AmberScope case studies

Learn how to use AmberScope: A Google glasses patent

A patent acquired by Google for Google glasses. This is a good introduction to the basic principles of AmberScope.

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Find Prior Art quickly: A controversial scanning & emailing patent

A patent being asserted against a number of smaller American companies for the act of scanning a document and emailing it. This case study shows how quickly AmberScope can find relevant prior art apparently missed by the US examiner.

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Save time with search filters: The Apple patent for 'Recognising hand gestures'

A patent filed by Apple for recognising hand gestures. This introduces keyword filtering (by owner in this case), filing year filter and AmberScore filters.

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Identify monetizing options: The $1.54 billion Carnegie Mellon patent

This case study shows a variety of means for identifying licensing options for a billion dollar patent owned by Carnegie Mellon University.

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More case studies

Surfcast vs Microsoft

A Surfcast patent that is being asserted against Microsoft. This case study is a great example of the limitations of searching by keywords, as used by other patent searching systems.

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Blue Spike vs Google and many others

A patent being asserted by Blue Spike against a range of companies, including Yahoo, CBS Interactive,  Google and others. This search involved a series of steps from the starting patent to the best prior art patents we found. Nonetheless, the quality of the prior art patent made these steps worthwhile.

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Sportbrain vs Nike

A patent being asserted against Nike by Sportbrain. Within three steps we were able to identify a prior art patent that disclosed a very similar invention.

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VirnetX vs Apple

A quartet of patents asserted by VirnetX against Apple, Microsoft and Siemens for over half a billion dollars in total revenue. We identify some new potential prior art in this field, and the relative importance of these patents.

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