Problem & Context:

The client, a Japanese micro-mechatronics company 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:
  • SciTech Patent Art team considered the following approach:
    • Search and retrieval of patents.
    • Screening /Analysis of technology information from patents.
    • Bucketizing all relevant patents into different technology groups and uploading them in to a web based portal.
    • Providing critical drawings with labels for each of the relevant patents.
  • SciTech Patent Art team found that there were more than 100,000 patents and for ~30% of the patents, no data was available in any of the subscribed databases.
  • This was a big gap and could not be ignored.
  • To address this problem, SciTech Patent Art team worked on the native language patents and translated all the non-English patents, especially Japanese and Chinese, into English using machine translation.
  • This approach helped in retrieval of comprehensive information.
  • The data was subsequently placed in the web portal and a dashboard was created for better representation of data.

The study was conducted in 12 weeks and costed $45,000