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Patent Information and related online events, July 13-15, 2021

  • 12 Jul 2021 11:58 PM
    Message # 10747520

    Summary: 7/13 What's New in Derwent Innovation @ 5AM ET;  WIPO: Patentscope overview @11:30 AM; Reaxys: Next generation synthesis planning 12 PM ET 7/14 Minesoft Patent Citations@10 AM ET; Patsnap Measuring Innovation through patents and publications@11 AM ET; 7/15  WIPO: Patentscope overview @8:30 CET;  PatentSemTech2021 @ 9 AM-5:30 PM AM ET; Potter Clarkson (UK): A Beginner’s Guide to Trade Secrets@10 AM ET; IPWatchdog/LexisNexis IP: A Conversation with the Commissioner of the USPTO @12 PM ET; USPTO: Drafting provisional patent applications @1 PM ET

    The following online patent information and related events are offered Tue-Thu..July 13-15, 2021:

    Tuesday, July 13, 2021
    5:00-6:00am ET | 11:00 am -12:00 pm CET
    What's New in Derwent Innovation (Registration) (Presenter: Brian Larner, Derwent Learning)
    The  following new features of Derwent Innovation introduced by June 20th 2021 release would be discussed:
    • Claims charting
    [Claim dependency chart, currently for English language version of claims]
    • Changes in claims between grant and application [claims/words added (in green) or removed (in red)]
    • INPADOC family timeline
    • Ability to enter a publication number  [or several patent numbers] into Smart search to find similar documents
    [if EP patent number entered w/o kind codes,  keywords from claims from both publication stages would be extracted for a smart search; JP patent number requires a kind code]

    Other recent changes:(1) CPC current or original assigning office search fields (CPCAO and CPOAO) - can see which patents has been assigned by particular office for a particular CPC codes and how a particular office classify a particular patent of field of query); (2) Dart-IP litigation layer subscription allows DI users to limit search  to a particular type of  litigated cases [IPCT IP cases field]  and see case activity summary table; all DI usrs could  (all DI users could sort results in "IP cases" column and see a symbol indicating that this patent or other patents in a INPADOC patent family are involved in litigation; (3) text clustering has been updated to Iconography clustering algorithm to with new visual representation for an analyst level subscription.

    11:30am – 12:15pm ET | 5:30pm – 6:15pm CET (also July 15, 2021 at 8:30 CET)
    WIPO: Overview of the Patentscope search system (Registration -for both days)
    Presenter: Sandrine Ammann , Marketing & Communications Officer, WIPO
    (Recording, 35 min)

    Previous sessions of this webinar: Recording, 39:30, Jan. 16, 2020;  presentation, 72 p., Jan. 19, 2021 and presentation, 124 p., Sep. 24, 2019 (Content  WIPO Translate; WIPO Pearl (Linguistic search); PCT by week; IPC Statistics; Gazette Archive; National Phase Entries; Sequence Listing; IPC Green Inventory ; Portal to Patent Registers ; Searches ; Chemical compounds; CLIR (Cross Lingual Expansion); Patenscope Coverage; Settings; Options: Results/Analysis, Interface, Translate; Saved Queries; Query Trees[2019])
    See also: PATENTSCOPE: the result list (Recording, June 8, 2021);  Translation Tools (video on demand, Feb.16, 2021;
    presentation, 57 p.; Jul. 9, 2020); PATENTSCOPE for Expert Users (video, 43:30, presentation,  75 p., May 4, 2021); IPC & CPC in PATENTSCOPE (recording, 42:55 & presentation, 72 p.; Jul. 9, 2020;  forthcoming  Aug. 17 & 19, 2021); Chemical Searches (presentation, 70 p. Mar. 16, 2021); Patent Families (presentation, 85 p., Mar. 23, 2021); Patentscope Summer School:  Sessions 2-4, July 21 and Aug. 11-24, 2021

    12:00 -1:00 PM ET | 6:00pm – 7:00 pm CET
    Elsevier: Reaxys webinar:
    Next generation synthesis planning using AI for chemists (Recording, 59:25)
    In this session, we will discuss recent development in predictive retrosynthesis. Also, we explore how Reaxys collaborated with Pending.AI, a startup led by Prof. Mark Waller, to develop a ‘deep learning’ solution that predicts new synthesis routes with high accuracy for creating small organic compounds. The presentation will focus on: 1. Science behind AI powered predictive retrosynthesis; 2. Reaxys predictive retrosynthesis overview and demo; 3. Discussion on benefits, limitation of technology and future roadmap
    Speakers: Mandar Bodas, Solution Sales Manager - Life Sciences, Abhinav Kumar, Head of Strategy and Business Development - Chemistry Solutions,
    Juergen Swienty-Busch, Director of Product Management - Chemistry Solutions (all – Elsevier)
    Selected references:
    Segler, M.H.S., Preuss, M., Waller, M.P., 2018. Planning chemical syntheses with deep neural networks and symbolic AI. Nature 555 (7698), 604–610. [We combined Monte Carlo tree search with an expansion policy network that guides the search, and a filter network to pre-select the most promising retrosynthetic steps. These deep neural networks were trained on essentially all reactions ever published in organic chemistry…. In a double-blind AB test, chemists on average considered our computer-generated routes to be equivalent to reported literature routes.]
    Segler, M.H.S., Waller, M.P., 2017. Neural-Symbolic Machine Learning for Retrosynthesis and Reaction Prediction. Chemistry – A European Journal 23 (25), 5966–5971. [We show that by training our model on 3.5 million reactions taken from the collective published knowledge of the entire discipline of chemistry, our model exhibits a top10-accuracy of 95 % in retrosynthesis and 97 % for reaction prediction on a validation set of almost 1 million reactions.]
    Jaworski, W., Szymkuć, S., Mikulak-Klucznik, B., Piecuch, K., Klucznik, T., Kaźmierowski, M., Rydzewski, J., Gambin, A. and Grzybowski, B.A., 2019. Automatic mapping of atoms across both simple and complex chemical reactions. Nature communications, 10(1), pp.1-11.
    Jacob, P.M., Yamin, P., Perez-Storey, C., Hopgood, M. and Lapkin, A.A., 2017. Towards automation of chemical process route selection based on data mining. Green Chemistry, 19(1), pp.140-152.
    See also another upcoming webinar on BrightTalk:
    AI-enabled predictive retrosynthesis tool to advance drug discovery (Sep.1, 2021, 4:30 AM ET)

    Wednesday, July 14, 2021
    10:00 -11:15 AM ET | 4:00 -5:15 PM CET
    Would a citation by any other name smell as sweet? (Registration/Recording after the event)
    Patent citations seem like a straightforward concept, but they contain a great deal of complexity. For instance, the expectation of citing patents in a new application varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.  There are different types of citations, depending on which office is generating the reports, and different ways in which citations can be used to gain insights on a particular topic. Along those lines, there are many controversies around what type of citations should be used to generate those insights, and even whether self-citations should ever be used at all.
    Join us for an informative webinar about the ins and outs of citations in patent analytics and hear from Tim Campbell (VP, North America, Minesoft), Anna Maria Villa (Patent Expert, QPIP,
    IGE/IPI (Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property)) [citions as a search tool], Christopher Mason (Patent Attorney and Senior Associate, Appleyard Lees) [citations for portfolio prining], Tony Trippe (Managing Director, PatInformatics) [citations for licensing], and Jennifer Cessna (Senior Research Scientist, The Hershey Company) [citations for R&D CI and IP strategy planning].
    *WIPR (World Intellectual Property Review)
    Minesoft publications on patent citations:
    Minesoft. Harnessing the value in patent citations with PatBase, Blog post, Jan. 8, 2019
    Resnick, J., 2020. Patent citations - extracting valuable insights from an often-overlooked complex data source. The Patent Lawyer, March 2020, p. 51–53. (A request form for an instant download) ["Co-pending citations are one of the most overlooked areas by searchers."]
    Minesoft. Reveal hidden market insights with PatBase’s Patent Citation Network, Blog post, Oct.. 7, 2020.
    Minesoft, Utilising patent citations for patent analysis & competitive intelligence.Marh 2021. 17 p. . (A request form)

    11:00 AM -12 PM ET | 5:00 -6:00 PM CET

    Measuring innovation through Leading and Lagging indicators (Registration)
    Whether from the perspective of a single R&D department or a national technology sector, maintaining competitive advantage requires the objective measurement of innovation trends and performance. This is no easy task, as the data points for innovation have strengths and weaknesses. For example, patents are lagging indicators while research papers tend to be leading indicators, and others such as technology news, investment activity, and research grants are topical but have their own drawbacks. Join PatSnap for a discussion on how Connected Innovation Intelligence intertwines these diverse data points to create a comprehensive view, revealing technology trends and enabling better innovation decision making.
    Speakers: Emily Kuske, Senior Manager, Professional Services; Sam Wiley, Connected Innovation Intelligence Evangelist, both PatSnap (Bios)
    See also R&D Intelligence web-page on PatSnap website,
    Patsnap's (Get an overview of any company's innovation strategy with our FREE report)

    Thursday, July 15, 2021

    2:30am ET | 8:30 CET)
    Overview of the Patentscope search system (
    Registration) (See info above for Jul. 13, 2021 11:30 AM event)

    9:00 AM- 5:30 PM ET  | 3:00-10:30 PM CET
    2nd Workshop on Patent Text Mining and Semantic Technologies (PatentSemTech2021) at ACM SIGIR 2021
    Program   Registration ($40=$30+$10)
    See also June 23, 2021 PIUG-PF post by
    Rainer Stuike-Prill, one of  workshop organizers and additional information in reply to this post

    Highlights of the  PatentSemTech2021 program (selected presentations)

    10:10 - 11:30 AM ET | 4:10 - 5:30 PM CET
    Prior Art Search and Reranking for Generated Patent Text
    Jieh-Sheng Lee and Jieh Hsiang, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University Taipei, Taiwan
    Modular Development in Patent AI Space: A Case Study
    Mahesh Maan (GreyB (India), Team Lead, Prior Art/Data Science), Sam Zellner (PQAI, Product Lead) and Anirudh Sanutra (GreyB, Team Lead, IP Solutions)

    11:40 AM  - 12:25 PM ET |  5:40 - 6:25 PM CET
    WIPO Pearl – Insights into the Concept Map Search and Linguistic Search
    Geoffrey Westgate (WIPO, PCT Translation Division, Head of Support Section,), Cristina Valentini (WIPO, PCT Translation Division, Support Section, Head of the Terminology Unit)
    The next generation AI-based Prior Art Search tools can be sustainable and transparent.
    Linda Andersson1,2, Peter Pollak2, Tobias Fink1,2, Florina Piroi1,2
    1. Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems, TU Vienna, Vienna, AT; 2. Artificial Researcher IT GmbH, Vienna, AT

    2:15 - 3:25 PM ET 8:15 - 9:25 PM CET
    PatentMatch: A Dataset for Matching Patent Claims & Prior Art
    Julian Risch1, Nicolas Alder1, Christoph Hewel2 and Ralf Krestel1
    1. Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Germany; 2. BETTEN & RESCH Patent- und Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB,Munich, Germany

    A Multimodal Approach for Semantic Patent Image Retrieval
    Kader Pustu-Iren, M.Sc. Gerrit Bruns and Ralph Ewerth ,Prof, Dr.(TIB- Leibniz Information Centre for Science & Technology, Hannover, Germany)

    3:35 - 4:35 PM ET |  9:35 - 10:35 PM CET
    Panel discussion: "Artificial Intelligence and Patent Analysis: Friends or Foes?"
    AI in and for Patent Analytics: A hype or an efficient support tool for patent analysts?
    Irene Kitsara (World Intellectual Property Organization
    Challenges for patent practitioners to apply AI in their workflows  
    Christoph Hewel (Patent Lawyer at BETTEN & RESCH)
    Artificial Intelligence Opportunities in the Patent Grant Process: An IP office perspective
    Alexander Klenner-Bajaja (Head of Data Science, European Patent Office)

    Other presentations, July 15, 2021

    10:00 – 11:00 AM ET | 4:00 - 5:00 PM CET
    Unpacking Wi-Fi 6 SEPs declaration and standards contribution data (A link to recording/presentation slides) (IPlytics Best-in-Class Webinar Series, Part 2) (added post-event)
    Who holds the leadership position for declared SEPs in Wi-Fi and how did leadership change with on-going standards development over time?
    What are similarities and differences between leadership positions for Wi-Fi 5 and the new Wi-Fi 6?
    What does IEEE contribution data for Wi-Fi 5 and 6 tell us about the potential future SEP portfolio leaders for Wi-Fi 5 and 6? Can contribution leadership predict patent leadership?
    Why using algorithmic-based techniques for essentiality rates and patent essentiality prediction can get us even closer to knowing what is truly essential for Wi-Fi 5 or Wi-Fi 6 without draining our time or our resources.

    See also:
    IPlytics. Unpacking 5G SEPs and standards contributions (IPlytics Best-in-Class Webinar Series, Part 1) (Recorded May 18, 2021)
    IPlytics. Using AI to Valuate and Determine Essentiality for SEPs. Report, Jun 18, 2021 Upcoming webinar:
    8/24/2021 10:00 AM ET Unpacking VVC SEPs and standards contributions (IPlytics Best-in-Class Webinar Series, Part 3), (also 8/25/2021 8:00 AM CET)

    10:00 – 11:00 AM ET | 4:00 - 5:00 PM CET
    Potter Clarkson (UK):
    A Beginner’s Guide to Trade Secrets (Recording, 59:36)
    Speakers: Tony Proctor and Christie Batty, Potter Clarkson LLP
    An introduction to the law and practice relating to the protection and management of trade secrets.
    Aimed at those new to this important area of intellectual property, this webinar will cover:
    The definition of trade secrets and a summary of the laws protecting them;
    The means for identifying and protecting trade secrets within your business; and
    How to establish processes for effectively managing trade secrets to secure their value.
    See also
    Think Xinova, Webinar: Understanding Trade Secrets. (42:19, posted on Youtube, Jun 26, 2018) [In this webinar, Xinova IP attorney Rahul Das answers questions and provides a basic overview of trade secret protection and licensing for inventors]
    Kasdan, M.J., Smith, K.M., Daniels, B., (Wiggin and Dana LLP), Trade Secrets: What You Need to Know. The National Law Review v. 9, No.346, December 12, 2019
    Pitt, S., O’Brien, K., (Baker McKenzie).
    When to patent and when to maintain as trade secret (Video Chat, 12:27). 06 Apr 2021

    12:00 – 1:00 PM ET | 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    CET IPWatchdog/LexisNexis IP: A Conversation with the Commissioner of the USPTO (Recording)
    Discussion will  includes (among other topics): IT at the USPTO: How is the Office using AI; What are the plans for future use of AI

    1:00 – 3:00 PM ET | 7:00 - 9:00 PM CET
    USPTO-Texas Regional Office. Path to a Patent, Part II, Drafting provisional patent applications (Registration, by 7/14/2021)
    Join us on July 15 to learn from USPTO experts about the key differences between provisional and nonprovisional patent applications, filing requirements…, the different ways to file a provisional application, and more.

    Other upcoming events:

    7/20/2021 5:00 AM ET Derwent Learning: How to think like a professional patent searcher
    7/20/2021 10:00 AM ET Clarivate.
    Insights into the AI hardware patent landscape
    7/21/2021 10:00 AM ET WIPO PATENTSCOPE Summer Course -Session 2 (Caret, stemming, wildcards, truncation and fuzzy searches)
    7/22/2021 9:00 AM ET
    STN International: Using the Derwent Manual Codes on STNext®
    7/22/2021 7:00 PM ET Bay Area CHIZAI (IP).
    The Current State of Strategic Patent Buying and the Patent Market / SPIF – A Simple Solution to Standardized Patent Identification
    7/27/2021 11:30 AM  ET WIPO. Global Design Database: practical cases
    7/29/2021 1:00 PM ET USPTO:
    The Path to a Patent, Part III: Patent searching
    8/11/2021 10:00 AM ET WIPO PATENTSCOPE Summer Course -Session 3 (Results, NPL, families)
    8/24/2021 10:00 AM ET WIPO
    PATENTSCOPE Summer Course -Session 4 (CLIR, chemical search and combination of all studied features during summer course)
    AI-SDV 2021, The Artificial Intelligence Conference on Search, Data and Text Mining, Analytics and Visualization. 3-5 October 2021, Nice, France & virtually. Preliminary Program
    EPO Search Matters 2021, 6-8 October 2021 (Online, save the date)
    IP Service Word, Convention & Trade Fair, Nov. 23-24, 2021, Munich, Germany (see
    Agenda, incl. lectures on patent searching, etc.)

    Recent legal publications of interest:
    Diakun, B. It will be a long time before non-patent professionals utilise IP analytics .IAM. July 10, 2021
    Sperry, C., Metell, A., 2021. The USPTO’s Patent Classification and Search Systems Have Jumped on the AI Bandwagon. Mintz Viepoints Blog, July 8, 2021
    Wang, S., Lutze, O., China update - patent linkage system in China: official implementation measures come into effect. Spruson & Ferguson. July 7, 2021
    Loh, Christopher. New legislation requires certain patent information to be published in FDA Purple Book, Venable LLP, June 15, 2021
    Li, Fan (CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Office, China) Amendment to China Patent Law Offer PTA, PTE and Patent Linkage. Foley & Lardner LLP PharmaPatents Blog,, 28 June 2021

    Update 7/13/2021 6:40 AM Notes of a "What's New in Derwent Innovation" presentation has been added.
    Update 7/15/2021 2:02 AM Highlights of the  PatentSemTech2021 Workshop program has been added.
    Update 7/19/2021 4:50 PM Information about 7/15/2021 IPlytics webinar has been added post-event.

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