To quickly “grok” what advances Code-N is developing to extract actionable insights from Big Data, look at our aspirin example in our Solution section. We show how powerful keyword search engines, such as Google’s, are actually severely limiting for complex searches.
Imagine you’re a scientist that wants to determine if a medicinal compound you’ve developed can help treat a particular disease. Before spending the next several months or years working on proving it via testing and trials, you’d want to make sure that none of your competitors have already staked a claim matching the same compound/disease pairing. To do this, you must check the claims in the public patent databases. Sounds easy, but it isn’t.
Most patent writers try to obfuscate their findings to lead the competitors off their path. Thus, they often use obscure names for drugs and diseases so as not to be found in a patent search. This “artful deceit” is legal and practiced by many other industry patent writers as well.
In our simple example, we perform a search on Google patents to find how many claims exist in the U.S. that involve “aspirin” affecting “high blood pressure.” This Google search returns 1086 which is the number of times it spots any combination of those 3 keywords: aspirin, lowers, blood pressure in a patent application. Not the claims, but anywhere in a patent app. That’s not useful, in fact, its a waste of time. You can start writing Boolean equations, but those are error prone and have strict character limits.
To make sure you’ve found all the claims involving the concepts you are searching for, you’d have to perform thousand of searches of all possible synonyms of these keywords, then get rid of the tens-of-thousands of false positives. Or run 1 analysis with Code-N’s Green Field Finder.
Now think back to the scientist who wants to cure a new disease with a novel compound she developed. Before her company invests millions of dollars of development and human trials, it is critical to prove that no other company is working on this already and have claimed patent protection. Performing thousands of keyword searches might be the only way to avoid a costly mistake of not finding a obfuscated claim.
Perform thousand of searches and take 2 aspirin, OR use Code-N’s Green Field Finder…