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CIIPM 2018, Cambridge, UK

We are gave the first ever workshop at CIIPM 

We also had a 10 minute slot in the main event. Here is the short Powerpoint we used. Download

Here are the details:

Why can I believe this? Using automation to support FTO and Invalidity searching

We demonstrated the possible uses of both Patent Reader and SpanMatch in patent search and discovery. .

This workshop addressed the three major concerns we picked up from conference attendances last year, trust in automated systems, completeness of search and relevance of results. Participants, of which we had more than we had anticipated, were 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 gave brief overview of the purpose and development path of both programs and the data that can be utilised. 

Then we demonstrated the working of the programs and had a lively discussion, with many cotributions from the participants, especially around the areas of 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 were also able to demonstrate.

Earlier Event: June 26
Global IP UK 2018, London, UK
Later Event: November 26
IP Service World 2018 Munich