Developing a Comprehensive Patent Related Information Retrieval Tool
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research, Vol. 6, No. 2, August 2011
16 Pages Posted: 13 Feb 2011 Last revised: 19 Jun 2011
Date Written: April 1, 2010
In recent years, there has been a massive growth of regulatory and related information available online. This information is distributed across many different domains creating a problem for accessing and managing this data. This paper proposes a framework to access information across two such domains – patents and court cases. The framework is designed to boost the value of a set of patents based on information available in court cases by identifying and cross-referencing mutual information in the two domains. We test our framework by constructing a use case involving the hormone erythropoietin. A corpus of 1150 patents (including 135 closely related patents) and 30 court cases is gathered. Challenges associated with such integration and future plans are briefly discussed.
Keywords: Patents, Court cases, USPTO, Search, Information Retrieval
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