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Since the release of the more recent product Cluster Searching, the earlier visual based patent searching product AmberScope has taken a bit of a back seat. Cluster Searching is a very easy product and learn and use, and ideal for quickly identifying the most similar products to a good set of starting patents.

But sometimes patent searching is not a linear process. You may not be sure of the best starting patents, or want to build a visual model of the patent landscape as this can help speed up your understanding. This is when AmberScope still has a place, and why we continue to offer it in combination with Cluster Searching.

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A common question for us is - how does Cluster Searching compare to conventional searching?

Which is an important question, so we have prepared a simple table:

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Back in 2013 we looked at the leading patents filed in the 1980s and 1990s, using our metric AmberScore, which is available when you use our Cluster Searching software.  This allowed us to see some of the key technology trends from these decades - which happened to be:  

  • 1980s. The highest ranked patents included patents for heart grafts, genetic engineering, e-commerce, and inkjet printing. 
  • 1990s. The highest ranking patents included inventions for drug discovery, semi-conductors, genetically engineering plants, solid state memory, gaming, an imaging pen ...and most surprisingly, floral wrappings

But what about so called 'noughties'? – being the decade beginning in the year 2000? What technologies will these patents be protecting? 

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Here at Ambercite, when using Cluster Searching, we like to talk about two calculated metrics:

  • "Similarity"
  • "AmberScore"

And sometimes "Licensing Potential".

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So what is Americas' most litigated patent? Is it something to do with smartphones, maybe the famous 364 page Steve Jobs patent, being asserted against big smartphone companies around the world? Or maybe something to do with Viagra, being asserted against big pharma?

Or is it a predictor of the arrival time of buses or parcels, being asserted against public transport authorities and small companies across America?

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