[Infographic] Patents in the Biopesticide industry

[Infographic] Patents in the Biopesticide industry

Although Synthetic chemical fertilizers occupy a large share of pesticide market, biopesticides are gradually gaining significance. Take a look at the patent landscape as well as the trends and patterns emerging in the Biopesticide industry. This infographic also appeared in the Managing IP blog  

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Patent landscaping for HVAC System Fault Detection

Patent landscaping for HVAC System Fault Detection

Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) fault detection and diagnosis is important from a preventive maintenance standpoint. Downtime for large HVAC systems is not desirable due to the increased costs incurred in operations and energy consumption. Subsequently, many organizations have been investing capital and efforts to tackle this problem. We studied the patent landscape of HVAC fault detection technologies. Our findings show a consistent increase in the number of patent filings over the last decade. LG tops the list of patent asset holders, even though its earliest filing is relatively recent (1996). On the other hand, the filings of General Motors in this technology area have tapered off in the recent years. Geographically, the US and China are the...

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Introducing translation capabilities in Relecura

Introducing translation capabilities in Relecura

Given that companies seek patent protection in various parts of the world to protect their markets, patents are being filed in a variety of languages which utilize diverse scripts. This adds an additional wrinkle in executing patent searches and ensuring that they are comprehensive. We have integrated Google Translate into Relecura to machine translate patent text. You can now read patent documents (that feature full text data) in over 80 different languages. Machine translation algorithms have improved substantially over the years. Some even have a self-learning aspect, such that the accuracy of the output improves with every translation carried out. We have activated this feature for our existing customers and would love to receive feedback. In case, you are...

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Photoacoustic Imaging – a patent landscape [Infographic]

Photoacoustic Imaging – a patent landscape [Infographic]

p5rn7vb 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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