1790 has developed an extensive range of proprietary databases, tools and techniques designed specifically for IP analytics. Our proprietary data resources include:
Databases – 1790 maintains extensive value-added patent databases. These databases contain all US patents from 1969 through the present, and all European Patent Office (EPO) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) patents from inception (1978) through the present. The databases have many unique features designed for application of our advanced data mining and machine learning tools.
Corporate Tree – One of the key features of 1790’s databases is a corporate thesaurus that maps all subsidiary and variant names to the corresponding parent organizations. This Corporate Tree contains the 6,000+ leading patenting organizations worldwide. It is believed to be the largest patent thesaurus in existence, with more than 100,000 variant and subsidiary names mapped to these 6,000+ entities. The Corporate Tree is available for license by third parties.
Innovation Metrics – 1790’s databases contain objective, quantitative metrics for measuring many different dimensions of innovation. These metrics are normalized by technology, and are updated continually as new patents are issued. They also form the basis for the annual Patent Power Scorecards published by IEEE Spectrum.
Emerging Clusters Model – 1790’s Emerging Clusters Model locates interesting emerging technologies in close to real time. The model is technology agnostic, and identifies emerging technologies across hi-tech, life science, mechanical and chemical industries. The model has been validated and utilized by numerous government agencies, including DOD, IARPA, DTRA and NIST. A description of the Technology Watch/Horizon Scanning framework developed by 1790 for DOD can be found here:
Data Mining/Networking Tools – 1790 employs advanced text mining techniques to locate and evaluate patents relevant to selected technologies. These techniques draw upon the latest developments in machine learning and data mining. 1790 also utilizes advanced networking tools to connect patents, and locate licensing targets for these patents. These networking tools allow us to discover unexpected linkages between technologies, and to identify interesting patents that use non-standard terminologies.
Multi-Source Fusion – Key information on technology developments can be extracted from many different sources. 1790 has thus developed tools to link patents with other data sources, including social media, scientific papers and grey literature. These tools enable us to generate comprehensive technology assessments, drawing on information from sources as diverse as patents, scientific papers, Twitter and blogs.