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The following online patent information and related events are offered Aug. 31-Sep.10, 2021: See also below information about other upcoming training events (Sep 14-Oct 8, 2021), conferences and selected recent publications of interest.
See Highlights of PATINEX 2021 in the following Sep. 5, 2021 PIUG-PG post
8/30/2021 1:15 AM ET WIPO PATENTSCOPE Summer Course -Session 3 (Results, NPL, families)
8/31/2021 12:00 PM ET Minesoft: Patent Landscape Analysis
9/1/2021 4:30 AM ET Elsevier AI-enabled predictive retrosynthesis tool to advance drug discovery (Brighttalk)
9/2/2021 4:00 AM ET Cipher ML4Patents.com Webinar Series with w/ Cipher (Episode 2) (re-run of Aug. 25, 2021 webinar)
9/6/2021-9/10/2021 2:00 ET PATINEX 17th Patent Information Expo (see the following Sep. 5, 2021 PIUG-PG post)
9/6/2021 2:00 AM PATINEX/EPO The ‘Fighting coronavirus’ platform and EPO patent insight reports
9/7/2021 2:00 AM PATINEX/JPO Patent information news from Japan
9/7/2021 9:00 AM ET STN Coffee Lecture: Meet the Database - CABA (CAB Abstracts)
9/7/2021 10:00 AM CET WIPO ST.26: Introduction (German)
9/8/2021 2:00 AM PATINEX/KIPO’s plan of establishing and disseminating patent data
9/8/2021 AIDB – CIIPM “Freedom to Operate Search & Analysis – Fundamental” (Link only)9/9/2021 2:00 AM PATINEX/CNIPA China patent office's service and policy
9/10/2021 2:00 AM PATINEX/USPTO Provision and use of IP data at the USPTO
9/11/2021 2:00 AM PATINEX/IPOS Understanding Trends in Digitalisation using Patent Analysis Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021
12:00 PM -1:00 PM ET | 6:00 -7:00 PM CET
Minesoft Patent searching from conception to market: Patent landscape analysis (Recording, 51 min) "Landscape Lite - Defining Directions and Differentiation"
Speaker: Al Etheridge, Founder of Atlanta Patent Services (Atlanta, GA)
In the next installment of Minesoft’s Strategic IP Webinar series, we will be joined again by Al Etheridge – Founder of Atlanta Patent Services. Al will be continuing his top tips for patent searching from conception to market, this time focusing on his top tips for a patent landscape analysis.
Building on the concepts covered in the previous two webinars, we will use this as a starting point and valuable tool to focus and optimize our landscaping efforts.Notes: Two previous ‘Patent searching from conception to market’ webinars with Al Etheridge includes “Starting with a search” (Apr. 14, 2021, recording, 56:37) and FTO searching (June,30, 2021, “Design for patentability”: recording, 56:08, see June 27, 2021 PIUG-PF post)
See information about Al Etheridge in Apr.14, 2021 PIUG-PF post. See also Minesoft publications on patent landscape reports:Kavanagh, Caitlin. Best methods for an effective patent landscape analysis in just six simple steps! The Global IP Matrix, 8, (November 2020), pp.16–17.
Minesoft Webinar “Patent Landscape Analysis in Six Simple Steps” (recording, 21:59, Aug. 20, 2020, Alan Spencer, Minesoft) (also in German, recording (39 min), June 16, 2021 with Jochen Lennhof)Poolman, R. Patent Landscape Analysis in Six Simple Steps. A Minesoft White Paper. Open Password. 27 May 2017.(https://www.password-online.de/) (Also available in a pdf format, and also March, 23,2021 re-publication)Poolman, Robert (Minesoft Ltd ) “Efficient and Effective Patent Landscaping Using PatBase: a Case Study”, presentation at 2015 NE PIUG Conference (Abstract)
Minesort patent landscaping case studies (reports download page) on Blockchain; Headphones; Cybersecurity Wednesday, Sep.1, 20214:30 AM ET
Elsevier AI-enabled predictive retrosynthesis tool to advance drug discovery (Brighttalk) (Add to calendar)Presenters: Dr Abhinav Kumar, Head of Chemistry Solutions, Elsevier & Dr Nilesh Rane, Solution Consultant Life Sciences, ElsevierRapid navigation of increasingly complex druggable chemical space is critical for innovative drug design. However, chemical synthesis and route design is still a significant challenge. In this session, we will discuss recent development in predictive retrosynthesis. Also, we explore how Reaxys collaborated with Pending.AI, a startup led by Prof. Mark Waller, to develop a ‘deep learning’ solution that predicts new synthesis routes with high accuracy for creating small organic compounds. The webinar will focus on:
1. Science behind AI powered predictive retrosynthesis
2. Reaxys predictive retrosynthesis overview3. Discussion on benefits, limitation of technology and future roadmapAdditional info:
Pending AI Pty Ltd. (Australia). https://pending.ai/Discipline-scale Datasets: 138 Million Compounds, 21 Million Reactions, 146 Thousand Proteins
Synthesis Planning: Designing optimal synthetic routes has been a long-standing grand challenge in Chemistry. A new wave of approaches has focused on fully data-driven AI based models. This circumvents the need for laborious manual encoding by domain experts. Read more in Nature or Chem. Eur. J.
Segler, M. H. S., Preuss, M., & Waller, M. P. (2018). Planning chemical syntheses with deep neural networks and symbolic AI. Nature, 555(7698), 604–610. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature25978 (A free copy/GoogleScholar)
Segler, M. H. S., & Waller, M. P. (2017). Modelling Chemical Reasoning to Predict and Invent Reactions. Chemistry – A European Journal, 23(25), 5966–5971. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201605499 [Herein, we report that deep neural networks can learn to resolve reactivity conflicts and to prioritize the most suitable transformation rules. We show that by training our model on 3.5 million reactions taken from the collective published knowledge of the entire discipline of chemistry, our model exhibits a top10-accuracy of 95 % in retrosynthesis and 97 % for reaction prediction on a validation set of almost 1 million reactions.]
Thursday, Sep. 2, 20214:00 -5:00 AM ET| 10:00 -11:00 AM CET
CIPHER ML4Patents.com Webinar Series with w/ Cipher (Episode 2) (re-run of Aug. 25th webinar) (Registration)Speakers: Nigel Swycher & Steve Harris, Cipher; Anthony (Tony) Trippe, Patinformatics, LLCIn this webinar we will discuss how the Cipher approach harnesses the best of human expertise and domain knowledge combined with the power of machine learning technology to increase efficiency by eliminating unnecessary manual review.
From Agenda: Qubits for Quantum Computing case study; Cipher's supervised ML for patent to technology mapping; Automation and efficiency for strategic patent solutions
Watch Recording of Aug. 25, 2021 webinar
Monday, Sep. 6, 2021
2:00-2:30 AM ET | 8:00-8:30 AM CET | 15:00-15:30 KSTEPO The ‘Fighting coronavirus’ platform and EPO patent insight reports (Christian Soltmann, EPO)See the following Sep. 5, 2021 PIUG-PG post.
Tuesday, Sep. 7, 2021
2:00-2:30 AM ET | 8:00-8:30 AM CET | 15:00-15:30 KST
PATINEX (KR): JPO Patent information news from Japan (Kosuke FUJII, JPO) (PATINEX Registration)See the following Sep. 5, 2021 PIUG-PG post
STN Coffee Lecture: Meet the Database - CABA (CAB Abstracts) (Registration)
Presenter: Jim Brown, FIZ Karlsruhe Inc.The CAB Abstracts database covers worldwide literature from all areas of agriculture and related sciences including biotechnology, forestry, and veterinary medicine. Features include numeric property search (NPS), the CAB controlled terms thesaurus, the CAB geographic terms thesaurus, and CAS Registry Numbers.Additional Info:
STN Internationall. CABA Datasheet, September 2020, 12 p.
Other user guides available from producer: CAB Thesaurus; Subject Codes List; CABI Codes (mentioned in the STN CABA datasheet at p.2)
Producer CABI resources:
CAB Abstracts (>10.4 million records) is available on a number of platforms including CABI’s own platform: www.cabdirect.org [1 day access $32]
CAB Abstracts is the leading English-language bibliographic information service providing access to the world’s applied life sciences literature. It comes with CABI Full Text, giving users automatic access to over 570,000 journal articles, conference papers and reports (80% of which are not available electronically anywhere else).
Product training (OVID, Web of science, EBSCO, CAB Direct)
List of serials cited.
CABI. CAB Direct User Guide 2016, 73 p
CAB Direct Help v1.0
Wednesday, Sep. 8, 20212:00-2:30 AM ET | 8:00-8:30 AM CET | 15:00-15:30 KST
PATINEX (KR): KIPO’s plan of establishing and disseminating patent data (Sung-chan Shin, KIPO)See the following Sep. 5, 2021 PIUG-PG post
Thursday, Sep. 9, 20212:00-2:30 AM ET | 8:00-8:30 AM CET | 15:00-15:30 KST
PATINEX (KR): CNIPA China patent office's service and policy (LV Haibo, CNIPA)
See the following Sep. 5, 2021 PIUG-PG post
Friday, Sep. 10, 20212:00-2:30 AM ET | 8:00-8:30 AM CET | 15:00-15:30 KST
PATINEX (KR): USPTO Provision and use of IP data at the USPTO (Nelson Yang, USPTO) 2:30-3:00 AM ET | 8:30-9:00 AM CET | 15:30-16:00 KST
PATINEX (KR): IPOS Understanding Trends in Digitalisation using PA [Patent Analysis] (Bernice Oh, IPOS)See the following Sep. 5, 2021 PIUG-PG post
Other upcoming events (Sep 14-Oct 8, 2021)
9/14/2021 11:00 AM ET Clarivate The road ahead: Sustainable vehicles today and in the future [IP and academic literature analytics]
9/14/2021 12:30 PM ET AIPLA CLE Webinar: Patent Searching: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know 9/15/2021 5:00 AM ET Clarivate Using the Derwent Patent Citation Index in Derwent Innovation9/15/2021 AIDB – CIIPM “Freedom to Operate Search & Analysis – Advanced” (Link only) (New)9/15/2021 10:00 AM ET Sagacious IP Launch of IP Tools Hub – Landscape and Directory of IP Tools9/15/2021 11:00AM ET PIUG Understanding Intellectual Property for Patent Searchers (Fee)
9/15/2021 12:00 PM ET ML4Patents.com Webinar Series with w/ Amplified.ai (Episode 3)
9/15/2021 1:30 PM ET USPTO Meet the Patent Experts: Class Three (Key aspects of nonprovisional applications)
9/16/2021 11:00 AM ET Sagacious IP How Carefully Structured Design Patent Searches Can Benefit Players of Fashion & Textile Industry (Postponed)9/21/2021 4:00 AM ET & 10:00 AM ET Clarivate What’s New in Derwent Innovation9/21/2021 11:30 AM ET WIPO Patentscope: The Basics (also 9/23/2021 at 8:30 AM CET)
9/21/2021 8:45 PM ET Clarivate Virtual IP Forum Australasia Harnessing the power of IP data to drive R&D.9/22/2021 4:30 AM ET European IP Helpdesk IP in Biotechnology
9/22/2021 14:00 CET WIPO ST.26: Introduction (French)
9/23/2021 3:00 AM ET CLEF2021: Cheminformatics Elsevier Melbourne University lab ChEMU
9/23/2021 9:00 AM & 2:00 PM ET STN Ferrying a Drug into a Tumor Cell Using Specific Immunoconjugates9/23/2021 & 9/24/2021 10:00 AM ET CIIPM: Core Patent Search Skills (Fee)9/23/2021 12:00 PM ET USPTO PTAB Inventor Hour Webinar
9/23/2021 1:00 PM ET USPTO Learn about design patents
9/23/2021 2:00 PM ET Clarivate How to Think Like A Professional Patent Searcher
9/23/2021 1:00 PM ET USPTO Learn about design patents
9/28/2021 4:30 AM ET European IP Helpdesk/CPVO coop: IPR in the Agri-food Sector II: conflicts and synergies among GIs, Trademarks, Patents & PVDs
9/29/2021 11:00AM ET PIUG Choosing and Evaluating Patent Searching Resources
9/30/2021 2:00 AM ET EPO/LESI High-growth technology business forum: Licensing (Reg. by 9/27/2021)9/30/2021 10:00 AM ET WIPO Overview of WIPO and its Activities – with an introduction to Geographical Indications
10/3-6/2021 AI-SDV 2021 The Artificial Intelligence Conference on Search, Data and Text Mining, Analytics and Visualization (see below)
10/5/2021 9:00 STN Coffee Lecture: Meet the Database -NTIS
10/6-8/2021 EPO Search Matters 2021
10/6/2021 12:00 PM ET ML4Patents.com Webinar Series with Perception Partners (Episode 4)
10/7/2021 4:30 AM ET European IP Helpdesk IP Assessment10/8/2021 AIDB – First steps in determining legal status – Stephen Adams (Link only) (New)
Upcoming conferences of interest:PATINEX 17th Patent Information Expo, 6th–10th September 2021 (Korea, KIPI, online) Theme: Smart IP Strategy for New Digital Era. (Registration,)
Selected presentations from the program has been included in the following Sep. 5, 2021 PIUG-PG post (Highlights of PATINEX 2021 Program) AI-SDV 2021, The Artificial Intelligence Conference on Search, Data and Text Mining, Analytics and Visualization. 3-5 October 2021, Nice, France & virtually. Program
Registration (Super Early Bird Registration by Aug. 31, 2021, 349,00 €)
EPO Search Matters 2021, 6-8 October 2021 (Registration by 29 Sep. 2021, Conference 80€; Espacenet Workshops 90€)
Program [Keynote speaker – Andea Davis] ~10AM-3PM CET|4-9 am ET; Workshops 10/6 or 10/8 ~2-4 CET | ~8-10 AM ET)
EPO Patent Knowledge Week, Online event, 2-5 November 2021 (replaces the EPO's annual Patent Information Conference)
IP Service Word, Convention & Trade Fair, Nov. 23-24, 2021, Munich, Germany (see Agenda, incl. lectures on patent searching, etc.)Japan 2021 Patent / Information Fair & Conference, February 2-4, 2022
Selected recent publications (Aug. 30, 2021)
Lerner, J., & Seru, A. (2021). The Use and Misuse of Patent Data: Issues for Finance and Beyond. The Review of Financial Studies, hhab084. (Published:
20 July 2021) https://doi.org/10.1093/rfs/hhab084 (Authors' draft , February 2021, 67 p.)
Crouch, Dennis. Obviousness of a Design Patent. Patently-O Blog, August 23, 2021 Obviousness of a design patent is governed by 35 U.S.C. 103, just like utility patents. ... Importantly, the Federal Circuit suggests that the obviousness inquiry should begin with a primary reference whose “design characteristics … are basically the same as the claimed design” and that creates “basically the same visual impression.” That primary reference can then be combined with other references to fill in gaps that would have been obvious in order to create the “same overall visual appearance as the claimed design.” Apple v. Samsung (Fed. Cir. 2012).Related:Mourad, Hala. (2021, August 26). Objective Indicia of Nonobviousness for Design Patents: Same Nexus Requirement as Utility Patents. IP Update (McDermott Will & Emery). Crouch, D. Design Patent Obviousness: How to Pick a Primary Reference. Patently-O. Blog, September 26, 2019
MPEP 1504.03 Nonobviousness [R-10.2019] [Design Patents]Standard of obviousness in design patent cases in Locke, S. (2017). Design Patent Litigation: Is “Obvious to Try” Unavailable for Validity Challenges Under 35 U.S.C. § 103?, 16 J.Marshall Rev.Intell.Prop.L. 173(2017) at pp. 178-185
See also: Burstein, S., Wasserman-Rajec, S. R., & Sawicki, A. (24 Jul 2021). One Day on Designs (University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 38909455). 30 p.University of Miami. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3890945 [Introduction in law of design patents]
Open patent law casebooks:
Janis, M. D., Sichelman, T. M., Allison, J. R., Cotter, T. F., Cotropia, C. A., Karshtedt, D., Lefstin, J. A., Rantanen, J., Taylor, D. O., & Tu, S (2021). Patent Law: An Open-Source Casebook (Entire Book) (Fall 2021) (M. D. Janis & T. M. Sichelman, Eds.), 963 p. (Last revised: 6 Aug 2021), https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3840631
Burstein, S., Rajec, S. R. W., & Sawicki, A. (2021). Patent law: An open-access casebook. (University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3866658).709 p. (Last revised: 4 Aug 2021) https://hdl.handle.net/11244/330076 or https://ssrn.com/abstract=3866658
Masur, Jonathan S. ( University of Chicago Law School) & Ouellette, Lisa Larrimore (Stanford Law School) (2021). Patent law: Cases, problems, and materials. 533 p. https://www.patentcasebook.orgGrzeszczyk, T. A., & Grzeszczyk, M. K. (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland) (2021, August 20). Improving the Discovery of Technological Opportunities Using Patent Classification Based on Explainable Neural Networks. European Research Studies Journal, 24(3), 402–409. https://doi.org/10.35808/ersj/2361 [In this study, a proposal for an approach enables the discovery of technological opportunities using patent classification based on explainable neural networks.]
Kim, S. (2021). Exploring Chemical Information in PubChem. Current Protocols, 1(8), e217. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpz1.217 (First published: 09 August 2021) Basic Protocols: ... (2) Finding drug-like compounds similar to a query compound through a two-dimensional (2-D) similarity search; (3) Finding compounds similar to a query compound through a three-dimensional (3-D) similarity search; ...(7) Finding compounds annotated with classifications or ontological terms; (8) Finding stereoisomers and isotopomers of a compound through identity search. Support Protocol: Computing similarity scores between compoundsKim, S., Chen, J., Cheng, T., Gindulyte, A., He, J., He, S., Li, Q., Shoemaker, B. A., Thiessen, P. A., Yu, B., Zaslavsky, L., Zhang, J., & Bolton, E. E. (January 8, 2021). PubChem in 2021: New data content and improved web interfaces. Nucleic Acids Research, 49(D1), D1388–D1395. https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkaa971 (Open Access)
Update 8/31/2021 2:13 AM ET Information on PATINEX presentations has been added
Update 8/31/2021 2:55 AM ET Information on conferences and selected recent publications of interest.
Update 8/31/2021 10:00 AM ET Information on Minesoft patent landscape reports has been added
Update 9/5/2021 7:20 AM ET Information on PATINEX presentations linked to the Sep. 5, 2021 PIUG-PG post (Highlights of PATINEX 2021 Program)
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