I was asked by the Financial Times to comment on new PCT statistics. Here is the article, also with some quotes from Francis Gurry, WIPO director general. Also available for download here.
Archiv der Kategorie: IP statistics
A regional and online patent map
Very interesting this UK and interactive patent map from the region of Essex: http://essexpatentmap.com
Workshop reminder: EPSRC research project on the future of patent analytics
As part of an EPSRC funded research project our Intellectual Property and Innovation Management (IIPM) group at the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge will host a workshop on 3 March to discuss the future of patent analytics. Attendance is for a selected people who can work together to push the boundaries of patent analytics. We aim for a balanced mix of academics, who specialize in patent information, innovation and decision making, experts in novel technologies so far hardly applied to patent analytics, lead users of patent data and software (e.g. large companies customers), and carefully selected representatives from innovative consultancies and vendors.
The workshop is limited to 20 places and booking look very promissing. Hurry up to register your interest here!
Workshop registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/epsrc-the-future-of-big-data-patent-analytics-tickets-31060682337
Project website: http://www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk/research/ctm/aristodemou/
If you want to join or cannot, but are an expert in patent analytics and like to share your experience, please complete our short survey, which will inform the project and workshop: http://cambridge.eu.qualtrics.com//SE/?SID=SV_cuX2DrDQCYGs3UF
World Patent Information journal
Just joint the WPI editorial board, the leading journal in the field of Industrial Property information and documentation (IP informatics). Do get in touch and let me know if you are interested in submitting a paper.
Illustrating patent wars
Quite a good and insightful illustration of patent wars in the mobile phone industry (although a bit out of date). Have a look here.
IP league table
See the table here. Note, Swiftkey ranks #4.
Cambridge tops UK patent charts
Cambridge has by far the highest number of patents per 100,000 population in the UK, with almost 102 (2014 patents granted through the UK Intellectual Property Office only). Aberdeen, the second ranked city, recorded 19.7 patents per 100,000 population in the same year. Read more in the original report from the Centre for Cities here.