ExpertResearch™ is ClearAccessIP’s product for bulk projects. The system can review thousands of assets at once. There are 4 tools:
Bulk Search - Search the Entire Patent Corpus
Bulk Search allows users to run a single patent or group of patents and/or a technical definition, product specification, or any text of their choosing against the entire patent corpus, returning a ranked list of relevant assets.
Access Bulk Search through the tile in ExpertResearch™
Clustering - Categorize a Portfolio with Natural-Language Technical Definitions
Clustering allows users to categorize a patent portfolio based on user-created, natural language technical definitions. Using natural language definitions allows users to more precisely set the level of granularity with which their patents are grouped. In the case of a portfolio covering a wide area of technologies, the definitions may be relatively broad. In a portfolio covering broad aspects of a very specific technical area, those definitions may be far more specific.
Running a Clustering Project
In order to run a clustering project, users must have both 1) a filled out template of application numbers; and 2) an idea of the technical areas within the portfolio, and definitions used to describe them
Step 1: Download the template from the Clustering tab.
Step 2: There will be two sheets within the template. The first will contain the categories and definitions. The second, a list of application numbers. Both sheets need to be filled out for the clustering to work.
Step 3: Save the template, upload it to Clustering, title the project and “Run Clustering”
The project will be available in the “My Projects” tab on the top right of the page.
Viewing The Results
ExpertResearch™provides IPMaps for each category and description. View Neural Network to access each one, or export the entire list as a spreadsheet.
Each relevant input asset will appear and be ranked based on its similarity to the input definition.
Wondering why a result shows up? Just like in IPDealRooms, Clustering projects have snippets and enablement reports.
Mouse over an asset to see the claim and description paragraph mostly closely associated with the input definition.
Click the blue link to download an Enablement Report for the asset. Learn more about Enablement Reports here.
FAQ - “How do I create good definitions?”
Most users create definitions based on language used in the patents themselves, in white papers, and by using definitions created by standards bodies like IEEE. Some users have found positive results using a Wikipedia definition.
Some users will not know what level of granularity to use. In that case, users should note that Clustering does not force a single patent into just one category. To put it another way, a single patent may appear in multiple categories if the definitions or patents have some crossover. As such, some users may try multiple variations of a definition within a single project for comparison.
Uploading US assets requires US application numbers. Some organizations, however, only use publication and grant numbers. Bulk conversion fixes this problem.
Enter the bulk conversion card and download the template. Publication numbers and grant numbers must be converted separately, so be sure to download the correct template.
Copy and paste those publication or grant numbers into the template, then save, upload and title the project. Run Bulk Conversion and the results will become available under “My Projects” in a matter of seconds.
A|B Comparison allows users to compare two pieces of text based on similarity. Just copy and paste the two pieces of text and hit compare. Use this to compare claims, and technical specifications to quickly find where they differ.