Here’s an overview of what IPX provides:

Technical Analysis

  • Who holds patents in the same classes?
  • How does this patent rank in its class?

Context Analysis

  • What makes this technology unique?
  • What competing approaches are nearby in patents and academic literature?
  • Which of these terms show up on corporate websites?
  • What products and academic research describe the same concepts?

Referential Analysis

  • Who references my portfolio, clusters or patents the most?
  • Who holds the most valuable patents that reference this portfolio?

Semantic Analysis

  • Who holds the patents that describe concepts that are most similar to this disclosure, application or patent?
  • How many of the 100 most similar patents do various assignees hold?
  • Which of those are the most valuable?
  • Do they create validity risks for my patents?

All of these criteria are then used to find candidates for co-development, licensing and enforcement.

  • An institution’s applications and patents let you know about its strategic direction.
  • What is its product/business strategy?
  • Does it have a need for the art described in our patents or applications?
  • Should we file new disclosures based on our research direction and its anticipated needs?
  • Does the candidate have products with implications for our patents?
  • Who are the best partners to help us monetize the patent or cluster?