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PATENT STRENGTH ANALYSIS FOR A JAPANESE CHEMICAL COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client was interested in understanding the strength of each of the patents in their patent portfolio to make a decision on their renewal. The client also wanted to compare / contrast the methodology used by SPA against other techniques. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: Based on extensive literature search, the SPA team: [...]

Patent Trend Analysis of a Company and its Subsidiaries

Problem & Context: A comprehensive patent search was conducted for presenting patent trend analysis of a specific company of interest and its subsidiaries in the technology area of Sleep apnea for a Japanese medical devices manufacturer SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: The team at SciTech Patent Art conducted a patent search in patent database [...]

State of the Art study on Wearable Electrophysiology Detection Device

Problem & Context: SciTech Patent Art conducted a state of the art search for a US based healthcare company to identify patents disclosing wearable devices that detect electrophysiological (EP) parameters of heart SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A team comprising of Biomedical and Electronics engineers conducted patent searches in patent databases Screening and analysis [...]

Competitive landscape study on Digital Therapeutics

Problem & Context: For an American multinational Biopharmaceutical company SciTech Patent Art conducted a competitive landscape study to understand the initiatives of pharmaceutical companies in adopting digital enabling technologies. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A team of analysts with backgrounds in Pharma and Electronics conducted search for products/technologies in “Digital Therapeutics” for various competitors [...]

Technology Trends Of Heart Failure

Problem & Context: SciTech Patent Art conducted a patent landscape for a Japanese manufacturer of medical devices and supplies. The objective of the study was to understand the trends in “Digital Health” technologies related to prediction of heart failure. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A team comprising of Biomedical and Electronics engineers was staffed [...]

START UP TRACKING FOR A U.S. BASED AGRI-BIOTECH COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client engaged SPA to track multiple start-ups in the agri-biotech area. The study was aimed at understanding the basis for high investments in the companies and their potential readiness for commercialization. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A 2-member SPA technical team of Biotechnologists was chartered to conduct this study. SPA extracted information on core [...]

PATENT PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS FOR AN AMERICAN TECHNOLOGY COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client engaged SPA to conduct a due diligence of its patent portfolio in the area of Industrial Valves. The study was aimed at comparing the company’s patents with those of its competitors and possibility of commercialization in unrelated applications. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A team of Mechanical & Electronics engineers at SPA were designated full-time [...]

STATE OF THE ART SEARCH FOR AN OIL & GAS CONSULTING COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client partnered with SPA to understand the state-of-the-art of geothermal energy technology through the lens of patent analytics. The specific requirement was to understand the patenting trends in geothermal energy, draw the geothermal patent landscape across the industry value chain, and use patent analytics to identify technology gaps. SciTech Patent Art Approach & [...]

PATENT PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS FOR A PETROLEUM & GAS COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client engaged SPA to study the patent portfolio of the client company and compare its patented technologies with those of its competitors. SPA created the technology portfolio of the client company along with the competitor’s portfolio. SPA benchmarked the company’s technologies using several parameters. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A 3-member SPA team was [...]

STATE OF THE ART SEARCH FOR A GLOBAL OIL & GAS COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client partnered with SPA to understand the state-of-the-art in shale gas technology. The client wanted to understand the emerging technologies, emerging players and the patenting trends in the area of study. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A chemical engineer with significant patent search and analytical experience  was assigned the job. A structured search [...]

PRIOR ART SEARCH FOR A US BASED CATALYST COMPANY

Problem & Context: SPA conducted prior art search for a patent claiming a process of decreasing selectivity loss of catalyst used in a reactor for a petrochemical process by controlling the presence of water in the reactor. There were many references describing the use of the catalyst for the same process. However, most of them [...]

CHEMICAL STRUCTURE SEARCH FOR A SPECIALTY CHEMICAL COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client was looking for a very comprehensive dataset related to a Phenol derivative. The requirement was to cover all patents related to the compound, its derivatives and polymers and then categorize them. Search conducted using chemical names or structure was not giving precise dataset and just using CAS RN of known derivatives was not sufficient [...]

NEW FEATURE DEVELOPEMNT FOR A JAPANESE FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client team wanted to identify potential new functionalities that could be added to Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSA) to make them more valuable to their customers. Contrast improvement, for example, in small-to-medium sized displays in mobile devices is conventionally delivered through a combination of PSA and optical films. The client team was interested in understanding if [...]

IDENTIFICATION OF TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS FOR AN INDUSTRIAL GASES COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client partnered with SPA to help identify potential external collaboration partners, such as Universities, Research Institutes etc. in the areas of Hydrogen production and Carbon Capture & Sequestration. The client wanted SPA to build an Energy Research Database containing information pertaining to the above. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A [...]

PATENTABILITY ASSESSMENT FOR A PETROCHEMICALS AND PLASTICS COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client commissioned SPA for a patentability search related to the incorporation of certain modified polymers in the preparation of organic optical devices. A significant portion of prior art was expected to be in JP/CN language, which was a challenge due to searching of machine-translated text. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: An organic chemist was [...]

PATENT ALERTS FOR AN EUROPEAN MANUFACTURER OF CAPS AND CLOSURES

Problem & Context: The client was interested in monitoring the monthly Indian patent filing activity of their competitors in specific areas of interest. The SPA team understood the client needs and worked closely with the client to design a suitable methodology and approach. SPA also designed a user-friendly deliverable which included an excel workbook with summary, easily readable highlights of each [...]

TECHNOLOGY ALERTS FOR AN AMERICAN CONSUMER PRODUCTS COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client engaged SPA to conduct technology alerts in an area where the volume of patent data was growing rapidly. Manual screening and selection of appropriate patent records was very time consuming. In an effort to improve the productivity, SPA team engaged the AI/ML Data analytics team to develop a tool which would expedite the screening [...]

TECHNOLOGY LANDSCAPE FOR A GLOBAL CONSUMER PRODUCTS COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client was interested in learning about materials that are used in valves, especially aerosol valves, which are made of plastics. The client wanted SPA to explore and prepare a report on type of valve materials that were being studied globally. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: The SPA team conducted a patent search [...]

WHITE SPACE ANALYSIS FOR A GLOBAL CONSUMER PRODUCT COMPANY

Problem & Context: The objective of the study was to identify white spaces in the technology of fiber incorporation in paper manufacturing. The client engaged SPA to identify research opportunities in the said area. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A team of polymer chemists were staffed on this project. The team initiated a technology landscape on use [...]

TECHNOLOGY TRENDS FOR A JAPANESE MEDICAL DEVICES COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client partnered with SPA to identify the problems/needs of patients/ medical fraternity through study of non-patent literature. The end objective was to identify emerging technologies to meet these needs and also determine technology trends in the area of diagnosis and treatment of a certain medical condition. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: Initially, Team SPA studied non-patent literature to [...]

FREEDOM TO OPERATE STUDY FOR A JAPANESE MEDICAL DEVICES COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client partnered with SPA to identify potential patents that could block the right to use of their multi-functional surgical device. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A 3-member team of Biomedical engineers from SPA was assigned to the project. The multi-functional surgical device comprised about 30 critical components. The Right to use (RTU) study involved conducting searches for [...]

WHITE SPACE ANALYSIS FOR A US MEDICAL DEVICES COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client partnered with SPA to identify business opportunities in the area of power surgical tools that reduce patient trauma and improve the surgeon’s experience in the OR. The objective of the study was to create a landscape on powered surgical tools and identify white spaces. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: Initially, Team [...]

PATENT PROSECUTION SUPPORT TO A MEDICAL DEVICES COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client partnered with SciTech Patent Art (SPA) to seek technical support for responding to Office actions received from the Patent Office for a medical device-related patent application. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A 2-member team from SPA was assigned to the project. The Office action received from the Patent Office comprised Election/ Restrictions and Rejections (anticipation [...]

START UPS PORTAL FOR A JAPANESE MEDICAL DEVICES MANUFACTURER

Problem & Context: The client engaged SPA to create a database containing details of start-ups/ incubators/ accelerators/ tech transfer offices with technology tags in selected areas of interest. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: In the absence of any commercially available database containing comprehensive information about start-ups, SPA was required to create a database which was searchable and [...]

EVIDENCE OF USE FOR A JAPANESE INNOVATION COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client engaged SPA to create Evidence of Use (EoU) in the area of imaging technology. The study was aimed at identifying patent infringement/ evidence for infringement through commercial products. SPA assisted the client by providing 10-20 interesting patents and mapped the same with commercial products of competitor companies. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A 2-member team [...]

OVERVIEW OF MATERIALS FOR AN ITALIAN WIRE AND CABLE COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client engaged SPA to create an overview of materials used for electrically connecting semiconductor devices. The study was aimed at identifying the most interesting applications for materials, their consumption by geography, material suppliers/ manufacturers for applications related to “automotive and energy storage”. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: 3-member SPA team was designated full-time to work [...]

SECONDARY RESEARCH FOR JAPANESE CONSULTING COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client engaged SPA to create various secondary market reports for promising future technologies. SPA created 50+ such reports by conducting searches using deep web techniques. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: The project was executed by two electronics engineers. SPA studied the technical literature, news, market reports, review articles, etc. on the topic/technology [...]

EVIDENCE OF USE ANALYSIS FOR A JAPANESE IT & ELECTRONICS COMPANY

Problem & Context: A Japanese information technology & electronics company was interested in conducting evidence of use research for patents / applications of their interest. They were interested in obtaining a list of base station vendors or operators and identifying standards being used. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: SPA’s analysts specializing in Electronics and Telecommunication were assigned the task. The [...]

PATENT TERM EXTENSION FOR A PRECISION ENGINEERING COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client team was interested in extending the term of a critical patent which was to expire shortly. The patent was in the area of static and dynamic sealing devices. The client engaged an SPA team to recommend ways to extend patent protection. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A 2-member SPA team was chartered for [...]

A JAPANESE MANUFACTURER OF AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS

Problem & Context: The client IP team needed help in the development of an AI/ML tool to auto-screen and categorize patents in a rapidly emerging technology in autonomous vehicles. The volume of patent data was growing rapidly and a productivity enhancing tool was critical to ensure timely assessment of competitor activity. The client required technology [...]

IDENTIFICATION OF OPEN INNOVATION PATNER FOR A TOOLING AND INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client was looking for potential partners in Open Innovation in tooling materials, particularly in North America and Canada. The client’s initial searches were unsuccessful in identifying the most relevant groups in their specific area of interest. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A 2-member SPA team was formed to help the client identify the most [...]

TECHNOLOGY LANDSCAPE FOR A JAPANESE MICRO-MECHATRONICS COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client was interested in identifying all the technologies associated with turbocharges / superchargers. The client wanted to understand what technologies were available globally and how they could strategically plan their research. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: SPA team considered the following approach: Search and retrieval of patents. Screening /Analysis of [...]

EXPLORE NEW MARKETS & APPLICATIONS FOR A FASTENERS AND SPECIALTY PRODUCTS COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client partnered with SPA team to identify new markets for an innovative vapor trap developed for metal fusion area. Client was interested in looking at licensing opportunities and wanted to understand the application areas of current IP holders. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A 2-member SPA team of a mechanical [...]

LATEST TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS FOR AN EUROPEAN OPEN INNOVATION COMPANY

Problem & Context: A team of innovation experts engaged SPA to identify innovative solutions for retrofit insulation of houses that are not only cost-effective, but also aesthetically pleasing with other user-friendly features. The study included search for new materials and new solutions for implementation. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A 2-member SPA technical team was selected to [...]

TECHNOLOGY LANDSCAPE FOR AN AMERICAN CORPORATE R&D CENTER

Problem & Context: An American corporate R&D centre  engaged in advanced materials research and development were interested in understanding technology and Intellectual Property (IP) trends related to Graphene through creation of a detailed technology taxonomy and routinely updates. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: SPA’s analyst with extensive research experience in materials science was assigned [...]

COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE FOR A FOOD AND BEVERAGE COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client team was in need of a global Competitive Technology Intelligence platform for informing its R&D scientists and also aligning management on emerging opportunities. Information on consumer trends, technology advancement, regulatory changes, packaging trends, health and nutrition was needed to develop innovation and growth strategies. The client team needed an information partner to provide structured [...]

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY TRENDS FOR U.S. BASED FOOD COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client partnered with SPA to monitor and identify emerging technologies, products and business divestitures/ strategies of select companies. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A 2-member team of food technologists from SPA was assigned on a full-time basis to support the client team. The Competitive Technology Intelligence program was designed to track peer companies and emerging technologies. [...]

REAL TIME FEEDS FOR AN EUROPEAN FOOD INGREDIENTS COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client partnered with SPA to set up a real time news feed alert to monitor specific companies and technologies on a daily basis. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A 2-member team of food technologists at SPA was formed to identify the list of news feed sources. A proprietary news aggregator interface was created in order to extract structured data [...]

STATE-OF-THE ART SEARCH FOR AN EUROPEAN FOOD & BEVERAGE COMPANY

Problem & Context: An European Food & Beverage company was interested in understanding current technologies and innovation space for packaging techniques for baked food products. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: SPA’s Food technologists and packaging engineers were assigned the job. SPA conducted a landscape search pertaining to packaging techniques for baked food products with [...]

PATENTING ACTIVITY FOR A EUROPEAN BEVERAGE COMPANY

Problem & Context: A European based company that develops and commercializes protein based beverages was interested in understanding the patent activity in plant-protein food and beverages. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A team of Biotechnologists were assigned this task. Patent searches were conducted using multiple patent databases for the patents published in Europe in [...]

VALIDITY SEARCH FOR AN EUROPEAN LAW FIRM

Problem & Context: The client commissioned SPA to find prior art for a patent on the use of a particular organic acid for treating a skin condition. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: An organic chemist with pharma background and a vast search experience was assigned the job. The searcher carefully reviewed the prosecution of the subject patent and its family [...]

TECHNOLOGY LANDSCAPE FOR A GLOBAL PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client engaged SPA to prepare a technology landscape on drug delivery systems through comprehensive secondary research. The specific requirement was to identify the technology features in various drug delivery systems such as injectors, wearables and patch pumps and the challenges addressed by them. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: The project was executed by two biomedical [...]

Patentability study for a Wearable Device for Monitoring Patient Recovery

Problem & Context: The objective of the study is to conduct a patentability search was conducted for an Indian medical devices company. The search was related to a smart wearable device to scientifically monitor and track recovery of patients undergoing specific therapies. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: SciTech Patent Art team conducted patent and [...]

STANDARD ESSENTIAL PATENTS ANALYSIS FOR JAPANESE TELECOM COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client engaged SPA to map the claims of some of their patents with mobile broadband standards. The client also requested SPA to identify specific products from base station vendors/cell phone vendors which could be implementing the features of client’s patented technologies. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A 2-member SPA team was designated [...]

Secondary Research For A Fortune 50 Consumer Products Company

Problem & Context: The SPA team was chartered to develop a non-chemical insect repellent device. Client was looking for secondary research support, and IP and non-IP research, from the SPA team all the way from conceptualization to product launch. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A 2-member team from SPA was assigned on a full-time basis to support the client team. SPA team [...]