Cluster Searching case studies

Prior art searching

Cluster Searching can be applied to any known list of prior art patents, even if a simple search is required tto start with in another search engine. As examples of this, read about:

  • A comparison to crowdsourcing for prior art searching

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  • An example of how to use Cluster Searching when you don't have any known citations - in this case applied to a new patent application for a smartphone controlled door lock

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Licensee searching

Cluster Searching is ideal for looking for licensee searching, working from small or large portfolios. In case studies to date we have looked at

  • A trio of patent asserted by Intellectual Ventures against Symentec - and investigated who else might be affected

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  • The aformentioned Smartflash patents - where we showed the connection to Apple's iTune product that was completely missed by conventional citation analysis, and yet easily discoverable by Cluster Searching

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Patent Landscaping

Due diligence duing patent transactions is often rushed due to budget and time limiations. In this case study we show how quick and easy due diligence can be for a portfolio of patent owned by advanced battery company. 

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Due Diligence

Patent landscaping can take many many hours using conventional patent searching techniques. Or it can take as little as 10 seconds using Cluster Searching, as demonstrated in a Cluster Search around patents owned by Nest Labs

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 I recently used Ambercite for a novelty search and got a knock-out hit in less than half an hour. Even though, we generally use other platforms for searches I have to admit once you use Ambercite, you can't go back to anything else. Keep up the good work!

Andy.M., Australian Patent Attorney
 

 "I represent [X] in their case against [Y]. I was thoroughly impressed by your analysis of the [Y] patents.

Andy.M., James Maune, US Patent Attorney at Orrick