Errors: The Applicant Name Field. PatentSight IP Analytics Blog, Apr 21, 2021
Guderian, C., 2021a. 6 Common Patent Data Errors and How they Affect your Decisions. PatentSight IP Analytics Blog. Apr 29, 2021 (accessed 7.27.21).PatentSight, A Handbook for Patent Data Quality: The Prerequisite for Reliable Patent Analytics. April 2021, 16 p. (Common issues affecting open source patent data and the LexisNexis® PatentSight® approach to data cleaning)
1. AI Processing of patent documents [2021 EPO IT Report, p.7, Fig.3];
2. CPC offices and EPO member states [EPO Quality Report 2020, p.18, Fig.12]
Update 7/28/2021 1:10 PM. Information about recording of 7/27/2021 J A Kemp webinar has been added after event.
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