The use of patent information in corporate management is attracting attention, and it is necessary to look at the current status of players in the market and their positions from patent information, and to present future prospects. Until now, however, patent information analysis has required specialized skills and a lot of effort.
The Patent Landscape provides one-click visibility into large patent search collections, including any market or technology area (Up to 50,000). With AI and text mining technology, no complicated setting is required, and anyone can easily show the overall picture of the market and technology and the position of each player.
The patent landscape feature is available for the patent search population created by "Patent search function (patent database)".
When you perform a patent search, the patent search results are displayed in the patent search results control on the left. Then choose "landscape" (patent landscape) from the "patent analysis" menu of the search results you want to map.
After selecting "landscape", specify the analysis field and the number of analyses to be used as the basis for calculating the similarity between documents.
The analysis field used as the basis for calculating the similarity between documents can be selected from "Summary" or "Summary + Claim". You can specify up to 50,000 analysis items. You can sort the patent search population in any field (Application date, publication date, relevance, etc.) in descending or ascending order, so that a given number of patents is the set to be analyzed.
After specifying the analysis fields and number of analyses, click the "patent landscape" button to begin creating the patent landscape.
Once the patent landscape has been created and downloaded, you can click on the "Patent Landscape" button to view the resulting patent landscape screen.
A patent landscape visualizes patents in a patent search set based on their similarity to each other. The patent search population is organized by related topics and terms using text mining. Each topic or term is indicated by a circle, and the areas with more relevant literature are drawn in red, and the areas with fewer references are drawn in blue and gradient.
It is possible to obtain an overview of a large patent search set, including the topics and terms under which a large number of applications are filed.
You can also easily switch between documents displayed in the patent landscape by checking the "applicant, right holder" box on the left side of the screen. This allows us to get a bird's-eye view of the desired applicant's position relative to the entire patent search set.
Here, each topic summarizes the literature, including several related terms. You can check the term of each topic in the "main term" column, which is displayed by moving the cursor to the circle that indicates the topic.
When you place the cursor over the patent map and click, the right pane displays a list of documents related to the topic or term in that area. The bibliography starts with the most relevant topics and terms.
Images rendered in a patent landscape can be output in any format: PNG, JPG, PDF, or SVD. The resulting images can be used in reports, etc. to easily indicate players in the market and their positions.
All of your patent landscapes are stored in a database associated with your search results. Saved patent landscapes can be easily restored from the "patent search results control" "tracking" button. Each patent landscape can also have a "Notes" that can be tied to search results and systematically managed.