Photoacoustic Imaging – a patent landscape [Infographic]

Photoacoustic Imaging – a patent landscape [Infographic]

Photoacoustic imaging combines the accuracy of Spectroscopy and the depth resolution of Ultrasound, to create an accurate image of the object in question. Subsequently, this technology is being trumpeted to be the next big step in the field of Medical Imaging. Hence, we decided to study the patent landscape in this technology area. Patent filings in this area have witnessed a consistent growth over the years. In terms of patent asset holders, Canon, Philips and Siemens lead the race. Our analysis also indicates that Surgical Applications is one of the top sub-technologies in this area, and several academic institutes such as University of California and University of Washington also hold patents in this domain. Take a look at what trends and patterns are...

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Relecura Updates

Relecura Updates

We’ve added Non-English data to Relecura for China, Spain, Canada, EP as well as WO. In addition, Bibliography and abstract data has been added for India and New Zealand. We have added Smart highlighting, translation capabilities, Improved graphs and many more features to Relecura.

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Multi-device approach to deliver timely and contextual IP intelligence

Multi-device approach to deliver timely and contextual IP intelligence

Some of our recent efforts have been directed towards developing a multi-screen approach to delivering Intellectual Property (IP) intelligence to various stakeholders within an organisation, via the Relecura platform. Relecura achieves this by employing an integrated approach involving complementary applications built for the web, mobile, and using its Application Programming Interface (API). The motivation to engineer this kind of a platform comes from the fact that the manner in which we get our business intelligence, make decisions, and action them – has changed with ubiquitous connectivity and the proliferation of smart devices. This trend was initially signalled by the fragmentation in the consumption of digital media over multiple devices. This...

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[Infographic] 10 years of Israeli innovation

[Infographic] 10 years of Israeli innovation

Israel is gradually becoming a hotbed of innovation, with start ups setting up shop and R&D investments leading to meaningful inventions. As of last available data, Israel has the highest R&D intensity in the world, and a large number of patents are being filed every year. Although, it was witnessing a steady growth in patent filings for the past decade, 2013 saw a sudden drop in the PCT applications. Nonetheless, with hundreds of medical device companies accumulating large number of patents in Israel, the medical technology industry is progressing. Evidently, medical technology received the maximum number of patents in the last ten years. Take a look at the infographic below to spot trends and patterns in the state of Israeli...

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The latest from Relecura

The latest from Relecura

Here is a list of changes and improvements implemented in Relecura over the last couple of months: - Stemming disabled for proper nouns: Stemming has been disabled for proper nouns. This gives you greater control over your search strings and will result in enhanced precision. Wildcards can be used to ensure that all the variations of a word are searched for. - Proximity query: Search queries can be simplified using nested proximity. You can now create complex search queries fairly quickly. Read our blog post on Proximity searching for more details. - Refined highlighting in claims/description: With refined highlighting, conveniently analyze the description and claims of patent documents. - Search for normalized assignee: Conveniently search for the variations...

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Using Technology categories for better IP analysis

Using Technology categories for better IP analysis

Class codes are often detailed and provide a verbose description of the technologies they pertain to, making them hard to decipher at first glance. To make things easier to understand, we curated the class codes along with other patent parameters, and defined specific technology categories. Let us see how this can help the patent analyst. Consider you are studying the patent landscape for a particular portfolio – Carbon sequestration technologies in this example: Under Explore, a tag cloud of top technologies appears. Here, apart from identifying the top technology categories, you can refine your search based on these specific technologies. In a couple of clicks, you can select the desired technologies and subsequently refine the search results. You can...

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Proximity searching has arrived!

Proximity searching has arrived!

We are pleased to announce the launch of proximity operators for searching in Relecura. In a traditional sense, a proximity operator based search would mean searching for keywords that appear within a certain distance from each other. The search strategies may sometimes require multiple combinations of the keywords using several Boolean and Proximity operators. This can often render the query complex.

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