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  • How to Extract and Analyze Patent Families of a Subsidiary
    Introduction In the PatentSight BI, the owners of patent portfolios are defined according to the Ultimate Owner Concept. For some analyses, however, it is necessary to extract the patent portfolio of a subsidiary. This article uses the example of Omega, a subsidiary of the Swatch Group, to explain how patent families belonging to a specific subsidiary can be extracted, saved, and used in furthe...
  • Can an Analysis Result Be Reproduced Exactly at a Later Date?
    Since patent data is "alive" and the PatentSight database is constantly being updated and improved, the exact reproduction of analysis results from the past may not be possible at a later point in time. However, you can save your search results and your analysis results by using one of PatentSight’s export options. It may also be useful to regularly tag the set of patent families obtained as se...
  • How are the Competitive Impact Deciles in the Value Distribution Chart Calculated?
    The Competitive Impact deciles are formed by sorting all active patent families in the PatentSight database by their Competitive Impact and subsequently dividing the patent families in this ranking into ten equal groups from the top to the bottom. As a result, the global top 10% of the patent families by Competitive Impact form the Competitive Impact decile "10", whereas the global bottom 10% o...
  • How Can the Technology Relevance Have a Positive Value if the Market Coverage is "0"?
    While a patent family might no longer be protected in any authority and therefore have a Market Coverage and Competitive Impact of "0", it still may be significant for subsequent art, as expressed in the citations it still receives or has already received from other patent families. Therefore, the Technology Relevance is calculated for both active and inactive patent families even after the exp...
  • Market Coverage
    The Market Coverage is an indicator of the size of the global market in which the patent family is active. It is calculated on the patent family level based on the gross national income (GNI) of each authority in which the patent family has at least one active member. The GNI of the USA is represented by the value "1" and the GNIs of all other authorities are represented by values relative to...
  • Technology Relevance
      The Technology Relevance is an indicator of the technological importance of the patent family. It is calculated on the patent family level based on the number of subsequent art citations (forward citations) the patent family has received. The number of citations received by the patent family is adjusted by three factors: the patent office citation practices, the age of the patent family, and ...
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User Guide

  • UN SDG - Update March 2023
    At the end of March 2023 PatentSight updated the UN SDG mapping to its 2nd version. Below is a summary of the changes we made between v1 and v2. This change was in large part from the feedback from many clients and other interested parties. Only changes which were clearly inline with the UN Framework were accepted, the majority of requests being rejected with an explanation of why. Since the re...
  • Sheet Navigation and Management
      Enhanced Sheet Navigation You can now click the arrow next to the workbook name to see an overview of all the sheets in the workbook, including an indication of the currently active sheet. Clicking on a sheet name in the sheet navigation panel helps you move to that sheet quickly. Centralized Sheet Management: Clicking the ‘Manage sheets’ option at the top of the sheet navigation panel will ...
  • Quick Insights
    Introduction Quick Insights is an easy way to access the charts and tables PatentSight has to offer directly from the homepage. As its name suggests, it is a quick access tool to analyses based on simple search filters.  Follow these three steps to utilize the Quick Insights feature: In the filter box, enter the name of a patent owner or a technology field or an SDG category. Sele...
  • Annuity Fees
      PatentSight allows you to determine the overall remaining annuity fees of a patent family or a patent portfolio. The calculation is based on annuity fee data from 40 patent authorities. You can find out the entire fees that would occur if a patent family or a patent portfolio was maintained for its remaining lifetime. Alternatively, you can also split the fees by year and by authority. Attrib...
  • Custom Fields
    Introduction Custom fields allow you to insert your own data into PatentSight and to analyze groups of patent families predefined by you. However, in contrast to tags, custom fields not only support mapping of text information but also mapping of numeric information to patent families – all you need to do is to import such information into PatentSight. With custom fields, you can map your own t...
  • How to Use Custom Fields
    How to Use Custom Fields Custom fields can be used as search fields in the search panel, attributes or measures in charts, and groupings and measures in tables. They can also be displayed and edited in the Result List. Once you have imported a Custom Field, you can find it in the section “Custom Fields,” for example when you select a search field. You can manage, edit, or delete existing cust...
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Product Updates

  • PatentSight Release 4.03 (January 23, 2024)
      New Feature: Release Notes You can now easily identify the jurisdiction (source) of the litigation or agency cases listed in the “Litigation and Related Materials” card within the Family Viewer of the Result List.  The new sortable “Jurisdiction” column allows you to focus on the jurisdictions you are most interested in.
  • PatentSight Release 4.01 (December 12, 2023)
    New PatentSight+ Feature: Simplified Chinese UI Language In addition to English, Japanese, and Korean, the PatentSight user interface (UI) is now also available in simplified Chinese. To change the UI language, access the three-dot menu in the top right corner of the application and select your desired language.   Access the account settings to adjust the date, time, and number format ...
  • PatentSight Release 4.00 (November 28, 2023)
      New PatentSight+ Feature: Quick Insights You can now discover insights effortlessly by defining a simple search query and letting Patentsight suggest charts tailored to your search results.   Use the left input field to search for owners, technology clusters, or UN SDGs. Then, use the right input field to select charts or tables for your analysis. New PatentSight+ Data: Litigation and Relate...
  • PatentSight Release 3.29 (November 14, 2023)
    New Feature: Release Notes You can now click on the “Release Notes” link in the “Help” menu to access the release notes for PatentSight in the Knowledge Base. Use this feature to keep yourself informed about changes and improvements in PatentSight. For questions, contact us at support@lexisnexisip.com 
  • PatentSight Release 3.27 (October 19, 2023)
    New Feature: Waterfall Chart You can now use the waterfall chart to visualize positive and negative changes over time. This chart type provides a clear and insightful view of the evolution of a measure of interest. New Feature: Bubble Slices To further break down the data displayed in the bubble chart, you can now select an additional attribute to slice the bubbles by. New Feature: Addition...
  • PatentSight Release 3.24 (September 7, 2023)
      New Feature: Keyboard Shortcut to Undo Sheet Names Changes You can now use the Esc key on your keyboard to quickly undo an unwanted sheet name change and exit from the sheet name edit mode. Improvement: Connecting Lines in Bubble Charts Connecting lines in bubble charts now reflect the path based only on bubbles you have selected under “Bubble Trails” rather than the path based on all bubble...
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