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Summary - Smart patent owners are long used to the concept of monitoring their competitive landscape by monitoring new patents. However existing methods could produce either too much data, or not enough. Ambercite now has the capability to provide a sophisticated and yet to use list of new and relevant patents similar to those of a portfolio, or even a single patent.

In this case study, Ambercite was used to produce a list of similar patents to the patent porfolio of Strava, all filed in the last five years. No risky assumptions about keywords, patent owners or class codes were required - and this analysis returned 281 patent families - as opposed to the 4 patent families that would have been returned by conventional citation monitoring. 

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Ride sharing app Uber is currently in the market to buy some more patents to "support our expanding business", and this program is happening right now.

Uber is soliciting offers from patent owners, and on a final offer price basis, ie. vendors set a price, and Uber will make its decision on the basis of the offered price. For further details of this program, please read more here

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This is a question we get asked quite often, by people who are used to conventional keyword searching. 

In response, there is a number of good reasons why Ambercite does not offer keyword searching:

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Here at Ambercite we spend a lot of time talking to clients about our software. And because some of us are searchers ourselves, we also use and assess a range of other patent databases. And this is a good thing, as a different databases can give different results, and a broad range of perspectives can give the best results.

Based on all of this, we have picked up a bit of experience on how to assess a patent database - and this could be helpful for other people.

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Here at Ambercite we often talk about the limitations of keyword searching - but in fact we are happy to acknowledge that both conventional and Cluster Searching can be helpful in finding relevant patents - as suggested by the image below: 

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We all know that patent searching matters. The results of our searches can affect what can be multi-million investments in new products, outcome or settlements in litigation, expensive patent filings, or the reputation and repeat business of your organisation.   

The current dominant means of patent searching is keyword or class code searching. This can be effective, and there a long list of free and subscription based search engines. 

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CRISPR, which is short for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, are segments of DNA containing repetitive base sequences. A simple version of CRISPR, known as CRISPR/Cas9 has been modified to allow addition or removal of genes, so editing the genome of a cell. This ability to edit a genome is a big deal, and not surprisingly was the choice of Science magazine for the Breakthrough of the Year in 2015.   

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How can you be sure that you have found all of the relevant patents in your patent search?

With conventional keyword, class code or semantic searching, there is always a risk that relevant and important patents can be missed that may used different keywords or class codes to what you were expecting.  

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Patent citations and citation data is available from a number of different sources. But how reliable is this data? Are citation links double counted? What about the effect of family members?

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Patent searchers have many options for patent searching, including a number of free patent search databases, or they may already haved subscribed to other patent search databases. Given this, why should you invest in a subscription to Ambercite Family Cluster Searching

There are many good reasons for this - all which add up to significant cost savings for your organisation. These cost savings include:

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