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Agentschap NL Strategic Use of the Patent Database

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Patent Advisor Fleur Arnold (Agentschap NL) explains how to use the patent database.

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Agentschap NL Strategic Use of the Patent Database

  1. 1. Strategic use Fleur Arnold Octrooiadviseur NL Octrooicentrum of patent database
  2. 2. over 60 million patent applications from more then 80 countries . <ul><ul><ul><li>Patent data base: for free available on the internet: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://ep.espacenet.com/advancedSearch?locale=en_EP </li></ul></ul></ul>now – 18 months 1827
  3. 3. <ul><ul><ul><li>When in the product development ? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What can I find ? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How => </li></ul></ul></ul>Strategic use of the patent database
  4. 4. As a PhD student you developed a pile of product idea’s about lab-on-chip devices to analyse fluid materials. You want to start a business with 2 idea’s. “ What use is de patent database for me?”
  5. 5. over 1.500 patents concerning: “ investigating electrochemical variables; by using electrolysis or electrophoresis” … in a “micro-apparatus” …. “ G01N27/447C7” Searching the patent database: use patent classification system , using just keywords is not good. What is going on in this field concerning patents? How much?
  6. 6. What is going on in this field concerning patents? When? # patent documents in “G01N27/447C7” # 20 vs 200
  7. 7. What is going on in this field concerning patents? By whom? Top 5 patent applicants in “ G01N27/447C7 “ Dutch guy’s to cooperate with? Compagny # patent documents in data base 1 CALIPER 339 2 ACLARA BIOSCIENCES, INC. 40 3 THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA 25 4 AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 24 5 APPLERA CORPORATION 24 MEDIMATE HOLDING B V NXP BV KONINKL PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NV STICHTING TECH WETENSCHAPP MICRONIT MICROFLUIDICS B V SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY BV BOEHM SEBASTIAN
  8. 8. Most recent at the top … you can check what frontier research is done by whom… 2010 – 09 - 23
  9. 9. very detailed information inspiration / use / sell / buy infringement pdf
  10. 10. <ul><ul><li>When in the product development ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ALWAYS : idea’s selection, concept, prototype, market introduction, cash cow. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What can I find ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lots of details, frontier developments, inspiration, competitors, co-creators, sell licences , infringement? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How => contact me ; pre-filing searches, course </li></ul></ul>Strategic use of the patent database €
  11. 11. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Fleur Arnold </li></ul><ul><li>Hengelosestraat 585 Enschede </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>088 – 444 000 2 </li></ul>Questions?

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