At this event we are running a roundtable session on 27th June, 9:30-10:30 am. We will be discussing our linguistic approach to patent searching, especially in the areas of of Freedom to Operate and Invalidity searching. Full title to be announced next week.
We are giving the first ever workshop at CIIPM
Here are the details:
Why can I believe this? Using automation to support FTO and Invalidity searching
This workshop addresses the three major concerns we picked up from conference attendances last year, trust in automated systems, completeness of search and relevance of results. Participants will be able to see the way advances in hardware can be used with software programs which aim to reflect the search methods used by humans, as described in best practice for both applicants and examiners.
We will give a brief overview of the purpose and development path of both programs and the data that can be utilised.
Then we will demonstrate the working of the programs and encourage users to bring their own data or requests along to discover for themselves the comprehensiveness of the search and the ways in which the results can be presented and explored to reflect the search workflow.
The base data set has been supplied by Lighthouse IP and covers all the patents and application electronically available between 1976 and 2017 for EPO, WIPO and the USPTO. In full use the programs are not limited to those authorities and can also handle NPL literature, which will also be demonstrated.
We will also show that the programs are not restricted to use in English, with the capacity to handle Chinese, Japanese and Korean as well as French and German.
We are taking both Patent Reader and SpanMatch to this event to show our current state-of-the-art in two areas of patent searching, exploiting the power of current CPUs and SSDs to provide comprehensive search and trustworthy and clearly relevant results.