Cambridge report explores the Future of Patent Analytics


Our new report on “Exploring the Future of Patent Analytics” contributes to expanding the field of patent analytics for more effective exploitation of the largest worldwide repository of technological information. The report may further help to facilitate collaboration and coordinated action within the patent analytics community.

The report presents a domain-level technology roadmap following a three-stage technology roadmapping and problem-solving approach involving a substantial amount of key stakeholders from the patent analytics community. This research was funded by the United Kingdom Engineering Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC), through the Cambridge Big Data initiative as part of an EPSRC Institutional Sponsorship Grant 2016 – Small Partnership Awards, supported by Aistemos Ltd as the industrial partner.Capture2

The research identifies 11 priority technologies, such as artificial intelligence and neural networks, 5 additional technologies, such as technologies for linking databases, and 15 complementary technologies, such as block chain, to be adopted in the IP field. Also, 21 enablers are identified for potential breakthrough progress in the field that cluster around 4 themes: technology development cycles and methodologies; legislation and standardisation for patent data quality; continuous professional development; and cooperation between industry and academia.


The report was prepared by Leonidas Aristodemou and Dr Frank Tietze from the Innovation and IP Management (IIPM) research group, which is part of the IfM’s Centre for Technology Management at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

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To all patent analytics experts in the world: Please share your thoughts with us on the future of the field!

As part of an EPSRC funded research project  and supported by the Cambridge Big Data Inititative we are seeking expert opinions on the future of patent analytics. Please share your expertise with us. Results from the short 5-min survey will inform a workshop on 3rd March where experts will gather to develop a roadmap for the future of patent analytics!

The project is run by the Innovation and Intellectual Property Management research group, based at the Centre for Technology Management, University of Cambridge.

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Help shaping the future of patent analytics

As part of our EPSRC project on the future of patent analytics we have launched a 5-minute survey to identify emerging technologies that can advance the capabilities of patent analytics for better decision making. If you are experienced with analyzing patent data please complete this short survey (and/or forward, share this announcement with relevant colleagues).

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New EPSRC project on the future of patent informatics

Very glad to announce the kick-off of our foresight study on the future of patent informatics funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Cambridge Big Data Initiative. Further information to be available soon. If you like to know more about the project or like to get involved please contact Leonidas Aristodemou.