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3. Interactive Graphs

Constantin BahlmannConstantin Bahlmann

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  1. Interactive Graphs:
    3.1 Top Applicants
    3.2 Top Technological Fields
    3.3 Technology Time Line
    3.4 Technology over Time Heat Map
    3.5 Top IPC Codes
    3.6 Patents by Authorities
    3.7 Patent Impact & Risk
    3.8 Similarity Density Curve

For every search a user makes, eight different interactive graphs are created in order to:

Each graph is created according to the 1.000 most similar patents. The number of search results displayed depends on the octimine account the user has signed up for. See octimine’s pricing.

Note:: All graphs are interactive, meaning that various areas, bars, lines, etc. are clickable resulting in a focus on the chosen area. All search results and graphs will change according to the chosen area.

3.1 Top Applicants

This chart shows you the shares of the top 5 applicants as well as the share of the other companies based on the patent families in the results list.

Per default the size of the results list is 1000 patent families, but it can be smaller due to filter options.

Note, a patent can be issued to more than one applicant. Therefore, the size of the pie is based on the total number of different patent to applicant observations while the percentage value in the mouse-over field shows you the percentage of patent families assigned to that applicant.

You can click on one slice of the pie to filter the results of the similarity list below. All other charts will be also automatically readjusted. To reset the filter click again on the same slice.

Note: An example for the interactive function here would be to choose one of the top five applicants. The chosen part of this pie chart will separate from the rest of it and the results list will start with the applicants from this company or institution.

3.2 Top Technological Fields

This chart shows the distribution of the docdb patent families of your results list over the 35 technological fields defined by Ulrich Schmoch and the Fraunhofer Institute. This classification aims at aggregating different IPC-codes into technological fields.

For more information, please see the scientific paper in the manual section in the dashboard under "Scientific Articles".

Note that a patent can be assigned to several technological fields. Therefore, the sizes of the areas in this chart is based on the total number of different patent to technological field observations while the percentage value in the mouse-over field shows you the percentage of patent families assigned to that technological field.

You can click on one area of the chart to filter the results of the similarity list below. All other charts will be also automatically readjusted. To reset the filter click again on the same area.

Note: Once you have chosen a category like “Mechanical Engineering” in this case the graph will display further subcategories in this field, like “transport, handling, machine tools, etc”. Another click on the area of your choice will refine/filter your search once again. If you want to see the original state of the graph again, click in the backward arrow at the top right hand side.

4.3 Technology Time line

This chart shows the docdb patent families of your results list distributed over their priority year.

This chart can be interpreted as the lifecycle of a technology and used for further analysis.

The light blue bar (or bars) shows the priority year of the patent that you entered to do the search.

The orange line gives the similarity average of the patent families published in the same priority year.

Per default the size of the results list is 1000, 100, or 20, depending on the account you have chosen, but it can be smaller due to filter options.

You can click on one bar of the chart to filter the results of the similarity list below. All other charts will be also automatically readjusted. To reset the filter click again on the same bar.

4.4 Technology over Time Heat Map

This chart shows the docdb patent families of your results list over the 35 technological fields and time. It gives you an indication about the developments in any tech field over time by showing the number of patent families published in a given year.

The mouse-over field shows the technological field, the specific year and the number of patent families that were assigned to that individual cell.

Note that the individual values are represented in a color-coded manner, meaning the more intensive the color, the higher the number of patents in this field You can click on each colored cell on this map to filter the results of the similarity list below. All other charts will be also automatically readjusted. To reset the filter, click again on the same cell.

4.5 Top IPC Codes

This chart shows the distribution of the docdb patent families of your results list over the full digit IPC codes. If more than 50 different IPC codes are available, only the top 50 with the highest frequencies are selected. The colors of the bars depend on the different IPC sections. The black line gives the similarity average of the patent families that have the same IPC code.

Note that a patent can be assigned to several different IPC codes.

Per default the size of the results list is 1000, but it can be smaller due to filter options. You can click on one bar of the chart to filter the results of the similarity list below. All other charts will be also automatically readjusted. To reset the filter click again on the same bar.

4.6 Patents by Authorities

This chart shows the distribution of the docdb patent families of your results list over the different patent authorities. It gives you an indication, which patent authorities are the most important ones for your technology text or publication number.

The mouse-over field shows the specific authority and the number of docdb patent families this authority keeps.

You can click on one bar of the chart to filter the results of the similarity list below. All other charts will be also automatically readjusted. To reset the filter, click again on the same bar. You can click on one bar of the chart to filter the results of the similarity list below. All other charts will be also automatically readjusted. To reset the filter, click again on the same bar.

4.7 Patent Impact & Risk

This matrix chart describes the patent impact and patent risk categories of the patent families of the results list.

Per default the size of the results list is 1.000, 100, or 20, depending on the account you have chosen, but it can be smaller due to filter options.

Impact measures the economic impact of the focal patent and its patent family. It is computed using octimine proprietary algorithms which have been calibrated based on auction pricing, licensing, renewal and other data:

Risk is computed using proprietary algorithms and measures the legal risk incurred by a patent or by members of the patent family of being involved in post-grant review, opposition, annulment proceedings or litigation:

Note that for US only patent families impact and risk indicators are currently not shown but will be included in one of the upcoming updates.

Important: Patent impact and risk estimations are computed using patent and publication data. Indicators are based on cutting edge research but it is recommended to use them carefully as they are just an approximation of the true values.

You can click on a bubble to filter the results of the similarity list below. All other charts will be also automatically readjusted. To reset the filter click again on the same bubble.

4.8 Similarity Density Curve

This chart shows the similarity index between your entered patent or text and the list of similar docdb patent families in descending order. The horizontal axis shows therefore the similarity rank.

A sharp drop might be interpreted that only a few patent families are relevant to your search request. If the curve is very flat and similarity values are quite high, it is a sign for a dense technological area.

Click anywhere in the curve to filter the results of the similarity list below. All other charts will be also automatically readjusted.



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