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Fracking has had an enormous impact on energy production in the US, and could potentially do the same in the rest of the world. Production of shale gas from fracking has increased ten-fold from 0.45 trillion cubic feet [12.6 billion cubic metres] in 2005 up to 7.1 tcf [200 bcm] in 2012, and this is expected to double to around 16.7 tcf [470 bcm] in 2040. 

Not surprisingly, this has been mirrored by an increase in patent filings that has matched this increase. 

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What might be the most important patents if Microsoft and Apple cross-licensed each other? In this blog, we apply the concept of Licensing Potential to filter through almost 30,000 patents to identify these patents. 

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We have developed a metric that lets you predict the licensing potential of a patent. The benefit of this metric is that it is possible to efficiently review a large set of results to look for identify the most likely licensee. Below we demonstrate the value by example of a hybrid car case study, as well as a patent sucessfully asserted for more than a billion dollars in damages. 

The use of forward patent citations to predict potential licensing candidates is relatively well-known. Ambercite has also discussed this previously, including extending this to counting the number of forward citation patents owned by target companies, or identifying the most similar patents to the patents being licensed out.

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In previous blogs we have explored:

In this blog we will look at how we can save and share results

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AmberScope has been designed to make search for patents as easy and quick as possible, therefore saving our clients time and money.

In previous blogs we have explored:

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AmberScope has been designed to make search for patents as easy and quick as possible, therefore saving our clients time and money.

In previous blogs we have explored: 

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In part 1 of this series of how use to AmberScope to save money when searching patents, we discussed how to simply review citationally connected patents when searching patent by reviewing each patent.

This is very quick and simple when there are a handful of citationally connected patents. But imagine that there is more than a handful, and in some cases there can be hundreds. Where do you start? How can you make the search exercise simpler, quickly, more effective and cheaper - all at the same time?

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Patent searching can be a major cost for many patent attorneys or lawyers, examiners, as well as IP or R&D managers and their staff. We will be creating a series of blog posts that share pro tips on how you can find better patents fast in AmberScope. This is the first in this series.

 

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Why measure similarity between patent portfolios?

The patent portfolios of major companies can be worth billions of dollars. There are many factors that drive this value, such as the area of the technology, the quality of the patents - and the similarity with other patent portfolios.

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Apple, Micosoft and Google are three of the mightiest technology innovators on the earth today. Apple created the personal computer, i-tunes, the iPod and touchscreen phones and tablets. Microsoft wrote the operating system that underpinned the mass up-take of the PC, and then developed the Office products that most of us use every day, including Word, Outlook, Excel and Powerpoint. Google invented the all encompassing search system, adword advertising and developed the Android operating system that underpins the majority of smartphones sold today. Like many others, I use products from all three companies on an almost daily basis. 

In line with their commercial battles for marketplace supremacy, there has been litigation between these parties and at times even cooperation. Each has strong and growing patent portfolios. But who has the strongest patent portfolio?

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