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Jochen Spuck (Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, Switzerland)
Kornel Marko (Averbis, Germany)
Modern, cutting-edge developments are not reflected in current patent classification systems, which tend to catalogue established technologies. Identifying patent portfolios in such emerging fields proves a challenging job for patent and technology experts.
Going beyond the mere identification of new IP, additional value may be added using a regional geographic weighting combined with consolidated portfolio owner information.
Effective monitoring of the technological field is achieved by training active-learning search engines to hunt for highly relevant patent documents, thus keeping IP portfolios for emerging technologies up to date. The system we have developed permits extremely accurate updates with drastically reduced noise and with low workload which have proven to be invaluable in a world of drastically increasing data blur.